NEWTOWN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

LUNCHEON MEETING AT GOODNOE FARM DAIRY BAR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


Approval of the Minutes: Mr. Wind moved to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2005 meeting as presented. Ms. Broderick seconded; the motion carried unanimously.


Present: Dick Weaver, Mary Ann Broderick, Marge Frederick, Dan McCloskey, Tom Harwood, Jim Auchinleck, Brandon Wind, Cathy Windland, Hal Roberts

Call to Order: Mr. Weaver called the meeting to order.

Codes Department Business Development Report

Mr. Harwood presented his report, covering August and September. He noted that Stockburger had withdrawn its application, Cam Troilo’s preliminary plan on Pheasant Run had been approved, the NAC pool addition was on hold, and the Newtown Rental Center project involving the moving of a house was to be scheduled on receipt of reviews. He also noted that the Zoning Hearing Board had approved the Brandywine project.

Approval of the Minutes

Ms. Frederick moved to approve the minutes of the September 1, 2005 meeting as presented. Ms. Broderick seconded; the motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce

It was noted that the next Business Card Exchange would be held 4:30 – 6:30 pm on October 19 at the Fairless Hills YMCA. Information and further detail about all LBCCC events is available on the website: www.lbccc.org.

Joint Downtown Newtown Corporation

Mr. Weaver noted that Ms. Ortwein gave a wonderful presentation at the last Board of Supervisors meeting on October 5, 2005. Ms. Dunleavy reported that she was working on the Doing Business in Newtown Borough manual, which will be included on the JDNC website when completed, and that Ms. Ortwein had received a Five County Arts Grant for the enhancement of aha! Fridays.

Newtown Business and Professional Association

Mr. Wind noted that the next association business card exchange would take place at Lavender Rose on October 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. More information about the association and its events is available at the NBPA website: www.newtownbpa.org.

Economic Development Commission

Mr. Weaver reported that things were moving ahead at the Acme site; clean up has begun. He noted that Cam Triolo’s project was coming in for final approval; Mr. Harwood noted they had begun demolition.

Community Map

Mr. Weaver reported that there were only a few advertising spaces left on the map to be sold.

Newtown Business Commons Association

Mr. Weaver reported that the association had secured a Post Office box and is working on the standardization of signage. He said that Mr. Troilo has offered to pay for the stone based monument signs; Mr. Terry will consider the appropriate locations.

Next Meeting

The next scheduled BDC meeting will be Thursday, November 3, 2005.

Adjournment

Without objection, the meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

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Leslie Dunleavy, Recording Secretary