NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

100 MUNICIPAL DRIVE, NEWTOWN, BUCKS COUNTY, PA 18940

Internet: http://www.twp.newtown.pa.us

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Minutes for the special meeting held on September 1, 2007

 

The Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council met on Saturday, September 1, 2007 in the Township Building. In attendance and voting were: Donald McEachron, Chairman; Susan Sciarratta, Vice Chairman; Michael Kaner, Secretary, William Heil and Jay McGuigan, members. Also in attendance was Dennis Fisher, Planning Commission Liaison.

Call to Order

Dr. McEachron called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM.

Gigliotti/Avignon - Rockbridge Way

Dr. McEachron reported that he had gone to the Zoning office to review the file on this project. He said that a letter from the DEP noted the requirement of permits from the DEP and Army Corps of Engineers before commencing construction that encroaches on protected waterways.

Encroachment was defined as "a structure or change that expands or diminishes course current or cross-section of a water course, flooding or body of water."

Dr. McEachron stated that because this is an environmentally sensitive area with the Newtown Creek pristine in nature upstream of the proposed development, it will be brought to the attention of the Supervisors at the next meeting that the required permits do not appear to be in the file. The Council members agreed with this recommendation.

Meeting adjourned at 10:07AM.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

 

Michael Kaner, Secretary