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News for January and February, 1999

Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Meeting of the Citizens Opposed to the Turnpike Slip Ramp
Great Valley Nature Center
Monday, February 15, 1999
At least 70 people attended last evening's meeting of Citizens Opposed to the Turnpike Slip Ramp at the Great Valley Nature Center. While most were residents of Charlestown Township, there were also interested parties from Schuylkill and East Whiteland Townships. Many Township officials were present including the three Township Supervisors and members of the Planning Commission as well as the leaders of the Civic Association, Charlestown Green and the Republican and Democratic Committees. At least one member of the press was present.
Sally Willig led off by summarizing the major issues associated with the slip ramp and encouraged all residents to call upon members of the Great Valley School Board to pass a resolution opposing the slip ramp. That vote is being taken at tonight's meeting of the School Board in the KD Markley boardroom. The members of the School Board and their phone numbers are provided on our address page.
Sally Willig then introduced County Commissioner Andy Dinniman. Commissioner Dinniman reviewed the meeting the Commissioners had with representatives of the Turnpike Commission, emphasizing the fundamental violation of the Landscapes initiative represented by the slip ramp. He then outlined the kind of activities that need to be accomplished in order to most effectively fight the construction of the new interchange at Route 29.
Supervisor Chairman John Sauser spoke briefly about the verbal response received from a representative of the Turnpike Commission to a letter written by the Township Solicitor. Mr. Sauser also said the supervisors are mailing a newsletter to all residents, a significant portion of which is devoted to the slip ramp issue.
Kevin Kuhn and Sue Staas then polled the audience for volunteers to be present during the February 25 "meeting" sponsored by the Turnpike Commission at the Great Valley Senior High School. The volunteers will be there to answer questions and hand out information to those who seek it. Apparently the event, which is from 4 to 9 pm, involves one-on-one meetings between residents and individual representatives of the Turnpike Commission, and all questions to the Commission are to be presented in writing and the address of the author of the question must be included with each question.
One.???ect of the slip ramp issue that was obvious from the meeting was the many dimensions to slip ramp opposition. Traffic and safety, especially for our school children, are clearly major issues for all residents, and especially those who must pass anywhere near Route 29 and Phoenxville Pike during rush hour and school transportation periods. It's also an issue for residents who live several miles from that intersection, but who already have cars streaming past their homes at high speed during rush hour.
The slip ramp would also mean a major setback for all of the land use and open space preservation initiatives taken by both the County through Landscapes and by the Township through our aggressively defended zoning ordinances. The many beautiful views in Charlestown, already threatened by managed growth, would be further threatened by additional pressures for development stemming from the convenience of the slip ramp and pressure for wider, faster roads.
Other issues include the displacement of residents who live in the path of the new ramps, the effects on historic structures and roadways in the vicinity of the ramps, and the environmental impact of the ramp and associated traffic.
Several documents were handed out during the meeting. Those that are not already posted on our Turnpike Slip Ramp Opposition Center will be posted soon. They include an extensive list of questions covering all.???ects of the slip ramp issue. I will post that list as well as sample letters to give residents a sense of what others are writing to government officials regarding the slip ramp.
It is going to require funds to continue informative mailings and the posting of signs to call attention to the slip ramp issue. The "hat was passed" during the meeting and contributions may be mailed via checks made out to Charlestown Green, Inc. bearing the notation "slip ramp". These are tax deductible contributions and should be mailed to
   Charlestown Green, Inc.
   P.O. Box 469
   Devault, PA 19342-0469
 
In summary, the single most important action residents can take to put a stop to the slip ramp is to write letters to the various officials listed on our addresses page, and to do it as soon as possible. Letter writing "parties" have already taken place in some neighborhoods and are scheduled in others. The next most effective action is to have large turn-outs voicing slip ramp opposition at all public meetings where the issue is to be discussed.
Tuesday, February 2, 1999  (From Kevin Kuhn, Charlestown Green, Inc.)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
Monday, February 1, 1999
The monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors started at 7:30pm at the Charlestown Elementary School. Mr. Sauser and Mrs. Ewald and Mr. Wert were present.
