BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES – JANUARY 25, 2006
A Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the
Board of Supervisors: Steve Santarsiero, Chairman
Ron Smith, Vice Chairman
Greg Caiola, Secretary
Grace Godshalk, Supervisor
Pete Stainthorpe, Supervisor
Others: Terry Fedorchak, Township Manager
Bucky Closser, Township Solicitor
James Majewski, Township Engineer
Kenneth Coluzzi, Chief of Police
Mr. Santarsiero stated representatives of the Historical
Commission will provide an overview of the history of the project including a
discussion on the design guidelines. He stated
he would like to begin with the overview and then ask a few of the larger property
owners to discuss the ideas they have had thus far as to potential development
of the site. They will then invite
comments from all present, initially to those living in and around
Mr. Santarsiero stated he feels
Mr. Santarsiero stated this idea has been around for some time. He stated the basis of much of the proposal for the Village comes out of the January 31, 2000 Study prepared by March Associates. He stated he wanted to have a meeting of all those who have an interest in the Village to ensure that as the Village develops, it does so in a unified and cohesive manner and not piecemeal. He stated if it is going to come together in a way
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that makes sense with a good mix of uses and is aesthetically pleasing, it must be planned in this way. He stated the Board of Supervisors needs to take a proactive stance to make sure this project is guided in the right way and that it follows the vision laid out in the March Associates study.
Mr. Santarsiero read from the March Associates Study which states
“The Township will actively seek builders and developers who have proven
expertise in Traditional Neighborhood patterns of development.” Mr. Santarsiero stated this would resemble “
Mr. Santarsiero stated the March Associates Study also envisioned the creation of a Commission on Economic Development to “study, investigate the viability of the proposed “Main Street,” and to recommend ways to form a Business Improvement District to fund District-wide promotion, maintenance, and infrastructure.
Mr. Santarsiero stated in the next month or so, they will propose an Economic Development Commission, and he hopes that they will work in part with this Village along the lines of that included in the March Associates Study.
Mr. Santarsiero stated also noted in the Study was to “seek Federal, State, and private funding sources to help pay for basic infrastructure improvements.” He stated one of the critical infrastructure improvements for this area will be public water and sewer, and there will be discussion on how this can be done and who will pay for it. He stated he feels the Township and the developers have to look for different Grant opportunities that exist so they can lower the cost that may exist to the taxpayer.
Mr. Santarsiero stated the March Associates Study indicates
“other Grant opportunities at the State level, especially opportunities
associated with the historic aspect of the Village should be pursued, securing
or providing funding for the final street section should serve as an incentive
to attract high-quality developers to
Mr. Santarsiero stated this evening’s meeting is a first step in moving this discussion along, allowing the residents to hear what is under consideration, and having concerns voiced so that the Township and the developers can address these concerns.
Mr. Santarsiero stated they will proceed in a manner that is
consistent with the March Associates Plan and consistent with maintaining a
high quality of living in
Mrs. Godshalk stated she has before her a copy of the Draft Master Plan of 2003 where the Study was adopted. She stated much of what they will see this evening has already been approved. Mr. Santarsiero stated this neglects to address the fact that very little has been done at this point in 2006. He stated they have made Zoning changes, but what they
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have not had is leadership from the Board of Supervisors to move forward in a more proactive way. He stated in the 2001 Study, it indicated they should actively seek developers to try to move the project forward.
Ms. Michelle Stambaugh, Chair of the Historical Commission, was present with
Mr. Carter VanDyke.
Ms. Stambaugh thanked the Board for calling this meeting and allowing
them to get to the next phase for
Ms. Stambaugh stated they have done an inventory of the
Historic District, obtained Certified Local Government status, created
created a Guide to the Historic Landmarks, the March Associates Report, Design Guidelines, Lower Makefield Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance Amendments, and Street Design Guidelines which are currently proposed.
A slide was shown of an overview of
Ms. Stambaugh noted the Design Overview prepared by March Associates with the infill. Mr. VanDyke stated the brown buildings are the existing historic buildings, and the red buildings are proposed new development.
Ms. Stambaugh stated they have made Zoning Amendments, the Historic District Guidelines, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Amendments, and prepared new Administrative Forms. She noted a slide showing Building Designs which are included in the Design Guidelines including streetscape, sidewalk design, lighting, and house design. She stated the Guidelines are available at the Township.
