April 7, 2003
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
April 7, 2003. All members, Mr. Patten and Kathleen Howley were present and the
minutes of the previous two meetings were approved as submitted.
Open Space Initiative - Karen Wood stated that a survey was sent out by a group of
township residents which contained erroneous information. MaryAnna Ralph pointed
out the following:
Pennsbury Mill Pond dredging bid opening - a bid was advertised for the dredging of the mill pond with three alternatives. The following are the results:
Alt A Alt B Alt c
Toth Brothers $79110 $61110 $41050
JMC 126480 104495 84460
Roadcon 88100 84187.50 73409
All American Envir. 59033 51574 39860
Anchor Envir. 79940 69590 47720
The lowest bidder is All American Envir. Mr. Houtmann will take the bids and study
them to make sure everything is in order.
Matt Houtmann talked to the Army Corp. Of Engineers and the permit has been issued.
Still working on the wetlands mitigation. Also met with Chester Water Authority since
their pipeline is affected. Atonnini went back into Chadds Ford Knoll to finish the
work. Will hold off to see if the job holds up for the next two weeks before paying them
the balance on the bill. The road in the Ridge at Chadds Ford is not in good condition
but Jeff Berlin has not put it up for dedication yet.
Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Attended a seminar on NPDES permits last Friday
Issued 2 building and zoning permits during March. Am receiving about 15 phone calls a day for township business
April 7, 2003
Have been at the Chadds Ford School making inspections. Questionable whether they will open on time.
Crosslands is moving along quickly. No left turn lane has been started but they will want occupancy permits before it is done.
The maintenance code will be enforced and there are several properties in the
township that will get letters.
Bob Mantell and Nancy Schulter of Hamorton Woods were present to ask if a speed
hump could be placed on Hickory Hill Road near Deer Path. The Board stated that a
consensus of their residents would have to be obtained before this can be done.
However, Dave Allen will be asked to study this and get back to them.
Steger Gowie land development plan - the final plan has been reviewed and
recommended for approval. The escrow amount is $66,611 in the form of a letter of
credit from Bryn Mawr Trust Co. These documents have not been signed yet. The
Board signed the plans but they will not be released until all documents are received
and signed by all parties.
Reese Reynolds reported that emergency management personnel continue to attend
training sessions from the county and state.
The Board approved the purchase of hand held radios from Radio Shack at the price of
$50/pair. Chris Martin will be obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony on April
27th. Chris designed and erected the municipal park sign as his project. Karen Wood
stated that she has been in contact with other eagle scout candidates to do projects
around the Mill.
The County and PennDot are in the process of reviewing the 12 Year Plan for road improvements. The following was noted for our township: Twin Bridges on Rt. 1 over the Brandywine, Pocopson road improvement, stone bridge rather than a concrete culvert for the Pocopson bridge.
There was a road inspection held on April 5, 2003 with the roadmaster and three supervisors. The Knoll residents thanked Mr. Reynolds for an excellent presentation on open space benefits. Jack Becker will be contacted about the dedication of Misty Meadow. The township supervisors continue to meet every Wednesday morning in a work session discussing open space issues.
A bill list dated April 7, 2003 numbering 4295-4340 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted: Kathleen Howley, Township Manager