April 16, 2001

The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday, April 16, 2001. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes approved as submitted.


Ms. Howley reported the following:

Because of schedule conflicts the joint meeting with the supervisors and planning commission will be rescheduled from April 30th to May 14th at 7:30 p.m.

The supervisors and road master conducted a spring road inspection on April 7th. All members attended.

The township must comply with certain sections of Act 67 & 68. Mr. Patten will put together what we have to do for the next meeting.

The township is still awaiting police reports for the two accidents on Route 1 that damaged our traffic lights. Mr. Patten will follow up on this.

Larry Anderson from the Planning Commission gave the Board an overview and handouts explaining the recently adopted Land Use Patterns study. He stated that some things suggested in the plan are easy to do and others are not. Bill Reynolds asked what happens next? He further stated that we should do what is doable now and not spend time trying to do the difficult tasks. Greenways and TDR can use up a lot of time and energy. The Board thanked him for his thorough explanation of the plan.

Township Engineer Matt Houtmann reported the following:

Dawson Mill - submitted a letter to the Board regarding the permit process. A damn permit must be issued, minor repairs done and a wetlands delineation done. An agreement with Mrs. Dawson has been signed and she has deposited $8000 with the township to cover the cost of the permitting process. The Board advised Matt to proceed with the wetlands delineation.

Ridge at Chadds Ford - the original performance bond must be received from Jeff Berlin and language added to the subdivision stating there will be no further subdivision of the property. Ms. Howley will follow up with this. Work has started at the site and Matt is monitoring it. Mr. Patten stated that condemnation papers have been refiled for the Duke property and should be served this week.

Spano property - the last certificate of occupancy has been issued with conditions attached for the correction of the drainage. The escrow agreement extension has not been received and Mr. Patten will follow up. Matt will stay on top of this until the storm water problems are resolved.

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Courts at Longwood - Mr. & Mrs. Harrison were present and again expressed concern about work not being completed on their property and in this subdivision. Mr. Harrison gave copies to the Board of letters he wrote about this to the attorney general office and Mr. D'Agostino. Some items are owner/contractor issued and others concern the township. The Board instructed Mr. Patten to write to Mr. D'Agostino advising him he must get the driveway and grading issues resolved or the township will use escrow money to get it done. The Board assured the Harrisons that no escrow money will be released until all items are taken care of.

Wayne Megill Jr was present to discuss the plans for the renovation of the barn on his property. The Board reviewed the plans and have no problem with the design. Mr. Megill will let the neighbors know about the plans. Mrs. Ralph stated the design preserves the historical character of the structure. Mr. Megill agreed that the project will be completed within 90 days or the township will use escrow money he puts up to complete the job. The owner has agreed to maintain the barn for 25 years from the date of completion. The Board suggested reduced copies of the plan for review by neighbors would be helpful. Mr. Patten will draft a letter to Mr. Megill regarding this discussion and what was agreed upon.


The Vision Partnership agreement extension to September 30, 2001 was signed by the Board.

Historic Preservation and TDR ordinance drafts were reviewed by the Board. Mr. Reynolds commented that the Historic Preservation section relating to special uses expands this use and should be consider this. He suggests we may not want to address this and do so only when it presents itself. He also stated that a special meeting inviting all historic homeowners in the township be held before passing this ordinance. Mrs. Ralph requested more time to review the drafts and this will be placed on the May 7th agenda.

Township clean up day will be held this Saturday, April 21st. A bill list dated April 16th numbering 2574-2625, PLGIT #139 was submitted and approved for payment by the Board.

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted.

Kathleen Howley, Township Manager