Special Presentation: A special presentation was made to Mr. Wert for his 15 years of dedicated service as Emergency Management Coordinator for the township. The presentation was made by Henry Tamanini, a PECO Representative, and John MacNamara, Chester County Emergency Management Coordinator
Flag Presentation: The Sons of the American Revolution presented a flag to be flow over the Revolutionary War Cemetery across from the Charlestown Play School.
Announcements: Mr. Sauser announced that the Pennsylvania State Police are willing to schedule a meeting in the township to come out and speak as they have done in the past. He also announced that the PA Turnpike Commission has scheduled a public meeting to provide information about the Proposed Slip Ramp at Route 29 in Devault for February 25, 1999 from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Great Valley High School Cafeteria and encouraged all residents to attend. Additionally he reported that the Supervisors met in executive session and instructed the Solicitor to send the Turnpike Commission as letter requesting they hold a Public Hearing. Mr. Wert suggested that a strong letter be sent to surrounding townships and school boards with a copy of our solicitors letter encouraging them to take a strong position opposing this project. Mr. Sauser announced that the newly appointed Emergency Management Coordinator for the township, Mr. Fred Alston (Fire Marshal) is holding a meeting at the EOC office located in room 209 at the Great Valley High School for any individuals who are interested in becoming involved. The meeting will be on Saturday, February 6th at 1:00 P.M. and interested individuals should use the west entrance to the school building off Phoenixville Pike.
1st Citizen's Forum: No comments
Approval: The minutes of the January 4th Reorganization Meeting and the Regular Business Meeting were approved. The minutes from the January 18th Business Meeting were not yet approved pending their review by Mr. Sauser. The January Treasurer's Report and the Accounts Payable Report for February 1, 1999 were also approved.
Reports: The Zoning Officer, Planning Commission, Roadmaster, Fire Marshal and Valley Forge Sewer Authority reports were all submitted. Mr. Sauser indicated that there were some recent serious concerns over quarry blasting and that a resident on Union Hill Road had a chimney collapse and is complaining of muddy well water after blasting and asked the township engineer to follow-up with the resident. The Fire Marshall indicated that there is still a Burning Ban in force and that we are still well below normal rainfall. Mr. Winckelman said that plans for a sludge containment building at the Valley Forge Sewer Authority were turned down by the Zoning Hearing Board due to height restrictions, however, they will appeal the decision.
Hearing: The Open Space Option Ordinance hearing was continued from the previous Supervisors meeting. Township Land Planner Thomas Committa presented changes to the originally proposed ordinance. Many of the changes were for clarifications. Due to some design changes in the ordinance after the last meeting three properties were excluded and three others were added as potential sites where the ordinance could be utilized. The street tree program was revised and language was added to assure that property with conservation easements would be excluded from any net out formulas. Finally, language was added which stated that if any part of the ordinance is declared invalid than the entire ordinance is invalid. This was done so as not to place the township in an awkward position due to unforeseen loopholes. After some discussion the ordinance was approved by all Supervisors.
The law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood & Halsted of West Chester was approved as alternate counsel.
New Business: Computer training was approved for the Township Secretary. A Year 2000 Resolution was also approved.
2nd Citizen's Forum: No comments.
The Supervisors adjourned the meeting at approximately 10:30pm.
Next meeting Monday, February 15th at 7:30pm at the Charlestown Elementary School. This meeting is tentative and will be confirmed by February 8th.
Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Meeting of the Citizens Opposed to the Turnpike Slip Ramp
Great Valley Nature Center
Monday, February 15, 1999
At least 70 people attended last evening's meeting of Citizens Opposed to the Turnpike Slip Ramp at the Great Valley Nature Center. While most were residents of Charlestown Township, there were also interested parties from Schuylkill and East Whiteland Townships. Many Township officials were present including the three Township Supervisors and members of the Planning Commission as well as the leaders of the Civic Association, Charlestown Green and the Republican and Democratic Committees. At least one member of the press was present.
Sally Willig led off by summarizing the major issues associated with the slip ramp and encouraged all residents to call upon members of the Great Valley School Board to pass a resolution opposing the slip ramp. That vote is being taken at tonight's meeting of the School Board in the KD Markley boardroom. The members of the School Board and their phone numbers are provided on our address page.