A slide was shown of the Street Design Guidelines which gives an overview of their goal for the streetscapes including trees, and on-street parking. Mr. VanDyke stated the Street Design Guidelines include sidewalks, street tree enhancements, and traffic calming elements. He noted a cross-section of the street with sidewalks. He stated this is an
on-going process and now that they are developing commercial properties up to the street, there is interest in having on-street parking. He noted when the Street Design Guidelines were first initiated, on-street parking was not part of the Plan; however, based
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upon the input from the community, the Board of Supervisors, and the Historical Commission, they have gone to PennDOT who has indicated they do not have a problem with on-street parking. He added that on-street parking helps with traffic calming. He also noted that if there is parking on the street in front of a store, this will draw people into the establishment.
Ms. Stambaugh reviewed their goals including preservation of
the integrity of
Slides were show on the existing conditions.
Mr. VanDyke stated the Historic Commission has asked them to
develop a sign for the gateways to give recognition of
Mr. VanDyke noted the slide outlining some of the traffic improvements they have discussed with PennDOT including the creation of islands in the street in order to slow down the traffic coming into the Village. The traffic will be slowed down to twenty-five miles per hour to make it safe for people to walk and pull over and park.
Mr. VanDyke stated the Historic Commission has been working with two developers who are interested in three major parcels within the Village. He noted the large parcel which has been acquired by one developer and two parcels acquired by another developer. He stated these three parcels represent a large portion of the Village. The Historic Commission has asked Mr. VanDyke’s firm to act as an intermediary to help develop a philosophy of how these projects will be developed in keeping with the spirit of the March Associates Report and the Township Master Plan.
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A slide was shown of the location of the Heacock House. He noted the home went through a tremendous amount of neglect and had to be taken down, although it will have to be replicated. They are also looking at this area for in-fill development and mixed use which could be retail on the first floor and offices on the second floor. He stated they are also interested in getting apartments on the second floor of the buildings so that it is a livable community.
A slide was shown of the location where a bank has been proposed.
A slide was shown of the type of architecture the developer is proposing for the Heacock House. A member of the audience stated this building was not a Heacock house.
In-fill buildings are also being considered within that parcel.
Mr. VanDyke showed a picture of a building in Doylestown
which was a replication which is the quality of replication they are looking
Mr. Van Dyke showed a slide of the Flowers Tract showing a mixed-use development with commercial development including restaurants. He stated many of the commercial units would also have apartments on the second floor. They would propose some areas where on-street parking would be permitted. There is room for parking behind those buildings where they would not be able to have on-street parking. He stated there is a major stand of trees where they would propose a Park. He also noted an area where they have proposed a mixture of residences including single-family homes, twin homes, townhouses, and Manor Houses. He stated the streets will not all be linear, and there will be streets with curves and buildings as focal points. He stated all streets will have sidewalks so that people can walk throughout the community and to the Park and stores. Mr. Carter noted the location of Heston Hall and there is proposed an expansion of this facility and some additional office buildings in that area. He stated these buildings will create a buffer between the residences and the highway. A green space is also proposed to create a buffer between the homes and parking. He stated they have proposed Traditional Neighborhood Design and there will be no garages on the street. All parking is in the rear on an alley with garages in the back and small rear yards. He stated this is in keeping with a Village atmosphere.
Mr. VanDyke stated they are working with the developers on
different types of residential architecture.
He noted a slide of
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Mr. VanDyke reviewed where they should go from this
point. He stated they need to apply to the
Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission for more Grant money to help with
the traffic calming and eliminating the overhead utility lines. He stated they also want to encourage
Public/private partnerships, and the developers they have been working with are
willing to bring in the sewer and water at their expense which means it will
now be accessible for the first time to the residents of
Mr. Santarsiero thanked the members of the Historic Commission and Mr. VanDyke for the work they have done to date.
PRESENTATION OF CONCEPT PLANS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION AND DISCUSSION OF RELATED IDEAS
Mr. Cameron Troilo was present and stated they are not yet at the point where they can get into the finer points of their Plan; but he concurs with what Mr. VanDyke has done, and they will continue to work closely with him. He stated they will make a full presentation in the future.
