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Archived Home Pages - November 2004

11/26/04
"Growing Greener still alive" by David Bernard in today's Daily Local News reports on the status of the state's Growing Greener environmental funding program. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/25/04  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
"$10M for Metro in bill" by Evan Brandt in today's The Phoenix reports on congressional funding for engineering studies for the proposed 62 mile Schuylkill Valley Metro rail line between Philadelphia and Reading, with a station in Phoenixville. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/24/04
"Taxpayers turn out to suggest cutbacks" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Monday night's public hearing for discussion of the county's preliminary 2005 budget. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/18/04
The Official Minutes of the November 1, 2004 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
11/16/04
"Charlestown Supers continue with testimony of Robal Associates PRD" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix reports on Monday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County budget, front and center" by David Bernard in today's Daily Local News reports on the preliminary budget prepared by the County Commissioners, which as it stands would raise county real estate taxes 4.75%. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Nearby meetings were recently held to discuss the Governor's proposed "Growing Greener II" program. Public discussions were held in northern Chester County as well as in southern Montgomery County. Two newspaper articles report on these meetings -
  • "Growing Greener garners support" by David Bernard in last Friday's Daily Local News reports on the public hearing held in East Goshen. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
  • "Growing Greener II issue in jeopardy" by Evan Brandt in Sunday's The Mercury reports on corresponding discussions in Collegeville. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/11/04  Veterans Day
"Developers ask for extensions and variances on proposals" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix reports on Tuesday night's Planning Commission meeting, at which a new five-lot subdivision on Charlestown Road and planning of Phase II of the zoning districts ordinance were discussed. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Hearing Postponement (from Linda Csete)-
The public hearing on Monday, November 15, 2004, to consider an Ordinance to amend the Zoning Map by reclassifying LI-1 (Limited Industrial I) and LI-2 (Limited Industrial 2) properties has been postponed. At the Nov. 15th meeting, the Board of Supervisors will re-set the date, time and place of the hearing.
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 15 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the October 12, 2004 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
11/09/04
Reminder -
You are invited to attend "Planning Smart Growth To Preserve The Chester County Countryside" at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at the Lincoln Building, Historic Yellow Springs, in Chester Springs. Speakers will be Peter Hausmann, Chairman of Natural Land Trusts, and Tom Hylton, Pulitzer Prize winning author and community planner. They will lead a discussion of successful strategies to preserve the rural character of Chester County. This event is FREE! Learn how you can make a difference in preserving your community's quality of life.
"Forum to explore conservation funding" by David Bernard in today's The Phoenix reports on an upcoming town meeting to discuss "Growing Greener II", an expansion of the original "Growing Greener" program aimed at allowing local governments to continue their preservation and remediation efforts. The meeting is this Thursday, November 11 in East Goshen. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/06/04
"Praise adding up for math program" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on a pilot program being conducted at Charlestown Elementary that groups students by skill level for math instruction, something normally not done at the elementary school level. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/04/04
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 8 special meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted. This meeting features the presentation of the Phoenixville Regional Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan.
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 9 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Open Space Taxes - Today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports voters in three townships, one each in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County, approved the imposition of a local tax increase to help fund preservation of open space. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/03/04
70.77% of registered voters in Charlestown Township voted yesterday. Unofficial election results for the vote in Charlestown Township are available from the County's web site by clicking here.
For Chester County as a whole, the turnout was 71.27%. The cumulative unofficial results for all precincts and races in Chester County are available here.
11/02/04 - ELECTION DAY
"Charlestown Supers approve purchase of septic software" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix 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.
The Official Minutes of the October 18, 2004 regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the October 25, 2004 budget meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
11/01/04
"Elementary school lauded by magazine" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the selection of Charlestown Elementary School to be featured in a national magazine ("American School and University Magazine") highlighting schools with noteworthy architectural designs. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Election - I am unable to find a sample general election ballot for Charlestown on the web. If anyone has found one, I would appreciate it if you would email me a link to it. I will post the results or a link to the results for Charlestown as soon as I see them posted on the county web site.
A Busy Week - This week we have the following activities in Charlestown:
 

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