* Technicon Enterprises has prepared a code enforcement map of Honey Brook Township. During February, Code Enforcement District 3 will be inspected for zoning violations. The Honey Brook Township zoning officer will view a property from the road for visible violations such as junk, unlicensed vehicles or construction. District 3 is bounded by Chestnut Tree Road, the West Brandywine Township Line, Icedale Road, South Birdell Road, North Birdell Road, Dampman Road and Supplee Road.

* During the inspection of District 1 in December, fourteen violators were contacted by letter. There were eleven responses by telephone. Nine violations were cleared, two others have started work on cleaning up the violations and there has been no response from the third.

* Chairman Wes Darby said township officials have been trying to compel Horace Bannon of Supplee Road to clean up his property for years. He said up until now the District Justice has been lenient. Township Manager Mike Brown said to file charges more often on a daily or weekly basis. Bannon was first cited in 1993. He said it is minor compared to what it once was.

Darby said they want something done. Jeff Kerlin suggested picking up the frequency of citations until he comes into compliance. Darby said, "We cite him but he doesn't pay." Kerlin said, "He can be arrested and go to jail."

Bannon is 90 years old. His son said it is something for him to do {collecting cast off items). Darby said, "People drive through the township and see this dump along the road." Brown said, "We can't go onto his property." Supervisor Don Johnson said, "It has been there for a long time."

* Ben Kauffman of Parke Road said he would like to build a storage building to store materials in. He said he is maxed out under the current ordinance. He asked if there might be consideration given to amending the rural occupation regulations. Brown told him he can apply for a variance. He said he already has a 60,000 square foot building which is the largest allowable under the rural occupation guidelines. Supervisor Greg Cary said, "There is value in researching it." Brown said to refer it to the Planning Commission.

* Cary was appointed to work with the Frame Group to create a sketch plan for development of the Frame property adjoining the borough of Honey Brook. Brown said the development appears to be an extension of the borough with commercial and residential areas.

* Chris Falencki of Weiser Engineering showed several sketch plans for the Briarcrest development of property owned by Dallas Ford on the south side of Route 322 near the township line. Falenki discussed various configurations of groups of townhouses in an effort to find a design which would meet the zoning code and satisfy township officials. He also asked to have three acres of land along route 322 currently zoned "commercial" to be rezoned as "residential."

Falencki said the developer needed 68 units to make it viable. The plans call for an open space in the center of the development. Darby told Falencki to rework the plans. He said they opted not to change the commercial area until the plans for the development were on track. A community association would be responsible for the interior.

* Darby said he was concerned with traffic entering and exiting from Chestnut Tree Road. He asked for help from the developer to verify if changes were needed on Route 322. A traffic study was needed. Kerlin said they were only concerned with traffic impact within reason. The plans were returned to the planning commission.

* The spokesperson of a group representing the Honey Brook Community Church asked for township support for their efforts to meet with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources to consider options for wastewater treatment. The church wants to build on ground it owns at the corner of Cambridge Road and Route 10. The township does not want them to use a holding tank.

* A decision was made to wait until May or June to decide when a referendum should be placed on the ballot for voter consideration for an additional tax to be used to save open space. The Brandywine Conservancy will send out a questionnaire to residents to help determine community values as the first part of an educational program aimed at the referendum, said Brown. Work on revising the comprehensive plan will begin in February.

* Brown said the on-lot sewage management ordinance will be reworked. The current sewage management plan was adopted in 1995. It requires on-lot sewage management. He said if the township does not have a workable plan, the DEP could stop approving wastewater plans in the township.

* Police Chief Vance Gossert said the department received a thank you letter for their efforts to clean up an accident on Beaver Dam Road when a propane tank truck rolled over. He said they all worked together to make things good.

* During December, the Honey Brook Police Department had 255 calls for service. Of those, 71 were responded to by the State Police. Two citations were issued. There were three assaults reported, a burglary, three thefts, a vehicle theft, four well being checks, six traffic accidents investigated by the police department and twenty-eight fire/ambulance calls. A complete report is available at the police department office. Gossert said nothing happened in 2004 which was much different than 2003.

* The Chester County Solid Waste Authority has donated $25,000 to Honey Brook Township and $30,000 to the Honey Brook Library.

* During the reorganization meeting, Wes Darby was reappointed Chairman, Greg Cary was reappointed Vice Chairman and Don Johnson will continue as Road Supervisor. John E. Good is Solicitor, Engineering Services are provided by Technicon Enterprises, Inc. and the Township Planner is the Brandywine Conservancy. The appointed auditor is Barbacane & Thornton, the real estate and earned income tax collector is Berkheimer Associates and the Manager, Secretary/Treasurer is Mike Brown. Don Johnson is Director of Public Works. Joann Guiseppe was reappointed to the Planning Commission. Steve Forest was appointed to the Zoning Hearing Board. Bob Hayes was appointed to the Vacancy Board. Stevie Stoltzfus was appointed to the Northern Chester County Municipal Authority.

* The real estate tax is .950 mils.

* The Supervisors meet on the second Wednesday at 4 p.m.. The Planning Commission meets on the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m.. The Comprehensive Plan Task Force Workshop meets on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. as needed.

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