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Archived Home Pages - November 2001

11/29/01
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 3rd meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Road Closing
Route 29, at the point where it passes under the PA Turnpike in Devault will be closed on weekends for 20 weekends. It remains to be seen how much of the total Phoenixville Pike and Whitehorse Road "intersection" will be closed. This information was received by the Township office from PennDOT -
...the intersection will be closed from 9 PM on Friday until 5 AM on Monday for 20 weekends due to the demolition work needed for the widening of the turnpike to 3 lanes each direction.
11/28/01
"Suspected burglar creates confusion" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on police activity at Mary Hill Road early yesterday. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Report: Landscapes passes and fails" by Jonathan Jones in today's Daily Local News reports on a study of the effectiveness of the county's Landscapes program. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/27/01
Tonights meeting of the Planning Commission has been cancelled. The next meeting is December 13th. (From Linda Csete)
"Drivers oppose speed humps" by Pateen Corcoran in today's Daily Local News reports on reactions to the speed bumps recently installed on Sidley Road in East Whiteland Twp. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/26/01
The draft budget for the Township for 2002 has been posted. The budget is in "pdf" format and is linked from our Official Minutes page and by clicking here.
"County may enforce water restrictions" by Tony Roberts in the November 22 issue of The Phoenix reports on the concerns and likely restrictions associated with our current drought. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Waste management expert testifies for Altemose facility" by Keisha Young in the November 19 issues of The Phoenix reports on the conditional use application presented to the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on November 19. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/19/01
The Charlestown Green report on the November 5 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
11/17/01
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 19 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for October has been posted. Note that rainfall is 7" below normal for the year and a ban on outside burning is in effect.
Election results for Charlestown as well as other precincts and Chester County as a whole are available from the County's web site by clicking here.
When you go to the County's site, click "Results by precinct" in the left menu column and then use the "Select Precinct..." pull-down menu to select Charlestown. Among other things, you'll see that we had 543 ballots cast out of a possible 3,250, or 16.7% turnout.
11/15/01
I've always liked the saying, "'Life' is what happens while you're making other plans." Well, I stupidly allowed "life" to interrupt my plans about ten days ago and I have been unable to do routine postings to this we web site since then. I'm back at home now and will soon get caught up on postings of minutes and other announcements in my queue. I apologize to those whose announcements I was unable to post over the past ten days.

Linda and I want to thank those who have expressed concern and offered well wishes, assistance and flowers during this period.
DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS, THERE IS A BAN ON ALL OUTSIDE BURNING IN CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
BY ORDER OF THE FIRE MARSHAL. (Sept. 13, 2001)
The Official Minutes of the October 15 and October 29 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
11/05/01
Charlestown Green's report on the October 29 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
Jeff Butler of Manheim Township, Lancaster County, will give a presentation on Transfer Development Rights (TDRs) as a tool for preserving open space at the start of tonight's meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
11/02/01
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 13 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Minutes of the September 19, 2001 meeting of the Open Space Commission have been posted. In addition, Commission secretary Sue Staas has provided the following announcements -
Election Day Table -
Please stop by the Commission's Information Table on Election Day (November 6) and learn about our plans and hopes for keeping Charlestown green, open and beautiful!
Next Meeting -
The next Open Space Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 PM at the Great Valley Middle School. The speaker will be Andy Johnson, President of Conservation Advisors in Chadds Ford. Mr. Johnson is past director of the Natural Lands Trust and has a wealth of experience in assisting landowners in making conservation plans for their property. His talk, which is scheduled for the beginning of the meeting, will be interesting to all Charlestown citizens who are interested in preserving open space in our township. Learn how small and large landowners can work together to help conserve and maintain open space in Charlestown!
11/01/01
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 5 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Bob Jones has reported back on the efforts to keep Carole Rubely's respresentation of Charlestown Township -
We would like to thank all the people who gave their permission to add their names to the Petition to keep Carole Rubely in Charlestown. In about 24 hours time we collected about 100 individuals permission to add to the petition.
I hand delivered it to the reapportionment committee office in Harrisburg. The committee has up to 30 days to act on the legislation. I was told they will meet to have discussion and will vote on November 19 to decide the overall reapportionment for the state of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia lost two districts. As part of the reapportionment they had to turn those districts into the suburbs to pick up the necessary population. As a result there was necessary shifting of existing districts.
In addition to our petition, we have also discussed the issue with State Republican leadership.
If Charlestown had two precincts they would have been able to better accommodate us. They needed to incorporate the area north of us and could have used one of the precincts to accomplish it. We will continue to pursue the change but at this point we recognize an uphill battle.
Thanks again for your support Bob Jones.
 

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