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Archived Home Pages - September 2004
"Robal Associates present PRD testimony to Charlestown supervisors" by Kelly Devine reports on last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Teachers unite over contract" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on teacher contract discussions at last night's meeting of the Great Valley School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
There will be few if any new postings to this site in the next several days.
The Official Minutes of the August 10, 2004 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Charlestown residents vent over worries" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix reports on the concerns of Charlestown Oaks residents as well as other matters discussed at Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Enrollment increases at Great Valley" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on unexpected increases in enrollments in the school district. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Local groups plan to petition DEP for an exceptional value designation for Pickering Creek: by Jason Kotowski in today's Daily Local News reports on efforts by local environmentalists to obtain an "exceptional value" designation for Pickering Creek. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Board postpones decision on barn" by Jason Kotowski in today's Daily Local News reports on East Nantmeal's continuing hearings into a request by Charlestown resident Nancy Ligon to construct a horse barn and provide riding lessons in that township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 20 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Fred Alston's Roadmaster report for August has been posted, click here.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for August has been posted, click here.
"Charlestown Planning Commission discusses proposed ordinance changes" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's meeting of the Planning Commission. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Priscilla Bromley Crowell, 1915-2004
Charlestown Historical Society is devastated to report the sudden death on September 11th of Priscilla Crowell, charter member, board member and totally devoted 30 year worker for the Charlestown Historical Society. Active from our beginning in Betty Stonorov's living room, it became her principal commitment when we acquired the Jacob Wisner House and could begin to collect township archives. She and Lucius moved to the township in 1940. After raising their four children here, supporting Playschool, volunteering with the first art program and the first library at Charlestown Elementary School, she then earned her degree in library science from Drexel University. Her long township memory and her research skills fit perfectly with the CHS decision to collect township archives in 1984. She worked tirelessly and enthusiastically until her last Tuesday crew visit to the Rapp House on September 7th. Her active intellectual curiosity, her modesty and her unfailing kindness made her loved by all her many friends. We have lost a pillar of the Society and of the township.
"Tentative teacher pact is reached" by Dan Hardy in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the status of teacher contract talks at several area school systems. The title of this article does NOT apply to Great Valley School District, where negotiations are scheduled to continue October 5. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Rocky Run Alpacas, owned by the Stewarts on Union Hill Road, took home many ribbons from the second annual SEPA Alpaca Show at the Kimberton Fair Grounds this past weekend. Shown here, left to right, are Bud Stewart, grandaughter and first place winner Amanda Bunten holding "Mooney", Gail Stewart, first place winner Danielle Bunten holding "Monte", and Amy Bunten. Events are held for both the judging of the animals on confirmation and fleece, and also judging of children handlng the alpacas as they go through obstacle courses and other events to test their ability to deal with distractions to the animals. In addition to the Stewarts taking home a bundle of ribbons, your webmaster's children and grandchildren took home several blue and red ribbons with the two alpacas they brought to the show from their home in Vestal, NY.
"Show, sale features alpacas" by Jason Kotowski in Sunday's Daily Local News reports on the Kimberton Alpaca Show with quotes from Julie and Amanda Bunten as well as my grandaughter, Kenny Merriwether. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Kimberton hosts second annual Alpaca event" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix also reports on the weekend Alpa Show. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Progress is mixed in school talks" by Dan Hardy in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the status of teacher contract negotiations in several area school districts, including Great Valley. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Updated Electrical Inspection List (from Linda Csete) -
The Charlestown Township Electrical Inspection Agency List has been updated. A PDF version of the document is linked from our Building Permit Information and Forms page as well as from our Index to Gov't Info (in left menu column), or by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 13 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 14 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
DISCOVER CHARLESTOWN Tour Sunday, September 26 at 1:30 PM
The second DISCOVER CHARLESTOWN tour of our township, sponsored by the Open Space Commission has been scheduled for Sunday, September 26. We hope that you will join us on this tour to learn more about open space and its uses in Charlestown; to enjoy Charlestown's beauty and to consider how we want our township to grow and to prosper. Our tour will be in bright yellow school mini-buses - each equipped with a guide who is well-versed in township lore and information. Beginning at Brightside, Charlestown's Open Space Park on Yellow Springs Road, we will travel to selected destinations that serve as examples of creative uses of Open Space in Charlestown. We will visit the Nature Center, Brightside Farm, the Charlestown Cooperative Farm, the Mill, and Valhalla Farm, a private horsefarm that has recently been eased.09/03/04
For the hikers among you, we will offer a guided walk along the Pickering Creek, on Charlestown's trail from the Mill to the Ice Dam.
When we return at the end of the tour, please plan to join us for refreshments. We hope you will come to meet your neighbors and learn more about our wonderful township.
We must have your reservation by September 16!
Registration fees are $10 for one adult, $15 for two adults and $5 per child.
Please send your reservation with your check to the township office, PO Box 507, Devault PA 19432, by SEPTEMBER 16!
If you have questions, please call the township office (610-240-0316) or Sue Staas (610-933-9766) or email Sue at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you on the 26th - rain or shine!
"County to give land deal OK?" by Betsy Gilliland in today's Daily Local News reports on the anticipated approval by the county commissioners of contracts totaling almost $1.3 million for the purchase of agricultural easements on two Chester County farms. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Road Maintenance News (From Roadmaster Fred Alston) -
- Paving Hollow Road
- The remainder of Hollow Road will be done sometime after Labor Day.
- Bodine Road
- Beginning after the Labor Day weekend, our road contractor will be working on Bodine Road to improve the drainage between Valley Hill Road and the Turnpike bridge. The improvements will include:
The road signs will be reviewed and lines will be repainted on the entire road when the paint crew is available.
- Changes to selected sections of curbing
- Installation of "u-drain" (perforated pipe surrounded by rock for draining)
- Installation of inlets as necessary
- Ditching and grading as required
This work, except for the lines, should be completed within a week, weather permitting. Single lane traffic as necessary will be maintained through the work area.
If you have any questions, please call me at 610-656-9315.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Frederick C. Alston
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