Charlestown Township
Board of Supervisors Business Meeting
Minutes of April 7, 2006

The second business meeting for April was held April 7, 2006 at the Township Office.


Supervisors: Kevin Kuhn, Chairman, Paul Hogan, Charlie Philips, Hugh Willig
Open Space Director: Aliena Gerhard
Township Administrator: Linda Csete

Call to Order:

12:24 PM.

Citizen’s Forum/Non-Agenda Items

No matters were brought forward at this time.

Old Business

Resolution to Apply for DCNR Grant

Mr. Philips moved to adopt Resolution #662-06 authorizing the Open Space Director to execute the grant application for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for the Pigeon run Greenway Phase I project, and Mr. Willig seconded. All were in favor.

Appointment to the HARB to fill at-large term ending 12/31/08

Mr. Kuhn moved to appoint John Pittock to the Historical and Architectural Review Board for an unexpired term ending 12/31/08 and Mr. Hogan seconded. All were in favor.

Schedule Meetings with Graphic Artist

Dates to meet with Gregory Blue to design signage and a logo for the Township were discussed and agreed upon. The committee will meet at 6:30 P.M. before the first and third meetings of the month at 6:30 P.M. for seven sessions beginning with May 1st. The Secretary will finalize arrangements with Mr. Blue.

Frank Piliero – Easement

Mr. Kuhn said Mr. Piliero has offered to donate an open space easement to the Township to be held by the French & Pickering Creeks Trust. Mr. Kuhn moved to authorize the Township to cover the monitoring fee to the French & Pickering Creeks Trust, the legal costs to prepare the easement document, and half of the appraisal fee on the property, all of which are not to exceed $16,000. Mr. Philips seconded, and all were in favor.

Commitment of Funds for the DCNR Grant – Pigeon Run Greenway Phase I

Mr. Philips moved to authorize the commitment of $1 million in township funds toward the purchase of open space easements on the Coleman and Burgoon properties, with that amount to be listed in the Pigeon Run Greenway Phase I DCNR grant application for those acquisitions. Mr. Willig seconded and all were in favor.

TreeVitalize Program

Ms. Gerhard asked if the Board would host three meetings sponsored by the DCNR this fall, on October 18th, October 25th and November 7th, for their TreeVitalize program. As part of the program, the organization will plant trees at the Brightside Farm. The Board agreed to host the meetings.

New Business - None


The Board adjourned into executive session at 12:32 PM to discuss legal matters. The next meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2006, 7:30 P.M. in Room 154 of the Great Valley Middle School.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda M. Csete
Township Secretary