Birmingham in brief

In a brief 30-minute meeting Monday, Birmingham Township supervisors voted to have the Brandywine Conservancy design plans for the former Cacchio property on Birmingham Road. The board also agreed to have the township engineer recommend a structural engineer to examine the barn on the site to determine whether it’s safe before the township decides what to do with the property.

The board also reaffirmed a previous decision that the conservancy should develop a plan for the Fence Works property on Creek Road and Route 926.

Birmingham now owns both properties. Supervisors’ Chairman John Conklin said the Fence Works site could become a park, but that decision has not yet been made. Michael Langer, of the Recreation, Parks and Open Space Committee, said that property is part of the conservancy’s greenway project.

Additionally, the board granted certificates of appropriateness to four property owners that had made applications to HARB for changes to their homes. One of the properties on Birmingham Road also needs zoning approval for solar panels.

Supervisors also heard from state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, of West Chester. Comitta was elected to the state house in November after beating former state Rep. Dan Truitt. Comitta, the former mayor of West Chester, introduced herself to the board as the new state representative for Birmingham.

“I’m here to serve and am looking forward to serving together to make Birmingham even better than it has always been,” she said.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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