January 6, 2003
Karen Wood was sworn in as supervisors by David Patten. She is filling the position
vacated by William Holloway who resigned as of December 31, 2002. Karen will hold
this position until the next general election in November of this year.
MaryAnna Ralph moved to appoint Bill Reynolds Chairman of the supervisors and
Karen Wood moved to appoint MaryAnna Ralph as Vice Chairperson - motions passed.
Bill Reynolds read a list of appointments:
Kathleen Hawley - Township Manager/Secretary/Treasurer
Russell Drumheller III - Code Enforcement Officer
G.D. Houtman & sons - Engineer
David Allen - Roadmaster
David Patten - Solicitor
John Blankenbaker - Vacancy Board
Chester Co. SPCA - Animal Control Officer
Berkheimer Assoc. - Deputy Tax Collector
Peoples Bank of Oxford - Depository
State Police - Avondale
Longwood Fire & Ambulance - emergency services
Tim Umbreit CPA - auditing firm
Don Altmaier - Library Board
Anne Walters - landscape architect
William Corbishley - SECCRA rep.
James Porter Jr - reappointed to Zoning Hearing Board
Bill Reynolds further stated that the Planning Commission held interviews for 4
vacancies on their board. There were 11 candidates interviewed and they
recommended the following: Michael Lane, Donald Denton, Charles Scottoline and
Anthony Sciscione. A brief biography of each candidate was given. With no further
discussion the Board appointed them and reappointed Dick Stewart to the Planning
Commission. The Planning Commission is being expanded from 7 to 9 members.
The regular supervisor's meeting was started and the minutes approved as submitted.
Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
Planning Seminar has changed from Jan. 18th to Feb. 1st. There will be a Mill meeting tomorrow at 8 a.m.
All fire doors in the building have been sent back to the manufacturer for repairs.
Dave Patten sent Mr. Becker a letter for the extension to his escrows for Hillhurst.
January 6, 2003
The SAVE organization has requested township representation on their board. It was
suggested someone from Traffic Safety or Land Trust be nominated. This organization
has hired independent consultants to research the Rt. 41 truck traffic problems. They
are recommending the road stay a two lane highway with roundabouts and not put in a
bypass. They have workshops scheduled for 1/14 at Octorara H.S., 1/15 Avon Grove
H.S. 1/16 New Garden Township.
Dave Patten gave a copy of the YMCA deed for the Johnson property to the Board for
their review. It is noted that 44 acres have been restricted and the purchase price was
$3,300,000 paid by Tony Dambro.
The Regional Planning Commission has asked the township for their input on their
proposed ordinances regarding implementation of regional traffic impact study and
natural resource protection standards. The Board stated this should be sent to the
Planning Commission for their comments. They may choose to have a consultant look
Engineer Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Steger Gowie escrows for landscaping - he will talk to Dan Wright about figures for the escrows.
Jeff Berlin - requested a reduction in his bond since most of the work has been completed. Dave Patten will follow up and work with Matt to get a reduced figure.
Dawson Mill - Corp has papers for the permit and am working on the bid package for the dredging of the pond.
Town Center review - had some questions on the front yard parking and
perimeter buffering is not included in the ordinance language. Matt will get the
review letter to the supervisors before the Jan. 9th meeting.
A bill list dated January 6th numbering 4091-4133, State #169,170 PLGIT #154 was
submitted and approved for payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.