NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP SYCAMORE STREET COMMITTEE

A Reconstruction Project of Newtown Township

100 MUNICIPAL DRIVE

NEWTOWN, PA

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2001

8:00 PM


Minutes of 10-09-01: Mr. Merjeski moved to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Tyrol and passed unanimously.


The Sycamore Street Committee met on Tuesday, October 9, 2001, in the Newtown Township Municipal Building at 8:00 p.m.  In attendance were Chairman Vince Lombardi, Vice Chairman Frank Tyrol, Members Joe Merjeski, Jerry De Young, Dave Burns, Roger M. Taylor and Cathy Fink.

Also present was the Chairman of the Planning Commission Karen Doorley and resident Mr. James Kurtz.

CALL TO ORDER:

The meeting was called to order at 8:05 p.m.

Mr. De Young asked for a moment of silence for the events that occurred today, September 11, 2001.

MINUTES OF 9-11-01: 

Mr. Merjeski moved to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Burns and passed unanimously.

SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS:

a.         Traffic & Safety: Mr. Merjeski reported on the southbound driving on Sycamore Street. He had concerns about the road surface. The committee    
            discussed having the contractor resurface the roadway. The committee discussed the upcoming meeting with PECO, on Tuesday, October 16, 2001. The  
            committee discussed walking the street for review before the Water Company finishes the job. Mr. Lombardi advised he wanted all of the Traffic & Safety 
            Committee to be present at the meeting on Tuesday.

b.         Planning Commission: None

c.         Grants: See correspondence from DCED and Simone Jaffe Collins. Committee discussed putting more focus on grants.

d.                  Community Relations: Committee discussed having the Community Relations group start meeting with residents in reference to the construction easements.

CORRESPONDENCE:

The committee discussed correspondence from the DCED in reference to the application submitted by Simore Jaffe Collins Re: DCED Grant Application - Street Trees for Sycamore Street. The DCED advised that the application was received by the September 28, 2001, deadline.

The committee discussed correspondence from Mr. David J. Steil, Member, 31st Legislative District, to Mr. Larry King, Deputy Secretary for Programming, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Re: switching the priority of the Sycamore Street Enhancement Project and the Newtown Bypass Enhancement Project.

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS: 

GENERAL DISCUSSION:

The committee discussed the progress of the Sycamore Street Project. Residents in the community have advised the committee they feel the project is going along very well.

The committee discussed the Acme property. The Committee discussed drafting correspondence to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) in reference to using the Acme property as a staging area for the re-construction of Sycamore Street. The safety committee will draft correspondence. Ms. Doorley made a motion to draft correspondence to the BOS. Mr. Tyrol seconded the motion, which passed.

Mr. Lombardi discussed grant writing. He advised the committee that Mr. Frank, at Heritage Conservancy is going to allow their grant writer to meet with the committee to discuss grant writing. She will investigate all of the potential areas for the Sycamore Street project to receive funding for the enhancements.

Mr. Merjeski asked if Step 9 has passed final design and when will the committee see the final design? Mr. Lombardi advised that the committee will not get an official approval of Step 9 at this time. The committee has received a verbal approval.

The committee discussed the budget.

The committee discussed concerns with some employee issues at Mid Atlantic.

ADJOURNMENT: 

A motion to adjourn was brought forth by Mr. Merjeski and seconded by Ms. Doorley. The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

 

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Christy Holley, Recording Secretary