August 19, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
August 19, 2002. Messrs. Reynolds, Holloway, Patten and Ms. Howley were present
and the minutes approved as submitted.
Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
Pennsbury Land Trust has requested township roads be closed for their 5K run associated with their Fall Festival on September 13 & 14. Supervisors approved this and requested they confer with Roadmaster Dave Allen.
Harry Miller will retire October 16th. There will be a luncheon at the township building for him on Wednesday, October 9th at noon. Please mark your calendars.
Matt Houtmann will advertise bid opening for the Knoll curb project for September 16th.
The township received the right of way reimbursement from PennDot for Parkersville Rd. & 926 project in the amount of $65,827.70.
Matt Houtmann has not worked on the request for escrow release for Courts at Longwood. Margot Taylor has not received a letter outlining placement of trees and there will be no release until she receives this. Mr. Patten took a copy of the release request and will follow up with S&S development.
The township received a letter from Chester County Courts advising us of "meet
your judges program" on October 1st. This will be advertised in our newsletter
and a representative will be asked to attend our September 3rd meeting to give
us a brief overview of the program.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
Finishing up tree trimming before school starts next Monday. Will be mowing in the park and get ready for the Land Trust balloon festival September 13, 14.
Mark Hood from LTAP will be here 8/21 to conduct a road study on Hillendale and Hickory Hill Rds.
Our Co-op will be sponsoring the LTAP 1 Program starting in September for
road crews. It will be held at East Marlborough and Pennsbury Township
Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Will follow up with Chadds Ford Animal Hospital regarding complaints about dogs being kept outside and if the premises are owners occupied.
Work is progressing on the Chadds Ford Elem. School. Will be getting inspection reports from the agency starting next month.
August 19, 2002
Hanlon ZHB - no decision was made. Applicant requested a continuation.
Larry Anderson reported that PennDot is trying to resolve any complaints from
the Cutlers and Ms. LeBorn and will be closing out the 926 Project. He is
continuing to meet with landowners getting their input for tree replacement. This
information will be given to Anne Walters who will draft a landscaping plan.
Jack McFadden was present to discuss the possibility of allowing a day spa to operate
in the Victorian House. Chester Water Authority will be providing water to the
restaurant and home. L&I said the only thing they need is a request for a name
change. The only outstanding issue is "trips per day" for vehicles. The ordinance
allows 12 and the business would generate more. Discussion followed as to how many
trips per day would be reasonable for a low impact business. Dave Patten and Matt
Houtmann will research this part of the ordinance and make a recommendation to the
Board at the next meeting which will be the day after Labor Day, September 3rd. They
suggested Mr. McFadden provide a fact sheet as to the number of employees and how
many trips per day would be generated by the business. If he cannot satisfy this part of
the ordinance, he will have to appeal to the Zoning Hearing Board and also request a
conditional use hearing.
Proposed recreational fee - Mr. Patten will draft an ordinance change for the next
meeting. $2500 was suggested as the fee amount. The township does have an
adopted open space and recreation plan.
Penn's Village - the Board did not have a problem with Mr. Becker using the cell tower
area for his calculations for impervious surface. However, it was noted that this area is
zoned highway commercial and he is proposing "mixed use". He must request a zoning
change or go to the zoning hearing board for relief.
Mr. Patten stated the next time the ordinances are updated, they should include
changes as stated in Act 43 passed this year - no impact home based businesses.
A bill list dated August 19th numbering 3777-3803 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.