Mr. Chris Messick stated he agrees with Mr. Troilo. He stated his firm is currently in the Village, and they are thankful that the Historic Commission and the Board of Supervisors is working on this project.
Mr. Santarsiero stated beyond the designs that Mr. VanDyke has described, the Board would like to get a better sense of some of the uses they are proposing. He noted
Mr. Messick came before the Board approximately five months
ago with ideas for commercial structures with residential on the second floor
as well as a bank to be located between
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Mr. Messick stated he is considering small retail, small food establishments such as a coffee shop, etc. although they are not presently at the point where they can say anything definitely.
Mr. Troilo stated they are presently interviewing marketing people. He stated the one concern they do have is that the Ordinance calls for 1500 square foot units, and the marketing people have told them that this is a very difficult sell. They have indicated that it is hard to get a National store such as Talbots in 1500 square feet.
Mr. Santarsiero asked what timeframe they are looking at
when they will have a better sense from their marketing people and then coming
back before the Board. Mr. Troilo stated he feels they would need three to four
months. Mr. Messick stated some of the
retailers he had talked to previously also indicated that the footprints were
too small, particularly for a restaurant.
He stated the other problem is the limitation on having every building
being a stand-alone structure versus doing something similar to the shopping
center across from Goodnoe’s in
Mr. Santarsiero asked Mr. VanDyke about the concept of buildings being connected and whether he has seen this in Traditional Neighborhoods Developments elsewhere.
Mr. VanDyke stated they have seen this, and he feels it is a
reasonable approach. He stated they are
able to maintain the integrity of separate buildings, but they can actually
connect them. He stated this also allows
there to be one elevator to serve the second floor which is an economy of
scale. Mrs. Godshalk stated they would
then risk having a strip shopping center as it was zoned for thirty-five years
ago. She stated they have tried to
overcome this over the years to take away that aspect. She noted this is a
Mrs. Godshalk stated she feels only a minority of the structures should be attached so it does not look like a strip shopping center. Mr. Santarsiero stated the initial sketch he saw from Mr. Messick and what is being referred to by Mr. VanDyke is a façade that actually looks like different buildings; and Mr. VanDyke agreed. Mrs. Godshalk stated they have this currently at Thriftway and Giant with different roof lines, but it is still a strip shopping center. Mr. Santarsiero stated he feels it looks that way for a number of reasons including the way it is set back from the road and the fact that, while a good job was done to try to differentiate the buildings, it is not the same as the buildings across from Goodnoe’s in Newtown where you get the feel that there are different buildings rather than a strip.
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Mr. VanDyke stated the Ordinance requires a maximum average building size so it allows for flexibility. He stated they could not have big boxes. He stated the footprints they used in Lahaska had a first floor of 4500 square feet which fits the need of retailers but it looked like three buildings. Mr. Santarsiero asked if 4500 square feet would be acceptable from a retail standpoint, and Mr. Troilo stated he feels 4500 square feet would be adequate for most good sized retailers. He stated they have a number of stores in Yardley Borough that are smaller than this, and they have never been able to get a National retailer in 1500 to 2000 square feet. He stated he feels 4500 is a reasonable number.
Mr. Santarsiero stated also on the Agenda this evening was
to be some discussion on the
Mrs. Godshalk stated this was turned down at the Historic
Commission level as they already have an entrance in from
Mr. Santarsiero stated they are not voting on details this
evening, but this is a possibility; and he feels they should consider the
impact of the Shopping Center. He stated
there has also been discussion about how the Shopping Center may be
reconfigured. He stated the Township
needs to know the interests of the owner of this property so that they can try
to accommodate whatever changes they might want to do with what is going to be
Mr. Fran McDonald, representing Giant, was present and
stated they have been working with Mr. Messick for approximately nine months
and have come up with a few Plans at his request although nothing has been
finalized. He stated they did meet with
one group a few months ago and presented a few possibilities. He stated they are open, and he is present to
observe. He stated one Plan they
prepared with Mr. Messick is too premature to share at this time. Mrs. Godshalk stated that Plan was not legal
as they wanted to use dedicated open space on
Mr. Santarsiero stated the main reason for the meeting tonight was to begin discussions in a forum in which everyone who has an interest is present. He stated at this point they are only interested in getting a sense of where people are gong in terms of their thought process and what they see unfolding on the site. They also wanted to make sure that it all fits together. He stated they will need to have follow-up meetings as they proceed and the Plans become actual proposals for development.
