March 15, 1999

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, March 15, 1999. Messrs. Patten, Reynolds, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathleen Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Ms. Howley reported the following:

1998 audit is complete and mailed to the State. Received a contract from Tim Umbreit for the 1999 audit. Dave Patten will advertise this for the second meeting in April.

Rural Visions workshop will be March 18th 7-9 P.M. at Unionville High School. MaryAnna and Kathy Howley will attend. The 2020 Open Space Conference will be held April 22nd 4-7 p.m. at East High School in West Chester. Will check with the Planning Commission to see who will attend. The Board of Supervisors, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley plan to attend.

2000 Census has begun. There are census takers checking addresses in the township.

Berkheimer Assoc. Contract to collect hydrant tax has been signed by the Board and a copy sent to them. The cost is the same as it is for collecting property tax. Ms. Howley did talk to them about the appearance of their bill and the inclusion of an 800 number on the bill for toll free calls.

Mr. Patten will check into the collection of engineering fee for the Chen property (Chadds Peak) since it possibly will be sold soon.

The Boy Scout lease agreement was signed by the Board and a copy sent to Mr. Weiss of Troop 31.

Will check with the Planning Commission regarding the disposition of possible amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding philanthropic and educational uses and also the update of our sign ordinance.

The Board agreed that the planning consultant for historic preservation should go forward with an historic preservation ordinance but making sure all residents with historic properties have input during this process before coming to the Board with their recommendation.

Ms. Howley will include information in the next newsletter on the Homestead Act which has a filing deadline of May.

Rusty Drumheller questioned the disposition of the Mickey Bailey land disturbance permit for logging on her property located on the "S" curve off Rt. 926. It appears that more trees are being removed then necessary. Ms. Howley will check with Matt Houtmann on this. Pocopson Township is not giving them permission to remove trees at this time.

Reese Reynolds commented that he would be willing to attend Traffic Safety Committee meetings to keep abreast of things from an emergency management standpoint.

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It was noted that Willistown Township's definition of a family was struck down in the courts. Mr. Patten will get a copy of this decision and compare it to our ordinance.

Mr. Anderson reported that Pocopson Road between Brintons Bridge and Pocopson Township is deteriorating. Mr. Allen will be asked to contact PennDot on this.

A bill list dated March 15th numbering 1003-1033 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager