February 20, 2001

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 20th. Messrs. Holloway, Reynolds, Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Jeff Berlin was present to request signing of his final plan. The entrance off of Baltimore Pike had to be revised in order to obtain a PennDot permit. The plan was changed and reviewed by Matt Houtman. Mr. Houtman wrote a letter to the Board suggesting to them that a cut could be made into Joshua Way for the Duke property is needed. Ms. Duke was present and said she will let Jeff know if she wants this. Mr. Berlin stated it would be no problem to do this. She also stated that she cannot use Sunny Ridge Lane because the residents living at the top of the hill have gated the road. Since it is a private road, there is some question as to whether or not Ms. Duke can continue to use it. She should consult her attorney and also perhaps talk to the nieghbors about this. Mr. Patten stated because of the revised entrance, the land the township is taking for the road has been reduced and the amount offered to her must be recalculated. A hearing on this subject is being scheduled for mid March. An amended declaration will be filed. The drainage coming off of Sunny Ridge will be taken care of by Mr. Berlin during the construction of the road. The easement for the open space has been signed and recorded. With no further discussion the plans and subdivision agreements were signed by the supervisors. Jeff will pick up the agreements at Mr. Patten's office tomorrow and record them.

Jack McFadden was present to discuss the possibility of using his Victorian House for low impact professional offices instead of an antique shop. He is having difficulty renting the house for antiques and would like some relief. The Board feels there is some merit to this but must research how this can be done legally. The Planning Commission will be asked to discuss this option for the property.

Township building renovations - Mr. Holloway stated that if plans are changed, then this request must be put in writing to the architect/engineer for their approval. Otherwise, these officials will asked to be released from their responsibilities on the job. A reasonable turnaround for changes and other requests of the architect is one week.


There will be a site visit of the Megill Barn on Thursday, Feb. 22nd. Mr. Patten will notify Mr. Sagnor, Mr. Megill's attorney, of the visit and a release form will be signed by the attendees.

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Mr. Patten reported the road bed on Hillspring Road is still owned by the Goldsborough estate. He will request they deed it to the township so residents can proceed to change this from a private road to a township road.

A preliminary plan from Jack Becker titled "Penn's Village" has been received by the township. Mr. Houtman was asked to determine if it is a proper submission. A copy has been sent to the County for their review. Mr. Patten reported that the use can be approved by the supervisors through a conditional use hearing.

There was a meeting at the Hillendale School by several homeowner's associations along Parkersville Road to discuss the Kendal/Crosslands sewage treatment plant and their recent permit from DEP for spray irrigation/stream discharge.

Mr. Patten reported there was a new law passed, Municipal Code/Ordinance Compliance Act that states the purchaser of a building must bring the structure up to code within 18 months.

A bill list dated February 20, 2001 numbering 2442-2477, State Fund #147, PLGIT #135 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathleen Howley

Township Manager