July 17, 2000

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, July 17, 2000. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Rusty Drumheller and Matt Houtmann reported the following:

Issued 6 zoning and 7 building permits in June.

Chadds Ford Animal Hospital - present owner does not occupy the premises. David Patten stated the zoning hearing board order does not stipulate it has to be owner occupied.

Issued a stop work order on the Palumbi property. Will get with David Patten to determine what violations there are at the Father Nature center. Also will keep an eye on the Taylor Service Station property with regard to the sale of used cars.

Will follow up with the fill dirt being deposited on a lot in Hillhurst. Jack Becker is using the dirt to fill two lots.

Grading has been done on lots 7 & 9 in Courts at Longwood but residents say drainage is still poor. David D'Agostino stated he shot the inlet on lot 10 and the slope was seeded. Grass will help drainage. He did a survey of lot lines last week and the lines are correct. If driveway needs to be moved, two trees are in jeopardy. He believes a variance should be granted, if necessary, to save the trees. Mr. Harrison, lot owner, believes the trees are dying anyway.

Sari Groh, owner of lot 7, would like Mr. D'Agostino to remove dead or dying

trees on her property. Matt Houtmann and Margot Taylor will schedule an on-

site meeting to determine what trees should come down and who should take

them down. The residents will be notified. S&S Development and the township

signed an agreement to extend escrow to October, 2001.

Lots 4 & 5 at Courts at Longwood - developer would like to have separate driveways. Record owners of 4 & 5 must sign off on a document agreeing to this and Margot will look at these lots for trees and placement.

Property owners of the old house in the Spano Subdivision would like the driveway redesigned. The driveway/road has not been completed. The plan must be changed to achieve this. The township cannot do anything until someone comes forward with a request.

Hillspring road - as builts were drawn up by Matt Houtmann and Mr. Holloway will present this to the homeowners along this private road. The homeowners would like to get a cost estimate for the work to be done - have the township do it and the owners would reimburse the township.

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Bill Reynolds gave a brief history about the library and tax money now being collected in support of it. Library tax is approximately $65,000/yr. Usage of the library by our residents may not be reflected int he amount we give. The Bayard Taylor Library is an asset and the township should support it and will but the questions is at what level.

Bob Crandell has been appointed by the township to study this issue. He agreed that we contribute more than we get. We should reduce the amount but does not know by how much. It would be more equitable if the County had a tax for libraries. The Board asked Robin Vannote if the library would voluntarily reduce the financial support to reflect our residents usage. If this was not possible, the township would look into a referendum. Mr. Patten stated a petition would have to be signed by 3% of voters in the last election and filed with the courts 60 days before the next election. The Board will defer their decision on this until the August 7th meeting. The new representatives from Pennsbury Township on the Library Board are Sam Mirshak and Paul Travers.

Township Building Renovations - the project will come under maintenance and will not have to adhere to prevailing wage laws. We need to meet with Mr. Rosencrans to finalize the project. Ms. Howley will set up a meeting .

Regional Comprehensive Plan - Board signed the resolution in support of the plan.

Emergency Management - County is setting up a follow up meeting on the flooding of the Brandywine on Rt. 1. Reese Reynolds asked the township to ask PennDot to prohibit left turns for traffic on Rt. 1 at Brintons Bridge Road.

Route 926 & Parkersville Road project - the township received a letter from PHMC stating the properties involved do not constitute further historic investigation. Mr. Reynolds will contact Elaine Elbich of PennDot and we will proceed with condemnations.

Mr. Reynolds will set up the meeting place for the Landowners Meeting in the Fall.

A bill list dated July 17th numbering 1988-2030 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager