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Archived Home Pages - March 2005

03/31/05
"Pottstown to opt out of Act 72" by Martha Raffaele in today's Daily Local News is the last in a series of articles reporting on the dilemma facing school boards regarding the one-time opportunity to join a new program that will use future state gambling funds to reduce school property taxes, but with "strings attached". The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/30/05
The Preliminary Agenda for the April 4 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"Second thoughts about opting into Act 72" by Martha Raffaele in today's Daily Local News is the second in a series of articles reporting on the dilemma facing school boards regarding the one-time opportunity to join a new program that will use future state gambling funds to reduce school property taxes, but with "strings attached". The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/29/05  (noon)
2 Dogs Found (from Linda Csete)
Found: 2 Large Dogs, one St. Bernard and one Mastiff. The St. Bernard appears to be limping. Found in the area of Route 29 and Dickson Drive this morning. Call the Township Office at 610-240-0326 for information.
03/29/05
"Tax law puts school boards on hot seat" by Peter Jackson in today's Daily Local News is the first in a series of articles reporting on the dilemma facing school boards regarding the one-time opportunity to join a new program that will use future state gambling funds to reduce school property taxes, but with "strings attached". The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/23/05
Last night's Planning Commission meeting was cancelled due to the lack of a quorom.
03/21/05  (11:30 AM)
Board Meeting Cancelled (from Linda Csete) -
There was only one item on the agenda tonight, a hearing for Robal Associates, and the applicant has requested a continuance to April 18th. Therefore, the Board of Supervisors meeting for this evening has been cancelled. The next supervisors meeting will be held on April 4th, 7:30 PM at the Great Valley Middle School.
Earned Income Tax - I just learned that I had the incorrect phone number for CENTAX, the firm that collects Charlestsown's Earned Income Tax. The number has been corrected on our page with Township Tax Info.
03/21/05
"Tragedy Strikes Twice" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix is a follow-up story on Saturday's fire that destroyed three condominiums at Stewart's Court in Charlestown Hunt. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Hospital to host Women's Health Forum" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on a Women's Health Forum to be held April 9 at Phoenixville Hospital. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Penn State, trust study bog turtle" by Ann Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on efforts by the Natural Lands Trust and Penn State to set up programs to preserve the bog turtle. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"When Cute Deer Go Bad" in yesterday's New York Times shows that even the Audubon Society is suggesting policies be addressed concerning the negative impact of the large deer population in suburban areas of the northeast. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Charlestown artist Barbara Grant is selling glicee prints of over a dozen of her paintings on her new eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/Canvas-Hill-Fine-Art. Many of the paintings available from the store are scenes of Charlestown Township.
03/20/05
"Fire sweeps through condo complex" by Don Brensinger in today's The Mercury reports on a large fire at Charlestown Hunt last night that destroyed three condominiums and damaged others. (This is the second serious house fire this week in Charlestown Township. See 03/16/05 entry below.) The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"GVHS students get down to business" by Micha Frazier in today's Daily Local News reports on six Great Valley HS juniors who participated in a joint project with Penn State MBA students to develop business plans for non-profit businesses in the area. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Traffic study eyes county's rural roads" by Jason Kotowski in today's Daily Local News discusses a new report on the fatality rates on Pennsylvania's rural roads. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/17/05
Dog Found (from Cathy Sbarbaro) -
Somebody just dropped lost dog with Valley Veterinary Hospital, 610-935-8110. Person found him running on route 29 near our Charlestown Hunt. It is a puppy, looks like Bichon frise about 1 year old, very clean and groomed, he doesn't have any tags or color. If you know somebody who lost this dog, please let them know. Vet hospital will keep him for a while.
The Preliminary Agenda for the March 21 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the March 22 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Charlestown Elementary adopts mascot" in today's Suburban Advertiser reports on the designation of a bulldog as a mascot for Charlestown Elementary School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/16/05
"Fire Damages Home" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on a fire last night at the Scott residence on Pickering Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Well Water Test Kits Available (from Linda Csete) -
  1. Spring is an ideal time to test your well water. We have county health department water testing kits available at the Township Office at no charge. Stop in between 9 AM - 3 PM to pick one up. Follow the directions carefully, and note that to have your water sample tested, you must make an appointment with the County Health Department Lab before dropping your sample off at the Government Services Building in West Goshen. They charge $15.00, which must be exact amount cash or check, for the test.
     
  2. Planning your spring gardens? The Township has obtained a nice brochure from the EPA on Water-Efficient Landscaping, which can be picked up at the township office or mailed to you upon request.
Licensed Waste Haulers (from Linda Csete) - The list of waste haulers who have registered with the Township has been updated. The change from 2004 is the removal of Kronmuller Disposal Inc. from the list.
03/15/05
"Great Valley schools may take slice of town funds" by Benjamin Y. Lowe and Dan Hardy in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the possibility that the Great Valley School System could "take its share" of earned-income taxes in Malvern and Willistown. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/13/05
"Performer, but teacher first" by Wendy Walker in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Stephanie Greenberg who teaches violin to about 200 selected students in the General Wayne, K. D. Markley and Charlestown elementary schools. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/12/05
"Paoli holds elite status" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News reports on Paoli Hospital being named a "Top 100 Hospital" for the second year in the row in a nationwide ranking of more than 1,000 medium-sized community hospitals. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/11/05
Ordinance Posted - The Township's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance has been posted as a PDF file. The ordinance, about 200 pages (an 830 KB PDF document), is linked from several categories on our Index of Official Township Information, Ordinances and Forms, available here and via a link in the left menu column.
"Fate of former Longwood School discussed" by Jason F. Smith in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on Board of Supervisors discussions regarding the township owned remains of the Longwood School at the intersection of Valley Hill and Bodine Roads. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/08/05  (1:00 PM)
PC Meeting Cancelled (from Linda Csete) - Due to the uncertain weather conditions for this evening, the Planning Commission meeting for March 8th has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on April 12, 2005, 7:30 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School.
03/08/05
Meeting Moved (from Linda Csete) - The Middle School has a conflict for the Choral Room (Rm 154) tonight and has moved the Planning Commission meeting to the Library.
The Official Minutes of the February 7, 2005 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
03/04/05
The Preliminary Agenda for the March 8 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Great Valley addresses hazing policy" by Micha Frazier in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on discussions by Great Valley School District officials of a planned policy to address hazing in the schools. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Jetta flips on Charlestown Road" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on an auto accident yesterday on Charlestown Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/03/05
The Preliminary Agenda for the March 7 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
 
 

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