Sally Willig then introduced County Commissioner Andy Dinniman. Commissioner Dinniman reviewed the meeting the Commissioners had with representatives of the Turnpike Commission, emphasizing the fundamental violation of the Landscapes initiative represented by the slip ramp. He then outlined the kind of activities that need to be accomplished in order to most effectively fight the construction of the new interchange at Route 29.
Supervisor Chairman John Sauser spoke briefly about the verbal response received from a representative of the Turnpike Commission to a letter written by the Township Solicitor. Mr. Sauser also said the supervisors are mailing a newsletter to all residents, a significant portion of which is devoted to the slip ramp issue.
Kevin Kuhn and Sue Staas then polled the audience for volunteers to be present during the February 25 "meeting" sponsored by the Turnpike Commission at the Great Valley Senior High School. The volunteers will be there to answer questions and hand out information to those who seek it. Apparently the event, which is from 4 to 9 pm, involves one-on-one meetings between residents and individual representatives of the Turnpike Commission, and all questions to the Commission are to be presented in writing and the address of the author of the question must be included with each question.
One.???ect of the slip ramp issue that was obvious from the meeting was the many dimensions to slip ramp opposition. Traffic and safety, especially for our school children, are clearly major issues for all residents, and especially those who must pass anywhere near Route 29 and Phoenxville Pike during rush hour and school transportation periods. It's also an issue for residents who live several miles from that intersection, but who already have cars streaming past their homes at high speed during rush hour.
The slip ramp would also mean a major setback for all of the land use and open space preservation initiatives taken by both the County through Landscapes and by the Township through our aggressively defended zoning ordinances. The many beautiful views in Charlestown, already threatened by managed growth, would be further threatened by additional pressures for development stemming from the convenience of the slip ramp and pressure for wider, faster roads.
Other issues include the displacement of residents who live in the path of the new ramps, the effects on historic structures and roadways in the vicinity of the ramps, and the environmental impact of the ramp and associated traffic.
Several documents were handed out during the meeting. Those that are not already posted on our Turnpike Slip Ramp Opposition Center will be posted soon. They include an extensive list of questions covering all.???ects of the slip ramp issue. I will post that list as well as sample letters to give residents a sense of what others are writing to government officials regarding the slip ramp.
It is going to require funds to continue informative mailings and the posting of signs to call attention to the slip ramp issue. The "hat was passed" during the meeting and contributions may be mailed via checks made out to Charlestown Green, Inc. bearing the notation "slip ramp". These are tax deductible contributions and should be mailed to
   Charlestown Green, Inc.
   P.O. Box 469
   Devault, PA 19342-0469
 
In summary, the single most important action residents can take to put a stop to the slip ramp is to write letters to the various officials listed on our addresses page, and to do it as soon as possible. Letter writing "parties" have already taken place in some neighborhoods and are scheduled in others. The next most effective action is to have large turn-outs voicing slip ramp opposition at all public meetings where the issue is to be discussed.
Tuesday, February 2, 1999  (From Kevin Kuhn, Charlestown Green, Inc.)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
Monday, February 1, 1999
The monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors started at 7:30pm at the Charlestown Elementary School. Mr. Sauser and Mrs. Ewald and Mr. Wert were present.
Special Presentation: A special presentation was made to Mr. Wert for his 15 years of dedicated service as Emergency Management Coordinator for the township. The presentation was made by Henry Tamanini, a PECO Representative, and John MacNamara, Chester County Emergency Management Coordinator
Flag Presentation: The Sons of the American Revolution presented a flag to be flow over the Revolutionary War Cemetery across from the Charlestown Play School.
Announcements: Mr. Sauser announced that the Pennsylvania State Police are willing to schedule a meeting in the township to come out and speak as they have done in the past. He also announced that the PA Turnpike Commission has scheduled a public meeting to provide information about the Proposed Slip Ramp at Route 29 in Devault for February 25, 1999 from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Great Valley High School Cafeteria and encouraged all residents to attend. Additionally he reported that the Supervisors met in executive session and instructed the Solicitor to send the Turnpike Commission as letter requesting they hold a Public Hearing. Mr. Wert suggested that a strong letter be sent to surrounding townships and school boards with a copy of our solicitors letter encouraging them to take a strong position opposing this project. Mr. Sauser announced that the newly appointed Emergency Management Coordinator for the township, Mr. Fred Alston (Fire Marshal) is holding a meeting at the EOC office located in room 209 at the Great Valley High School for any individuals who are interested in becoming involved. The meeting will be on Saturday, February 6th at 1:00 P.M. and interested individuals should use the west entrance to the school building off Phoenixville Pike.
