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Archived Home Pages - August 2002

08/30/02
CHS Speaker Announced - Charlestown Historical Society President Phil DeFranco has announced that Pam Powell of the Chester County Historical Society will speak at the CHS's October 2nd meeting. Pam's topic will be "Preserving Your Photographic Heritage", a basic overview of caring for historic photographs - principles of preservation, proper handling techniques and storage.
08/29/02
"In Chesco, a unified effort to protect a precious need" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a proposed new Chester County plan called "Watersheds" aimed at preserving water in times of drought. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Slick road conditions contribute to accident" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on a three car accident on Charlestown Road last night. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/28/02
"Commission passes plan for office park" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on the Planning Commission's approval last night of the 400,000 square-foot office complex on Whitehorse and Rees Roads. The plan now moves on to the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/25/02
"Board member objects to contract" by Pamela Batzel in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on Great Valley School Board member Susanne Carr's objections to a recent contract extension given Superintendent Rita Jones, both because of the terms of the contract and the way it was approved. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"As drought persists, residents must conserve water" by Sharon Stahl in today's The Mercury reports on deepening concerns at the state and local levels regarding the worsening drought. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/22/02  (11:30 AM)
I think it is time to set up a section of this site for Charlestown residents who have materials available for free. In the meantime, Paul Hogan's offer below has led resident Gale Pomanti to ask if she can offer clean fill for free, so here it is -
I am a Charlestown Resident today and am in the process of building a new home in Charletown. The new home is located on Hollow Road. (3135 Hollow Road) We have have 200-300 yards of very clean fill available for pickup at our location. We will load the trucks if they can pick it up or we have someone who will deliver for a fee. If anyone is interested, they can contact Tony Pomanti during the day at 610-270-6171 or our eveing number is 610-935-7204.
08/22/02
"Great Valley will focus on triumphs" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on plans for the September 11 commemorations in schools in the Great Valley School District. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Pine Slashings Available - Twp. supervisor Paul Hogan sent me the following notice. If you would like some pine slashings, contact Paul at PaulJHogan@aol.com.
I have two full pickup loads of pine slashings (the sides of logs not used) available for free delivery. I have to take them from the mill and I have a 40 years supply. The boards are 8' long from 4 to 8 inches wide and up to 2 inches thick. I'll dump them in a pile where you want. I won't stack. After all what do you want for nothing? They are the remnants from the pine trees on the ice dam. First call first served.
08/21/02
Meeting Canceled - (From Township Administrator Linda Csete)
The Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors meeting for September 9, 2002 has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on the regularly scheduled date of September 16, 2002. A continuation of the conditional use hearing for the Altemose application has been scheduled for October 28, 2002. The meetings will be held at 7:30 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154, 255 N. Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA.
The Official Minutes of the August 5, 2002 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Charlestown Green's report on the August 5, 2002 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
"Township may take control of several roads" by Kristin Smith in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on discussions between Charlestown supervisors and a PennDOT representative regarding the possibility of Charlestown Township taking over responsibility for many of the state-owned roads in our Township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Local football official retires" by Barry Sankey in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on the retirement from football officiating by Charlestown resident and Planning Commission member Charlie Philips. Charlie, who has been officiating for 39 years, has officiated at the college and NFL level. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County's water usage increases despite drought" by Jonathan Jones in today's Daily Local News reports on the worsening drought situation in Chester County. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Township last to sign agreement" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on the addition of East Pikeland Township to membership in the Phoenixville Area Regional Planning Group. The goal is for Phoenixville Borough, East and West Vincent, Schuylkill, East Pikeland, and Charlestown townships to share zoning uses. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/18/02
Happy BirthdayBirthday in Afghanistan - I received this photo of Wendy Leland celebrating her birthday in Afghanistan. A larger version is linked from "Wendy's page" as well as from here. Happy Birthday Wendy!
"Where's the water?" by Gina Zotti in today's Daily Local News reports on the worst drought ever in Chester County (by some measures) and the likelyhood it will only get worse and its effects on area farmers, including vegetable farmers. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/15/02
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 19 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 27 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"County supports slip ramps" by Margaret Gibbons in today's The Phoenix reports on Montgomery County's approval of two PA Turnpike slip ramps in that county. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/13/02
Rough and TumblerAs some of you know, I am an antique tractor enthusiast and also created and maintain the web site for Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association (R&T) in Kinzers, PA. R&T's 54th annual "Threshermen's Reunion" starts tomorrow and continues through this Saturday, August 19. If you have never seen huge steam traction engines from the turn of the century and all sorts of antique tractors, engines and equipment operating, then you owe it to yourself to go to this event. A photo album from last year's reunion is available here. The R&T web site has directions to the museum grounds as well as schedules and other information useful to visitors. The visitors information section begins here. I hope to see you there.
"Vigilance urged by state on West Nile" by Ovetta Wiggins in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on efforts to combat the West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/12/02
"Drought sinks in as rain doesn't" by Kathleen Brady Shea and Matthew P. Blanchard in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is an extensive report on the dismal status of the current drought emergency. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/08/02
"Lack of communication triggers conflict" by Kristin Smith in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on Monday night's Board of Supervisors' heated discussion of work recently done at Brightside Farm. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Supervisors asked to sign memorandum for slip ramp" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on the status of the proposed Rt. 29 PA Turnpike Slip Ramp. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Schuylkill signs on to regional planning group" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on Schuylkill Township Supervisors' decision to join the Phoenixville Area Regional Planning Group. Charlestown Township has already signed on with this new group the goal of which "...is to preserve farmland in the rural municipalities while creating an urban center in Phoenixville." The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal Report for July has been posted.
08/07/02
The Official Minutes of the July 15, 2002 regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the July 22, 2002 Brightside Farm Visioning meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
08/03/02
Charlestown Green's report on the July 15, 2002 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
"W. Bradford considers trail system" by Gina Zotti in today's Daily Local News reports on West Bradford Township's plans to create a township-wide trail system. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/02/02
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 5 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Yesterday I posted a link to "Man imprisoned after hatchet assault" by David Bernard in yesterday's The Phoenix. The article reports on the sentencing of a Church Road man on charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief for an incident in January of this year.
"Norco sets up open space committee" by Margaret Fitzcharles in today's The Mercury reports on North Coventry Township's formation of an Open Space Committee to make recommendations as to how to best spend the funds raised by the township's recently approved tax. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/01/02
"Man imprisoned after hatchet assault" by David Bernard in today's The Phoenix reports on the sentencing of a Church Road man on charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief for an incident in January of this year. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
 

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