15 May 2011
Well, so much for the "Day of
I review the troves of documents I have found, I came across an
interesting article about Clare Quinn. Now I know why she is
fighting so hard on the Pam Brown issue.
It seems in a article from The Phoenix, she is quoted as saying:
"Though they are rare, violations of easements have happened.
In a 1993 ruling that set a precedent for land trusts
nationwide, Pennsylvania courts ruled in favor of the FPCCT in
the case of French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust v.
Natale, finding the Natale family to be in violation of the
easement on their land. As a result, the house that caused the
violation was torn down, demonstrating the power of land
trusts to preserve and protect the integrity of local
landmarks and open space."
Now it all makes sense. What an embarrassment it is for French
and Pickering to tear down a persons house for violating
easements and then one of their own does the same thing. Clare
certainly must defend Pam's oversized house that shouldn't be
there to the end, because the case law has been set and the end
result isn't pretty.
In reviewing all of the other Conservation easements, there are
some that specify retaining a Development right for an accessory
dwelling and additionally, the original homestead is deducted as
a TDR, since it has already been developed. The way the township
administration is running the TDR program, it is starting to
look like landowner welfare, by paying for more and getting
less, all on the backs of the taxpayer.
I did notice that in Richard Malasics site, in the archives
posted from 2 years ago, there is a section that he pointed to
abuses of the Transferrable Development Rights program. http://vote4rich.com/letter2.html
Look under the heading "Open Space". He was ringing the bell two
That's enough for now. I am still going to try to rest.
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