1st Citizen's Forum: No comments
Approval: The minutes of the January 4th Reorganization Meeting and the Regular Business Meeting were approved. The minutes from the January 18th Business Meeting were not yet approved pending their review by Mr. Sauser. The January Treasurer's Report and the Accounts Payable Report for February 1, 1999 were also approved.
Reports: The Zoning Officer, Planning Commission, Roadmaster, Fire Marshal and Valley Forge Sewer Authority reports were all submitted. Mr. Sauser indicated that there were some recent serious concerns over quarry blasting and that a resident on Union Hill Road had a chimney collapse and is complaining of muddy well water after blasting and asked the township engineer to follow-up with the resident. The Fire Marshall indicated that there is still a Burning Ban in force and that we are still well below normal rainfall. Mr. Winckelman said that plans for a sludge containment building at the Valley Forge Sewer Authority were turned down by the Zoning Hearing Board due to height restrictions, however, they will appeal the decision.
Hearing: The Open Space Option Ordinance hearing was continued from the previous Supervisors meeting. Township Land Planner Thomas Committa presented changes to the originally proposed ordinance. Many of the changes were for clarifications. Due to some design changes in the ordinance after the last meeting three properties were excluded and three others were added as potential sites where the ordinance could be utilized. The street tree program was revised and language was added to assure that property with conservation easements would be excluded from any net out formulas. Finally, language was added which stated that if any part of the ordinance is declared invalid than the entire ordinance is invalid. This was done so as not to place the township in an awkward position due to unforeseen loopholes. After some discussion the ordinance was approved by all Supervisors.
The law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood & Halsted of West Chester was approved as alternate counsel.
New Business: Computer training was approved for the Township Secretary. A Year 2000 Resolution was also approved.
2nd Citizen's Forum: No comments.
The Supervisors adjourned the meeting at approximately 10:30pm.
Next meeting Monday, February 15th at 7:30pm at the Charlestown Elementary School. This meeting is tentative and will be confirmed by February 8th.
Wednesday, January 27, 1999  (From Ellen Behrle, Charlestown Green, Inc.)
Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission
Tuesday, January 26, 1999
A regular, monthly Planning Commission was held on Tuesday January 26, 1999 at 7:30 PM in the elementary school cafeteria. Present were Chairman for this year, Charles Philips, Bud Zeigler, Vincent Kling, Bill Davison and Michael Allen. The township's Land Planner, Tom Comitta, was also in attendance.
The meeting was called to order. Reflections on the Commission's productivity and accomplishments over the last year were offered on by the Chairman, particularly the cooperative efforts made with developers and residents. Mr. Kling was asked to put together a list of items needed to be presented prior to a plan review in the hopes of providing better information to the Commission, thereby speeding up the process. Discussion took place concerning how the dialogue should be handled between the Planning Commission and the Land Planner. The goal is to avoid miscommunications resulting in higher consultants fees due to more work being done on projects than the supervisors thought necessary. It was determined that an accounting of budget item balances would be provided to the Commission regularly. Just recently it was determined that there was money in a fund for maps which can be used to update our map showing all of the new lanes which have been adopted as a result of the 911 renumbering.
Mr. Comitta, tying up loose ends from previous meetings, stated that he had received a copy of a shade tree ordinance adopted by Springfield, Delaware County, which would be circulated for review. The Scenic Road designation criteria will be forwarded to our township and should be received shortly.
A workshop was held with the Parks and Recreation Board. As a result of our township becoming a vision partner in the Chester County Planning Commission's Landscapes 2000 program, we may be eligible for grants paying for 75 % of the improvement costs to township owned parks and open space. A committee consisting of the Parks and Recreation bBoard and Bill Davison, Michael Allen and Charlie Philips from the Planning Commission will meet to decide what the township would like to do in these areas before approaching the County Planners for input on funding. The Phoenixville Area Soccer Club was represented and presented an informal view of their long term plan of what they would like added to the Soccer area at the park over the next 15 years, so it may be factored in to the master plan. Suggestion was made to contact the adjoining townships to see what there plans are on adjoining land also used for parks or open space and factor these answers in when determining our improvements.
