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In-person meetings return to Birmingham

It was a short meeting with nothing controversial, but Birmingham Township supervisors did agree that in-person meetings will resume in the township effective Tuesday, June 8. The township office will also be open for in-person business. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse said masks will still be required for those who are not vaccinated and that social distancing ...

 
 

Birmingham sells sewer plant

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday night unanimously approved the sale of the township’s wastewater treatment plant and facilities to the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority. The board also voted to pay off a sewer loan and an open space loan. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse said the township has been negotiating the sale for several months. The Bucks ...

 

Med pot ordinance moves forward

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night voted to send a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance to the supervisors for a full hearing. Commission members also voted to recommend approval for a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Both votes were unanimous. According to township and Planning Commission solicitor Mike Maddren, case law and the Constitution require ...

 

No decision on Legacy Lane pools

Birmingham Township Supervisors Monday night decided to wait until next month to decide whether to lift restrictions on in-ground swimming pools on Legacy Lane. Supervisors began hearing the request in March, but that meeting was interrupted when the municipal building's Internet connection was lost due to high winds. At issue is a request from Legacy Lane residents ...

 

Lost Internet interrupts supervisors’ meeting

In a meeting interrupted by a wind-blown loss of Internet connection at the municipal building, Birmingham Township supervisors approved one request and tabled several other items. During the March 1 session conducted via Zoom, the board did hear and approve a request for a new sign at Birmingham Friends Meeting. The HARB had recommended granting the certificate ...

 

Car dealers and musical chairs

It's a bit like musical chairs for several Piazza Auto Group dealerships. