September 15, 2003
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
September 15, 2003. All members were present and the minutes approved as
submitted. The roadmaster, code enforcement officer and township engineer were not
Township Manager Kathleen Howley reported the following:
Wrote a letter to PennDot requesting a speed limit study be conducted on rt. 926 as per Cartmel's request. Also, Kennett Township has offered their speed board to us for one week to be placed along 926 in this area. I have contacted our state representative's office asking them to keep us in mind for a grant for a speed board. Phil DeBaun will be notified when the board goes up and it was noted that the vegetation at the entrance of Cartmel should be cut back to improve sight distance.
Historical Commission wrote a letter to the Board advising them they gave the approval to the builder of 101 Hickory Hill Road to move ahead with renovations.
Courts at Longwood - Matt Houtmann said work has progressed and moving along. The one area still lacking is landscaping. The Board again stated that there will be no extensions and whatever is not completed by October 7th will be finished by the township and escrow money. As builts plans were dropped off at the building today.
Because of today's storm, the Brandywine did go over and Rt. 1 closed. We will
be meeting with Chadds Ford Township to coordinate a plan for this closure.
Will Sappington was present and asked what is the status of the water problem on his
property that Matt Houtmann was checking into. Ms. Howley will check with Matt. He
also stated that his relationship with his neighbor has improved. Mr. Sappington
offered his help to Dave Allen in case there are any downed trees with the upcoming
Knoll Drainage Plan - Ms. Hawley stated that the curbing in the Knoll will continue this
Fall with the Washington Lane and Constitution section. The procurement of an
easement from property owners along Stirling Way will take until the Spring and Matt is
working on this plan. Mr. Zeller requested the berm be placed on the road near 26
Constitution to divert water and was happy to know the curbing will get done this Fall.
He also asked if there is a paper street that extends Washington Lane through to
Sunny Ridge Lane. We will have to research this.
The Board of Supervisors will take no position in the zoning hearing board case for the
Biederman's but want to make sure a replacement area is planned for the septic if a
pool goes in. No position will be taken in the May case however, there should be no
kitchen facilities or potential living quarters planned for this structure.
September 15, 2003
Open Space Resolution - Mr. Reynolds went over the resolution which outlines the
selection of the open space committee members and asked for any questions from
those in attendance. With no further discussion the resolution was passed and signed
by the Board. The Board will proceed to identify members for this committee.
The Lyman property has requested to be included in the Ag Security District. There are
65 acres along Pocopson Road. Ms. Howley will proceed to follow Act 43 procedures
to get this done.
Ms. Howley reported on a bus trip she took with the County Conservation District
highlighting farms that practice best management practices. Both farms had plans in
place to keep effluent from entering streams at the headwaters of the Brandywine.
Park Proposal - received today from Ann Yost, park consultant. This outlines the scope
of work and costs to put together the construction documents for the development of
the park. The township will let the bid this Fall with a Spring 04 construction date
anticipated. A base park is planned for with matching monies from the County.
Berkheimer Assoc. will be sending the township a proposal for the collection of the EIT
tax in 2004.
A bill list dated September 15, 2003 numbering 4685-4712 was submitted and
approved for payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at