CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 19, 1994

The second monthly meeting of the Charlestown Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, September 19, 1994, at the Charlestown Elementary School, Charlestown Road, Devault.

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

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

Accounts Payable - Mr. Martin moved to approve check #7766 in the amount of $10.00 in order for the Roadmaster to attend the PA Dept. of Community Affairs meeting on winter road maintenance. Mr. Sauser seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Conditional Use Hearing for John Hrinkevich: The Chairman turned the meeting over to Mr. Oeste. This hearing is to consider Mr. Hrinkevichís application to construct a driveway, a single family dwelling, on-lot sewage facilities and storm water management in areas of steep slopes and very steep slopes. A Court Recorder took the minutes of the hearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Supervisors gave conceptual approval subject to several conditions including water run-off being appropriately handled, a review by the Charlestown HARB Board and an advisory note on the limit to 1 dwelling. Mr. Oeste will write a decision and circulate it among the Supervisors. Approval from PENNDOT regarding the driveway which will exit on to Church Road is also needed.

Merriwether Escrow Release #2 has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Kohli. Pursuant to Mr. Kohliís letter, Mr. Martin moved to approve the escrow release. The motion was seconded by Mr. Sauser and unanimously carried.

The Chairman announced that the Supervisors have opted to stay with Certificates of Deposit for Phoenixville Pike improvements and that 1 C/D will roll-over for 6 months and 1 C/D will be renewed for 1 year.

At this time Mr. Sauser moved to approve advertising the salt bids. The motion was seconded by Mr. Martin and unanimously carried.

Conditional Use Hearing for Charlestown Brae: The Chairman turned the meeting over to Mr. Oeste. A court Recorder took the minutes of the hearing. In conclusion, Mr. Martin proposed to approve the conditional uses subject to Mr. Kohliís letter of September 1, notification and response from the owner of the former Ranny Moran property and compliance with Mr. Kohliís letter that there will be a resolution of any issues which arise as a result of compliance with that letter. Mr. Sauser seconded the motion. The motion unanimously carried. Mr. Oeste will put the above conditions in writing. October 19 was set for the review of the final plan of the Brae. The septic system belonging to the Kuhnís house is on Brae property, Ms. Peck noted that several proposals were being considered.

Mr. Martin reported that he had received a letter from Gilbert Thompson which stated that Schuylkill Township had filed suit against the Thompson family. This Township is concerned with the way Mr. Thompson has disposed of his property among his six sons. Mr. Thompson also reviewed the Township line change between Schuylkill and Charlestown Townships. A set of documents relating to these two issues was enclosed with the August 11, 1994 letter.

Mr. Sauser called attention to the two resignations received from Planning Commission members. Mr. Zeigler stated that Mr. Churchill had suggested advertising for two new members. A committee would be formed to review replies, interview applicants and then make their recommendations to the Supervisors. Whether to have a 7 or a 9 member Commission was briefly discussed. Mr. Martin will contact Mr. Churchill for a poll of the Commission members.

Mr. Martin moved to approve a check for Camp Cadet to be made out for the same amount as last yearís gift. Mr. Sauser seconded the motion, the motion unanimously carried.

Mr. Oeste submitted the Bridge #178 agreement to the Board for signatures. Mr. Martin moved to accept the agreement with the County Commissioners on Bridge #178. The motion was seconded by Mr. Sauser and carried unanimously.

All Business completed, Mr. Martin moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Sauser seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned - 11:40pm.

Respectfully Submitted,


Secretary