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08/30/00 (5 PM)
Loretta Watson's reports on the meetings of the Board of Supervisors on August 21 and August 24 have been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
The Great Valley School District was denied its request for permission to install stadium lights at the senior high school. "Zoners nix Great Valley stadium lights" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Exchange Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will be holding its First Annual Art Show October 21-22, with a Preview Party October 20. Over 500 pieces of framed original art by many noted area artists will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting abused children. See the full details by clicking here. Contact Charlestown resident Debbie Kuhn for additional information.
Sue Staas has sent the minutes of the July 13 meeting of the CAC and adds the following remarks -
The next meeting is scheduled for the Hotel Desmond - 7PM on September 13. It is so very helpful to have citizens from the township attend the meetings. We all introduce ourselves at the beginning of the meeting - so guests are identified. It is tremendously important to show evidence of our residents' ongoing concerns about this issue!
The minutes of the July 13 meeting are linked from our Slip Ramp Opposition Center's Reports on Meetings page.
Township artist Barbara Grant has provided information on near term exhibits of her and others' art in the area. See our Neighbors of Note page.
The preliminary agenda for tomorrow's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Township to purchase balance of Brightside Farm. The following announcement was received yesterday from Supervisor Hugh Willig.
Last night the Great Valley School District voted unanimously to accept the
offer made by the Board of Supervisors for the purchase of the former Pyle
Farm. Negotiations for this land between the Board of Supervisors and School District have
been taking place since early this year and were interrupted only while the
School District was considering the construction of a new elementary school
on that site.
The purchase price of $1,525,000 represents the School District's
expenditures in purchasing the land, engineering and consultants fees and
carrying costs for their money (excluding the period during which a new
school was being considered). This price, we believe based on appraisals
and research, is fair market value.
The Board of Supervisors believes that this land will be a great asset to Charlestown and we
look forward to working with the community as we decide how to best use this
Loretta Watson's reports on the Board of Supervisors meetings of August 7 and August 14 have been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
The preliminary agenda for Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
A comment on the dangerous situation on Coldstream Road has been posted to our Traffic Forum.
The official minutes for the August 7, 2000 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Council may seek regional planning board" by Karin Williams in today's The Phoenix reports on the Phoenixville Borough's Planning Commission recommendation to the Borough Council that the Borough work to develop a multi-municipal planning body that would include Charlestown Township. The recommendations are based on state legislation that fosters joint planning by adjacent municipalities. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"E. Whiteland supervisors won't appeal building ban" by Susan Weidener in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the apparent demise of East Whiteland's building moratorium. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Fire Marshal report for July has been posted. The report includes a photo of the tractor trailer that overturned on Route 29 on July 3rd.
The Official Minutes for the three July meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
08/11/00 (5:00 PM)
The Preliminary Agenda for the Monday, Aug 14 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last day to register for the Phoenixville Marion Club football program.
Are You Interested in Learning to Compost?
The County is currently sponsoring a program to promote backyard composting. The Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors would like feedback from residents who may be interested in attending a workshop this fall to be held at a convenient location (still to be determined) in or near the Township. At the workshop, you would receive a high-quality compost bin for little or no cost. It is made of 100% plastic, easy to assemble, weather resistant, guaranteed for 10 years and has a sliding door at the base for fast, efficient compost removal. We need to determine if there is any interest in this project. Please call the Township office with your name, address & phone number at (610) 240-0326 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
Linda Csete, Township Secretary
"C´town approves 55-acre purchase" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports on Monday's unanimous decision by the Board of Supervisors to offer to purchase Brightside Farm from the Great Valley School District. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Three articles from local papers in the past few days will be of interest to our residents -
- "Charlestown bids to buy land from school district" by Christopher Merrill in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the Board of Supervisors approval last night of an agreement of sale to purchase the 55 acre Brightside Farm from the Great Valley School District. The District will review the offer later in August. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- "Developer presents new plans for 199-home project" by Christopher Merrill in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on the previous Board meeting in which the Toll Bros revised plans for Charlestown Meadows were presented, along with other matters. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- Going back to the August 3 issue of The Phoenix, "Local residents 'agree' with slip ramp, says commission" by Karin Williams reports on claims by representatives of the PA Turnpike Commission that East Whiteland residents are in favor of the Route 29 Slip Ramp. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Loretta Watson's report on the July 24 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page. The report includes coverage of that night's portion of the Toll Bros. hearing for Charlestown Meadows.
"County to gauge success vs. sprawl - To find out whether the Landscapes effort to control suburban growth is working, a way is developed to measure it." by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the "Landscapes Index", a new series of indicators of the success of the Landscapes program. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"Road repairs planned for area" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports on PennDOT repairs planned for the coming months. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"E. Whiteland looks at its future and sees traffic" by Susan Weidener in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is a rather depressing look at anticipated commercial development in East Whiteland Township and the expected impact on traffic in our area. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/01/00 (3:00 pm)
We apologize for the unavailability of this site the past 20 or so hours. Monday afternoon's storm was a little too much for some of our network equipment.
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