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March 16, 1998

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Archived Home Pages - July 1998

Susan Weidener has a feature article titled "Developer increases pressure on Charlestown Twp." in today's issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Mr. Altemose as well as several residents of Charlestown are quoted in the article. The article is available from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The township of West Vincent is facing a challenge from a developer who want to change zoning to allow the construction of high density housing that would have the potential to increase the township population by 50%. See "Developers challenge town lot size" by Adrienne Lu in today's Philadelphia Inquirer, which is available on-line by clicking here.
Another Philadelphia Inquirer article, "PennDOT: Work on 202 starting soon" by Kyle Ashinhurst, spells out the schedule for the reconstruction of Route 202 which is to begin within the next three weeks. This article is available on-line by clicking here.
I have posted a report from Ellen Behrle on last week's meeting of the Planning Commission.
The weekend Daily Local has a review of the Landscapes program by Kyle Ashinhurst. Titled "Two years later: Is 'Landscapes' working?", the article can be read on-line for today only by clicking here.
I have (finally) posted the Official Minutes of the two June meetings of the Board of Supervisors as well as the Official Minutes of the June meeting of the Planning Commission.
I have posted a comprehensive report from Kevin Kuhn on Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors. These reports from Kevin and others will be increasingly important to those who do not attend these meetings due to the fact that the Board, by a 2 to 1 vote, decided that future official minutes will be in a shortened version, primarily reflecting the results of votes, with less detail about the discussion that takes place.
We have posted the preliminary agendas for next week's meetings of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission.
Lubna Kahn reports in today's Philadelphia Inquirer on the awarding of bids totalling $23.7 million to various contractors for the construction of the new Great Valley Middle School. The article may be read from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Altemose finds an ally on the planning commission" is the title of a report by Julie T. Glanville in today's The Phoenix. Glanville identifies Vincent Kling as a long-time advocate of Altemose, who wants to change the Township's zoning to permit construction of apartments on his Charlestown property. You may read the article on-line for today only by clicking here.
07/06/98  What's Happening?
I have had some queries concerning the lack of postings to our web site. Some simply want to make sure they are still on the Notification List. We have had a loss in our family that has left little time for anything other than the routine postings to this site, and unfortunately, that situation will persist for at least several months. In the meantime, I will continue posting agendas, reports and official minutes of meetings and the occasional link to a newspaper article. When time permits, I'll nibble away at the queue of other types of material waiting to be posted. In a few months, we should be able to resume posting of historical and photographic content as well as neighbor profiles.
07/04/98  HAPPY 4th OF JULY !
Apparently Schuylkill Township has officially taken a "wait and see" attitude towards the county's "Landscapes" program. See Julie Glanville's article titled "`Landscapes' gets a thumbs down in Schuylkill Twp." in this weekend's The Phoenix by clicking here.
Today's Suburban Advertiser has two articles of interest to Charlestown residents. Stephanie L. Baum reports on the contractor bids for various parts of the Great Valley School District's building projects in an article titled "Bids in for GV projects". This article is available on-line for the next week by clicking here.
In the same issue, "The battles of Chester County" by Stephanie L. Baum encourages us to take in the exhibit at the Chester County Historical Society on the Revolutionary War in Chester County. This exhibit will close on July 25th. This article is also available at the paper's web site by clicking here.

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