June 5, 2000

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, June 5, 2000. All members were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Ms. Howley reported the following:

Received a letter from the County Health Dept. regarding the Nile virus. A letter will be sent to them listing areas of "standing water" in the township.

A letter was received from Ben Phelan requesting permission to erect bird houses in the park for an Eagle Scout project. The supervisors approved this request and Ms. Howley will contact him to get the project started.

The next landowner's meeting will be scheduled for September 26th - meeting place to be announced at a later date.


The township advertised for bid openings for road work. The following bids were received:

Asphalt Industries - 45,000 sq.yd @$1.04 = $46,800

McCarthy Paving - $1.99 = $89,550

Gorman Brothers - $1.12 = $50,400

The bid was awarded to Asphalt Industries at $1.04/sq.yd.


David Allen reported the following:

Finishing road bank mowing.

Ponds Edge Drive - the fire chief said limbs on trees in the median strip need to be trimmed. The Homeowners Assoc. is responsible for the maintenance of this area and they will be notified. The chief will check the assure emergency trucks can use it safely.

There continues to be power outages at the traffic light at Rts. 926 & 52. I have tried to work with PECO but have been unresponsive. Signal Service suggested we install a battery backup. Ms. Howley suggested we continue to work with PECO to solve this problem and not spend more money unless PECO will pay for it.

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Rusty Drumheller reported the following:

Issued 7 zoning and 6 building permits during May.

Have talked to residents on West Pennsbury Way about parking on the wrong side of the street. Tickets can be issued if this persists and the Constable should issue them.

Father Nature - will proceed with violation notices regarding the trailer. Will also check out who is doing renovations to the old Sinton building.

There continues to be complaints about lack of maintenance of properties in the township. A copy of the Avondale Borough maintenance ordinance was received for review. The township will not contemplate an ordinance but we will send out letters to property owners requesting they clean up their lot. Ms. Howley will work with Mr. Drumheller on this. The owner of the property on Fairville Road & Sunny Ridge will receive another letter from Rusty going to the address of Newtown Sq., PA.

Mr. Geewax's contractor continues to work with Rusty and MaryAnna Ralph as he continues to renovate the Peak property.

Regional Comprehensive Plan - Alma Forsyth - reported the Township Planning Commission has several questions about the proposed plan before recommending the supervisors sign a resolution supporting it. Carol Stauffer of CCPC will make a presentation on this subject at the June 19th supervisors meeting and the Board will advertise the signing of the resolution for this meeting. Mr. Holloway suggested the township purchase copies of the draft for all members of the Planning Commission to review. The Board commended Alma for her strong and diligent efforts in serving on the Regional Planning Commission and Township Planning Commission

Reese Reynolds, Emergency Mgmt. - reported they are still working on the signage for Rt. 1 during flooding at the Brandywine Creek.

STORMWATER MGMT ORDINANCE - The Planning Commission had no further comments as a result of the County Planning Commission letter. Mr. Patten made the necessary clerical changes. With no further discussion the Board passed and signed the ordinance.

Swimming Pool ordinance - Mr. Patten will make the suggested changes per the Board's request and Chester Co. Plan. Com. and advertise for the June 19th meeting.

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RT. 926/PARKERSVILLE ROAD UPDATE - MaryAnna Ralph reported she did a history of this area as requested by PHMC and will send it to them.


Papers were filed and served on the Bailey property by the Constable on June 1st. The property owner has 30 days to respond before we start with the project.

YMCA - briefs have been filed and a court date has not been set. We will be notified.

There will be no supervisor's meeting on July 3rd.

A bill list dated June 5th numbering 1921-1957 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