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Archived Home Pages - January 2001
Charlestown Green's reports on the January 22nd meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
Sylvia Schofield Ellingwood, a website visitor from the state of Washington, is looking for some genealogical information regarding her family. I am forwarding this to the Charlestown Historical Society, but thought some of our other visitors might be able to help her as well. If you can help her, please email me by clicking here. Here is her letter -
I am doing genealogy on my Schofield family which settled early on in Charlestown. Many deceased relatives attended Diamond Rock School and are buried in the cemetery of Old Salem Methodist. On visits back I've learned that the church is no longer a church. Please direct my inquiry to anyone who can lead me to the record for this church as well as the Great Valley Baptist Church in DeVault.
The Official Minutes of the January 2nd Reorganization and Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Thanks in advance. I am in Washington state so visits by your wonderful web site are greatly appreciated.
"County seeks quick plan on growth" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Chester County commissioners and others desires to accelerate the planning for growth and preservation of farm land in the county. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for tomorrow night's meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted. Note that unless otherwise noted, all Planning Commission meetings are now held at the Great Valley Middle School.
"Resident-township feud not over", a commentary by Bob Martin, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Chester County page editor, appears in today's issue. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Charlestown Township supervisor Irene Ewald was acquitted and resident Lance Altemose was found guilty of criminal trespass in separate rulings by District Justice Theodore P. Michaels. The charges resulted from Altemose's disruption of an executive session of the Township's Board of Supervisors on October 26, 2000. Two local newspapers have reports on the decisions.
- "Official acquitted; Altemose convicted" by Kelly Wolfe in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- "Charges dismissed against supervisor" by Karin Williams in today's The Phoenix is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the December 12 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted. These minutes include extensive discussions of the proposed 1875 unit assisted living facility on Whitehorse Road as well as the proposed Deerfield 39 home development at Yellow Springs and Valley Hill roads.
"Day care will benefit from district's expansion" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the Great Valley School District's program of same building, full-day child care for half-day kindergarten students. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Managing growth is at the fore" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on comments by the county commissioners regarding the effects of growth on the county. The report includes comments on the proposed Rt. 29 PA Turnpike slip ramp in Charlestown. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Charlestown Green's reports on the January 2nd Reorganization and Regular Meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
"Schuylkill Valley Metro project could derail", an Associated Press article in today's The Phoenix reports on questions regarding financing of the proposed commuter rail line that would include service from Phoenixville. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Lost a cat? The following was received from supervisor Paul Hogan -
We have been hosting a big black stray cat who stares in our window at our two kittens and cries making us feel guilty. So we give it starvation food so now it won´t leave and go home. It has a flea collar but I don´t know if it´s male or female. It belongs to some one and we want to return it to its owners. Please call if you have a clue. Paul Hogan - Sycamore Lane 935-1549
I've been out of town, so some of this news is a little dated.
"New chairman for supervisors' board" by Michael Quay in Thursday's The Phoenix reports on the election of Hugh Willig to replace Irene Ewald as chairman of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the December 18 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for December has been posted.
Charlestown Green's report on the December 18 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted on our Neighborhood News page.
Reminder: The Board of Supervisors' recorganization meeting begins at 7:30 tonight, followed immediately by the first regular meeting of the new year. Click here for the Preliminary Agendas.
My thanks to those who submitted recommendations regarding trash haulers and snow removal.
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