Discussion took place on the Open Space Option Ordinance Amendment hearing which was held on January 12, 1999. This Option would amend the FR Farm Residential District by providing an alternative to conventional single-family detached dwellings which allows for the grouping of lots and the preservation of open space. The minimum tract size shall be 20 acres and must be adjacent to lands of 20 acres or greater owned by Charlestown township or Great Valley School District and, of these, 40% of the gross tract acreage must be set aside permanently for open space, subject to certain provisions. The houses would be built on lots no less than 40,000 square feet and of that area, no more than 20% shall be occupied by buildings. Naturalistic groupings of street trees, subject to the approval of the township, must be installed along all proposed streets.
At the public hearing held on January 12th, several revisions were suggested by Supervisors Ewald and Sauser as well as the developer, John Panizza. Revisions were made reflecting these suggestions as well as one which was made by a resident. After much discussion, it was decided, unanimously, that the plan be approved by the Planning Commission and sent back on to the Supervisors for final approval.
The Naylors wrote a letter asking for a five (5) year extension on their conditional use application. There was some discussion concerning an extension of (1) year instead.
The meeting was adjourned.
Tuesday, January 19, 1999  (From Kevin Kuhn, Charlestown Green, Inc.)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
Monday, January 18, 1999
The monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors started at 7:30pm at the Great Valley Nature Center. Mr. Sauser and Mrs. Ewald were present.
Announcements: Mr. Sauser announced that after an executive session with the township solicitor a decision was made to send a letter to the PA Turnpike Commission requesting a public hearing for Charlestown Township. He further indicated that they would invite neighboring townships and school boards to also attend.
1st Citizen's Forum: Kevin Kuhn informed the board that the Citizens Group working on the PA Turnpike issues and Charlestown Green, Inc. was also sending the Chester County Commissioners a letter strongly requesting that the Turnpike Commission hold open hearings.
Approval: The Treasurers Report for December 1-31, 1998 was approved.
Hearing: The Open Space Option Ordinance was discussed. Township Land Planner Thomas Committa reviewed the proposed ordinance, which was developed by the Planning Commission over the past year. The impetus for this was to facilitate the preservation of open space and specifically the viewshed along Yellow Springs Road when the Pyle Farm is developed. The proposed development, "Deerfield" [see 30-C] would have the same number of homes on the property as is allowed under present zoning but would cluster them on one acre lots and preserve 40% of the tract as open space. Mrs. Ewald was concerned that the other residents of the township who owned similar properties were not notified of the hearing and Mr. Sauser informed her that that was why the hearing notice was published in the newspaper. She was also concerned that a water resource study had not been completed by Green Valleys Association and integrated into the plan. Numerous residents inquired why the proposed zoning change would not apply to any tract in the township. The ordinance specifies that to utilize this design, a property must be located adjacent to an institutional use or recreational use such as a school, a park, a municipal building or other like civic facility, or adjacent to existing designated and deed restricted open space. Mr. Committa said that since this is a new ordinance the township wanted to proceed cautiously. Mr. Sauser moved to approved the ordinance, however Mrs. Ewald would not second the motion based on her earlier concerns.
New Business: The J. Burch Preliminary Subdivision Plan [see 26-C] was approved.
Harron Communications was requesting a rate increase of 26 cents per month on their basic rate and 11 cents per month for equipment rental, both of which are permitted by the FCC. The request was approved after some discussion.
The Great Valley School District Agreement for Whitehorse Road was tabled until the next meeting.
2nd Citizen's Forum: No comments.
The Supervisors adjourned the meeting at approximately 10:00pm.
Next meeting Monday, February 1st at 7:30pm at the Charlestown Elementary School.
Friday, January 8, 1999  (From Kevin Kuhn, Charlestown Green, Inc.)
Reorganization Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
Monday, January 4, 1999
The Annual Reorganization Meeting of the Board of Supervisors started at 7:30pm. All members were present. The purpose of this meeting is to select the slate of officers and to appoint numerous other positions, both paid and volunteer in the Township.
Mrs. Ewald nominated Mr. Wert for the position of Chairman which he declined and nominated Mr. Sauser and the nomination carried 2 to 1.
