August 5, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
August 5, 2002. Messrs. Reynolds, Patten, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley were
present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
Developer impact fees were suggested as a means to funding the development of the Pennsbury park. Mr. Patten will draft an ordinance and Ms. Howley will poll other townships as to the amount they charge if any.
Advertised tree ordinance amendment - was duly advertised for adoption. It was moved and passed to adopt the ordinance establishing a "tree bank" and signed by the Board.
MaryAnna Ralph reported she attended a Regional Plan. Com. Meeting regarding the recent transportation study. An ordinance is being considered for the implementation of the newly developed computer module and input is requested from each township.
An article on the Pennsbury Land Trust was in today's Daily Local.
The park sign eagle scout project has been completed by Chris Martin and a letter of thanks sent to him.
The township is submitting a request for a state grant for park facilities and letters of support will be solicited from the supervisors, planning commission and land trust. A state representative will be out on August 7th to walk the park and go over the project.
Three defective doors have been replaced in the township building.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
MaryAnna Ralph thanked the road crew for their help in posting the roads for closures. The road crew will start tomorrow to clean up branches that came down in last week's storm.
Center line painting has been completed. Intersections will be done shortly.
The Brandywine Railroad did patch the Hickory Hill Road crossing. A thank you letter will be sent to them.
Bill Hanrahan will be doing an eagle scout project in the park. He will be extending the fencing around the pond.
Dawson Mill - installed a drain pipe last week. Need to have meeting with the
consultant and clarify work procedures.
August 5, 2002
Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Issued 3 building and zoning permits last month.
The Chadds Ford School inspection agency will be submitting monthly reports to the township and this will be covered at the first meeting of the month.
Courts at Longwood - received a request for an escrow release which was faxed to Matt Houtmann. Mr. Patten cautioned that the proper procedure for escrow releases should be followed. Mr. Houtmann will do a final inspection and come up with a punch list. Ms. Howley reported that a final report on tree placement, requested months ago by Margot Taylor, has not been received. This should be completed before any escrow releases.
Supervisors requested Mr. Drumheller do bed and breakfast annual inspections as stated in the ordinances.
Mr. Patten reported that Judy Duke would like to have the pavement removed
from the bottom of her property on Route 1 and still wants to be compensated for
the right of way taking. The Board commented that she can't have it both ways
and the Ridge at Chadds Ford plan changed to reflect her driveway now coming
off of Joshua Way.
Township Engineer Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Knoll curbing specs have been completed. He will put a bid package together for the work to be done this year.
Dawson Mill - sent all permit applications to DEP and will follow up with Roger Adams this week.
Received a complaint from a resident on Constitution Drive regarding storm water runoff onto his property. The water is going across the road, into a driveway and across the property. This maybe corrected when the curbing is done in the Knoll and will keep this in mind when putting together the specs.
Penn's Village - reviewing latest preliminary plan revisions and will have letter
for the August 12th Planning Com. meeting. Tatman & Lee has been requested
to give their opinion on Becker's proposed replacement area. Matt will await
Reese Reynolds reported there will be a special election on October 1st for Clarence
Bell's seat. Senator Bell passed away July 26, 2002. South 2 precinct requested using
the township building as their polling place since the Hillendale School will have no
room this school year. Reese reported the County received a grant for giving all
townships a radio accessing the 800MHZ system. They are also working on possibly
giving township a computer and online access.
August 5, 2002
Peter Photopoulos, representing Mr. Spano, was present to discuss outstanding
engineering bills due the township and request the release of the remaining escrow.
He was advised that as builts must be submitted for each lot with regarding to the
basins. He will get costs for this. Mr. Houtmann will supply explanations of the bills
totaling approximately $1200. Mr. Patten will send a letter to Ms. Howley advising
release of the escrow minus $2200 which should cover the costs of the as builts and
outstanding engineering bills.
Hanlon ZHB - The Board has concerns about the size of the proposed garage, the
second floor and a note on the original subdivision plan stating there should be no
additional garages. The Board did like the design of the building and emphasized that
no business should be conducted in the building. Messrs. Patten and Drumheller will
attend the hearing on behalf of the township.
Jay March did pay the township outstanding engineering fees in the amount of $700.00
The township is sending a letter to the Library Board urging them to resume
participation in the Library regional consortium.
It was reported that the School District has decided not to provide public water to the Chadds Ford Elementary School. The supervisors are disappointed in this decision.
A bill list dated August 5, 2002 numbering 3727-3776, State Fund #164 and PLGIT
#149 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.