June 2, 2003
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
June 2, 2003 at the Pocopson Elementary School at 7:30 p.m. All members, Mr. Patten
and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.
OPEN SPACE INITIATIVE
Bill Reynolds shared some comments in behalf of the supervisors regarding how the
township started down this road of identifying revenue sources for the purchase of
open space. After bringing everyone up to date on where we are in the process he
asked that each supervisor state where they stand with regard to open space
preservation, choice of tax, duration of tax and decision process. The following was
Questions and comments were received from the audience:
The supervisors moved and it passed that they proceed to draft an ordinance addressing the above taxing sources and present it for public discussion at the next few months.
Courts at Longwood - several residents were present along with Greg Fenari stating they are having a difficult time trying to get the developer, S& S Development, to complete outstanding items regarding road paving, landscaping and pond dredging and piping. Mr. D'Agostino's escrow agreement expires in October, 2003 and there are many things that need to be done now. The supervisors stated they will not extend the agreement. Matt Houtmann will put together another punch list in conjunction with Pocopson Township and address these issues with Mr. D'Agostino for completion. If they are not done by October, the township will take the escrows and complete it.
June 2, 2003
Ms. Howley will contact Anne Walters to review the landscaping and try to get this
portion of the job started since it is planting season.
Ms. Howley reported for Dave Allen, Roadmaster, who was not present. Road bank
mowing has begun. The Knoll stop sign study should begin this week. We are getting
the counters from Kennett Twp. Matt will review the findings and present them with his
recommendations to the Board at the June 16th meeting.
Bid opening for road work and materials took place on May 21, 2003 at East
Marlborough Twp. Three bids were received for oil and chipping: Dosch King.82 per
sq yd, Asphalt Industries .995, Gorman Brothers $1.02. Dosch King was awarded the
bid. Three bids for blacktopping: Long's Asphalt $3.75 per sq yd, Burkholders Paving
$3.90, Allan Meyers $4.11. Longs was awarded the bid. Binder per tone in place:
Long's $37.51 per ton in place, Burkholders $41.42, Allan Meyers $40.00. Longs was
awarded the bid.
There will be a mill meeting on Tuesday, June 10th at 8 a.m. with Mrs. Dawson. Lynn
Luft questioned the money that has been spent to date. Ms. Howley will have these
figures available at the next meeting on June 16th.
Ms. Howley will write the bank requesting the escrow release for Jay March. However,
Matt Houtmann will check the development before it is sent to make sure the road is
Matt Houtmann reported that Hillhurst has submitted some as builts. Ms. Howley
reminded him that Misty Meadow should be dedicated this year.
Rusty Drumheller reported there is a lot of activity going on with Steger Gowie
development and Crosslands. Crosslands will be coming to the township soon seeking
some relief in regard to the left turn lane. They will want occupancy before the turn
lane is installed. The Health Dept. said there is no effluent on the Cecil Walls property.
Dave Patten will review the Regional Plan. Commission agreement amendment and
comment at the next meeting. A resolution was passed allowing the township to
participate in the PACC Automotive and Equipment Contract. This would allow the
township to purchase a truck through a purchasing coop agreement.
Reese Reynolds stated that he attended the Conrail Emergency Management training
seminar on May 31st. There were many state and county participants and it was an
June 2, 2003
A bill list dated June 2nd numbering 4446-4476 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.