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Archived Home Pages - February 2001

02/28/01
The Official Minutes of the February 12 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
02/27/01
Supervisor Irene Ewald reports on the status of the Rt. 401/Valley Hill Road traffic light and a scheduled State Police update to residents of Charlestown -
  • Construction for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Rt. 401 and Valley Hill Road is underway. The installation activities began last week and should be completed soon, weather permitting.

  • The State Police will update the community on its investigation of an incident of major vandalism in the township and other matters at the March 19th (Monday) Board of Supervisors meeting, 7:30 PM at the Great Valley Middle School on Phoenixville Pike near Route 401.
"As township develops, residents' concerns rise" by Brian Woodward in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Upper Uwchlan Township's struggles dealing with a high rate of development. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
02/26/01
The Preliminary Agenda for tomorrow night's meeting of the Planning Commission at the Great Valley Middle School has been posted.
02/24/01
Charlestown Green's report on the February 12 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
02/23/01
The Preliminary Agenda for next Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervsors has been posted.
02/21/01
The Official Minutes of the January 22 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
02/20/01
"Program for open space to be announced" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports that "A multimillion dollar program to preserve farmland in the face of intense development pressure in northern Chester County is expected to be announced by the county commissioners this morning." The full article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for January has been posted. (I'll post the official minutes for January 22 soon.)
02/19/01
We're back! We've been out of town for two weeks and I'll have the resulting backlog of postings completed soon. In the meantime, from today's newspapers we have -
"As part of an exercise program, Great Valley Middle School will be open to residents during the early morning and at night." by Susan Weidener in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the availability of the new Middle School during the early morning and at night for walkers as part of a program being offered to residents of the district. See the article for details. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Neighboring West Pikeland Township now has an Official Website available at http://www.westpikeland.com. I have added a link to their site on our Neighborhood Links page. (We remind you that www.charlestown.org is not an official site of Charlestown Township, but benefits greatly from "official" material made available by our township's government.)
02/06/01
Monday's cancelled meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been rescheduled for next Monday, February 12.
02/01/01 "New option may save more farmland" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer provides many details of the program whereby owners of farmland may sell development rights to their land and thus preserve it as farmland without loss of the income that could be received from developers. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Three Township Offices in May 15 Primary -
Sue Staas and Charlie Philips have generously provided information regarding township offices that will be on the May 15 Primary Election ballot. If you are interested in running for any of the three offices (Supervisor, Auditor or Tax Collector), they provide contact information for both the Republican and Democratic committee persons.
In preparation for the upcoming primary elections on May 15, Sue Staas and Charlie Philips want all Charlestown Residents to be aware of the township elected positions which will be on the ballot. This is your chance to make a difference in Charlestown Township!
Three township offices: Supervisor, Auditor and Tax Collector are up for re-election in 2001. Those interested in running for any of these position are encouraged to contact your local Party Committee person: Sue Staas (suestaas@aol.com) 610-933-9766 or Charlie Philips (charles.philips@smed.com) 610-933-4154 for Republicans; Louise Cantrell-Kehoe (paklck@aol.com) 610-917-1103 or Michael Churchill 610-935-7652 for Democrats.
Supervisor: Incumbent is Hugh Willig, who was elected for a two-year term when the Township's board was expanded from three to five supervisors. Hugh has indicated that he will run again. Our five Township Supervisors, who each serve for six years, are responsible for local legislation, policy and administration relating to land use, road maintenance, public safety, parks and recreation.
Auditor: Incumbent is Anita LaBarge, who was elected for two years to complete a term vacated by a resignation. Anita has indicated that she will run again. The three Township Auditors, whose terms are six years, are charged with examining the accounting records and accounting practices of the township, and to inform the responsible officials about any weaknesses that are discovered.
Tax Collector: Incumbent is Andrew Viscuso, who will retire at the end of his term. This is a paid position. The Township Tax Collector is responsible for collecting township taxes (not school taxes). The job involves collecting tax payments, keeping careful records and communicating with taxpayers and mortgage companies.
Your Republican or Democratic Committee person will be happy to guide you through the pre-election process. As was the procedure in 1998, all Republicans interested in running for local office will be asked by the Republican Committee to participate in a public interview process prior to their endorsement as a candidate. Democratic Candidates will be invited to interview with their Democratic Committee.
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? Remember, if you are registered as an independent, you will be unable to vote in the primary and will lose your chance to pick among the local and county candidates vying for a spot on the November ballot. Voter Registration Forms may be found in your local post office.
 
 

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