JULY 6, 1993

The Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors held their first meeting of the month on July 6, 1993, at the Charlestown Elementary School, Charlestown Road, Devault.

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

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The agenda was revised to hold the Eastwick Public Hearing as the first order of business, to be followed by the Charlestown Oaks Public Hearing. Township business matters came at the end of the agenda.

Eastwick Public Hearing – the proposed subdivision of 162 acres into 13 lots. The Chairman turned the meeting over to Mr. McErlane who stated that this was a continuation of prior proceedings and noted that Vincent G. Kling, Sr, had recused himself from any participation. Saul A. Behar, Esq., and Vincent G. Kling, Jr., represented the Applicants. A Court Recorder took the minutes of the Hearing. A tentative date of July 15th was set for Mr. Behar to meet with the Three Ponds Homeowners Association. Mr. McErlane requested Mr. Behar to sign a time extension statement. Items discussed: common drives, tree replacement, future subdivision of present lots, parcel B deed restriction, sand mound sewage disposal systems, house sites Attendees speaking in favor of the Plan were Theresa Ott, Aileen Epstein Whitman and Darwin Ferguson. Questions were asked by Thomas Gorman, John Sauser, Charles lsaacs, Robert Joos, Cheryl Lubinski and Mary Ellen Joos. At 9:15 pm, the Chairman announced the Hearing would be continued on Wednesday, July 21st, at 8:00 PM at the Charlestown Elementary School.

The Chairman asked Fred Alston, Fire Marshal, for a report on the injured fire fighter. Mr. Alston reported that, in connection with this, a Blood Drive will be held at the East Whiteland Fire Company on August 4th, from 3pm to 5pm, and urged the public to participate. Mr. Alston will be handling arrangements with the Red Cross and he may be contacted at 827-7310.

Charlestown Oaks Public Hearing – a proposed PRD of 285 townhouses located on Yellow Springs Road between Phoenixville Pike and the Turnpike. The Chairman turned the meeting over to Mr. McErlane. A Court Recorder took the minutes. Mr. McErlane observed that the number of open issues have been reduced substantially. A new matter regarding the wetlands has been raised by the discovery of Viburnum Nudum and other acidic - basic - loving plants by Dr. Sarah A. Willig. Comments and questions were made by Michael Churchill, Eric Coleman, Jean Benning, Joy McDonald and Ralph Hiester. Paull Nation listed three items - 1) plant count, 2) detailed architectural drawings, 3) playground review by Paul Hogan. Mr. Kling made a motion for conceptual final Plan approval, subject to certain conditions and payment of any outstanding fees owed to the Township. Mr. Martin seconded the motion which unanimously carried. After a discussion of several items with Aston Woods residents, the Chairman closed the Hearing at 11: 15pm. Mrs. Ewald requested Dr. Willig to look into other wetland areas in the Township.

LauraBrooke was deferred to a later date.

Announcements: June 30 - an Executive session was attended by Mrs. Ewald, Messrs. Martin, Kling, Snyder, Nation, Kohli, regarding Charlestown Oaks; July 1 -site visit to Charlestown Oaks by Mrs. Ewald, Dr. Sarah Willig, Messrs. Blount and Ricciardi.

Mr. McErlane reported that there has been no word on Charlestown Hunt.

The Chairman noted two corrections of the June 7, 1993 minutes: page 2, paragraph 4 - Werner Lane should be Warner Lane and the radio tower is located on Valley Hill Road and Green Lane. With these two corrections, the Chairman entertained a motion to approve the June 7 and June 21 1993 minutes. Mr. Kling so moved, Mrs. Ewald seconded and the motion carried.

The Chairman entertained a motion to approve the June 1993 Accounts Payable. Mr. Martin questioned the bill from Lamb, Windle & McErlane and suggested the three Supervisors meet with one or more of the Solicitors to try to work out a way to shrink costs to the Township. The reimbursement for telephone calls was discussed. It was unanimously decided that the Supervisors and the Solicitor will meet at 6:30 pm on July 19th to try to resolve this issue. Mr. Martin moved to approve the Accounts Payable, Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously

The Chairman opened the June 1993 Correspondence List to the public.

At this time, Mr. Kling read a letter received from Dr. La Porte, a resident of Three Ponds. Dr. La Porte called attention to the continuing heavy traffic and the back up of vehicles at the intersection of Rt. 29, Charlestown Road and Phoenixville Pike. Mr. Kling will write to PENNDOT regarding this problem and enclose a copy of Dr. La Porte’s letter.

All business completed, Mr. Kling moved to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Ewald seconded the motion and it unanimously carried. The meeting was adjourned -11:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruth W. Buckwalter