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Archived Home Pages - June 2003
The Official Minutes of the June 10, 2003 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
The 2003 registration dates for the Phoenixville Marian Youth Club have been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 23 special joint meeting of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission has been posted. This meeting features a special presentation on the Devault Village concept.
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 24 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Chesco proud of open space preservation " by John Gentzel in today's The Mercury reports on County Commissioners' views of the state of the county's open space preservation programs. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Yesterday I updated the summer employment information on our page for Township students seeking summer jobs. In addition to regular full-time employment, several are seeking part-time as well. If you can help spread the word that this page of job seekers exists, you might help them find employment.
Lost Dog - (from a resident of Charlestown Oaks)
We lost our dog in Charlestown Oaks last Thursday, and we need your help to
find her. There is $1000 reward for information leading to her return.
Please be on the lookout for a DARK BROWN, LAB/PIT MIX, 2 YEAR OLD, 40
POUND, FEMALE DOG named ISABELLE. For a printable flyer with pictures,
Thank you for your help finding our pup.
Please call 484-368-9128 to report any information about Isabelle. Thank
you! Lane and Jessica
The Official Minutes of the June 2, 2003 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted. These minutes contain considerable discussion of the issue of speed controls on Union Hill Road.
"Officials consider options for open space" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's presentation and discussion of the proposed earned income tax for Charlestown residents to help fund preservation of Township open space. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Proposed bill would reduce farm size for state money" by Margaret Gibbons in today's The Mercury reports on Montgomery County's efforts to urge passage of state legislation that would lower the minimum size of farms eligible for the use of state preservation funds in purchasing development rights. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Reminder: The first item on the agenda for tonight's Board of Supervisors meeting is a presentation and public discussion of the proposed earned income tax for use in funding the preservation of Charlestown's open space. See the meeting's Preliminary Agenda for the program for the presentation.
"Officials: Pranks can be destructive" by Pamela Batzel in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the costly pranks done over the years at Great Valley and other area high schools. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Federal proposal threatens future of the Schuylkill Valley Metrorail" by Carl Hessler, Jr. in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the possible impact on the proposed commuter train that would have a stop in Phoenixville should a federal funding proposal be enacted. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 16 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted. This meeting has a special presentation and discussion on the proposed Earned Income Tax for Charlestown. See the agenda for details.
"District proposes plan to buy land" by Gazalla Gaya in today's The Phoenix reports on Tuesday night's Planning Commission meeting, including a School district plan to purchase land adjacent to Charlestown Elementary School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"256 graduate from Great Valley High School" by Betsy Gilliland in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on last week's commencement exercises at the High School. The article includes a photo of some graduates. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Oxford discusses open space preservation" by Marcella Peyre-Ferry in today's Daily Local News reports on discussions in Oxford and surrounding townships of a proposed increase in their earned income tax for funding preservation of open space. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the May 13, 2003 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
From the Historical Society -
The Charlestown Historical Society is looking for volunteers on Saturday, June 14th between 9 AM to 6 PM to help carry file boxes out of the Rapp House on Yellow Springs Road and into a storage facility on the property. The Rapp House is being re-plastered and the files must be removed while the work is being done. Even 15 minutes will be a help!
"Great Valley OKs budget" by Pamela Batzel in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on Monday nights approval of a $55.3 million by the Great Valley School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Weather concerns farmers" by Betsy Gilliland in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the effects the recent wet weather is having on all farmers, including those growing vegetables and hay. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Township buys historic tavern with goal of restoring it as a museum" by Margaret Fitzcharles in today's The Mercury reports on the decision by East Vincent Township supervisors to purchase the historic Parkerford Tavern even though they have no funding or specific plans for its use. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal and Roadmaster reports for May have been posted.
"Farmers' market returns" by Tony Roberts in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the opening of the Phoenixville Farmers' Market, a co-operative community effort, which is now located in the Foundry Building area. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
I have replaced the Slip Ramp icon and link on our Home page with a Community Garden link (above) that takes you to the first page of the Brightside Farm's Community Garden section. The garden section will be reorganized soon and if we get some sunshine for a few days, I might even be able to post some photos of flowers and veges in the making.
I have been out of town this week and have some catching up to do.
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 10 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the May 19, 2003 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Special Meeting June 23, 2003 -
The Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Planning Commission, invites you to a Special Meeting for a slide presentation and discussion of planning options for the Devault Area, including concepts of a "Devault Village". Your comments are welcome. 7:30 PM at the Middle School, Room 154.
Farmers' Market Opens Tomorrow (From Liz Andersen) -
The Phoenixville Farmers' Market opens for its second season this coming Saturday, June 7, in a new location by the recently renovated Phoenixville Foundry on Main Street at French Creek. It will be open every Saturday through October, from 9am to 1pm. The Market is a cooperative non-profit venture to support local agriculture and encourage community health. Last year, farmers sold vegetables, fruits, organic breads, eggs, cider, herbs, soaps and flowers. This year the Market has expanded to include producers of cheese, certified organic berries, jams, and fruit butters, certified organic pasture raised beef, lamb, pork and poultry, native plants, and hanging baskets. We continually seek local farmers to join us at the Market. Interested growers/producers should email Bunny Schnell at email@example.com. We are inviting residents of the greater Phoenixville area to come to the Market and taste the delicious foods produced right here in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Come early and enjoy a cup of organic coffee. Steel City Coffeehouse will sell hot organic coffee as well as organic beans to make coffee at home. We hope to see you at the Market.
The Market is supported by the following contributors:
Longview Development LP
New Century Bank
PAEDCO (Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation)
Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust
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