Mr. McDonald stated they are here for the long haul; and if they can help out in some way, they are willing to listen.
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Mr. Santarsiero stated the Historic Commission had discussed
dealing with stormwater management and sewer issues; and he feels it will facilitate
the project a great deal if the private owners are willing to install the sewer
and water connections. He stated with regard
to stormwater management, the Township is interested in embarking on a program
of low-impact development for the entire Township. Since they are starting at the beginning with
Mr. Majewski stated last year the Township adopted Stormwater Ordinances for both the Neshaminy Creek Watershed and the Delaware River South Watershed. These Ordinances rely heavily on trying to infiltrate stormwater into the ground and keep water close to its source. He has had discussions with several engineers who are contemplating doing work in the Township and advised them of the new Ordinances and the fact that the Township is looking forward to trying to utilize groundwater recharge – putting the water back in at its source. He stated one of these technologies include underground detention storage where you put pipes underground and can store the water underneath a parking lot before it is released. Another method involves pervious pavement where you take stone beds and put it underground and the parking on top; and when the water falls, rather than running off, it soaks into the pavement and goes into the stone below where it is stored and/or seeps into the ground. They could also consider eliminating curbing in parking areas and letting the water from the parking lot go off into lower, depressed areas where it will have an opportunity to seep into the ground. If the soils are not conducive, they could utilize standard detention basins but augment that by trying to soak up the water as much as possible with vegetation and/or providing extra infiltrative capabilities within the basins to allow it to perc into the ground.
Mr. Santarsiero stated it is important that the residents understand that the Township is committed to implementing these new kinds of approaches so that it will minimize the impact of surface water in the area and beyond.
Mr. Smith asked Mr. Messick and Mr. Troilo if they feel they can come back in ninety days with some further Plans, and Mr. Troilo and Mr. Messick agreed. Mr. Santarsiero asked that Mr. McDonald be present as well as they would like everyone together at one meeting and move this forward in a unified way. Mrs. Godshalk suggested that
Mr. McCaffrey be invited as well.
Mr. Stainthorpe thanked everyone for their presentations. He stated he feels this is a well thought out Plan and many years have been put into it. He stated he heard from both developers that they need to “shop” the project; and he feels that whatever they do, it needs to be economically viable and should not be rushed into. He stated if they are
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going to have retail, they want retail that can succeed and he feels the only way to do this is to test the marketplace. He stated they did not want Big Box blight, and he does not feel they want Village blight. He feels they should move at a pace where they can be sure that what they are doing will succeed.
Mr. Troilo stated these projects are not small projects and they command a tremendous amount of cash. He stated when they come back in ninety days, they will either come back with someone who is credible and adds to the community, or they will come back and say they are not yet ready.
Mrs. Godshalk stated she feels it is important that the developers know the property is in their hands. She stated this is the first time she has seen the Township try to push development in the Township as they are usually trying to hold it back.
Mr. Troilo thanked the Supervisors for creating this initiative with Mr. VanDyke noting this has been the most pleasurable experience he has had working with the Township.
Mr. Santarsiero noted the March Associates Study did
envision the Board of Supervisors actively seeking builders and developers who
have proven experience in Traditional Neighborhood Patterns of Development as
well as a Commission on Economic Development to investigate the viability of
Mr. Zachary Rubin,
Ms. Karen Iungerman, Historic Commission, thanked everyone
for coming. She stated they have
highly-credentialed people volunteering and doing this work for the
Township. She stated Mr. Messick and Mr.
Troilo have also helped them tremendously.
She stated she does not feel they are proceeding in a piecemeal
situation, and they are moving forward nicely.
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Mr. Jeff Gaul,
Ms. Andrea Scherer, HARB, asked about on-street parking and whether it will compromise the historic structures, and Mr. VanDyke stated it will not. Ms. Scherer
stated Mr. VanDyke referenced
Mr. David Miller stated he and his wife have lived in
Mr. Ralph Thompson stated several references were made to restaurants, and he questions how they can bring in first-class restaurants when the Township is dry.
