October 18, 1999

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, October 18, 1999. Messrs. Reynolds, Patten, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Ms. Howley reported the following:

Retyped a portion of the bed & breakfast ordinance so that it would "read" easier. If no objection, will send it onto General Code for inclusion in the codification of the ordinances.

Excess interest for the pension plan will be distributed to the municipal account against the unfunded liability and remainder to the employee accounts.

The next "Y" meetings will be November 4th, December 1st and 2nd at 7 P.M. at the Hillendale School.

The newsletter will be mailed later this week. Leaf pick up has started and chipping will be the week of November 15th.

MaryAnna Ralph and Bill Reynolds met with Dave Allen for a Fall road inspection on October 16th. Roads are in good shape. Mr. Allen will keep track of the durability of the roads recently paved by a new contractor.

Matt Houtmann met with Mr. McKay regarding Ponds Edge Drive. He reported that things are moving forward although at a somewhat slower pace than he had hoped.

Russell Drumheller, Code Enforcement Officer reported that Mr. Pettinaro is in the process of cleaning up the dump site at Chadds Ford West. There is a property on Old Baltimore Pike that has trash piled up outside and the owner is no longer there. Will talk to Ms. Howley about this. Mr. Drumheller suggested that as built plans be required in all subdivision for placement of home. He will discuss this further with Mr. Patten and make a recommendation for an ordinance.

Al Baldwin of PECO was present to discuss emergency procedures for power outages in the township. He stated that residents out of power should call the company and not rely on their neighbors to do this which then advances you on their priority list. PECO is in the process of upgrading some of their systems to eliminate the length of time and number of customers who might be out of power. Mr. Baldwin will provide the township with some information about power outages for the next newsletter.

Michael Christopher, Bancroft Bldrs., was present with his clients (Dr. & Mrs. Weiner) regarding a possible backyard setback problem (1.3 ft.) for an addition to their home on Raintree Road. After some discussion it was suggested that the best way to handle this is to go back to the drawing and try to fit the addition within the setback limits.

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An ordinance to erect "no parking" signs along Hickory Hill and Hillendale Roads by the Hillendale School was duly advertised. The supervisors suggested that the school be notified that we are putting up the signs but they should provide for parking on weekends if they have groups scheduled to use the fields for practice. This will eliminate the parking on the roadside. With no further discussion the supervisors signed the ordinance.


Mr. Patten submitted an extension for the letter of credit for the Spano development. This extension is to 8/31/2000. The Board signed the document. Mr. Patten will send a copy to the bank.

Mr. Patten talked to Jay March about Whitestone Farms. He will follow up with the dedication of the road before winter.

Mr. Patten talked to Mr. Bailey and advised him we would be discussing getting an appraisal of his property for possible purchase.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager