For the last 4 years (maybe more), there has been an issue with
the intersection of Eagle Farms Road and South Chester Springs
Road. With the advent of the Eagle Farms Development, approved
by the Miller Administration, there was fear that South Chester
Springs Rd would take too much traffic. That road runs from
Eagle Farms Rd to Conestoga Road (Rt 401). The former
administration haphazardly agreed to blocking the road for the
residents with a gate to pacify them. It's a big problem now
since there is not enough room to turn around at the end of the
road. The approved design was not thought through and there is
not the room for a proper size cul-de-sac. As far back as
January 2016, in his sadly short lived stint as Roadmaster,
David Monteith was on site to try to resolve the issue.
Now democrat Supervisor Candidate Bernie Couris jumps in and
says, on his Facebook page, "“I myself urged the BoS to at least
look into having a road study done -- a simple, logical step.
The BoS did not appear interested in what we had to say."
Ah. Now Bernie has only been attending Supervisor meetings
since this last March. If he had been to earlier
meetings he would have seen just how often the subject had
been publicly discussed. How most solutions had been
discussed, and discussed, and discussed. If he
had wanted he could have watched, by video, every
meeting since 2014. After
all this discussion Bernie's new suggestion that a road study
might help was naive to say the least. But I think I know why
the BoS were not interested in his actual suggestion. He made
his suggestion on 16th October. If you look at http://www.westvincenttwp.org/wp-content/uploads/Pennoni-Report-10-2017.pdf
you will find a roads report dated 12th October. Nothing to
beat being wise after the event hey?
Read the 2 page report. It clearly summarizes that blocking
the road is inconsistent with the Township Subdivision and
Land Development Ordinance (written prior to the current
Administration, done in the Miller years) nor permitted by
Penndot regulations without the loss of Liquid fuel Tax
monies for maintenance. The Township has no control over
PennDot regulations, they must abide by them.
Bernie goes on to say "Smart Planning and
Transparency are cornerstones of my platform" as though
that's all new. Well, smart planning in the first place
would certainly have helped. But that decision was made by
the now discredited old administration, led by Ken Miller. I
think the current supervisors are doing pretty well at Smart
Planning. And transparency? I had no problem finding the
above report on the township website, it's there, clear as
The old Administration would ignore the ordinances for friends
and use them against it's enemies. John Jacobs and Mike
Schneider, with the future support of George Dulchinos, will
continue to be doing their best to right these past wrongs.
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