July 7, 2003
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
July 7, 2003. All members and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as
Township Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
Received a grant in the amount of $9710 for recycling in township during 2002.
Met with Ann Yost of YSM regarding preparation of the construction documents for the park. The bid should be out in late Fall for spring 04 construction. Ann will get an estimate to the township for the cost of preparation of documents by our July 21st meeting.
The conditional use decision for Tony Dambro should be rendered within 60 days of the hearing which was June 16th. Mr. Sellers has requested input and he will be advised to attend the next Planning Commission meeting.
There will be a meeting on July 10th at 7:15 p.m. as part of our resident awareness program. The topic will be emergency management and terrorism.
The historical commission will also be meeting July 10th at 7:30 p.m. regarding a request to demolish a portion of a historic home on Rt. 1 and Hickory Hill Road and put on a new addition.
Mrs. Ralph reported they met with the Brandywine Conservancy who will be suggesting an alternate plan for the Dambro property. This will be presented to Mr. Dambro and our Planning Commission.
Supervisors met with Planning Commission members on June 30th to review
goals and objectives. Mr. Reynolds sent out a memo outlining the update.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
Road work will begin this week. Dosh-King will be doing the oil and chipping
Road crew attended a driver's safety awareness program at New Garden Township Building. This program was well attended by surrounding townships.
The stone bid awarded to Wilson Lambert has been rescinded because they did not have the proper bonding. The bid went to the next lowest bidder - Martin Limestone.
On June 20th the township had 5.5 inches of rain. Every road in the township except Hillendale had water on it. However, there was no major damage once the water receded.
Someone unbolted the no U turn sign on Rt. 1 in front of the Knoll. PennDot had been notified and it must be replaced.
Curb work in the Knoll - Matt Houtmann will make a recommendation for this work by the next township meeting. The road repair work on Washington Lane and Consitution will be done this Fall. The supervisors asked that the contractor
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doing the oil and chipping this week should make a temporary repair to this spot
until the work can be completed in the Fall.
Culverts on Brintons Bridge Rd. and Hickory Hill Road need to be cleaned out.
Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Courts at Longwood - met with David D'Agostino and again with him and Pocopson Township to go over what needs to be done to complete the subdivision. Made it clear that there would be NO extension to the escrow agreement which expires October 7, 2003. Everything must be completed. For Pennsbury this means all landscaping, road work and pond repairs. The township will start bid preparation in August if nothing is started by then.
Hillhurst - waiting for as built information from Steve Woodward for preparation of dedication of the road. Before dedication, Jack Becker must have the open space markers in to delineate between private property and open space.
Pennsbury Mill - wetland mitigation area must be determined. Will work on this.
It was also noted that Russell Isenberg has completed his eagle scout project at
the mill. He organized and completed the erection of part of the interpretation
There will be a meeting on emergency management as part of our resident awareness
program at the township building on July 10th at 7:15 p.m. All residents have been
invited. There will also be a Historical Commission meeting that night at 7:30 p.m. to
discuss an alternation and proposed addition to the historic home at the corner of
Hickory Hill Road and Rt. 1.
Chadds Ford Knoll proposed stop signs - Mr. Reynolds stated that a traffic summary
count has been completed for the proposed signs. The signs do no meet the PennDot
warrants as required. Mr. Houtmann reported that the sight distanceis good, traffic
volume is minimal and speed is reasonable. Average speed is 25 MPH and the 85
percentile is 29 MPH. He recommends no stop sign be placed at the top of the hill on
Consititution and Cannoneer Drive and Lamp Post and Stirling Way where Stirling
goes down hill. The issue of township liability has not been fully addressed and Dave
Patten must address this. He will return from vacation on July 21. Carol Koehler
stated that speeding is not an issue in the Knoll. What is a concern is blind spots, lack
of street lighting, no sidewalks and storm water control. Stop signs will not solve these
problems. The supervisors moved to put in 7 stop signs conditioned upon the approval
of Dave Patten clearing the liability issue. If there is a liability issue, the signs will not
go in. The motion passed. Abandoned cars and ones that are not registered are also
an issue. According to Rusty Drumheller, our ordinance does not cover this. Rusty
and Dave Patten will work on an ordinance to cover these types of issues and also
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any other situation that may pose a hazard with vehicles in the road. Violation letters
should have been sent to Clemens, Bluder and Orenshaw for cars parked in the right of
way. The stop signs will be addressed at the July 21st supervisor's meeting.
The township received a copy of a report on the SAVE meetings which are being
covered by Barry Levin of the Traffic Safety Committee.
Alma Forsyth distributed copies of a proposed ordinance for the scenic byway program.
This is a produce of the '03 goals and objectives. Committees have been meeting in
work sessions to move forward with their objectives. A copy of will be given to Mr.
Patten for his review.
A bill list dated July 7, 2003 numbering4523-4564 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.