Mr. Smith stated he feels they will be able to do so because they already have first-class restaurants in the Township. Mr. Santarsiero stated he does feel they can continue to attract fine restaurants as they have already without liquor licenses. He stated because of the nature of the Village, they will be attracting people to come in anyway and there will be walkways for people to come and congregate which will help the restaurants as well.
Mr. Jim Kelaw,
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is concerned about how much additional traffic they will get
when they add this additional commercial development and make
Mr. VanDyke stated the chief complaints people have about traffic is because of the noise and the other is access or trying to get out. He stated traffic calming will reduce the noise by reducing the speed being traveled. He stated the traffic speed is not a function of capacity. He stated there will still be a certain amount of volume because of regional growth, but they can help control the noise and ease of access. He stated because cars will be going slower, it will be easier to get out into the traffic. He stated currently people are traveling down the roads at 45 miles per hour which is making it very unsafe. He stated they are also going to incorporate signs saying “Pedestrian Right-of-Way” and this will slow down the traffic. He reviewed traffic calming measures followed in other areas. He stated they need to insure that the traffic noise will be reduced so that it will make the second floor apartments very livable. He noted these will be luxury apartments.
Mr. Caiola asked if the traffic calming devices serve as a deterrent for some people to use the roads. Mr. VanDyke stated they have found that it is less stressful if you do not have to always stop and instead are given the opportunity to always move even if you are moving slowly. He noted the concept of round-abouts.
Mr. Santarsiero stated the intersection of
Mr. Matthew DiSantos, Jr. 755 Stony Hill Road, stated he is
speaking on behalf of himself, Matthew
DiSantos, Sr. 765 Stony Hill Road, and Sam and Kenny Stewart who own the next
property between I-95 and the Stony Hill Road overpass, all of whom only found
out about this meeting from reading the Bucks County Courier Times. He stated they did not receive official
notice from the Township, and he questioned why. He stated they feel it is a good idea to
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list. He stated they will make sure that every person within the District and around the periphery is notified of future meetings. With respect to the detention issues,
Mr. Santarsiero stated they are not at a point where they have engineered plans, but he feels stormwater management is a critical issue; and whatever is done in the Village will have to be done in a way that will minimize the impact on the properties around the Village. He stated this is why they are going to look at the low impact development approaches.
Ms. Gayle Freeman,
Mr. Santarsiero stated there are a number of buildings in
Ms. Amy Bodner stated she spoke about
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by way of building development in the area and see how this fits in with a re-design of the traffic situation to alleviate the problems. He stated they recognize this is a major concern for those living in the immediate area and for all those driving through the area as well. Ms. Bodner asked if they have ever put this out to a vote to the residents to see if the people want this. She stated she does not understand why people who were against Matrix would be in favor of this plan. Mr. Santarsiero stated he was the former Chairman of RAM, and the issue with Matrix was the fact that they were putting in big box stores which many of them felt were inappropriate for the community and the traffic problems this would have created would have been monumental, and that those stores are susceptible to downturns in the economy and they could have had vacant buildings.
He stated at
Mr. Jim Bodner stated he is a member of the Masonic Lodge and stated it is appears that it has finally been determined that the Masonic Lodge is not in the Historic Zone. He stated he was before the Board a few years ago about having something done at their property as the Lodge also needs revenues to keep the building afloat. He stated they would like to be considered part of the package to see if something could be done.
Mr. Santarsiero stated he does not have a problem with this. Mrs. Godshalk stated the
Masonic Lodge is in a Residential Zone. She stated they are in the Historic fringe and have been required to go before HARB for architectural approval similar to McCaffrey and Giant Market, who while not in the District, are on the fringe and are under the Ordinance. She stated only the Bank near the Giant Market is in the District.
Ms. Helen Heinz stated there is the National Register Zone
and a Historic Commercial Zone which overlays the National Register Zone. She stated the Masonic Lodge is in the
Historic Commercial Zone. Mrs. Godshalk
disagreed and stated they are in the Residential Zones as is the Fire House and
the office building. She stated they
were only given approval to build the office building in the Residential Zone
because they built the road and the Fire House.
Ms. Heinz stated the
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Masonic Lodge in the loop. Mrs. Godshalk stated she also feels McCaffrey’s and Giant should also be included in the discussions.
Ms. Andrea Scherer asked if there will be a study done on
the impact to the infrastructure and need for Police from this development and
additional residents coming into the Township.
