December 15, 2003
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
December 15, 2003. Messrs. Reynolds, Patten, Karen Wood and Kathy Howley were
present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
The Board accepted the extension letter for the Karyl Kates subdivision. The deadline is now March 20, 2004 and no further extensions will be granted.
The Board accepted the insurance proposal for 2004 from HDH totaling $23,093
Chester Co. Conservation District gave the Lyman family two proposal for remediation of the stormwater problems totaling $10,000 and $12,000. They will pay 80% and the Lyman's will pay $20% of the total cost.
Still need to get signatures from the Woodward family for inclusion in the Ag Security District.
Received a letter from PennDot denying the reduction of speed limit on Rt. 926
near Cartmel after study had been conducted. Copy of the letter was sent to
Crosslands and Cartmel.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported that there were some truck breakdowns during the
recent snow storms but everything got done and went smoothly. Mr. Reynolds
complimented the road crew on a job well done and other residents commented on the
fine job they do clearing the roads during storms.
Rusty Drumheller reported he is in the process of updating the summary for the fee
schedule and will have it for our next meeting in January. The 2003 BOCA Code will
also be adopted by the second meeting in January and he will brief the Planning
Commissions members on this update. The township doors have been removed again
and sent back to the manufacturer for repairs. Mr. Patten will write a letter to the
distributor asking for a speedy resolution to the problems.
Township Engineer Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Knoll Drainage - prioritized the work to be done. Area 1, Washington Lane and Stirling will be done first. The bid will be let in January for a February opening and work started in the spring. Because of budget constraints, this will be the only section done next year.
Hillhurst Dedication - Matt sent a letter to the Board today outlining items that need to be completed. Most of the items are clean up and this can get done quickly. However, lot 9 which is owned by the Darlington family does not have the landscaping done as per the approved plan. Mr. Becker stated the family said they have no money to complete it. However, Matt stated the escrows included this lot and Mr. Becker should complete this. The Board state that
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they would approve the deed of dedication on the condition that all clean up
items per Matt's letter be done and Mr. Becker do some plantings at the
entrance of the development on lot 9. This will be coordinated with Matt. Mr.
Becker agreed to this and the Board signed the papers. A letter of credit which
expires June, 2005 in the amount of $33,815 was received from the bank.
Penn's Village - Mr. Becker asked for a conditional final approval. The
Planning Commission has recommended approval. After much discussion the
Board approved the final plans with the following conditions:
Bog turtle - determination by the appropriate agencies that the development does not directly or indirectly impact the bog turtle habitat along McFadden Road.
PennDot permit obtained for light and entrance on Rt. 1
Sewage permit obtained from DEP
All DEP related issues, NPDES permit, satisfied.
Compliance on all items in Mr. Houtmann's Feb. 10, 2003 letter
Anne Walters approval of landscaping/lighting plans
no permits will be issued by township until all items satisfied and plans signed and recorded.
Mr. Patten will put this in a letter to Mr. Becker.
Proposed TND ordinance - Planning Commission chair Larry Anderson gave a brief
outline of how the proposed ordinance was drafted. Brandywine Conservancy, John
Snook and Tara Tracey worked with the Planning Commission to draft this document.
Used West Hempfield ordinance as an example
Suggest using architectural sketches as part of the document. MPC recommends this.
Under MU district prohibit adult entertainment and gas/service stations
TND will be a conditional use under the MU district zoning. Use as an overlay.
Require submission of a site plan first to set location of buildings. If locations change, the must start over again.
Could not build into the document issues on staying tax neutral or the vehicular
access along park. Density issue - limit 5 units per acre.
Larry will get copies to all supervisors, Matt Houtmann, Dave Patten and Planning
Commission member and Tim Filler to review and get back to him by year end. Mr.
Reynolds applauded Mr. Anderson for his efforts.
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The 2004 proposed budget was duly advertised for adoption. With no further
discussion the Board adopted the budget. It was noted the increased amounts was
partially due to the proposed construction of the park. There will be no tax increase for
general funds and the milage stays at .40.
Matt Houtmann stated Courts at Longwood developer would like escrow released for
work completed. The Board refused and stated that escrows will be released when the
entire project is completed.
A bill list dated December 15, 2003 numbering 4896-4935, State Fund #185 was
submitted and approved for payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.