September 3, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Tuesday,
September 3, 2002. Messrs. Reynolds, Patten, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley
were present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
Received letter of recommendation from the Planning Commission, Pennsbury Land Trust, Pennsbury Open Space Committee and Park Committee for the submission of the state grant for park facilities. Mr. Reynolds signed the signature page for the grant application.
Courts at Longwood - The township paid Mr. Harrison's landscaping bill in the amount of $1270 as agreed. This will be taken out of the escrow to reimburse the township.
There will be a budget meeting on Thursday September 19th at 7:30 a.m.
Penn's Village - correction - it was previously stated that Mr. Becker needed to get the zoning changed for the mixed use. This was done during the conditional use hearing and has been approved.
The CCATO Fall convention will be November 7th at the Desmond. Please let me know who will attend.
The township has received a letter from URS on Penn's Village sewage. The Board will wait for the Planning Commission to make a recommendation before they comment on it.
The 2003 MMO for the pension plan is $5938.00. This will be the budget figure
for next year.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported that they are finishing up the road bank mowing and
getting ready for the balloon festival. Reports on the traffic study for Hickory Hill and
Hillendale Roads is forthcoming. Some trees were cut at the Dawson Mill and did
some chipping there.
Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Issued 3 zoning and building permits for August.
Crosslands development is moving quickly.
Will send a response letter to Mr. Wysocki regarding parking and storage of materials in front yard along East Pennsbury Way.
Hamorton Woods - there appears to be work being done on the house in violation. However, will check it in a month to see if work progresses.
Congratulations to Rusty for passing the BOCA Code accessibility test.
Courts at Longwood - received 2 complaints about mud from lot 2 in road. They are in the process of cleaning it up. Margot Taylor continues to point out their lack of consideration in piling dirt around trees and ultimately killing them.
September 3, 2002
Jack McFadden was present to inquire about the township's position on the proposed
day spa in the Victorian house. The Board agrees that 12 trips as stated in the
ordinances is too little. The ordinance also speaks to a low impact professional office
for adaptive reuse of historical structures. If the township changes the trips per day,
then we would have to change the definition of the use. They suggested Mr.
McFadden go to the Zoning Hearing Board to address the trips per day and use and
instructed Mr. Patten to support the application on behalf of the township. If approvals
are received from them, then Mr. McFadden could ask for the conditional use hearing
for the day spa.
Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Working on the escrow release request from Courts at Longwood. Have to make in inspection.
Ponds Edge - received complaint about storm water problem. Will follow up and we are still holding escrow monies.
Knoll Curb bid - will try to get it advertised for 9/16 otherwise it will be 10/7.
Dawson Mill - issued a cease & desist before I left for vacation last week. Advised them to correct the stream diversion and am getting a quote from a firm that does pond dredging. Will study all ways to achieve the goal of getting water to the mill and put a plan together to achieve this.
The Board advised Mr. Patten that the offer to Ms. Duke as stated in his letter to
her stands unless she wants to speak with them at a meeting.
Proposed recreational fee - draft of an amendment to the subdivision ordinance was
given to the Planning Commission for their comments. Mr. Patten stated he would
advertise this for the Oct. 7th meeting. The fee itself will be stated in the amendment to
our fee resolution. The Board stated the developer cannot use the density in the open
space ordinance for the park land calculation.
Mrs. Ralph stated that a few wells along East Pennsbury Way are having problems and
they have contacted Chester Water Authority for pricing to hook up to public water. Mr.
Reynolds stated that it would probably cost just as much to hook up as it is to drill a
new well - approx. 5-10,000 dollars.
An executive session was called at 9 p.m. to discuss the town center. A bill list dated
September 3rd numbering 3804-3832, State Fund 165,166 PLGIT #150 was submitted
and approved for payment by the Board.
Kathleen Howley, Township Manager