Charlestown Township
Board of Supervisors Business Meeting
Minutes of April 18, 2005

The second business meeting for April, was held April 18, 2005, at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. Kevin R. Kuhn, Chairman, Charles Philips, Hugh Willig, Jim McErlane, Esq., Surender Kohli, P.E., Mark Manjardi, 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 7:40 P.M.


Mr. Kuhn announced an Executive Session was held on April 4, 2005 to discuss legal matters.

Citizen’s Forum/Non-Agenda Items

Mr. Allen requested a status on the Volpi house. Mr. Kohli said the lower windows have been boarded and Mr. Panizza said he would secure the upper story windows soon.


Minutes of April 4, 2005 – Business Meeting

Approval of the minutes was tabled to the first meeting in May, 2005.


Lillmars Conditional Use

Jim McErlane, Esq. said James S. Tupitza, Esq. is the counsel of record for both hearings tonight. He said Mr. Tupitza is requesting a continuance of the Lillmars Conditional Use application. The hearing was then continued to June 20, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in Room 154 of the Great Valley Middle School.

Robal Associates

Mr. McErlane recapped where things stand currently with regard to this hearing. He indicated the following exhibits had been admitted and received into evidence on January 24, 2005:

Mr. McErlane confirmed that Mr. Tupitza and Gary Bender, Esq. will meet on April 21, 2005 to negotiate what materials from the Charlestown Hunt and Charlestown Oaks documents should be included in the record. Anything not agreed upon will become a point of discussion at the next hearing.

Mr. Tupitza marked the following new exhibits:

Mr. Adam Brower of Edward B. Walsh & Associates is the applicant’s engineer and was tonight’s witness for the applicant. Mr. McErlane and members of the Board asked questions to which Mr. Brower responded. Mr. Bender had no questions/comments, nor did Mr. Tupitza.

Mr. Connolly of 50 Broadwater Lane said the current design has greatly diminished the open space and buffering on the portion of the tract abutting his property. He suggested, given the traffic coming down Broadwater Lane from the north, that it is appropriate to have the road deflected in that direction in order to create an opportunity to provide buffering toward the existing homes.

Additionally, Mr. Connolly questioned the use of shrubs as a substitute for fencing around the retention basin.

Mr. McErlane set April 25, 2005 as the filing date for documents from Mr. Brower. He added that the perk test will come later as part of the PRD application.

This hearing was continued to July 18, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in Room 154 of the Great Valley Middle School.

Details of this hearing are available from Mr. Mark Manjardi, Court Reporter.

Mr. Tupitza asked that the Lillmars record be re-opened in order to also extend that hearing to the July 18, 2005 meeting.

Other Business - None


Mr. Philips moved to adjourn the meeting, and Mr. Willig seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 P.M. The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at 7:30 P.M. on May 2, 2005, in room 154 of the Great Valley Middle School.

Respectfully submitted,

Melanie Lammers
Recording Secretary