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Revisions to the Preliminary Agenda for the Tuesday January 3, 2006 Reorganization and Regular Meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
GVHS Class Ring Found (from Loretta Watson) -
One of my guests found a Great Valley High School class ring in the grass near my condo on Stewart's Court at Charlestown Hunt on Christmas Day. It is from the class of 2002 with someone's initials inside. People can call me at my home # to claim, but they will have to know the initials engraved inside. Thanks.
The Preliminary Agenda for the Tuesday January 3, 2006 Reorganization and Regular Meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted. Note the date is Tuesday, not Monday.
SANTA UPDATE - Santa Claus is very close to Charlestown. Has everyone cleaned up their room and gone to sleep? While you are sleeping you might hear the reindeer feet on the roof if you listen very carefully. Are they loud or quiet? You might even hear Santa say somethingcan you remember what he said? Merry Christmas to all..and to all a good night!
News Bulletin: From the North Pole to the Children of Charlestown
Santa has left the North Pole!
Rudolph was so excited about the big trip that he developed a case of hiccups. Can you imagine the funny noise that makes in a reindeer? Try making a noise like a reindeer. Now add deer-hiccups to that. Isn't that funny? Some of the other reindeer thought so too but they didn't want to hurt Rudolph's feelings by laughing too loud. So they just smiled with their heads looking down.
By the time the Reindeer get to Charlestown they might like a snack. They especially like carrot and green vegetables. It is said that a carrot with a little tiny bit of sugar is an excellent treat.
Santa will be checking to make sure all the children are sleeping so he can make his visit. You can check the sky to see if you can spot Santa and the sleigh before you go to sleep.
"No decision on voting system" by Gina Zotti in today's Daily Local News reports on the decision by the county commissioners to delay the choice of a new voting system until the end of January, at which time it is hoped more systems will be approved by the state. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the December 5, 2005 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Turnpike Sound Barrier Issue (from Ginny Durkan) -
Anyone interested in being a "voice" of Charlestown within the Great valley Association civic group concerned with the noise and necessity of sound barriers to please email or call me or Janet Colleran. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-695-0161. Janet's is Jlcolleran@comcast.net, 610-983-3484. There will be a meeting of the GV Assoc tonight at TE Township building at 7pm. It is specifically dealing with the noise/sound barrier issue. Call me if you have any questions. Thank you,
Township Office Holiday Schedule (from Linda Csete) -
The Township Office will be closed on the following dates over the Christmas holidays:
Friday, December 23, 2005.
Monday, December 26, 2005
Friday, December 30, 2005
Monday, January 2, 2006
Landfill Hearing Rescheduled - The tentative discussion of the Allan Myers curative amendment application for the use of the Devault Quarry as a landfill has been continued to a date in March 2006. There will be no testimony heard at tonight's Board of Supervisors meeting. (from Linda Csete)
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 19 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the November 8, 2005 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted. Note that these minutes include two attachments related to the report by the Horseshoe Trail Committee and are quite lengthy. They may take a while to load if you have a dial-up connection.
Seeking Holiday Season Employment - Charlestown resident Evan Gross, a 2004 GVHS graduate and Juniata College student, is looking for a temporary job over the holidays (as well as next summer). I have changed the name of our student employment page from "Students Seeking Summer Employment" to "Students Seeking Seasonal Employment", and entered Evan's contact information and a link to his resume. If you know of someone needing temporary workers over the holidays, please ask them to check Evan's resume.
Any other students who are Charlestown residents and seeking seasonal employment should see our Students Seeking Seasonal Employment page and read the instructions for submitting a posting. A resume is not required, but I will post one if included.
Charlestown Runners in Cross Country Nationals (from coach Paul Gring) -
Great Valley High School Cross Country Coach Gring has provided me with information about Charlestown residents competing in the National AAU Cross Country Championships on December 3 as well as alumnus Jonathan Hughes' running for Shippensburg's team. Click here for details and a photo.
"Influences", in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer is an interview with Charlestown resident and "master thriller writer" Lisa Scottoline. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Task force recommends electronic voting system" by Adam Sirucci in today's The Mercury reports on the vote by the Chester County Voting System Task Force to recommend a voting system for the county. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County task force made right call on voting machines", an editorial in today's Daily Local News supports the decision by the Voting System Task Force. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Sounding off on turnpike noise" by Susan Weidener in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on efforts by some townships along the path of the PA Turnpike between Valley Forge and Downingtown to lobby for sound barriers when the Turnpike is widened to six lanes along that stretch in the next several years. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 13 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Changes affect Malvern students" by Noelle Via in Thursday's Suburban Advertiser reports on the upcoming shuffle of elementary school assignments for the 2006-2007 school year when the newly renovated Sugartown Elementary School becomes the fourth elementary school in the Great Valley School District. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Group divided on new voting system" by Nancy Petersen in Thursday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the difficulties of selecting new voting machines that are supposed to be in place for 2006 elections. (Actually, "selecting" is a poor choice of words, since there is only one system approved by the state at this time, with several others awaiting approval.) The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the November 21, 2005 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 5 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Planning Commission Vacancy - The Charlestown Township Planning Commission has a vacancy and seeks applicants to fill the position. An announcement (from Linda Csete) with information on how to apply is available here.
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