March 1, 1999

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, March 1, 1999. All members were present and the minutes approved as corrected.


Ms. Howley reported the following:

Pennoni sent an update on Rt. 926 & Parkersville Road project. Status has not changed. PennDot is still going through the review process which is taking a long time.

Zoning Hearing Board meeting for Sunoco will be held March 4th at 7:30 P.M. in the township building. Rusty Drumheller and David Patten will attend.

The CCATO Spring convention will be held March 4th at the Downingtown Country Club.

The 1998 audit has been completed and a draft reviewed by the Board. There were no comments. Tim Umbreit will produce the final copy. A management letter will be sent to the township sometime in May and a meeting scheduled to review all items.

Deed of dedication papers were signed by Jay March for Whitestone Farms and given to Mr. Patten. The punch list sent to him by Matt Houtmann must be reviewed for compliance. The township will then sign the deed of dedication.

It was noted by Ben Cialini that during the 15 years he had been Code Enforcement Officer for the township there were 280 single family dwellings, 121 townhouses, 46 twins, and 18 subdivisions.

A letter was received from a woman in New Jersey regarding an accident on Rt. 926 at Crosslands and recommending safety measures for this area. The letter has been referred to our Traffic Safety Committee and Ms. Howley will respond to her letter.


Mr. Allen reported the following:

Researched the request for "no parking" signs along Rt. 52 in the village of Fairville and determined that they do not warrant signs in this area according to the PA Vehicle Code.

Requested permission to purchase with East Marlborough Twp. a repeater system for radios which will enhance communication between trucks in the township. Our cost would be $3088.50. The Board approved this purchase.


Rusty Drumheller reported the following:

Issued one zoning and 3 building permits during February.

Reviewed a sketch for a porch at 355 Kennett Pike. The Board would like to see more of a victorian look rather than colonial.

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Reviewed a plan for the driveway off of Brintons Bridge Road for Jack McFadden. The Board had no problem with it but would like to see the lane narrowed from 16 to 12 ft and get information on the light cuts.


Matt Houtmann reported the following:

Courts at Longwood - marked trees on lot 16

Reviewing plan for the Baily driveway off of Rt. 926 and will get a letter out on the land disturbance permit request.

Met with Dave Allen and working on a plan for drainage problems on roadways.

Chandler Ridge - some minor items left which I'll contact Mr. Megill on. Dave Patten can release the funds.


An ordinance was advertised for the temporary closing of Cossart Road between Stockford Road and Rt. 100. Dave Allen stated he is waiting for the sign list from our supplier. Cost of signs is $3000 to buy and $11,000 to rent. These are highly reflective signs. There was a question as to whether or not we would loose our liquid fuels money for the time period the road was closed which may amount of $2500. One resident suggested we close the road from Fairville and not Stockford. The Board agreed and Mr. Patten will change the ordinance and make it effective April 2nd. After some discussion the Board approved the ordinance and will sign it when the changes are made. Terry Brewer submitted copies of letter from Lt. Kazlo and the Longwood Fire Co. regarding the closing of the road and assured them this would not be a problem. Jenny Fenton and Terry Brewer thanked the Board for their cooperation and making this process a positive experience for all.


The Board reviewed a draft of an agreement for John Geewax and the Zoning Hearing Board. Changes were suggested and Dave Patten will put this in letter form to Joe Riper.

A bill list dated March 1 numbering 975-1002, State Fund #115 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:45 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley, Township Manager