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Archived Home Pages - October 2000

10/31/00
"Charlestown denies Altemose development" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports on the Board of Supervisors denial of the 1,800 unit assisted living complex proposed by the Altemoses for their property on Whitehorse Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Charlestown official is cited in dispute" by Christopher Merrill in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on last Thursday evening's altercation between supervisor chairwoman Irene Ewals and Lance Altemose. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes for the October 16 and October 23 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
10/30/00 (3:30 PM)
We have another Lost Dog Report -
LOST DOG REPORTED!!!!
Male Springer Spaniel, brown & white, no collar.
Found in the vicinity of 514 Conestoga Road.
If this is your dog or the dog of someone you know, please call:
Bill Clough  610-667-9465, 8-4 p.m.  610-647-2597, after 4 p.m.
Thank you.
The Charlestown Township Office
10/30/00
A second article, "C´town supervisor cited by police" by Michael Quay in The Phoenix, reports on the altercation between a Township supervisor and a resident at the Township office Thursday evening. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.

Union SchoolCHS Fall Meeting - The second fall meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society will be Wednesday, November 1 at 8 pm at Charlestown Playschool, on Charlestown Road. The program will feature Judith Morgan, media specialist in the Great Valley School District. Judie will present a short history of the schools in our township from their earliest organization to the present time. Did you know that in 1862 Charlestown had 5 public schools staffed by 4 male and 3 female teachers teaching 131 boys and 107 girls? During her ten years as librarian at Charlestown Elementary School, Judie facilitated students in researching and publishing booklets for a Charlestown Day celebration in the late nineteen eighties. She will share slides and memorabilia focussing on one hundred fifty years of public education in Charlestown. Ms Morgan is now at the Kathryn D. Markley School, in East Whiteland.
Genealogy Help Needed
Who are Dr. Samuel Kennedy´s current descendants, and where do they live?

