Charlestown Township
Board of Supervisors Business Meeting
Minutes of February 24 2003

The second business meeting for February was held February 24, 2003, at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. Paul Hogan, Chairman, Hugh D. Willig, Vice Chairman, Irene W. Ewald, Kevin R. Kuhn, Thomas Oeste, Esq., Gary Bender, Esq., Surender Kohli, P.E., Ed Theurkauf, Jane Opie, Court Reporter, Linda M. Csete, Township Administrator, Melanie M. Lammers, Recording Secretary, and those on the attached list were present.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M.


Mr. Hogan congratulated Mr. Fred Alston for his great job at clearing the roads during the most recent snow storm.

Mr. Hogan read a letter he wrote to the Township regarding his health. He announced he has been undergoing several tests for throat cancer and will begin treatment soon. He thanked everyone for their cards, prayers, and concern, and is optimistic for a full recovery.

Mr. Hogan said a letter from Tom Oeste to Mrs. Wallace was sent out recently to include a draft Agreement of Sale for the Longwood School Property.

Mr. Hogan announced he recently drafted a letter to Rev. Kim Jun Sung to offer the Township’s help in establishing a church on his property on Sycamore Lane.

Mrs. Ewald announced Executive Sessions were held on February 10, 2003 and February 20, 2003 at the Township office.

Citizen’s Forum - Non-Agenda Items

There were no Citizen’s Forum/Non-agenda items.


Minutes of February 3, 2003

Mr. Kuhn moved to approve the February 3, 2003 minutes as written, and Mrs. Ewald seconded. Mr. Hogan called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Old Business

Deerfield Settlement Stipulation

Mr. Oeste drafted a letter in response to requests made by Mr. Chuck Dobson, P.E., on behalf of John Panizza, in his letter dated January 20, 2003. Mr. Dobson appeared before the Board to request a change to one of those responses. He requested that #1 be changed to allow sand mounds as secondary systems only for lots #11 and #38.

Mr. Kohli questioned the need for sand mound systems as opposed to drip systems, and Mr. Dobson answered it was due to a space issue. Mr. Kuhn asked if these proposed sand mounds bordered open space, and Mr. Dobson indicated they did. Mr. Willig said he’d like to see how far into the open space they would extend, at which time Mr. Kohli presented the drawing. Mr. Kohli was concerned that the sand mounds may not be feasible due to the grading, and Mr. Dobson responded he does not feel the grading will be an issue. Mr. Kuhn asked what would be exposed, and Mr. Dobson assured him everything would be underground. Mrs. Ewald said the Board would take it under advisement.


Cottone Conditional Use Hearing

Mr. Oeste suggested the Board have a short Executive Session prior to the hearing. The Board adjourned into an Executive Session at 7:45 P.M. and reconvened at 7:55 P.M. All details of the hearing were recorded by Jane Opie, Court Reporter, and will be on file at the Township office. Mr. Oeste closed the record and indicated the Township has 45 days to make a decision. He said they would make a timely decision.

Altemose Conditional Use Hearing

The details of this hearing were recorded by Jane Opie, Court Reporter, and will be on file at the Township Office. Mr. Oeste announced that this hearing will be continued to March 17, 2003, at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. If inclement weather forbids this hearing from continuing on March 17, it will occur at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

New Business

F Street Potholes

Mr. Hogan displayed pictures he took of the potholes on F Street, stating that they are in bad need of repair.

Mrs. Ewald asked Mr. Kohli to schedule a meeting to review the former A.T. & T. facility that could be used as a bomb shelter. Mr. Kuhn questioned why the Township would want a bomb shelter, and Mrs. Ewald responded it is a resource that should be made available under the Township Emergency Plan.

Other Business

There was no other business.


Mr. Hogan moved to adjourn the meeting, and Mrs. Ewald seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 P.M. The next meeting will be held on March 3, 2003, 7:30 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154.

Respectfully submitted,

Melanie M. Lammers
Recording Secretary