October 21, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
October 21, 2002. All members, Mr. Patten, Kathy Hawley and Matt Houtmann were
present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
Reminder - road inspection October 26th 8 a.m. Budget meeting workshop Oct. 24th 7:30 a.m. Emergency Mgmt. organizational meeting November 9th 9 a.m.
County ban on burning has been lifted October 15th. Newsletter is coming out by mid November.
Dawson Mill - had meeting with surrounding neighbors at mill October 13th and
the information was well received. Retirement luncheon was held for Harry
Miller on October 9th. Harry retired as of October 18, 2002.
Longwood Fire Co. Representatives Dave Bottomly and John Laner were present to
request a 25% increase in funding during '03 for the fire company. They cited
increases in insurance, capital equipment funding, decrease in donations as a few of
the reasons for this request. Their total budget is approx. $700,000. They cover 100%
of the township. The increase amounts to an additional $6250 totaling $31,250. The
Board expressed appreciation for their services and will include this in the '03 budget.
They also encouraged them to request from the Regional Planning Commission a
review of a "fair share" formula for fire services for the future.
Jack McFadden requested an opinion on the use of the Victorian House as a 2 family
dwelling which is covered in the historic preservation ordinance. He would like to
convert it into two extended stay furnished apartments. The Board favored this but
Jack may have to seek relief from the zoning hearing board since it will not be owner
occupied. The Board said they would review this further and get back to him by the
Penn's Village Preliminary Approval Jack Becker and John Fellows (BVE) were
present to request preliminary approval of the plan. The plan has been revised to show
a 100% sewage replacement area. Mr. Becker has eliminated Building H (9200 sf. Of
office space) and added a unit to Building G. All residential units will now be
apartments totaling 28. Jack will continue to talk to John Ciccarone regarding access
off of Ponds Edge Drive, however, he currently plans to apply for the signal light at
intersection of Rt. 1 and Brintons Bridge Road. The Board would like to see some
access way, either vehicular or walking, between Ciccarone's development and Penn's
Village. Impervious calculations are acceptable. Mr. Houtmann stated issues in his
letter have been addressed or deferred to final approval along with Anne Walter's
comments. The Board gave conditional approval for the plan, conditions being that
October 21, 2002
Mr. Houtmann and Mrs. Walter's comments are addressed, URS is satisfied with the
sewage plan and Mr. Brady's unanswered questions are addressed during final
Courts at Longwood - The Board signed an extension agreement for one year in
order for public improvements to be completed. Susan Houser, resident of Courts at
Longwood, stated the residents have formed a group to address problems with getting
the developer to address outstanding issues regarding completion of the development.
The township is holding approximately $60-70,000 in escrow and will not release it until
all items are complete per Mr. Houtmann's letter. Residents are concerned that the
developer leave before finishing the development.
Recreation Fee ordinance was signed by the Board.
Mr. Houtmann reported the following:
Knoll curb bid - Board accepted the lowest bid by Antonini per Mr. Houtmann's recommendation. We are waiting for signatures and bonding papers.
Dawson Mill - meeting with Army Corp of Engineers tomorrow. Proceeding with
the bid for the dredging of the pond.
A bill list dated October 21st numbering 3917-3956, PLGIT #151 was submitted and
approved by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.