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Archived Home Pages - December 2004
My wife Linda and I wish all of our visitors a Happy and Healthy New Year.
12/30/04 (11:15 am)
Black Lab Found - (From Karen Kenworthy)
A neighbor of mine just called this morning to say that she has a lost black lab (perhaps mixed), with a purple collar, and is keeping her on her porch. There is a little white on her chest, and slight graying on her muzzle. She is located in Charlestown Twp., on Green Lane Road. The phone number is: 610-827-1739.
2005 Budget Posted - The final approved Township Budget for 2005 has been posted in both web page and pdf formats. The budget is linked from our Index to Gov't Info page as well as by clicking here.
"Charlestown to keep property taxes the same" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on the the 2005 budget recently approved by the Board of Supervisors and posted on this site (see previous entry). The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Chester County planning chairman steps down" by David Bernard in today's The Mercury reports on the tenure of George Asimos, whose term as chairman of the Chester County Planning Commission is about over. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Township Information Updates - (from Linda Csete)
Other changes to Township Information will be made following the Board of Supervisors' Reorganization Meeting in January.
- Telephone numbers have been updated in our Directory of Elected and Appointed Township Officials for Paul Hogan, Fred Alston and the PA State Police.
- The Guide to Permits for Construction Projects and Changes in Use has been updated. This document is available as both a web page and as a pdf file.
- The lists of Electrical Inspection Agencies has been updated. This is available as a pdf file.
"Reward: $1,000" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on vandalism at Charlestown Park and the Township's posting of a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Santa Report (7:45 PM)
Rudolph has just been spotted in Canada. Santa is due to arrive in Charlestown later tonight, just after all the good children go to sleep.
Elf Report (9:00 AM)-
The reindeer really like carrots as a snack or other vegetables. So, make sure you wash them and put a tiny bit of sugar on them for the reindeer.
Santa likes cookies but cannot have too many because he wants to stay healthy. They look near the chimney or front door for snacks.
The sleigh is very full.......listen for the hoofs on the roof...........
Our "inside reporter", Irene Ewald, is sending us reports on Santa's preparations and progress this Christmas. This is the first report with others to follow.
Last week Rudolph had a bad cold. He had to sleep a lot and eat vegetables. His cold was so bad that every time he sneezed, his nose would stop blinking. The elves were concerned that his nose would not be ready in time for the big ride Christmas Eve. Fortunately the elves discovered that giving Rudolph some extra berries with his vegetables made his nose shine again. Yesterday he was all better again and practicing his jumping.
The Official Minutes of the December 6, 2004 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Major zoning changes approved in Charlestown" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on a portion of last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Phone Cards for Troops (from Wendy Leland)
Folks: In my view, shame on the government for NOT paying for phone calls from Walter Reed, but at least we can make an effort to extend our thanks to the soldiers who are at the hospital by contributing in this small way. Please keep this soldiers in your prayers. wendy
The number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. The government doesn't pay long distance phone charges and these wounded soldiers are rationing their calls home.
Many will be there throughout the holidays. Really support our troops --Send phone cards of any amount to:
Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
They say they need an "endless" supply of these -- any amount even $5 is greatly appreciated.
Walmart has good prices on AT&T cards, Sams Club is even better, if you are a member.
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 20 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the November 9, 2004 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
Road Information Updated (from Linda Csete)
The Township Road Information table has been updated (as of Dec. 2, 2004). Unlike our previous version, this one is on a single page and is searchable using this site's built-in search engine. Streets are listed alphabetically. For each street, the range of house numbers, the road number, servicing post office, jurisdiction providing maintenance, development (if any) and nearest intersection are listed. Streets that span post office or maintenance boundaries are listed separately by house number range. This table is linked from our Index to Gov't Info and General Info pages, or you can check it out by clicking here.
Cat Found - (from Andrew Armstrong)
We have a nice yellow cat with white feet and chest markings that has landed on our doorstep since Saturday 12/11. It has a pink, green and purple collar with a small bell on it.
"Creek plan still looms" by Jason Kotowski in today's Daily Local News reports on efforts by area officials to upgrade the state’s water quality designation for the Pickering Creek watershed. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
We are located in Charlestown and can be reached at 610-827-9521.
Articles in two local papers today report on the passage yesterday of Chester County's 2005 budget, which will require a 4.22% increase in county real estate taxes. The articles are linked below.
- "Chesco taxes to rise 4.2%" by Benjamin Y. Lowe in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- "County adopts 2005 budget" by David Bernard in today's Daily Local News is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 14 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the November 8 special regional planning commission meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the November 15 regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
I will soon be posting an updated Township Road List as well as the 2005 Township Budget.
"Charlestown supervisors agree to continue with current township accountant" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on discussions at last night's Board of Supervisors meeting regarding accounting methods employed by the Township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Used Coat Drive (from Kelley Kelly)
Kelly Chevrolet is holding a "used coat drive" for the needy in Phoenixville. Following are the details:
We are accepting new and clean used coats. The size does not matter. The coat drive will last until the end of January 2005. You can drop the coats off at the dealership showroom on Nutt Road (Rt 23) in Phoenixville during regular hours (Monday - Thursday 9 to 8, Friday 9 to 6, Saturday 9 to 5).
"National club grooms future business leaders" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the activities of the Future Business Leaders of America club at the Great Valley Senior High School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
A "special" Charlestown Hunt neighborhood drive will be on Saturday , December 11th. The single family homes can place the coats on your front porch, we will come by and pick them up! If you live in the Multi-family homes, please just drop them by my house, 109 Charlestown Hunt Drive. Please have them there by 12:00pm.
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 6 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
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