November 1, 1999

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


Ms. Howley reported the following:

Submitted a copy of the Pocopson conditional use decision for the school district to the supervisors for their review.

Submitted a Keystone grant application for a master site plan for the municipal park. Will hear by April, 2000 their decision.

The Board reviewed the contract from John Rosencrans regarding the work to be done on the township building. Some changes were made and it was signed by the Board.

Jay March has paid his engineering bill and will be pursuing the dedication of Whitestone Lane to the township.

The newsletter has been sent out.


Dave Allen reported the following:

Opened the salt bids with the Co-op. 5 bids were received. The bid was awarded to the lowest bidder - Oceanport for $28.12/ton delivered.

No parking signs have been order for the Hillendale and Hickory Hill Rds. by the school. Will contact the school before putting them up advising them they should have their gates open during the weekend if they have an event scheduled.

Signs on Cossart Road were vandalized over Halloween weekend..

Line painting will be done this week. Chandler Road culvert near Rt. 1 needs to be replaced. Will do this in the next couple of weeks.

Rusty Drumheller, Code Enforcement Officer reported there were no building permits issued during October.

Reese Reynolds, Emergency Mgmt. Reported the township had met with Ed Atkins, Director of County Emergency Mgmt. to discuss procedures for emergencies and the closing of Rt. 1 when the Brandywine overflows. Pat Barren, Bob Updegrave, Bill Holloway, Bill Reynolds, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley attended the meeting. Will draft a memo with the four action items discussed and send to Ed Atkins. We are still having problems with communication between PennDot and the State Police.

Pennsbury Land Trust - Alma Forsyth - was present and thanked the Board for their past support and hope this will continue. Next year will be the 5th year in existence and eligible for

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grant monies. The Balloon Festival made a profit this year. We also had some stream stewardship seminars during the spring and hope to publish a manual addressing land management. We have approximately 130 memberships.

Tom Johnson was present and asked the Board to clarify some items regarding his property. Dave Patten wrote Mr. Johnson a letter on this. Can he use the springhouse for a room in the bed & breakfast and it be considered as a part of the house - yes. There was much discussion on the requirements in order to obtain the additional eight rooms (total 16) for the bed & breakfast. He also cannot use the bed & breakfast ordinance and open space design ordinance at the same time. He must use one or the other.


Matt Houtmann reported the following:

Hillhurst Farms - talked to Jack Becker regarding the open space parameters. He said he will do the landscaping in November.

Ponds Edge - met with Mr. McKay and updated the final list for the road dedication - copy sent to Mr. McKay.

Jay March, Whitestone Farms - all items have been taken care of and Matt will do the final inspection.

Herdeg land disturbance permit - will check the work being done.

PROPOSED BUDGET 2000 - the proposed budget has been advertised and will be adopted at the December 20th meeting.


It was reported the Bill Wood will be doing appraisals for the township on the Felix property for the Brintons Bridge Road project and the Vernon Bailey property on Rt. 52 & Hickory Hill Rd.

Larry Anderson had some discussion with Dr. Felix on this matter.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager