May 17, 1999

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, May 17, 1999. All members were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Kathy Howley reported the following:

The 1998 audit management meeting will be held at 6:30 P.M. on June 7th with Tim Umbreit.

The Board suggested that we wait and submit another grant application for the park concept plan to Keystone in the Spring unless the Recreation Committee felt we should not. In that case we would fund the project ourselves at a cost of approximately $15,000.

There is a waiver request for steep slope on a driveway in the Clark subdivision off of Hickory Hill Road. I will check with Matt Houtman to determine if this review may be a conflict of interest. If it is, the Pennoni will review the request.

The Properties Committee will meet on June 8th to go over the final concept plan and figures and present it to the Board at their June 21st meeting.


Dave Allen reported the following:

Mowing all road banks and preparing the roads for oil & chip this summer.

Received a letter from Brandywine Railroad stating that our railroad crossing signs are in excellent order.

The township received a letter from Jerry Hionis regarding the curve on Fairville Road behind Taylor's Service Station. Will talk to Jerry about this.

Bill Holloway reported that he had met with PennDot on Rt. 52 just south of Shadow Lane. They did install additional arrows and we will request in writing that they do a bank ball test for this stretch of road.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Reese Reynolds reported that he just completed quarterly training at the county. There was also another fatality on Rt. 1 in Chadds Ford Township because of unprotected turns.

HARRON CABLE - Pat Sincavage of Harron Cable was present to review the progress they have made in the township in supplying service to new customers. She stated that they are in the process of hooking up Brintons Bridge Road south of Pocopson Road as stated in our agreement with them. Adelphia Communications has bought Harron but will not change anything at this time. They are a family owned business and the 4th largest in the country offering a wider spectrum of services. In the future Harron will be bundling the services which will give their

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clients more options.

CODE ENFORCEMENT - Rusty Drumheller reported that he issued 2 zoning and 4 building permits during April. He is also in the process of looking at driveways in the township for compliance. Will meet with Chadds Ford West to discuss the dumping of industrial waste on their property.


Marina Hollingshead was present to obtain approval of the reverse subdivision. The following was noted:

All other reviews have been received. The Board of Supervisors approved and signed the plans but will hold them until the resolution of the wording of the note to be placed on the plan. Mrs. Hollingshead and Dave Patten will work on this.


A zoning amendment to the special exception use of the zoning ordinance was advertised for adoption. Mr. Reynolds reviewed with other members and Dave Patten the suggested wording for parts 1 & 2 as submitted by the Planning Commission. It was suggested that part 3 NOT BE CHANGED and left as written in our ordinance. Many residents were present for discussion on this amendment. They also voiced their concern with the possible impact this change might have on the proposed use of the Johnson property by the YMCA as a day camp. Mr. Reynolds stated that it is premature to discuss at any length the YMCA since nothing has been submitted to the township and we cannot react to anything we do not have. Residents are concerned about water, sewage, noise and traffic that may occur as a result of a day camp at this site. It was noted that the "Y" will be having a meeting with residents on June 2nd at the township building. Mr. Reynolds also went over the "process" by which the "Y" will have to go through for approvals with the township. With no further discussion the Board moved to adopt the amendment with changes to 1 & 2 and no change to 3. Mr. Patten will rewrite the amendment and submit to the Board for signatures.


Mr. Hankinson was present to obtain approval of this 2 lot subdivision. All approvals and

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recommendations have been received. The Planning Commission had recommended approval based on a positive review from Mr. Houtman on the site plan which was received. There is still some questions on the landscaping of the lot when Mr. Hankinson builds his home. It was agreed that no occupancy permit will be issued until Mr. Hankinson submits a landscaping plan to the township. He also has been working with Mr. Patten to change the restrictions on the original Roosevelt subdivision and these will be recorded with this plan. With no further discussion the plan was approved and signed by the Board.

A bill list dated May 17, 1999 numbering 1133-1153, State Fund #123 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager