Minutes of the meeting held on December 8, 2011

The Newtown Township Historical Architectural Review Board met on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at 9:30 A.M. in the main meeting room of the Newtown Township Administration Building, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA.

Members present were Bill Mahler, Peggy Driscoll and Building Inspector Rich Wendling. Not present were members Harriet Beckert, Doug Terry, Brian Miller and Joseph McKernan, Jr.; and Supervisor Liaison Phil Calabro. Also present were Patty Powers, Codes Department and David DeFrehn.

Call to Order:

Mr. Mahler called the meeting to order at 10:12 A.M. and acknowledged that no official voting could take place due to the lack of a quorum.

Minutes of October 13, 2011:

The approval of the minutes of October 13, 2011 was tabled due to the lack of a quorum.

New Business

Certificates of Appropriateness:

David DeFrehn – 2 Silo Drive (Ms. L. Goodnoe-Gardner)

The Board discussed the Certificate of Appropriateness for 2 Silo Drive to replace the roof. The applicant is also requesting to change the color of the shingles.

Mr. Mahler advised the applicant due to the lack of a quorum no official vote could take place at the meeting and that members not present would be asked to submit their recommendation via email.

Mr. DeFrehn updated the members on the poor condition of the roof and reported that the shingle being proposed is GAF Timberline (color – Weathered Wood).

The members present agreed they had no objection to the COA as presented.

Mr. Mahler advised the applicant that this Board only makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and that they give the final approval. The matter would be discussed at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on December 21, 2011. The meeting starts at 7:30 P.M. and a representative should be present.

The Board thanked Mr. DeFrehn for his time.

The Board members present signed the Certificate of Appropriateness for 2 Silo Drive. It was agreed that Mr. Mahler and the Recording Secretary would contact the members who were absent and request them to stop by the Township to sign the COA.

Old Business

Update on developing a Book of Appropriateness

The members agreed to table this discussion.

Privilege of the Floor



There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was duly adjourned at 10:18 A.M.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 12, 2012 at 9:30 A.M.

Respectfully Submitted,


Christy Holley-Flaherty, Recording Secretary