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Archived Home Pages - January 2007
01/29/07 (9:00 pm)
Special BOS & PC Meeting (from Linda Csete) -
The Planning Commission is holding a joint public work session with the Board of Supervisors this Thursday, Feb. 1st at 7:30 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154 to review the Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinance for the Devault Area. The agenda is here. More information and an explanation of the ordinance is here.
"Regional plan in dispute" by G. E. Lawrence in last Saturday's The Phoenix reports on the Borough of Phoenixville's request that the municipality and township members of the Phoenixville Area Regional Planning Commission's have representation based on population, rather than one vote for each municipality/township, a request that threatens the continued existence of the Commission. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County growing faster than predicted" by Don Beideman in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the extent by which the county is growing faster than anticipated by the Chester County Planning Commission. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Reminder - Charlestown Township's 4th Quarter Earned Income Tax payment is due by next Tuesday.
"Early filers in Pa. may want to wait a bit" by Henry J. Holcomb in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Pennsylvania state tax 1099 forms received this week are likely in error. This will affect those who itemize deductions on their Federal tax forms. New 1099 forms marked "Corrected" will be mailed soon. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the January 2, 2007 Reorganization and Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"GVSD reviewing security measures" by Anne Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on the current state of security at the Great Valley School District's various schools, and looks at additional measures that could be taken. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Landscapes2" Survey - For those who are not aware of what "Landscapes" is, it is Chester County's award-winning policy plan that brings growth and preservation together. It guides municipalities, developers, preservationists, and many others in setting priorities for where and how our county will grow - and how to protect the best of our natural, rural, historic, suburban, and urban heritage. After ten years, the plan is being rewritten, and to provide guidance, the County is asking residents to complete a short on-line survey in which you can indicate your priorities on a number of aspects of living and/or working in Chester County. Charlestown Township encourages everyone to complete the survey. To learn more about Landscapes, and to complete the survey (it takes just a few minutes), go to http://www.landscapes2.org. Use the row of links under the Landscapes2 logo to go to "FAQs" for a concise understanding of Landscapes, and go to "Survey" to take the short survey. If you complete the survey as a Charlestown resident, leave the last question for a 3-digit code blank.
"Rethinking Chesco's sense of place" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the Landscapes2 survey and also provides some background on the Landscapes program. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Projects recieve funding" by Jennifer Miller in last Friday's Daily Local News reports on the award of $475,000 by Chester County Commissioners for three conservation projects that include help funding the 38 acre easement on Valhalla Farm on Merlin Road in Charlestown and East Pikeland Townships. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the January 22 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the December 12, 2006 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
GVNC Summer Camp Registration -
Registration days for the Great Valley Nature Center's 2007 Camps are right around the corner. These camps offer a wide variety of topics and adventures this summer for campers ages 4 to 15. Click here to see the Center's offerings by age group.
Registration begins for Members on Thursday, February 1st, 2007. Non-members can register on Thursday, February 22, 2007. Registration can also be made over the phone (610) 935-9777 or in person by coming to our offices at 4251 State Road.
The Official Minutes of the December 4 and December 18 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the January 9 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Mancini wants more for Chesco open space" by Anne Pickering in today's The Phoenix (and also the Daily Local News) reports on Chester County Commissioner Donald Mancini's position that the County should set aside more money for preservation of open space. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
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