A new business is opening in West Vincent Township. This is
great news for the Township, a new business. Here is a copy of a
brochure from the business.
Seems you'll be able to buy all of your hard landscaping
supplies here. It is located on the far west side of West
Vincent Township on route 401 just before getting into East
It looks to me like there may be a problem with this
establishment, though. Here is a picture of the operation.
What kind of problems, you may ask? All the trees next to the
stream have been torn out in order to set the concrete barrier
walls. It looks like the containment bins are too close to the
stream. If mulch is going in those concrete bins, the drains
would spill directly into the stream, which is not allowed. The
CFO of the company that owns this property was a member of the
Sustainability Committee in 2012. I wonder how the other members
feel about this? Sounds a little like Pam Brown, doesn't it?
Of course, those are just the environmental issues. Then there
is the problem of this project is being built in a residential
area. While the trucking company has the right to be there from
a previous zoning hearing board decision, I don't think there is
an allowance for a landscape supply or retail establishment.
That would be another commercial use on top of the one already
granted in an area that commercial isn't allowed. This would be
a violation of the Township Zoning.
Why am I talking about this issue? Because it involves Katharine “Kit” Trolier. Kit Trollier, formerly
Kit Greiner, is the CFO of Greiner Inc. the company that is
expanding the business operations and is part of the family that
owns that land. Kit is also a Ken Miller handpicked member of
the Zoning Hearing Board in West Vincent Township. She is a
Judge that decides people's property rights within the township.
You may remember Kit Trolier. She ran for Committeewoman twice
and once for Supervisor. Every attempt was unsuccessful. But
that doesn't mean Kit Trolier isn't without friends. While
running for political office, she was supported by Supervisors
Ken Miller and Zoe Perkins. During her run for Supervisor, she
partnered with David Brown who was successful at becoming a West
Vincent Supervisor. Kit was on a board for a company that West
Vincent Township solicitor Steve Siana
own. She bought the property where she resides from Steven
Siana. One of her best friends is fellow zoning hearing board
member Carl Brachwitz. And, I repeat, she herself is a member of
the same Zoning Hearing Board. She is a former member of the
Sustainability Committee and also a member of the Trash Task
Force. She is well connected.
From the township minutes Jan 7, 2013:
Trash Task Force appointments and terms (1 year term
to expire on December 31st of the listed year): Steven
Bazil, 2014 Eugene Briggs, 2014 Chip Farnham, 2014 Penny
Furgess-Hodgkins, 2014 Peter Gafer, 2014 Bob Kaiser, 2014
Ted Otteni, 2014 John Rieder, 2014 Harry Saunders, 2014 Kate
Stanton, 2014 Kit Trolier, 2014 Michael Whitehead, 2014
What will come of this issue now that this information is in the
public? Will Ken Miller's administration be able to protect his
friend? For the environmental issues, it could go either way.
After all, Supervisor Miller is probably the biggest polluter in
West Vincent after Exxon/Mobil and he has been able to somehow
skirt the PA DEP. (http://kenmillersepareport.blogspot.com/).
I think it's doubtful. But I could be wrong. After all, this is
West Vincent Township.
As far as avoiding the township issues, DL Fleck still operates
illegally, in direct conflict with a Chester County Court of
Common Pleas Order. The township doesn't enforce the ruling or
regulations when it involves friends. Kit Trolier has been a
good lapdog for the Miller administration, even defending the
motives for the Eminent Domain actions against the Ludwig's
Corner Horseshow grounds. There may be some posturing but in the
end, it is doubtful that the zoning will be enforced. After all,
Kit (Greiner) Trolier is the final enforcer at the township
Here is a screenshot saved from www.goodgovernmentforwestvincent,
Kit Trolier's campaign website, a website which was removed
after David Brown was caught contradicting his campaign
statements on issues AFTER he was Supervisor.
It shows she has been CFO for Greiner Inc.
for almost 20 years.
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