December 20, 1999

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, December 20, 1999. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Ms. Howley reported the following:

Received an insurance quote from Francis Hall Insurance. A new carrier would be approximately $3000 less than our current carrier and they are also an A+ company. The difference lies in the public official's liability insurance. Bill Holloway stated he would not like to see the public official's insurance coverage decreased in any way. I will talk to Bob Hall about this.

The Planning Commission meeting will be changed from January 10th to the 11th. Mr. Patten will advertise this along with the schedule of meetings for the year 2000. The next supervisor's meeting will be Tuesday, January 4, 2000.

3. The township will start the acquisition of the right of way for the Parkersville Road and Rt. 926 project as a means to get construction work done in the year 2000. Larry Anderson and Bob Crandell will serve as the township consultants on this project.

The township has received an appraisal for the Vernon Bailey property on Hickory Hill Road and Rt. 52. The Board has authorized Mr. Patten to make an offer to Mr. Bailey for the purchase of his property or the portion needed to do the road improvement at that intersection.

Omnipoint would like to meet with the Board on Dec. 23rd at 8:30 A.M. to discuss the option of colocating on the tower.

ROADMASTER - Dave Allen reported they are doing gutter work along Hickory Hill Road and replaced the road closed sign on Cossart & Rt. 100. The batteries in emergency lights in township building have been replaced and will be checked monthly. We are in the process of converting the generator to provided power to the township building in case of emergencies.

State Trooper Thomas McClung was present and reported there has been a decrease in serious crime in this area since 1996. This is due to more law enforcement, longer prison terms for the convicted. However, because drug users have the money to purchase drugs, they do not need to steal to feed their habit. The staff is good at the station and replacement of officers is quick. The Board thanked Trooper McClung for this update.

Township Engineer Matt Houtmann reported he will be going out with Dave Allen to check several spots in the township regarding road work. He has issued a land disturbance permit for lot 43, Jay March and is in the process of reviewing Jeff Berlin's subdivision.

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Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported he will be filing a citation for Brandywine Antiques at the White Barn with a copy to the owner, Mr. Haldeman. He will also check out the cars on the Bowersox property on Brintons Bridge Road.

The Proposed Budget for the Year 2000 was duly advertised and posted in the building. Projected revenues is $712,750 and expenditures of $829,000. The Board is working off a surplus and there will be no tax increase. The mills are .06. With no further discussion the Board moved to adopt the budget.

Allen Hill, Hillcrest Assoc. - He has a client living in Cossart Creek that would like to install a tennis court near an on lot infiltration bed. They propose to reconfigure the bed and place the tennis court on top. Matt Houtmann had no problem with this as long as easement agreements are put in place to be recorded with the property. The Board agreed and told Mr. Hill to do this before any permits were issued.

Paul Ruane - lives on West Pennsbury Way. His home has serious water damage which has jeopardized the structural integrity of the home. He would like to demolish the home and rebuild outside the present building envelope. If he does this, he will have to go to the Zoning Hearing Board for a variance. The Board sympathizes with his situation and stated they would not oppose this request. The Board also told Mr. Ruane that the township is thinking of relocation the intersection of Rt. 1 and Brintons Bridge Road to come out at the light at West Pennsbury Way. This relocated road would run alongside Mr. Ruane's property. They did emphasize that we are only looking at this and it may not happen but he should know about it. If it does happen, there will be meetings with residents who are affected by the change.

Larry Anderson gave the Board an update on the right of way acquisition work for 926 & Parkersville Rd.

A bill list dated December 20th numbering 1572-1603 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager