NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP SYCAMORE STREET COMMITTEE

A Reconstruction Project of Newtown Township

100 MUNICIPAL DRIVE

NEWTOWN, PA

 TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2001

8:00 PM


Minutes of 4-10-01:  Joe Merjeski moved to approve the minutes of 4/10/01 with three corrections.  Under list of attendants Frank Tyrol is the Vice Chairman not Joe Merjeski. Under Subcommittee and Liaison Reports, Frank Tyrol asked Mr. Lombardi if the notices were sent to the residents and business owners on Sycamore Street regarding the construction phases scheduled.  Under General Discussion Signs advising that the road will be open at night during the construction phase.  Jerry De Young seconded the motion.  The motion carried.


The Sycamore Street Committee met on Tuesday, April 10, 2001,  in the Newtown Township Municipal Building at 8:00 P.M.  In attendance were Chairman Vince Lombardi, Vice Chairman Joe Merjeski, Members Jerry De Young, Frank Tyrol, David Burns, Bob Larason, and Cathy Fink.

Also in attendance was George Stockburger, John Frawley, a Tenant of Mr. Stockburger and Mr. McBride.

MINUTES OF  03-13-01:

Joe Mejerski moved to approve the minutes, which was seconded by Bob Larason. the Motion carried.

SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS:

a.  Traffic & Safety - None

b.  Planning Commission - None

c.  Grants - None

d.  Community Relations - Mr. Mejerski asked Mr. Lombardi if the notices were sent to the residents and business owners on Sycamore Street regarding the   
     construction phases scheduled. Mr. Lombardi indicated that this was done by mailing three sets of Minutes, three sets of Agendas and two cover letters. The 
     presentation performed by Warren Gormley, General Manager of Newtown Sewer Authority was also included in these mailings. The work is scheduled to 
     begin in late April or first week in May. The contract was approved with Anrich for construction to be performed on Sycamore Street for 740 feet which is to 
     be completed in within one month.

OLD BUSINESS: 

McBride/Stockburger Expansion Plan: The applicants presented a brief description of the application present before this board. A couple of weeks ago, they went before the Township Board of Supervisors for a conditional use permit for the piece of property which is adjacent to the McBride property. In obtaining this conditional use approval, they are now in the process of executing an agreement of sale to purchase this property and incorporate it as part of their present dealership located on Sycamore Street. This expansion is being performed our of necessity for additional space to display their cars. The Board of Supervisors suggested that they bring their expansion plans to the Sycamore Street Committee. This expansion will add an additional acre to the already two acres they presently own, for a total of three acres. (The ordinance today indicates that you have to have three acres of land to operate a car dealership on Sycamore Street.) The engineering for clearing the front of the property is scheduled to begin as soon as possible so that they can display more vehicles. There is no plans as of yet for the building on which sits on the property; however, they do not plan to renewing any leases or filling in a present vacancy. A drawing of the plans for development were presented and explained the committee. This consists of removal of the trees and placing low shrubbery which will meet the township ordinances.

Mr. Lombardi indicated that he would like to see the their business flourish on Sycamore Street. This will bring more people to the area to shop on Sycamore Street.  It is estimated that there is good traffic exposure of Sycamore Street and the aid in helping bring business to Sycamore Street.

Discussions were made with regard to Stockburger's plan to move to the bypass. If so, there are many plans for redeveloping the existing property. Mr. Lombardi indicated that this board is designed to promote businesses on Sycamore Street and the aid in helping bring business to Sycamore Street.

NEW BUSINESS

GENERAL DISCUSSION: 

Discussion made with regard to the signs for the Sycamore Street Construction Project advising the community that the road will be closed at night during the construction phase. Motion was made by Mr. Lombardi for granting the approval of the signs and presenting them to Scott Harp for approval. Joe Merjeski seconded the motion. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT: 

A motion to adjourn was brought forth by Joe Merjeski and seconded by Bob Larason. With no objections, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 pm.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

 


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Anita Arndt, Recording Secretary