JUNE 1, 1992

The Charlestown Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 1, 1992 at the Charlestown Elementary School, Charlestown Road, Devault.

Present: Irene W. Ewald, Chairman; Vincent G. Kling, Member, James E. McErlane, Esq.; Surender S. Kohli, P.E., Ruth W. Buckwalter, Secretary; and those on the attached list of attendees.

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 8:05 pm.

Announcements: May 19 - an Open Space meeting was held for the Township, also, a Hearing re. Charlestown Hunt before Ross Unruh at the West Chester Courthouse; May 25 - a special flag raising for Memorial Day was held at the Revolutionary War Cemetery, the Chairman gave recognition to Marian Pyle, who donated a flag obtained through the DAR which had flown over the Capitol, and to the Patriotic Order of the Sons of the American Revolution for donating the flagpole; May 27 - the Supervisors conducted interviews with four attorneys for the position of representing the Township on Conditional Use Hearings; May 28 - Mrs. Ewald met with Mr. McErlane in an Executive Session concerning Zoning problems

The minutes of May 4, 1992, were amended by the Chairman (page 2, line 7, under Parks & Rec) to include “Subsequent to that meeting, Resolution #456-92, authorizing Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc. to actually draft the Grant Application, was executed”. Mr. Kling moved to approve the minutes as amended, Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion, it carried unanimously.

Mr. Kling moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report of May 1992. Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion, it unanimously carried.

The Chairman amended the Accounts Payable of June 1, 1992, to include check #6875, payable to Mainline Trophies in the amount of $375. Mr. Kling moved to approve the Accounts Payable as amended, Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion, it unanimously carried.

Zoning Officer’s Report: Mr. Kohli submitted the Building Permit Report for the Township files. He stated he has set up a meeting with Denis Forret of Schuylkill Township for Friday, June 5th at 1:00 pm. Several complaints have come from residents of Township Line Road about the damaged park gates being open all the time. Mrs. Ewald said that, since Delaware Valley Paving Co. had submitted the lowest bid, it was arranged for them to do the work. By the end of the week, the gate should be operable. It is Mrs. Ewald’s understanding that the College will again take care of the opening and closing of the gate each day, she will confirm this with the college. Mr. Kohli reported he will be having a meeting with the PASC concerning their plan for grading. The underground wiring and lights for the club were discussed. Mr. Kohl is continuing the follow up of complaints from Dixon Farms re. dirt bikes. He also reported he received a letter from Eugene Schulze re. their property in the FR district on which they want to build a second home. He needs a plan from them to show they have a sub-dividable plot and will consult with Mr. McErlane on the matter.

Roadmaster’s Report: Mr. Hiller submitted his written report for the Township file which included the work activity on Green Lane at the bridge, a downed tree on Wells Road and preparation for railroad markings on Buckwalter Road. Mrs. Ewald asked Mr. Hiller to check with PENN DOT on two items: 1) the intersection of Rt. 29 and Rt. 30, also Rt. 29 at the Charlestown border, have gravel on the roads 2) the cart way at the intersection of Foster and Bodine Roads is compromised by excessive gravel, possible asphalt deterioration. Mr. Hiller was also instructed to check on the patching around the culvert on Green Lane.

Mr. Thomas McQuilkin reported that lot 1 of Oak Hill has been resurveyed and found to have a 40’ side line running the length of the lot which had previously been thought to belong to a neighbor. This’ has been tested and the perc results were expected from the County Health Dept. by June 25th.

Mr. McErlane gave an update on the Charlestown Hunt Plan, stating that at court proceedings, Drs. Catton and Gorman filed petitions to intervene and Mr. McErlane understands that they will be entered as parties to the case, that is, with full powers to appeal, present evidence, etc. The French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust had filed a petition to intervene, but that has been withdrawn so there has been no formal action on behalf of the matter. The hearings before the Special Master have been concluded. The outstanding issue remaining is the location and the construction of road improvements.

The next item on the agenda was the County 911 system. The Chairman reiterated her reasons for not supporting this program (see minutes of May 4, 1992) adding that 47% of Chester County addresses are rural and the County is using an urban model. After a discussion, the Board decided to take action by writing a letter to the County Commissioners expressing the concerns and the questions raised at this meeting.

The Chairman asked for a motion stating that the Supervisors accept the package proposal from BABB Inc;. in the amount of $10,867 and that the paperwork be communicated back to BABB Inc. and that the other Insurance Companies be notified that they were not successful in the bidding. Mr. Kling so moved, Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion, it unanimously carried.

Preservation Society, join with the Township at the June 13th picnic and display their antique vehicles. The Chairman welcomed the suggestion.

Mr. McQuilkin, representing the Panilquin Subdivision plan, addressed the Board. He agreed to adhere to all provisions set forth in the two letters dated June 1, 1992, received from Thomas F. Oeste, Esq. Mr. Kling moved to conditionally approve the final subdivision/land development Plan for Panilquin (copy of complete motion attached to these minutes), Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion, it unanimously carried. Resolution #457-92 (planning module) was approved by a motion made by Mr. Kling, seconded by Mrs. Ewald, carried unanimously. Mr. Kohli noted that the module is old and may not be accepted by DER, in which case the applicant will have to follow through.

Correspondence was made available to the public.

All business completed, Mr. Kling moved to adjourn the meeting, Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion and the meeting was adjourned - 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruth W. Buckwalter