Monday, November 26, 2012
East Whiteland Board of Supervisors approved a revised master plan.
Uptown Worthington is moving forward, but with different trees. After approving a preliminary plan in October, the East Whiteland Board of Supervisors granted conditional approval to a revised master plan at its Nov. 14 business meeting. Representatives of developer Brian O'Neill requested waivers that would allow some leeway in the species of trees planted. Uptown Worthington will include over 1,700 new trees, according to Lou Colagreco, a land use lawyer representing O'Neill Properties. But the outdated township ordinance specifies tree species that are susceptible to disease, are not marketed locally or are incongruous with the project, Colagreco said. The Board of Supervisors approved the plan with waivers, subject to recommendations …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The 2013 preliminary budget moves $1 million into a special fund for future retirement benefits.
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the East Whiteland Board of Supervisors approved a preliminary budget for 2013 totaling $10,470,905. Board chairperson Virginia McMichael said there was no plan to increase real estate taxes in the new budget. She cited the arrival of large corporations like Shire and Endo Pharmaceuticals as reasons for the municipality's fiscal strength. "The net effect of that is substantial revenue coming into the township in terms of real estate transfer taxes, real estate taxes, earned income tax going forward," McMichael said. "This is very good news for our residents." The budget takes $1 million out of the general fund and places it in a trust fund to pay future post-retirement medical benefits. "Since we are in a strong …
Monday, November 19, 2012
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As he was waiting for his turn to present the East Whiteland Fire Company monthly report to the township's Board of Supervisors, Fire Chief Ken Hurley cupped his ear to his radio, which was set at low volume. Then he popped up and out of the room. Moments later, emergency lights on the road could be seen from the township meeting room windows. When he returned about 30 minutes later, he started his report with, "Don't drink and drive." Pressed by the meeting attendants, he gave the full story—there had been an accident at the nearby intersection of Routes 202 and 401. "A very nice, high-dollar Lexus, DUI. He moved the jersey barrier about a foot-and-a-half, then moved it again about a foot. He hit it four times," Hurley said. The allegedly…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The roughly 40-by-80-foot near General Warren Inn plot of earth has no owner.
At its July 13 meeting, the East Whiteland Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a small, unclaimed plot of land off Village Way near Malvern Borough. Township manager Terry Woodman told the board that she'd received a call from the Chester County Assessment office. "They've discovered a very small parcel of ground that has no owner," Woodman said. No one showed any interest in the parcel when it came up at sheriff's sale. The plot measures about 40 by 80 feet, according to Woodman, and is located off village way, near General Warren Inne. Bill Holmes asked if there was any downside to adopting the land. "No hazardous waste there, or anything, that we're taking on?" Virginia McMichael asked. Woodman said there was no real downside to taking …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Chester County is looking to charge municipalities $5.20 per resident to pay for a new emergency services training center.
Update 6/18/2012 10pm: Willistown Township supervisors are also against the municipal funding of the county training campus. At its Monday night meeting, the board of supervisors approved a letter of opposition to be delivered to the Chester County Commissioners. According to the letter, whereas the county commissioners oversee the county's department of emergency services and the imposition of said fee is inappropriate and would have a deleterious impact on local budgets: Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Willistown Township Board of Supervisors opposes this method of dealing with the funding requirements of the county. Be it further resolved that the Willistown Township Board of Supervisors is willing to work with the Chester …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The East Whiteland supervisors promised Wednesday night not to approve a path connecting Chester Valley Trail to the Chester Valley Knoll neighborhood before September, if ever.
The East Whiteland Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday night not to approve a path connecting the Deer Run Lane to Chester Valley Trail before September. The three-member panel said it needed to review logistical and legal issues before rendering a decision on the project, which has divided the Chester Valley Knoll neighborhood. The legal questions will be answered by the next meeting, the board said. The township solicitor is reviewing objections raised by a lawyer hired by a family whose property would abut the path. The board voted to have Lancaster-based ARRO Engineering perform a topographical survey of the site and put together a plan for the possible path. The engineering study, they said, will take months. "As a practical matter…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Traffic congestion is likely through projected August completion date.
Aqua PA will soon begin work to replace the water main on Lancaster Avenue in Frazer, which could disrupt traffic, the East Whiteland Board of Supervisors announced in a meeting Wednesday. The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily between Morehall Road (Route 29) and a location east of Deerfield Lane, near the Lincoln Court Shopping Center. The work is expected to be completed by August. "Do expect some congestion, inconvenience, while they're working on that on Route 30," said supervisor Virginia McMichael. "Maybe we'll have enough people on vacation, it won't be too bad."
Friday, March 16, 2012
Malvern Borough Council president Woody Van Sciver addressed East Whiteland's Board of Supervisors at its recent meeting.
At the East Whiteland Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday night, Malvern Borough Council president Woody Van Sciver addressed the board regarding a police services agreement. "We came to ask your consideration to consider a proposal where we subcontract police services from you. ... We would hope that we could investigate the possibilities and come up with a sustainable approach to police services in both Malvern and, of course, East Whiteland," Van Sciver said. Malvern Borough Council announced at a March 6 meeting that it would consider closing its police department and entering into an agreement with a nearby municipality for police coverage. Van Sciver said the borough wouldn't expect to pay less than the cost of the services, nor …