March 6, 2000

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, March 6, 2000. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Ms. Howley reported the following:

Talked to Dutch Eichorn of PennDot regarding the unprotected left turn from Rt. 1 near Brintons Bridge Road and the yellow delineators being knocked down across from the Gables Restaurant. He said he would send someone out to investigate and get back to me.

The Zoning Hearing Board scheduled for March 2nd was canceled because a resolution was reached with Paul Haldeman and his tenant, Brandywine River Antiques. Mr. Patten reported he and Rusty Drumheller met with them and they have agreed to park the van in a space next to the ramp. He has also agreed to the correct number of signs for advertising the business.

A resident of Parkersville Road, Mrs. Lubar stated that the Health Department told her a stream discharge system was the only alternative she has for replacement of her system. I advised her to apply for a permit and have the Health Department put this in writing to her. If a sand mound is allowable, the township would insist on this instead of stream discharge.


Mr. Allen reported that the crew is doing skin patching and street cleaning. The Co-op met last week and put together the advertisement for the bid for road materials which will be opened later this month. The Spring road inspection will be March 18th at 8 A.M.

Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported he had issued 4 zoning and 5 building permits during February. Mr. Patten advised him that he can issue a violation notice for the commercial truck that is being parked in the driveway on Raintree Road.

Township Engineer Matt Houtmann reported that he has issued a letter reducing the escrow of the Spano development from $25,000 to $7500. MaryAnna Ralph will visit the site in response to a request made by a resident, Mrs. Leonard, living on the private drive. Matt is also working on the right of way plans for the Bailey property in order to get it ready for the road improvement project.

Paul Ruane was present to answer any questions the Board might have regarding his recent application for a Zoning Hearing Board. Mr. Ruane stated his property line may be in dispute as indicated on the Brintons Bridge Road sketch plan obtained from the township. Mr. Houtmann will investigate this. Mr. Ruane stated his proposed house would encroach approximately 4-5 ft

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into the setback. After some discussion the Board advised Mr. Patten to state at the hearing that they have no objection to the request for a variance. The hearing will be held on March 22nd at 7 p.m. in the township building.

Also on this date will be the other two requests for variances regarding setbacks for swimming pools. One owner lives in Twin Turns and the other in Hillhurst Farms. The Board will discuss what position to take on these two applications at their March 20th meeting.

Emergency Management - Reese Reynolds stated that he has two new members of his committee, Patric Barron and Wesley Maughan. All three attended an all day training session on March 4th at Limerick. This will goes towards the certification for emergency management coordinator. The county has rescheduled the emergency management meeting for March 29th at 8:30 A.M. in the township building.

Route 926 Update - Larry Anderson reported the following:

The township received a letter from Mr. & Mrs. Neighbour objecting to the project and asking the township to consider alternatives. Mr. Anderson has asked Pennoni to do this and report back to him.

Three property owners have signed off and two have given their verbal approvals. They will sign off in the next couple of days. The total amount for right of way acquisition is approximately $26,000. The Board gave their approval for disbursement of funds when appropriate.

Received a letter from PennDot approving the appraisals of the properties involved.

Will meet with the utilities on March 8th on site.

Bill Reynolds will respond to the Neighbours.

The Board thanked Messrs. Anderson and Crandell for an excellent job done on this project.


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There will be a public meeting on historic preservation in the township on April 6, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. in the township building. A notice to all township residents will go out next week.

An extension for the special exception granted to Jack McFadden was noted. The new date is May 1, 2000.

A bill list dated March 6, 2000 numbering 1735-1756, State Fund #135 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:50 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager