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A Message from the President
(May 1998) From its beginnings in 1973 the Charlestown Civic Association has fought on your behalf to control development and preserve the unique characteristics of Charlestown Township.
It started with a battle against the Charlestown Oaks Development on Yellow Springs Road. Several homeowners in the area donated money into a pool and fought the project, legally. Since then we've been working to protect all the best things Charlestown stands for, and fighting projects whose concepts undermine our township's ideals.
It's not that we reject development; it's that our association wants to continue to protect the things that make Charlestown unique. Consider this: In the 1990 census, the population of Charlestown Township was 2,764. Since then, a number of new housing developments have changed all that. Today there are 671 new units under construction, including 58 in Whitehorse, 363 in Charlestown Hunt and 250 in Charlestown Oaks. Multiply that by a conservative 2.3 persons per unit and the result is a 55.8% increase in population to 4,307. Clearly, our township is attracting new people who wish to share the same ideals.
Our Civic Association wants tojoin hands with our new neighbors. Together, we must identify issues of concern and determine our future needs. Then, as a united association, we will represent all our residents, promote ideas and present a consensus to our Board of Supervisors.
In order to begin this process, we are initiating a survey which will be sent to all residents in the township. The purpose is to identify specific areas of concern among our residents, establish priorities and begin ourjob of informing and educating everyone by discussing the pros and cons of each identified issue. When you get your copy, please fill it out and return it to us as soon as possible.
We are also developing a Charlestown Township handbook. It will talk about the history of Charlestown, its development, current state, and possible futures. Our goal is to send a copy to every current resident, and give one to each new resident, upon arrival. I invite everyone interested to submit information, stories, articles or any other relevant material. You can mail anything to the Association, or call me: 363-2166.
Finally, we need your help. Please join our organization and help us promote ideas and leadership to move our township forward in a positive way. Your personal involvement can make a difference. You'll find a membership enrollment form in this newsletter. Join us, today.
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