CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
FEBRUARY 21, 1994

The Charlestown Board of Supervisors held their second monthly meeting on Monday, February 21, 1994 at the Great Valley Nature Center Barn, Route 29 and Hollow Road.

Present: John C. Martin, Jr., Chairman, John B. Sauser, Vice Chairman, Irene W. Ewald, Member, Surender S. Kohli, P.E., Thomas F. Oeste, Esq.; Ruth W. Buckwalter, Secretary, and those on the attached list of attendees.

At 8:00 P.M., the Chairman opened the meeting.

The first item on the agenda was Citizens Forum. No response from the public.

Announcements: Mrs. Ewald reported that John Garvin, a former supervisor, has had a stroke and is in the Bryn Mawr Rehab. Center, also that Vincent G. Kling, Sr., continues to improve at the Bryn Mawr Rehab. Center.

The Chairman reported that the two elected auditors are meeting this night with the Township Treasurer to begin the audit. He opened the floor for nomination of a third auditor. There were no nominations.

The Charlestown Brae Historical Agreement was tabled until the March 7 Board meeting at the request of Mrs. Ewald who would like to have Sarah Peck present. Mr. Oeste said that he was not aware of any problem in deferring the matter.

The Chairman stated that the Planning Commission was unable to meet on their regular date due to adverse weather conditions. Therefore, the vanVliet request for lot 12 A will be reviewed at the next Commission meeting for their recommendation to the Supervisr5os.

The next item for discussion was Bridge #178. Mrs. Ewald gave a brief report stating that the Supervisors and Mr. Kohli met with PennDOT and the County Engineers during January. At that time the details were laid out on what needed to be done to move this plan forward. The I Indemnification Release was signed in December. Mr. Martin gave a brief history on this project and noted that it seems to be on hold until the Township comes up with a maintenance agreement Mr. Martin requested Mr. Oeste to talk to the County Engineer and then draft an Ownership & Maintenance Agreement for review.

The Chester County Association of Township officials will hold their Spring Conference on March 3, 1994. Mr. Martin and Mr. Sauser will attend; Mrs. Ewald will be unable to attend.

The Chairman reported that Mark Connolly had contacted him regarding issues on the Pa4rk grant of $15,000. The Supervisors agreed to meet with the Parks & Recreation Board at their March 7 regular meeting. This meeting will start with the Parks & Rec. Board and will be followed by the Supervisorsí regular meeting.

At this time, the Conditional Use hearing on the application filed by Bonnie Rogers for the use of a residence on Charlestown Road as a home day care center was continued. A Court Recorder took the minutes. A final written decision will be rendered on Monday, March 21, 1994.

The Chairman reported that the Board had a discussion on Charlestown Hunt generally directed to obtaining the outstanding balance of unpaid review fees which total about $40,000 and the additional funding that is required under the Charlestown Hunt settlement.

The last item on the agenda was Spring Oaks. Off site improvements were the main topics. Timberlake Townes and Jack Loew displayed the plan. Traffic problems and traffic signals, road improvements and costs, the use of escrow of $175,000, filing with the PUC were some of the items discussed. Mrs. Ewald suggested Mr. Loew get together with Sarah Peck for possible solutions to the mutual benefit of both Spring Oaks and Charlestown Brae. Mr. Loew was scheduled for the Supervisorsí meeting of March 21st.

All business completed, Mr. Martin moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Ewald and carried unanimously. The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 11:25 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Respectfully Submitted,


Ruth W. Buckwalter