April 15, 2002
The Board of Supervisors held a regular meeting on Monday, April 15, 2002. Messrs.
Holloway, Patten, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley were present and the minutes
approved as submitted.
Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
Kennett Twp. Vision Forum will be held on April 30th at the Greenwood School, 6-9:30 p.m. Please register by April 25th. East Marlborough will have a planning session on April 20th 10-1 p.m. at the Unionville High School. Call their land trust to register.
The county wide ban on burning has been extended to May 21, 2002.
Karen Wood has submitted a list of names for consideration on the Historical Commission. Will check with Bill Reynolds for this list.
The Sciscione property on Rt. 926 has been having cars and trucks tear up their lawn due to the detour for the 926 road project. After the project is completed, the township will work with the owners to help restore their land.
A resolution was passed by the Board for the disposing of old records.
The supervisors will meet with Rusty Drumheller and the school district on 4/18
at 7 a.m. to discuss the BOCA review of the addition to the Chadds Ford
elementary school. At that time they will discuss CWA's proposal for providing
public water to the school.
Twp. Engineer Matt Houtman reported the following:
Matt will determine the amount of trees owed to us by Jeff Berlin and Dave Clark. These trees will be used for the 926 road project. It was suggested that the tree ordinance be changed so that any trees owed by developers at the end of a project may be escrowed and used at a later date. Anne Walters is working on this.
Stephan Simon owns 2 lots off of a private lane existing onto Parkersville Road. The lane has 8 homes on it. The 4 acre lot he owns has a right of way over his lot to access the private lane and he would like to know if he were to sell the lot, it could be developed without having to upgrade the lane. Since the lot was created in 1959, Mr. Patten and Matt agreed the lot is grandfathered and the lane would not have to be upgraded.
Crosslands Land Development - John Halsted was present to discuss some type of agreement that could be reached with the township for the signing of the final plans. PennDot has requested Crosslands install a left turn lane after the plans were approved but not signed by the Board. The Board agreed that Mr. Patten and Mr. Halsted could work together to come up with the wording to be put as a note on the plan indicating that there would be a left turn land and/or
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A traffic light be installed. The township would support Crossland's efforts to get
a light installed. Matt Houtman will get the escrow numbers to Dave Patten and
add them to a developer's agreement for the project. URS will change the front
sheet with the note added and the supervisors will sign the plans. Crosslands
can move forward with the project while working with PennDot to obtain a permit.
Mr. Harrison was present and reported he has not received the last two red oak
trees on his lot in Courts at Longwood. Ms. Howley will contact Orsatti &Assoc.
and tell them they must have these trees planted by April 29, 2002 or the
township will plant them and take the money from escrows.
926 Update - Larry Anderson reported PennDot may be done within the month. The
Cutler's property had one part of their driveway closed off creating a steep slope.
Pennoni has suggested a partial solution to this problem. Anne Walters has walked the
site with Larry and supports Pennoni's suggestion. Anne has looked at the site for
replanting of trees and a letter will go out to the homeowners affected advising them of
the trees. Because of the drought, the trees will be planted in the Fall. We need to
know who will do the work. The Board advised Larry they cannot make a
recommendation until we find out how much this will cost and Matt Houtman is working
on this. Larry Anderson presented the Board with a draft of policy change for the tree
ordinance since it has to be revised.
Troy Brady, a resident living off of Chandler Road, submitted a report he put together
about some environment issues to be considered for the Penn's Village project. A copy
was given to Matt Houtman for his review and also to the Planning Commission since
they are in the process of reviewing the preliminary plans.
A bill list dated April 15, 2002 numbering 3462-3512, State Fund #162 was submitted
and approved for payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.