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Archived Home Pages - February 2005
Board Meeting Cancelled (from Linda Csete) - Due to the anticipated snowstorm, the Board of Supervisors meeting for this evening has been cancelled. The Devault Foods Conditional Use Decision has been moved to the March 7th agenda, and the Robal and Lillmars conditional use hearings have been moved to March 21st.
"Open space - or open season?" by Diane Mastrull in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the concern that land supposedly preserved for open space is or may be developed in some sense by the very township or borough that originally "preserved" it. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Phoenixville gets $1M to help Bridge Street revitalization" by Jason F. Smith in today's The Mercury reports on state funds to go to Phoenixville for revitalization of Bridge Street. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
A Taste of Chester County
Local Farms, Local Food, Local Beer (from Liz Andersen)
Come celebrate Chester County's diverse and thriving agricultural community on Sunday, February 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA. Representatives from area farmers' markets, CSAs (community support agriculture-for more information see http://www.csacenter.org), and ag-related organizations will be on hand to engage and educate the public about the availability and benefits of locally grown produce.
Take advantage of this opportunity to whet your appetite for the upcoming growing season with local farm products to taste and recipes to collect. Plenty of information will be available to help you locate the farm or farmers' market nearest you. Learn how locally produced food is superior in nutrition and taste, and how supporting local agriculture keeps our local economy thriving and our local landscape beautiful.
This free event is open to the public and includes a range of activities for the entire family-from children's garden crafts to a fermentation display. Victory's restaurant will be open as usually, and all of Victory's award winning brews will be available for purchase.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Liz Andersen by phone at (610) 933-0486
or e-mail at email@example.com
The Preliminary Agenda for the February 28 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Reminder to Residents and Businesses in Charlestown Township:
(from Township Administrator Linda Csete)
The 2004 Final Tax Return for Charlestown's 1/2% Earned Income Tax is due April 15, 2005. If you have not received your form in the mail, please do one of the following:
- Go to the Central Tax Bureau of PA's website, http://www.centaxgroup.com to download the form. The address to return the form to is: Central Tax Bureau of PA, 400 Stenton Avenue, Suite 107, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. For questions, call them at (610) 828-1227.
- Or, call the township office to request that a form be mailed to you. Leave your name and address on our voicemail if you call off hours and we'll be sure to mail out your form. You can also e-mail the township office to request a form at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Charlestown resident Saul Kun was found guilty yesterday of embezzling funds from the car dealership for which he worked at the time. "Executive denies taking money from Royersford car dealership" by Carl Hessler, Jr. in yesterday's The Mercury, available here, and "Former executive guilty of stealing from dealership" in today's The Mercury available here, report on the last two days of the trial.
Relay for Life at GVHS (from Kelley Kelly)
"Malvern man faces prison for alleged embezzlement" by Carl Hessler, Jr. in today's Daily Local News reports on the first day of the trial of former Charlestown resident Saul Kun. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
I am on a Relay for Life Team called the Mardi Gras Mob! The Relay for Life is a 24 hour team event to raise money to fight cancer. It will be held May 21 and 22, 2005, at Great Valley High School. I am selling raffle tickets for the following:
A Gormet Dinner for Eight - Fabulous Gourmet dinner planned, prepared and served by members of the "Mardi Gras Mob" (Relay for Life Team!) You and your guests will be treated to five courses of memorable dining! The tickets sell for $10.00 or 3 tickets for $20.00.
Please call me, or email if you have any questions. I appreciate your time and attention.
Sincerely, Kelley Kelly - 610-935-3197
"Warrant officer asked to resign" by Gina Zotti in yesterday's Daily Local News (and the print edition of The Phoenix) reports on the forced retirement of long time constable Clarence Rittenbaugh, Jr. of Charlestown due to allegations of improprieties. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
SUMMER CAMP INFO - "Fifth annual GV Camp Fair planned" in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on plans for next week's (Feb 16) Great Valley School District Summer Camp Fair. The fair, held from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Middle School, is an opportunity to examine all sorts of summer camp offerings for Summer 2005. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Developer looks to build senior homes" by Jason F. Smith in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on a plan proposed at Tuesday's meeting of the Planning Commission for the construction of a 14 building, 252 unit seniors condominium development on the Tyler Griffin tract on the northeast corner of Rt. 29 and Charlestown Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Farmers reap a harvest of ideas" by Nancy Petersen in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on efforts to promote Chester County grown produce, a featured topic at the "Keep Farming First" meeting this week. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the January 24, 2005 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the January 11, 2005 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
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"Township supervisors will start looking for new tax collector soon" by Jason F. Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on discussions at last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors regarding use of a tax collection service firm instead of the existing tax collector. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Phoenixville Area Soccer Club (PASC) has posted their Spring Soccer Development Program Registration information on their web site at http://www.pasc1.org/ . A registration form is available on the club's site, and registration dates are also provided.
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"Farming event set for Penn State Great Valley campus" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the upcoming "Keep Farming First" annual event devoted to the care and preservation of Chester County farms. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"GVHS students will get close up of Washington" by Alexis Grilli in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on the "Close Up Washington Program" in which Great Valley HS students are participating. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
PA Turnpike Slip Ramp Info - The PA Turnpike Commission has posted updated information on the Route 29 Slip Ramp Project, slated for construction to begin in the Spring of 2006 and completion in the Winter of 2007-2008. The project's overview page is available here, with links from that page to a plan view of the intersection imposed on an aerial photo, a rendering of the intersection imposed on another aerial photo, and a pdf file showing projected traffic flow. An earlier plan view diagram that appears to still be valid is available from our site as a pdf file by clicking here.
"Preserved Pa. farmland is fetching high prices" by Christine Schiavo in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the surprisingly high value, about $17,000 per acre, paid for a 176 acre Bucks County farm already restricted by easements to limit its use to agriculture. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the February 7 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the February 8 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Stormwater Management - Township Administrator Linda Csete has provided information on stormwater management in Charlestown Township, and included pdf versions of three PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) color brochures on related subjects. The new material is linked from our Index to Official Township Information page and by clicking here.
Updated Zoning Ordinance - Charlestown Township's Zoning Ordinance has been updated and is available for download as a 552kb pdf file from our Index to Official Township Information page.
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