October 15, 2001
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
October 15, 2001. All members were present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Township Manager Kathleen Howley reported the following:
Requested the Longwood Fire Company come to a meeting and explain to us what our "fair share" is for contributions to them.
The next newsletter will be out In November if anyone has anything to add.
A draft copy of a questionnaire for the oral history project has been given to each supervisor for your review and comments.
Stephanie Jackson from the library will meet with the supervisors on Oct. 25th to go over their budget for next year.
Mrs. Ralph wrote a letter to the prospective buyers of the Roosevelt property
stating that the existing barn can be taken down and rebuilt on or near the
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
Fall road inspection will be November 10th at 8 a.m.
Line painting will be done October 18th.
Checking into the road right of way for Hillspring Road. Met with the new owner
of the vacant lot and went over the proposed drainage with respect to the
takeover of Hillspring Road by the township.
Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Issued 7 building and zoning permit for September.
The Zoning Hearing Board reconvened on October 11th for Mr. Rogers. The Board agreed to grant the variances for the size of the garage, front yard access and front yard encroachment. This decision will have to be confirmed by the other members of the Board
Supervisors asked Rusty to review with the owners of the Pennsbury Inn their use restrictions.
Will have the figures on the building renovations by November 5th.
The Board authorized Mr. Patten to go ahead with the completion of Whitestone Lane
and use escrow money since Mr. March has been unresponsive.
The Board agreed that the sewage design work for the Town Center should be either be done by Tatman & Lee and the township hire their own engineer to review the work
October 15, 2001
or the developer hires their own sewage engineer and Tatman & Lee reviews the plans
for the township.
Crosslands conditional use decision was signed by the Board and a copy given to
Mr. Pickle. Matt Houtman's preliminary plan review letter was also received and copies
given to the Planning Commission and Crosslands. A letter was received in June from
the Longwood Fire Co. stating they had no problem with the plan with respect to their
A decision for the appeal of the YMCA hearing was received from Judge Shenkin. He
stated that the conditions could not be imposed and the "Y" was bound by it's own
testimony at the hearings. Whatever they agreed to in testimony they were bound to
do. Mr. Patten stated George Asimos Jr agreed to act as a mediator if the "Y" wanted
to negotiate with the township.
Courts at Longwood - Joseph Orsati was present and gave the Board a copy of his
response to Margot Taylor's October 5th letter. He stated he was not aware of a second
tree list put together by Margot and the replacement trees that were put in were
satisfactory to all homeowners. Mr. Patten stated that Margot agreed to this if the
homeowners were satisfied. Mr. Orsati will work with Margot on the replacement of the
street trees. The large trees on Lot 14 have not been removed yet. There will be no
escrow releases approved until this tree work is completed and lot 17 owners are
reimbursed for their tree removal. The extension agreement has not been received
back from S&S. Mr. Orsati said he would follow up on this. There will be no permits
and CO's issued until this work is completed.
Matt Houtman reported that he has staked out the two building lots in the park. Still
working on the dam permits for the Dawson Mill. He has requested "as builts" for the
Spano subdivision. No escrow money will be released until all items have been
properly addressed. The extension agreement must also be signed and returned to the
A bill list dated October 15th numbering 3006-3051 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.