The Charlestown Township Historical Commission is working to obtain a bronze grave marker for Dr. Samuel Kennedy´s grave in the old Charlestown Cemetery opposite the Playschool. Air pollution is rapidly rendering illegible the lettering on the grave stone of the surgeon who in 1777 donated his own property in Yellow Springs on which to build the hospital for his patients in the Valley Forge encampment. Such a marker may be available from the Veterans Administration if we can fill out the application properly. The current stumbling block is the question, "Next of Kin?"
We appeal to you Internet genealogists to see whether you can locate a current descendant of Dr. Kennedy. Additional information to get you started and where to send your findings is provided here.
10/29/00
"Charlestown supervisor in alleged altercation" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports on an altercation between a Township supervisor and a resident at the Township office Thursday evening. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The updated Preliminary Agenda for Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
10/27/00 (12:00 pm)
The Preliminary Agenda for Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
10/27/00
Absentee Ballot Registration - this in from Sue Staas
APPLICATIONS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS are due in West Chester by Hallowe'en (October 31). Applications are available at the Devault Post Office (White Horse Road and Route 29). VOTING IS OUR PRIVELEGE AND RESPONSIBILITY! Sue Staas & Charlie Philips, your friendly Republican Committeefolk.
10/25/00
"Chester County Pa.'s 3rd fastest growing county" by Pateen Corcoran in today's Daily Local News reports on the growth rates of Chester County ans several other counties as well as which townships in Chester County are growing the fastest. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/24/00
Update on Emergency Closing of Route 29 Bridge
Tuesday, October 24, 2000 9:00 AM
PennDOT closed the Route 29 Bridge late Friday October 20, 2000 after an inspecting engineer discovered a large hole in the structure near the water line, apparently from a displacement of several large stones. It was necessary to close the bridge immediately and without notice. The Township has been informed that bridge repairs will begin as early as possible the week of October 23rd, and they should be completed by the end of November.
The official detour is: Route 113 to Route 401 to Phoenixville Pike, leading back to Route 29 South. A second detour is to take Pothouse Road to Whitehorse Road to Route 29 South. Unfortunately, major delays can be expected.
Please be further advised that this bridge is scheduled for replacement during the Spring of 2001. This will take several months during which time Route 29 will be closed.
Updates to this notice will be posted on the Citizens’ Web Site at www.charlestown.org
"Bridge damage forces closing of parts of Rt. 29" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports that repairs of the Route 29 bridge over the Pickering Creek may not be completed until the end of November. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/23/00  (10:00 AM)
This notice regarding the Rt 29 Bridge Closing was just received from the Township Secretary -
Update on Emergency Closing of Route 29 Bridge
Monday, October 23, 2000 9:00 AM
PennDOT closed the Route 29 Bridge late Friday October 20, 2000 after an inspecting engineer discovered a large hole in the structure near the water line, apparently from a displacement of several large stones. It was necessary to close the bridge immediately and without notice. The Township has been informed that bridge repairs will begin as early as possible the week of October 23rd, and they should take approximately one week.
The official detour is: Route 113 to Route 401 to Phoenixville Pike, leading back to Route 29 South. A second detour is to take Pothouse Road to Whitehorse Road to Route 29 South. Unfortunately, major delays can be expected.
Please be further advised that this bridge is scheduled for replacement during the Spring of 2001. This will take several months during which time Route 29 will be closed.
Updates to this notice will be posted on the Citizens' Web Site at www.charlestown.org.
10/23/00
Rt. 29 Bridge Closed - As reported by Loretta Watson, Irene Ewald and several others, the Rt. 29 bridge (the "Ice Bridge") over Pickering Creek is closed due to structural damage. It is not known at this time how long it will be closed for repairs. Note that this is not the closing for the construction of a new bridge, which is scheduled for next spring. More information is available from "Route 29 Detour", an article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer that is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The following notice was received from Township Secretary Linda Csete -
"The Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors will meet at 7:30 P.M. (tonight) at the Township Office, 4030 Whitehorse Road, to consider an Ordinance for the Incursion of Debt for the Acquisition of the Pyle property on Yellow Springs Road."
Loretta Watson's report on the October 16 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
10/20/00
The Preliminary Agenda for next Tuesday's meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Elementary school cost shoots up $1.2 million" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on additional costs associated with the planned renovation of Charlestown Elementary School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/18/00
The Official Minutes of the October 2 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Music program hits a sour note with parents" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the Great Valley High School School Board's discussion of inadequate staffing of the school's music program. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/17/00
The full schedule and instructions and restrictions for this year's Charlestown Play House Fall Sale have been posted here.
"PMYC cheers park efforts" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports on the Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) cheerleaders performing at last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors to celebrate the new developments at Charlestown Park. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/14/00 6:30 PM
Loretta Watson's report on the October 2 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
10/13/00 (10:00 PM)
The revised Preliminary Agenda for next Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
10/13/00
The Official Minutes of the two September meetings of the Planning Commission have been posted.
10/12/00
The Preliminary Agenda for next Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors IS BEING REVISED AND WILL BE REPOSTED TOMORROW.
10/04/00
The Official Minutes of the September 18 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for September has been posted.
I have removed the "Search" feature from this site. The search database has not been updated for some time and it turns out to be the cause of this site going off-line from time to time. After this site is moved to a new hosting service (later this month), I will investigate implementing a new search feature. I regret having to do this as the ability to search the site, especially the reports and minutes of meetings, has been appreciated by many.
10/03/00
LOST DOG REPORTED!!!!
MALE GOLDEN RETRIEVER, LOOKS TO BE UNDER 1 YEAR OLD.
HE IS WEARING A BLUE COLLAR WITH BLACK ZEBRA STRIPES.
HE WAS FOUND IN THE VALLEY HILL ROAD AREA.
If this is your dog or the dog of someone you know, please call:
John Nowicki at 610-637-0011 (cell phone)
610-857-7465 (home)
Thank you.
The Charlestown Township Office
Reminder: The Charlestown Historical Society meets tomorrow night. Click here for details.
 
 

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