Last year, I reported about Katherine “Kit” Trolier, West
Vincent Township Zoning Hearing Board Member, former West
Vincent Township Supervisor candidate and West Vincent Community
Day Emcee that was in violation with the Zoning Ordinances by
running a LANDSCAPE SUPPLY COMPANY on an property not zoned for
that use. Kit should know better, since she is one of the jury
that hears cases pertaining to zoning violations. As a Zoning
Hearing Board member, she must be educated in Zoning Code and
what standards are set for each area of the township. At least
of her own property. Since she is an avid supporter of Ken
Miller and the Administration, I would bet that she thought that
she could continue to operate and nothing would be done.
Unfortunately, after I originally reported about her flagrant
behavior, the township had no choice but to serve a cease and
desist on the illegal operation. In fact, I was informed that I
was mentioned in testimony by the Township during that hearing.
I wrote about this issue on 22 March, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/westvincentinfos-130322
Mrs. Trolier (formerly Kit Greiner), CFO of Greiner, Inc.
appealed the cease and desist by the West Vincent Zoning officer
and had several Zoning Hearing Board sessions, with a final
decision of December 12, 2013 which deemed the landscape supply
(an extension of their existing trucking company) illegal. Since
no Appeal was filed, the decision stands and the operation could
no longer operate. The 20 page decision is here http://greinerzoningtroubles.blogspot.com.
The most important part are pages 19 & 20, in which Item 2
lists the violations that the Zoning Hearing Board have upheld.
The new USES AND STRUCTURES (which are all used for the new
Landscape operation) are illegal.
Well, the Greiner operation (Kit says there is no Conestoga
Stone so the operation is now under the umbrella of Greiner,
Inc) is still running. Noise fills the valley on Route 401.
Landscapers come and go, getting supplies such as mulch, topsoil
and stone. Landscape trucks continue to be loaded. It's no
problem to get the items as the facility is fully stocked. The
bins are full. All of this would be sales of goods. Material is
being replenished regularly. Materials being delivered and
ground up right on site, which would be
manufacturing/production/Industrial. All in violation of the
West Vincent Hearing Board decision and ZONING. None of this is
a “Trucking Business”, which was allowed by a Chester County
Judge in the 1980's, with strict restrictions limiting the
operations to trucking. In this instance, even after her final
cease and desist, Kit Trolier has decided that she is right and
the township is wrong, no matter what the legal decision by the
Zoning Hearing Board. She seems to believe that by changing or
removing a name, magically the illegal operation becomes legal.
This is a fairly strong accusations, isn't it? Yes. Forwarded to
me yesterday is a video from the last Township meeting, from
April 28, 2014. Katherine “Kit” Trolier bizarrely explains that
she is doing nothing wrong. Here is the link: http://youtu.be/7g2du3aRoE4
Following is video showing what the operation is doing,
contradicting everything Mrs. Trolier claims. Click on this link
to watch the video of the illegal operation in action. Here is
the link: http://youtu.be/JGDSUl38kdU
operation is on Rt 401, the business is tucked away on a dirt
driveway behind a hill and a stand of trees. While the noise can
be heard through the valley, it is impossible to see what is
going on from the road. Since the business has removed the sign,
it would be rather suspect if a stranger wandered in off the
street and poked around.
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