January 2, 2001

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2001. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Bill Reynolds was nominated for Chairman and MaryAnna Ralph nominated for Vice Chairperson. Nominations were voted upon and passed. The following appointments were noted:

Kathleen Howley - Township Manager

Russell Drumheller - Code Enforcement Officer

David Allen - Roadmaster

Matt Houtmann - Township Engineer

David Patten - Solicitor

John Blankenbaker - Vacancy Board

Chester Co. SPCA - Animal Control Officer

Berkheimer Assoc. - deputy tax collector

Peoples Bank of Oxford - Township Depository

State Police - Avondale

Longwood Fire & Ambulance - emergency services

Tim Umbreit CPA - township appointed auditing firm

Township Building hours - Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

It was noted that there are still vacancies in the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board alternate and library board.

Township Manager Kathleen Howley reminded the Board of the strategic planning seminar taking place this Saturday, January 6th 8-noon in the township building. The Park Study Committee has conducted interviews for park consultants to do a master site plan. YSM Consultants has been chosen to do the work and will start sometime this month. Total cost will not exceed $19,200.

Code Enforcement Officer Russell Drumheller reported that he issued 4 zoning and 5 building permits during the month of December. He did issue a CO for the Geewax barn only. Most of the trees have been taken down at the Courts at Longwood but the very tall ones are still up and will have to be taken down by a tree expert. Dave Patten stated that an agreement for the escrow for replacement trees has not been signed. Margot Taylor wrote the township a letter stating that the escrow amount is not enough and the replacement trees being put in are not the right caliber. Copies of her letter were faxed to S&S Development and Matt Houtmann.

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Emergency Management Coordinators Reese Reynolds and Bob Updegrave were present. There was some discussion on the building renovations and where the emergency management function will reside during construction. The emergency generator has been delivered to the township building and will be installed during renovations.

Jim Forsyth was present to discuss proposed language to be incorporated into his 2 lot subdivision which reflects the decision of the Zoning Hearing Board. Dave Patten stated the language does meet the Zoning Hearing Board's requirements. However, the Board of Supervisors had some questions and requested it to be altered as discussed. Dave Patten will fax a copy to John Good, attorney for Mr. Forsyth, for his review and approval.

A letter was received from Mr. Sagnor, attorney for Mr. Megill, regarding the parameters for the barn inspection. The Board has reviewed the conditions and had no objection. Mr. Patten will convey their thoughts to Mr. Sagnor and get the inspectors name from Karen Wood.

The township building renovations will start this week. The office will move into the Harris Room area and all meetings will take place in the Harris Room until the renovations are completed sometime in May/June.

A bill list dated January 2, 2001 numbering 2342-2367, State Fund #145 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager