The Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors held their second meeting of the month on December 14, 1992, at the Barn of the Nature Center, Route #29 and Hollow Road.
|Present:||Irene W. Ewald, Chairman; John C. Martin, Jr., Vice Chairman; Vincent G Kling, Sr, Member; Surender S. Kohli, P.E.; Thomas F. Oeste, Esq.; Ruth W. Buckwalter, Secretary; those on the attached list of attendees|
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm.
The Chairman made the following announcements: Dec 8 - Mrs. Ewald attended a meeting of the Fire Company at East Whiteland; also met with Nathan Goldberg EPA; Dec 10 – Mrs. Ewald presented a certificate of achievement to Eagle Scout Brad Berges; Dec 10 & 11 - Mrs. Ewald, Mr. Hiller and Mr. Kling were involved with storm assistance in which five roads in the Township were closed; Dec 12 – Mrs. Ewald met with Ben Thompson to inspect a retention basin; Dec 13 - Mrs. Ewald and Messrs. Kling and Martin met to review a draft correspondence re. Liberty House; Dec 14 - Mrs. Ewald met with Thomas Oeste, Esq., re Liberty House.
At this time, the Chairman turned the meeting over to Mr. Oeste to conduct the continuation of the Charlestown Meadows Public Hearing. A Court Recorder was present to record the proceedings which dealt mainly with the sewage feasibility study, sewage planning module, drainage calculations and stormwater management plans. The Chairman noted that the Applicant needs to submit eight revised plans and a new application to the office. In conclusion, Tuesday, January 19, 1993, was scheduled for a continuation of the Public Hearing for Charlestown Meadows.
The Chairman brought before the Board the request of John Panizza for a time extension on Panilquin until January 15, 1993. After a brief discussion, it was noted that there is no evidence that Mr. Panizza has met the conditions which he claims have been met (see minutes of 11-17-1992). Mr. Kling moved to approve the time extension, Mr. Martin seconded the motion and it unanimously carried.
Dr. Louis Moskowitz, owner of a lot purchased from the Markley property, has not as yet begun construction and therefore has asked from the Board a one year time extension on his Conditional Use approval. (see minutes of 12-16-1991) Mr. Kling made the motion to approve the renewal for one year. Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion, it so carried.
The deficiencies in this project, such as: no notice of this proposal was given to the Townships in which this project is to be located, apparent nonconforming to zoning, incompatibility with surrounding area and conceptual plan, the site is not convenient to work or transportation. This letter is to be sent to Senator Arlan Specter, Representative Curt Weldon, the County Commissioners and Cheryl Flanigan, Community Mental Health Services. The firm of Lamb, Windle and McErlane are attempting to get copies of the application made for the project’s funding. Mr. Martin suggested Mr. Oeste contact a Rockvale, Maryland, attorney to obtain this information.
The next item on the agenda was a Fire Department Report. Items reported on were the 911 system, the need of a large map of the Township for both Fire Companies, a substation for East Whiteland Fire Department, demolitions for Fire Company practice, Fire Marshal duties, reimbursements, fire tax and opticon on all new red lights. The Secretary was instructed to send both Fire Companies a copy of the Township’s Emergency Plan.
A copy of the updated Aldham Hills escrow cost estimate was submitted by Mr. Kohli for the files. Thomas Comitta Associates also submitted a copy of the Landscape escrow for this project.
Mr. Kohli reported that John Samar requested monies be released for Heatherwood. He noted that there is not an “as built” plan as yet. A brief discussion ended with Mrs. Ewald against the release of funds and Messrs. Kling and Martin for the release. Mr. Martin signed the Escrow Release form.
All business completed, Mr. Martin moved to adjourn and Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion. The Chairman adjourned the meeting - 11:05 pm.