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Archived Home Pages - January 2005

01/28/05
"Growing Greener alternative offered" by Jill Nawrocki in today's Daily Local News reports on efforts to upgrade the governor's "Growing Greener Plan" with a new plan called "Green PA", but with wider scope and longer term. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Judge rejects plan for farmland use" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a ruling regarding use of land for which development rights had been sold in 1995. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
01/25/05
Reminder - The fourth quarter 2004 Earned Income Tax payments are due January 31, 2005.
"Altemose construction project denied again" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's vote by the Board of Supervisors to deny the Altemose application to construct a continuing care retirement community on their property at Whitehorse and Ashenfelter Roads. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Developer looks to add 50 homes" by Jason F. Smith in today's The Phoenix is a very confusing (to me) report on last night's Board of Supervisors meeting discussion of the Robal Associates application to develop the 30 acre property on Sycamore Lane. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the January 3, 2005 Reorganization and Business meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
01/22/05
"Student awarded grant to enact his 'hoop house' system" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on Great Valley Junior Charlie Andersen's DEP grant for the development of a greenhouse heated by burning shelled corn. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. (Also, see the Philadelphia Inquirer article on this story linked from yesterday's entry below.)
 
Eagle Logo"Eagle vs. falcon: Which would win?" by Jessica M. McRorie in today's Daily Local News reports on the likely outcome of combat between an eagle and a falcon in nature, with quotes from Janet Zeis at the Great Valley Nature Center. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
01/21/05
The Preliminary Agenda for the January 24 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Congratulations Charlie Andersen - "Farm teen reaps state energy grant" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Great Valley High School junior and Charlestown resident Charlie Andersen, 16, who recently received a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection to develop a method of heating a greenhouse with fuel made from corn. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
01/20/05
The Official Minutes of the December 14, 2004 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
I have posted a link to a new web site describing the 140 mile hiking and equestrian Horse-Shoe Trail, which runs from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail, and which passes through Charlestown Township. The link is permanently listed on our Neighborhood Links page under "Recreation Links" , or you can view it by clicking here. Many thanks to Bob Jones for bringing this site to my attention.
01/14/05
"Slip ramp project could be done by 2008" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's public meeting held by the PA Turnpike Commission to discuss the slip ramp project at Rt. 29 in Devault. The article is available from the paper's web site by clicking here.
01/11/05  
"Permanently Preserved?" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on efforts by the Board of Supervisors and the Open Space Commission to preserve a substantial portion of the open space represented by the Stonorov property along the Pickering Creek in the northwest region of the Township. The article is available from the paper's web site by clicking here.
01/09/05  (9:30 PM)
The Hanas report that their dog Wesley has returned home. (see 01/07 posting below.)
01/07/05  (12:30 PM)
Slip Ramp Meeting - Public Notice
A Public Meeting has been scheduled for all interested parties to review and discuss the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's Slip Ramps at Route 29, located near Turnpike milepost 319, seven miles east of the Downingtown Interchange, in Chester County. The purpose of the meeting is to update the public on the status of the design of the slip ramps and the future construction schedule.
DATE: Thursday, January 13, 2005 TIME: 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
PLACE: EAST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP BUILDING
209 Conestoga Rd. (Rt. 401) Frazer, PA 19355
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Design Consultants will be available for explanation and discussion of the project.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Commission has scheduled the meeting at a facility, which is accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aids are requested to contact Ms. Christina M. Hampton at (610) 292-3785, in order that the special needs may be accommodated.
PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION
P.O. Box 67676 - Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676 - (717) 939-9551
01/07/05
Lost Dog - From Caryl and Jim Hanna
January 7, 2005. 9:00 a.m. our 4 year old, male beagle, named Wesley has been gone since 6:00 a.m. He has a black collar, and no tag unfortunately. We live at 2203 Charlestown Road and are new to the neighborhood so he may not know his way home. Thanks. (See 01/09/05 entry.)
01/05/05
The Preliminary Agenda for the January 11 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Todd reappointed auditor" by Bill Rettew in today's The Phoenix reports on appointments made at Monday night's Board of Supervisors reorganization meeting. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
01/04/05
Kevin Kuhn was re-elected chairman of the Board of Supervisors at last night's reorganization meeting.
The Official Minutes of the December 20, 2004 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
 
 

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