Birmingham in brief

Birmingham Township supervisors made quick work of a short agenda Monday night. With Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Mike Shiring on vacation, Chairman Scott Boorse and Supervisor Dan Hill voted to give the go-ahead for the renovation of an historical house at the Brandywine Picnic Park that was damaged by last September’s flooding.

Boorse said the Historical Commission recommended approval so that applicant Jeffrey Renzi could rehabilitate the house at 1315 Lenape Road. Renzi said there’s a lot of sentimental value for him because he grew up by the park.

“I would love to restore the house,” Renzi said. There was talk about demolishing the house and knocking it down, but I brought in an engineer and my contractor and asked them if we can make this house work again. They agreed.”

Other business

The board announced that $800,000 would be invested in a 24-month CD, with a return rate of 2.05 percent. Those funds are one-third of the sale price of the township’s wastewater treatment plant last year, Boorse said. The other two-thirds will also be going into CDs, a one-year certificate, and a three-year certificate. 

Supervisors reminded the public that a two-day re-enactment of the Battle of Brandywine would take place at Sandy Hollow on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25. Boorse said the township expects about 5,000 to 6,000 to attend and reminded people that the event and parking are free.

The board authorized the promotion of two police trainees to the rank of patrolman at a salary of $28 per hour.

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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