Mr. Santarsiero stated he does not feel that they have a good sense of
how many additional residents would be coming in. He stated the commercial component will
result in ratables for the Township which should offset any impact on the
Mr. Sam Spera, Heacock Meadows, stated if they are going to bring more people into the area, there will be more traffic at the intersection of Stony Hill and Yardley-Langhorne Roads. Mr. Santarsiero stated a number of alternatives to dealing with the additional traffic have been discussed this evening, the most drastic of which is some kind of by-pass. He stated there may be other ways to try to avoid congestion in the area, and if not they will consider traffic calming to try to slow the traffic down, but also move it through without as many stops. He stated they are only at the initial stage of the concepts being considered by the developers, and they will need more detailed information on the actual development coming in before they can consider the measures which can be taken to alleviate potential problems. He stated he does share in the concerns about traffic.
Mr. Ralph Thompson noted the traffic light at Yardley
Borough where traffic is backed up for half a mile or more. He stated when you increase the traffic in
Mr. Charlie Wilson,
re-zoning their properties to Commercial so that they can take advantage of this as well. He also asked about maintenance of the sidewalks which will be installed in front of their properties. He stated he currently owns 200’; and on a main road, the plows continually cover sidewalks with salt, etc. coming off the road. He stated the walking path behind his home is maintained by the Township, and he asked if these new sidewalks will be maintained by the Township or will individual homeowners and business owners have responsibility for them. Mr. Carter noted this individual’s home is in the Historic District but is not in the Historic Commercial District. Mr. Wilson stated he feels this is incorrect and he is in the Historic Commercial but not in the Register. Ms. Heinz agreed.
Mr. Santarsiero stated he feels they will have to look to see what will develop across the street from his property before they can indicate whether it would be appropriate to allow
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Commercial where he is located. He feels this would require Re-Zoning. With regard to the sidewalk maintenance, Mr.
Santarsiero stated he feels this is an issue that they must look into
further. Mr. VanDyke stated in similar
situations it is the businesses which are responsible for the snow removal; but
because the area is so tight, the community often has to treat that area
separately so that there is a different type of snow removal such as coming in
with front-end loaders and hauling the snow out. Mr. VanDyke stated there is no intent to come
in and get a Grant to install sidewalks in front of all the residential
properties. Mr. Wilson asked if there
are any additional plans that will happen in the next five years to develop any
other part of
Mrs. Godshalk stated there are people who have been living
Mr. Jim Bray thanked the Board for having a vision as far as this project is concerned and hopes they will see it through. He stated he is personally pleased that they are maintaining the historical integrity of the area and with the low-impact development nature of the project. He stated low-impact development projects are taking place throughout the Country and most of these projects have maintained their values, and in fact, have increased as far as the commercial establishments and housing are concerned.
Mr. Jim Kelaw stated he does not feel anything will happen until the two major developers start to get close to their plans and sewers are installed. He stated several years ago studies were done on their septic systems and they found some had failed, some were failing, and some were still viable. He asked if it is the intent of the Supervisors to mandate hook up to the sewer system. Mr. Santarsiero stated generally speaking his view is that from a public health standpoint, it is better to be hooked up to Township sewer and water. He stated once the sewer and water is available, it will make this possible for those living in the Village and will make the economic development a reality. He stated what the individual residents do will be driven by the condition of their wells and septic
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Ms. Rae Pinchuk stated she feels this area is going to develop and they want to make sure it is guided and controlled development that is well thought through.
Ms. Michele Stambaugh, on behalf of the Historic Commission, thanked everyone for coming this evening. She stated the Historic Commission and HARB are advisory Committees and they are present to answer questions and be facilitators to the Board of Supervisors. She noted the Design Guidelines are on the Website and stated they can provide a copy of the presentation made this evening to put on the Website as well.
Ms. Dana Wyrick, 729 Stewart’s Way, asked that they consider high-end retail for the area as opposed to outlet-type stores. She feels the area can handle high-end retail.
Mr. Santarsiero stated he feels from a marketing standpoint, the people who are talking to Mr. Troilo and Mr. Messick will probably say this as this is a community that can service high-end stores.
Mr. Santarsiero stated they will get back together within
ninety days; and hopefully by that time, Mr. Messick, Mr. Troilo, and the
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m.
Greg Caiola, Secretary