I received an email from Larry Westfall thanking me for
mentioning his name. He said "I do have to admit that you do
make me chuckle with your diatribes!" Thanks Larry. I do try
to keep a light touch on the rather unpleasant subjects I have
to deal with. Larry obviously did not understand the word
'diatribes' because he then 'explained' it to me to 'save me
from looking it up'. Unfortunately he understood it so little
he then gave me an entirely incorrect definition! He defined it
as "his apparent inability to keep his pen from drifting from
the main objective of his words into diatribe must have taken
away from the sound and otherwise convincing arguments that he
advanced" Well of course everyone know that a diatribe is 'a
bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism".
Don't they? Well his usage of the word was close to being
correct. His definition was not correct, although he seems to
support that I have sound and convincing arguments.
I don't know if Larry or his friends realize, it was Larry's
earlier email asking "Why not publish about TDR's to others but
Pam Brown?" that caused me look further into Pam Brown's TDR's
and I discovered the "Transfer of Development Rights and
Restrictive Covenant Agreement" that Pam signed when she sold
her development rights. (See 28 Feb 2010). This agreement
restricted the property from any more development and went
further to explain that development was the building of a
residential structure. Pam Brown violated the restriction and
built a SECOND house on the property that was also 2.5 times
larger than allowed by zoning IF she was allowed to build an
accessory structure, which she wasn't. She gave up that right
when she received over $102,000 from the taxpayers to PRESERVE
that land. I presented that document and it is on my website and
at the Chester County Courthouse. Anyone can access it. The
Township defended their actions but only with words, no proof,
at a meeting. OVER $102,000 OF TAXPAYER MONEY, gone. Without
your question Larry I would not have looked further into Pam's
TDR's and probably would never have found that document. Thanks
again for that Larry!
Here's another email I received (not from Larry!)
"Is there any way you could run for supervisor?? This
township is more corrupt than Wash. D.C. oh, my!!!! WE
Keep up the good work, too!"
"Wow, you nail it every time. Tremendous."
Another email, with a question
"Thanks for your excellent work in keeping the citizens of
West Vincent informed. Yesterday I received a copy of the
West Vincent Newsletter. As a resident of Weatherstone, I was
surprised to read of the new development proposed for Ludwigs
Corner. Unfortunately the hearing to discuss this development
took place on October 12, I got the newsletter on October
18th. Talking with my neighbors, I was not alone. We also
missed the paper shredding event.
Also, I went to the "new and improved website" I was
surprised to see that one of the two items listed in the NEWS
section was the story on Barry DiLibro from October of 2009.
There is nothing else to report upon in our township? I do
not know Barry, but I find it appalling that his name is
dragged through the mud at every opportunity. If Barry is
news, than how about Ken Miller articles?"
Thank you for your letter. I hope to use the content and my
reply in a future newsletter, without, of course, mentioning
your name. I presume that's OK?
I actually announced that meeting since it was not posted on the
website but I must admit, I only discovered the meeting a few
hours before the meeting started. It did get some out to it.
Let me tell you what you are in for. A commercial development
located on the property just to the north of the Ludwigs
Hardware Store is planned on approximately 14 acres. "The
Promenade" was originally slated to be a Lexus car dealership
(which would have had no impact on the school system and very
little on our surrounding environment in terms of water, sewage
OR traffic) but the Township Supervisors turned it down. They
specifically wrote the zoning so a dealership cannot be in that
location. Currently, there is more large parcel shopping center
space available in West Vincent township (pop. 4567) that there
is in Upper Uwchlan, with a population heading towards 15,000.
What does this mean? If the center goes in, the Weatherstone one
will not be built for 10-15 years due to the slow/negative
growth in the area.
It gets better. Clare Quinn, the chief agitator against the
Hankin Development and good friend of Stephen Siana, the
attorney for West Vincent Township (who owes Hankin 2.1 million
dollars, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjTC2IrTUDI)
wants to see lower income housing. (By the way, she
strategically has left that off of her re-election website)
Where would it go? Glad you asked. The original plan for this
commercial site was single story commercial store units. But
since Clare is pushing for lower income housing (wasn't Oxford
Rise bad enough?), the plan has been modified to include 140
apartments with buildings 42 feet tall. That should be good for
another 3 people per apartment average, or 420 TRANSIENT
residents. That should help your property values drop, don't you
think? Count on it with Clare. While the township does not have
video of the meeting, I would bet that really bad guy Barry
DiLibero does. He videotapes every meeting and keeps an archive
so that residents like you are able to see what really happens.
I would guess he was at that meeting. Why don't you contact him?
I am sure he would give you a copy. You could share it with your
And the shredding event. That's probably where the township put
Barry DiLibero's Occupancy Permit they can't seem to find.
Richard Malasics and Maria Holderness are running a write-in
campaign for the two seats. They were smeared with a letter
filled with lies about them just two days before the election
and they lost by a handful of votes. If your development could
become unified, it is a powerhouse that could get these two in.
Then perhaps the township would be run properly. Unfortunately,
apathy runs deep in Weatherstone. They need people like you to
get the message out, to make people understand. Contact Rich and
Maria, ask what you can do to help. And share that video link I
gave you with your neighbors. There are several more on YouTube
listed under the name Truthforwestvincent. Check them out.
Here's another email I received with a question
"I know that you spoke about our Road Crew being Union and I
came across this article. It is interesting to see the
difference in Municipal Pay (higher) and Private Sector pay
(lower). Do you know if West Vincent is hiring? http://www.cato.org/pubs/tbb/tbb-59.pdf
Here is the reply I sent
Interesting article, scary in these economic times. Harrisburg
filed for bankruptcy. Entire states are barely hanging on.
Pensions are unsustainable. Yet only Malasics and Holderness
have said from the beginning that they want to do a complete
review, with a citizen board to review all Departments for
redundancy and streamlining.
I don't know if West Vincent is hiring, have you checked the
Obituaries? Kit Trolier and the Board of Supervisors, Clare
Quinn, Ken Miller and Zoe Perkins endorsed it as a way to
advertise for "HELP WANTED" at a township meeting.
Consider writing in Maria Holderness (2 year Term) and Richard
Malasics (6 year term). They are the only reality based people
running for Supervisor.
To see all my previous mailings including my responses to
Clare's Cluckback please click on http://tinyurl.com/westvincentinfos
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