Charleston Township
Board of Supervisors’ Meeting
October 1, 1990

The Charlestown Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 1, 1990, in the Charlestown Elementary School.

Present: Irene W. Ewald, Chairman; John C. Martin, Jr., Vice Chairman; Vincent G. Kling, Sr., member; Surender Kohli; James E. McErlane, Esq.; Thomas Oeste, Esq.; Ruth W. Buckwalter; and those on the attached list of attendees.

Mrs. Ewald called the meeting to order at 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Kling moved to approve the minutes of the September 5, 1990 meeting, Mr. Martin seconded the motion, it so carried.

Mr. Kling moved to approve the September 1990 Treasurer’s Report, Mr. Martin seconded the motion, it so carried.

Mr. Martin moved to approve the October 1 Accounts Payable. Mr. Kling seconded the motion, it so carried.

Zoning Officer’s Report; Mr. Kohli submitted a list of all Permits issued during the month of September for the Township files. He reported:

Planning Commission Report; Mr. Churchill reported on the Commissions’ meetings of September 11 and 25. Both Sweet Meadows and the Alleva Subdivisions need to request an extension from the Board of Supervisors. The Four Oaks Subdivision was approved subject to delineation of wetlands and compliance to matters outlined in Mr. Kohli’s letter of September 11, 1990.

Parks and Recreation Board; Bob Elmer submitted a written report of the September 2iL joint meeting of the Board and representatives of the Valley Forge Christian College. Mr. Elmer noted that the BMX track is abandoned and requested legal advise to reclaim the land for the Township. Mr. McErlane stated that BMX had no property rights to the track, and he will advise on the formal procedure to notify BMX. The Supervisors gave Mr. Elmer approval to use the unexpended funds budgeted for mowing to repair swings, purchase “Roundup” to control vegetation around the park fence, and repair/secure/winterize office and shed alongside the miniature golf course. Mrs. Ewald thanked Mr. Elmer for the care he and his committee are giving to beautify the recreation area. Mr. Kling also expressed his appreciation.

Headmaster’s Report; Mr. Pyle submitted his written report on work done for the Township during September. Road banks have been mowed and catch basins cleaned, and, on the recommendation of Mr. Kohli, a box was installed on the Quay property on Sycamore Lane. Mr. Quay will do the landscaping. The date of October 13 was set for the Road Tour.

Flex Building at the Commons of Great Valley Escrow Release; Mr. Kohli stated the Applicant has completed the project, landscaping is satisfactory, sewer lines submitted to and accepted by the Valley Forge Sewer Authority. Mr. Kling moved to approve the release of Escrow Funds subject to inspection on the day of the Road Tour. Mr. Martin seconded the motion, it so carried.

Mr. Kohli submitted the Completion Report for Benburb Road to be signed by the Supervisors and the Municipal Seal affixed. It was so done.

Marian Road Completion Report; Mr. Kling moved the Board authorize the Redevelopment Authority release funds, subject to final inspection. Mr. Martin seconded the motion, it so carried. Mrs. Ewald commended the paver, Drew Alleva, for fine work on this project. Rick Reis, a resident of Benliur.b, ’Road, complained about water coming out of a ditch onto his property. Mr. Kohli noted this would be taken care of.

Northern Chester County Community Nursing Services; This was tabled pending a report from Marjorie Guiser, member of the Board of Directors.

Mrs. Ewald entertained a motion for the amount of funds allotted for fire protection in the Township be disbursed equally between the Kimberton Fire Company and the East Whiteland Fire Company. Mr. Martin so moved, Mrs. Ewald seconded, the motion carried.

Charlestown Oaks; John Good introduced the subject and requested the Board’s approval. Mr. Pennoni displayed the Conceptual Plan and reviewed former objections and the revisions made to bring this development more in line with the Township’s Ordinance. Mrs. Ewald opened the meeting to the floor for questions or comments. Several members of CREW requested information, particularly on water drainage. After further discussion, Mrs. Ewald requested Pennoni Associates to submit 3 sets of plans to the Supervisors, 2 sets of plans to CREW, and 1 set of plans to the Civic Association. Mr. Martin moved the Board approve the Conceptual Plan, noting this was not approval of the Final Plan. Mr. Kling noted that street parking, as contained in these plans, is not permitted by the Township Ordinance, and amended the motion to include solving of the parking problem. He then seconded the motion. It carried unanimously.

Four Oaks Farm; Mr. Van Vliet reviewed the plan for subdividing the 26 acre lot #12 of Four Oaks Farm and requested the Board’s approval. Mrs. Ewald noted that the Board will have the privilege of reviewing sediment and erosion control and the site of the building before a Building Permit is issued for lot 12A. Mrs. Ewald moved to approve this subdivision, Mr. Kling seconded the motion, it so carried. Mrs. Ewald moved to approve Escrow Release #6 in the amount of $9,493.84, Mr. Kling seconded the motion, it so carried.

Mr. Martin proposed a $10 per capita Occupational Privilege Tax. This tax would effect all personnel who are employed within the Township. Mrs. Ewald suggested exception be made for agricultural concerns. The public hearing on this matter will be scheduled for the November 5 meeting.

Mrs. Ewald announced that the Annual Fall Convention of the Chester County Assn. of Township Supervisors will be held Thursday, November 8. The Secretary was instructed to make reservations.

Philadelphia Suburban Water Co.; PSW has notified the Township of their application for approval from the PA. Public Utility Commission to begin to offer, render, furnish or supply water service to the public in additional territory in Charlestown Township. After some discussion, Mrs. Ewald moved to request PSW to expand their service only to buildable areas of the Charlestown Hunt Project and not in areas that are sensitive, restricted, or openspace lands. Mr. Kling seconded the motion and it so carried.

Escrow Release #9 in the amount-of $15,300.00 for Oak Hill Subdivision was submitted by Mr. Kohli for approval. Mrs. Ewald so moved, Mr. Martin seconded, the motion carried.

Mrs. Ewald noted that the Supervisors would hold their Budget Planning meeting on October 24 at 7:30 P.M.

All business completed, Mr. Kling moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Martin seconded the motion, the meeting was adjourned – 11:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,