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Archived Home Pages - June 2002

06/27/02
The Preliminary Agenda for the July 1 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the June 11, 2002 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"GVSD considering committee to deal with facilities" by Pamela Batzel in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on the Great Valley School Board's decision to create a committee to do long range facilities planning for the district. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/26/02
The Official Minutes of the March 28, 2002 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Planners discuss demolition permits" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on the discussion at last night's Planning Commission meeting regarding the imposition of a 30 day delay prior to approve of demolition permits for historic structures. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"West Nile Virus in Chester Springs" by Jonathan Jones in today's The Phoenix continues reporting on the West Nile virus infected dead crow found recently in Chester Springs. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/25/02
The Preliminary Agenda for tonight's meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the May 20, 2002 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the June 3, 2002 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the June 10, 2002 Brightside Farm visioning meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Charlestown Green's report on the June 17, 2002 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
"West Nile virus confirmed in bird" in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the detection of the West Nile virus in a dead crow in Chester Springs. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. For more information on the West Nile virus, click here.
"Great Valley looks forward with plan" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the approval of a second six-year strategic plan by the Great Valley School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/21/02
"Despite rain, drought restrictions remain in Chester County" in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer explains why Chester County remains under drought restrictions while neighboring counties have had their restrictions lifted. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/19/02
"Charlestown Supervisors address road safety" by Kristin Smith in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on the decision at Monday night's Board of Supervisors meeting to authorize painting edge and center yellow lines on Union Hill and Rees Roads in a further effort to reduce speed and increase safety on these two roads. The article also covers the meeting's discussion of the separation of the new Dixon subdivision from the Three Ponds community. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Charlestown's land planner Tom Comitta is the subject of "Area architect will help with redesigning World Trade Center" by Jessica McRorie in yesterday's Daily Local News. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/17/02
Charlestown Green's report on the June 3, 2002 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
"Drought persists despite recent rain" by Sharon Stahl in today's The Mercury explains why we still have a serious water shortage in spite of the seemingly plentiful spring rains. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Chesco request raises cry of 'nimby'-ism" by Susan Weidener in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on existing homeowners' perceptions of new developments and the loss of open space. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/15/02
Chester County and Delaware County remain under a Drought Emergency even as the state lifts this status from Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties. "Penna. lifts some curbs on water use" by Tom Avril in today's Philadelphia Inquirer provides the details. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/14/02
The Official Minutes of the April 24, 2002 meeting of the Open Space Commission have been posted.
I have posted five photos from yesterday's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Rt. 29 Bridge at the Pickering Creek. You can go directly to this new page here, or go to our regular Photo Albums page for a link to all the photos posted on the bridge since March 2002.
"Bridge back in business" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on the opening of the Rt. 29 bridge. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Land trust changes chiefs" by Susan Weidner in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the difficult process by which a new team is replacing founder Eleanor Morris as leaders of the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/13/02
I have been away for a week and need to get caught up on posting a few things.
Rt. 29 Bridge Opens This Afternoon
Ribbon cuttingThe State Route 29 Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 10:00 AM this morning. This photo shows (L to R) Supervisor Paul Hogan, State Senator James Gerlach, State Representative Carole Rubley, an unidentified young man representing future generations, and PENNDOT District Administrator Andrew Warren cutting the ribbon following a brief ceremony.
 
Paul Hogan addresses the massesCharlestown Township Supervisor Paul Hogan, who worked hard himself and got others to help with clearing the ice dam embankment along the new bridge, spoke of the cooperation of the Township and PennDOT in completing the bridge in a manner suitable to its setting. (In a few days, I'll close out our bridge construction photo album with additional photos of this event.)
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 17 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for May has been posted.
"Developers ask for ordinance change" by Kristin Smith in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on the discussion at Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting regarding a proposed 23 lot subdivision along Sycamore Lane. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Great Valley School Board OKs tax hike" by Pamela Batzel in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the School Board's approval of an 8.2 percent tax rate increase for the 2002-03 school year. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/06/02
"Assuring Chesco's water resources" by Jonathan Jones in today's The Phoenix and Daily Local News reports on the first of four public hearings on the county's water resources plan, this one held at the West Vincent Township Building Tuesday. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Township votes to advertise ordinance proposal" by Kristin Smith reports on Schuylkill Township supervisors' decision to advertise a proposed ordinance to join the Phoenixville area regional planning group. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/05/02
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 10 special Brightside Farm Visioning Meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The current issue of "Pennsylvania Turnpike Traveler" has a pretty clear diagram of how the Rt. 29 Slip Ramp will be layed out, including connections to Atwater Drive. I have reproduced the diagram as a PDF file which is available from our Slip Ramp Opposition Center or directly by clicking here.
"Vote to join regional group expected" by Kristin Smith reports on Schuylkill Township's discussions regarding that township's decision to join the Phoenixville Regional Planning Group that Charlestown just agreed to join. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/04/02
Rt. 29 Bridge TO OPEN June 13 (afternoon) - (from Linda Csete) PennDOT has completed the bridge reconstruction of the "Ice Dam Bridge" over Route 29 months ahead of schedule. The bridge will be open to traffic late afternoon on June 13th.
Charlestown joins Phoenixville Regional Planning Commission - "Charlestown Township signs off on regional planning commission" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors at which the Board approved township membership in the new commission. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"A tool to preserve barns seen by some as a threat" by Susan Weidener in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a proposed East Goshen ordinance that would give owners of historic barns in that area "an array of options for how their barns can be used" in order to provide incentives to preserve the structures. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/03/02
Wendy Leland on her way to Afghanistan - "Area woman to depart for duty in Afghanistan" by Kevin Plunkett in today's Daily Local News reports on Planning Commission member, Girl Scout Troop leader, lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard, communications specialist and Charlestown resident Wendy Leland's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan as part of a joint task force with the 18th Airborn Corps. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Charlestown Residents are State Medal Winners! - Charlestown's Jen Williams, Carolyn Auwaerter and Katy Andersen were joined by Malvern's Danielle Eaton to win the 4x800 Relay in 9:16.73 to take the State Championship at the PIAA Track and Field Championship at Shippensberg, PA on May 26. Charlestown resident Ben Franczuszki placed 6th in the 800 meter run in 1:55.83. Both times set new Great Valley High School records. Paul Gring, a Middle School math teacher since 1977, the Middle School Track coach , High School Cross Country coach and good friend of your webmaster provided this info and hopefully will keep us posted of future successes by Charlestown residents.
"Japanese Garden in Charlestown" by Kristin Smith with photo on the front page of the weekend edition of The Phoenix reports on the hidden treasure in Charlestown Township, Swiss Pines. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. For several years we have had photos as well as information on the beautiful gardens on Charlestown Road here.
"West Pikeland resident hopes development can be stopped" by Pateen Corcoran in today's The Mercury reports on concerns expressed by residents of West Pikeland Township regarding Toll Bros and other developments under way or anticipated in our neighboring township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Zoning changes voted down in East Nottingham" by Marcella Peyre-Ferry in today's Daily Local News reports on failed efforts in East Nottingham Township to change some areas of residential zoning to agricultural zoning. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
 

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