Mr. Wert was nominated for the position of Vice Chairman and the nomination carried 3 to 0.
Linda Csete was re-appointed as Township Secretary / Treasurer and her salary was increased by 5%.
Jim Thompson was re-appointed as Roadmaster and his salary was set at the 1998 level by a vote of 3 to 0.
John P. Gomes, III was re-appointed as Animal Control Officer by a vote of 3 to 0.
Surender Kohli was re-appointed as Township Zoning officer / Building Inspector by a vote of 3 to 0.
The law firm of Lamb Windle & McErlane, P.C. was nominated as Township Solicitor, with James E. McErlane as lead counsel by a vote of 3 to 0.
The Alternate Counsel appointment was tabled until an interview could be scheduled with the prospective individual.
Fred Alston was re-appointed as Fire Marshal and as Emergency Services Coordinator by a vote of 3 to 0.
Thomas Committa was re-appointed as Land Planner by a vote of 3 to 0.
Harry Nagle was re-appointed to the Zoning Hearing Board by a vote of 3 to 0.
Robert Jones was appointed to the Parks & Recreation Board by a vote of 2 to 1.
Rosemary Philips was re-appointed to the Historical Commission / Historical Architectural Review Board by a vote of 3 to 0.
Gia Farra was re-appointed to the Vacancy Board by a vote of 3 to 0.
Resolution 537-99 was adopted setting depositories for the Township accounts.
Resolution 528-99 was adopted providing Fire, Ambulance and Police Protection for the Township.
The Scheduling for the monthly Supervisor's meetings was established for the first and third Monday of the month at 7:30 at the Charlestown Elementary School
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm.
(Kevin's report on the regular meeting follows.)

Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
Monday, January 4, 1999
The monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors started at 8:30pm after the conclusion of the Annual Reorganization Meeting. Mr. Sauser, Mrs. Ewald and Mr. Wert were present.
Announcements: Mr. Sauser informed all that the Chester County Commissioners and Emergency Services notified the Township of a Drought Emergency. Mrs. Ewald informed the board that she spoke with the West Pikeland board Chairman as requested with regard to the roadwork on Newcomb Road and felt that their Board would approve sharing the costs of improvements based on the lower estimate. Additionally they have already allocated the funds for their half of the costs to install signal lights at 401 & Newcomb as well as 401 & Valley Hill. Mrs. Ewald also thanked everyone who invited her to holiday parties.
1st Citizen's Forum: Kevin Kuhn informed the board that he spoke with William Fulton, Executive Director of the Chester County Planning Commission who voiced his opposition to the Turnpike Slip Ramp. Mr. Fulton was also planning to meet with the County Commissioners this week so as to adopt a formal position on the issue. He also invited the Board to attend the Citizens Group Meeting at the Charlestown United Methodist Church on Church Rd. in the village this Thursday evening at 7:30pm.
Approval: Minutes of the December 7th and 21st Supervisor's Meeting were approver by a vote of 2 to 1. Accounts Payable Report for January 4th was approved by a vote of 3 to 0 however there was concern over the incomplete paving of Wells Road. The Roadmaster and Road Contractor said that due to the quick temperature change the final coat of blacktop will have to wait until spring.
Reports: Written reports were accepted from the Planning Commission, Historical Commission, Roadmaster, and Fire Marshal. The Valley Forge Sewer Authority minutes were submitted from their previous meeting.
Old Business: The Phoenixville Area Soccer Club Contract was approved.
New Business: Year 2000 (Y2K) Discussion. It was decided that Fred Alston of Alston Computer Technologies would provide oversight to the Township Secretary with respect to evaluating if the township has a potential Y2K problem. If necessary Mr. Alston will provide a proposal if more then oversight is needed.
Logo Contest - A contest was announced to re-design the Township Logo since the township offices have moved. Details can be obtained from the township office or on the Charlestown Web Site.
Other Business: Discussion concerning the hiring of a Turnpike Consultant to review material that will be presented to the township by the PA Turnpike Commission took place. The Supervisors agreed to hold an executive session with the Township Solicitor on Thursday, January 14th.
2nd Citizen's Forum: No comments.
The Supervisor's adjourned the meeting at approximately 9:50pm.
Next meeting Monday, January 18th at 7:30pm.

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