In the Township meeting of 23 February, 2015, Chris Peeples spoke about
West Vincent Township and Transferable Development Rights. He said, “
The township gets them (TDR's) like gambling chips and they (the
township) can spend them with whatever person they want to. Whether
it's Toll Brothers, whether it's Cutler, whoever it is, they can stick
them in their pocket and pull them out and sprinkle them at their will
to where they want them.” Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJmBVTWGQmA
While the Township contradicts what he says in a public letter, once
again, Chris Peeples is correct. I mentioned in my last newsletter that
West Vincent did indeed do that with Toll Brothers. First the Township
changed the zoning, specifically allowing Toll/Orleans to reduce the
size of Town homes to add an extra unit to each building in the same
footprint which will increase population in the township. To complete
the job, Toll/Orleans would need TDR's to increase density. Here is a
link to the January 19, 2011 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes that
proves this. Look under the heading Subdivision/Land Development http://westvincenttwp.org/home/images/Minutes/PC-Minutes-011912.pdf
On July 8, 2013, the Board of Supervisors announced that they desired
to purchase TDR's from the Burch property on St Matthews Rd. It was
also stated at that meeting "does not have any plans for the TDR's at
this time" and "...that there is no buyer....".
August 12, 2013 the Board of Supervisors announced that they would put
the TDR's up for sale http://www.westvincenttwp.org/home/images/Minutes/BOS%20Minutes%2008-12-13.pdf
West Vincent Township knew where there was a willing seller of TDR's
and purchased them from the Burch property on St Matthews Rd AFTER
changing the zoning to accommodate the Developer. Immediately after the
Township purchased the TDR's, they decided to put the TDR's up for sale.
August 26, 2013, Maria Jacobs asked how they determined that the
township would sell 35 of the TDR's . The Board stated there was a
“potential” buyer for that many, acting as if they didn't know if
Toll/Orleans would buy the TDR's. Here are the minutes http://westvincenttwp.org/home/images/Minutes/BOS%20Minutes%2008-26-13.pdf
The bid package was advertised
September 9, 2013, the bids were opened. Only one bidder. Surprise!
Orleans (who is partnered with Toll) purchased them!
This entire job was created so the developer to make more money. The
Township engineered the need for the TDR's, then satisfied the need for
those TDR's by changing zoning and allowing more population in the
township where it could have prevented it.Is it a coincidence that Ken
Miller has farmed ground held by Toll/Orleans? Quid Pro Quo with a
"sprinkling of TDR's" by the Township. Ken Miller claims he is against
Developers while he is in bed with them. David Brown originally ran for
office claiming to stop development. Actions speak louder than words,
these actions say Miller and Brown are lying again. Thank you for
speaking up, Mr. Peeples.
Remember, Election Day is May 19.
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