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Archived Home Pages - September 2000

09/28/00
The Preliminary Agenda for the October 2nd meeting of the Board of Supervisors (at the Great Valley Middle School) has been posted.
09/27/00
Loretta Watson's report on the September 18 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
09/23/00
Charlestown Park Trail Day Announced - Anyone who wants to provide input on the new Charlestown Park Hiking Trail before work is started are invited to an Open House at 9 AM AT the Park on September 30, 2000. This is your chance to provide input on the planned 1+ mile, 6' wide trail. For details, click here.
The first Fall Meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society will be at 8 PM, October 4 at the Charlestown Playschool. The featured speaker will present a slide show on the historic 1742 Mill at Anselma. Click here for details.
09/21/00
Announcement from Township Secretary Linda Csete -
The Board of Supervisors has changed its meeting location to the Great Valley Middle School, 255 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355. The usual meeting room will be the Choral Room with directional signs posted. The board meets on the first and third Monday of each month, with other meetings scheduled as needed, at 7:30 P.M. Call the Township office for more information at 610-340-0326 or email admin1@charlestown.pa.us.
The Official Minutes of the September 11 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Two articles in today's local newspapers report on the reestablishment of a building moratorium in East Whiteland Township -
  • "Building ban restored in E. Whiteland" by Susan Weidener in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
      
  • "East Whiteland votes to enact moratorium" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/20/00
"Great Valley board OKs suit over lights" by Gretchen Metz reports in today's Daily Local News on the decision by the Great Valley School Board to appeal E. Whiteland's zoning board's denial of a variance for building stadium lights at the high school. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/19/00
"Assisted-living development debated" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's Board of Supervisors discussion of the 1,800 unit assisted living development proposed for the Altemose property on Whitehorse Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.

09/18/00
I apologize for the site being unavailable for most of the weekend. "Murphy" knew I was away for the weekend and decided to hang the server for a while. This site will be moved to a new hosting service within a few weeks, and both reliability and performance should be improved at that time.
The Preliminary Agenda for tonight's meeting of the Board of Supervisors at the new Great Valley Middle School has been posted.
09/15/00
Loretta Watson's report on the September 5 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted on our Neighborhood News page. This meeting was the final hearing on the Toll Bros. Charlestown Meadows tentative plan.
The Official Minutes of the August 8 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
09/14/00  (2:15 PM)
My apologies for reminding some that the CAC meeting is tonight when in fact, it was last night.
09/14/00
From Township Secretary Linda Csete -
IMPORTANT NOTICE
MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
September 18, 2000, 7:30 P.M.
The Board meeting will be held at the Great Valley Middle School, 255 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA in the Choral Room. Directional Signs will be posted at the school.
The Board has been investigating alternative meeting locations since scheduling difficulties have occurred at the Christian College. We hope to have an announcement of a permanent meeting space shortly and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Official Minutes of the August 28, 29 and 30 meetings as well as the September 5 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
09/12/00
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for August has been posted, including an accident photo.
Our granddaughter Ella celebrated her 4th birthday last weekend and Grammy and I highly recommend the party facility. See our Kids Recreation page for this and other local facilities for parties, sports and recreation. If you have a place you would like to recommend based on personal experience, please let me know and I'll add it to our page.
Another comment on the proposed slip ramp was posted last week on our slip ramp Letters page and I forgot to mention it here.
09/11/00  (10:40 am)
The Preliminary Agenda for tonight's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted. Directions to tonight's meeting room are posted at the top of the agenda.
09/10/00
Township Secretary Linda Csete reports
I'm sorry to report that Charlestown Township won't be able to go ahead and register for the composting program with the county, due to the minimal response we received (6 people). The County's deadline was yesterday, and the minimum number of bids to order was 100. We appreciate your interest in the subject, and if I receive related information in the future, I'll be happy to send it on to you. Thank you for your interest, and I'm sorry I couldn't work it out with the County.
09/09/00
The Preliminary Agenda for next Tuesday's meeting of the Planning Commission at Charlestown Elementary School has been posted.
"Plan gives new tool for saving farmland" by Nancy Petersen in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a new plan to facilitate the purchase of the development rights for a farm on the installment plan. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/06/00
I have changed our Area Recreation for Kids page with updated information about party places. This is a good time to ask anyone who has suggested additions to this page to let me know.
09/05/00
Contrary to my erroneous notation, Swiss Pines is open. I apologize to the gardens' manager/trustee Henriette Bumeder and all others who were affected by my recent notation that the gardens were closed. I have updated our Swiss Pines page with new (and correct) information. I want to point out that Swiss Pines is a private garden and not a public park. Please see our page for times it is open and other information.
Loretta Watson's report on the August 30 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page. Note that Loretta's reports, unlike the official minutes of Board meetings, include coverage of the various hearings held during some Board meetings. After looking at all of the reporting Loretta has done in August alone, primarily due to the Toll Bros. application, I must again remind all who read her reports that she spends a great deal of time at the meetings and writing the reports, all on a voluntary basis as a service to our residents. We all owe her a BIG THANKS!
The official minutes of the August 14 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
09/04/00
The official minutes of the August 21 and 24 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted. August 14 minutes will be posted in a few days.
09/01/00
Township Office Open Daily -
Starting Tuesday, September 5, 2000, the Township office will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Loretta Watson's report on the August 28 meeting of the Board of Supervisors was posted late yesterday to our Neighborhood News page.
A number of articles pertaining to open space issues in our area appear in today's local newspapers -
  • "Chester County dairy farms struggling to remain solvent" by Jonathan Gelb is in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
  • "Caught in the middle of sprawl issue" by Diane Snyder is in today's Philadelphia Inquirer and is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
  • "A how-to guide for preserving the land" by Nancy Petersen is in today's Philadelphia Inquirer and is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
  • "County issues guidebook in hopes of saving land" by Christian Bottorff is in today's Daily Local News and is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
In addition, "New school opens doors" by Katrina MacLead in today's Daily Local News reports on the opening of the new Great Valley Middle School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
I will be posting the official minutes of the August 14, 21 and 24 meetings of the Board of Supervisors soon.
 
 

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