JANUARY 24, 1994

The continuation of the LauraBrooke public hearing took place on January 24, 1994, at the Charlestown Elementary School, Charlestown Road, Devault. The hearing commenced at 7:30 P.M. The Court Recorder took the minutes of the hearing.

Present: John C. Martin, Jr., Chairman; John B. Sauser, Vice Chairman; Irene W. Ewald, Member; Gary Bender, Esq.; Thomas F. Oeste, Esq.; Thomas Comitta, AICP, Surender S. Kohli, P.E.; Ted and Linda Mondzelewski, Applicants; Joseph Ryan, Esq.; Wayne Grafton; Robert Pingitore; Ruth W. Buckwalter, Secretary, and interested Township residents.

At 8:10 P.M., Chairman Martin declared a 15 minute recess. Following this, the Chairman announced that the LauraBrooke hearing will be continued to Monday, February 28, 1994 at 7:30 P.M. at the Charlestown Elementary School.

The Chairman opened the Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Additional attendees were Diane Fisk, Steven and Helena Van Vliet, Gary Schultze, Bob Devlin, Margaret Janes, Ms. Edgin, Nicholas Fiore and Jeffrey Fried.

Spring Oaks was the first item on the agenda. The Chairman deferred this matter to the February 7th Board meeting.

The next item on the agenda was MCF v. Charlestown. Mr. Martin noted that there would be an Executive session with the Solicitor. Action on this matter needs to be taken within 30 days of the decision handed down and whatever action the Board decides to take needs to be announced to the public. Mr. McErlane stated that action can be taken now and ratified later.

The deer aerial survey was discussed. The Chairman reported he had a call from Carole Rubley informing him that the PA Game Commission is expected to consider revised guidelines which would allow municipalities to develop deer management plans. Mrs. Ewald and Mr. Sauser had not had the time to review the information sent out by Representative Rubley. No action was taken.

The Charlestown Meade escrow release #4 in the amount of $14,069.40 was submitted for approval. Mr. Martin made a motion to approve the release. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Ewald and carried unanimously.

The Chairman moved on to the next item – the Phoenixville Pike and Route 29 properties. Mr. Kohli needs authorization from the Board to do a title search of acquired properties. Mrs. Ewald made the motion to authorize Mr. Kohli to do the title search. Mr. Martin seconded the motion, it carried unanimously.

The Chairman briefly reviewed the Cranden Subdivision. Jeffrey Fried is considering the purchase of a lot and had some reservation as to the validity of access to his lot. Mr. Kohli said the plan complies with the Township Ordinance and he will advise Mr. Fried by letter.

The request of Steven and Helena van Vliet for a change to lot 12A of Four Oaks Farm was reviewed by the Board. The van Vliets are asking that a direct access to Lot 12A from White Horse Road be substituted for access currently approved by the Township. Mr. Martin stated that this plan revisions should go to the Planning Commission first and then come to the Supervisors at which time the Escrow fee be deposited. Mrs. Ewald objected saying that was not following procedure. Mr. Martin advised that the application and filing fee by returned to the van Vliets and they withdraw their plans and go to the Planning Commission.

The next item on the agenda was the appointment of an auditor. This was briefly discussed, no action was taken.

Citizens Forum: Robert Devlin stated that he felt Ted Mondelewski was “throwing a lot of smoke out” in a number of items regarding LauraBrooke. Mrs. Ewald asked Mr. McErlane if Mr. Devlin could still be a party to the LauraBrooke hearings. Mr. McErlane responded that he could.

The Chairman recessed the meeting for an Executive session regarding MCF and Baugh v. Charlestown Supervisors. Following this recess, the Chairman made the motion that the Supervisors endorse the settlement and pay the $10,000 award by the court to Pauline Baugh. Mr. Sauser seconded the motion. Mrs. Ewald opposed the motion. The motion carried by a majority.

Gary Schultze submitted a $1,000 escrow check. The Supervisors signed the Schultze S/D plans and gave them to Mr. McErlane for recordation.

The Chairman announced that the Public Hearing of the Bonnie Rogers Conditional Use Application will be scheduled for February 21, 1994.

All business completed, the Chairman moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Mr. Sauser and so carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:50 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Respectfully Submitted,

Ruth W. Buckwalter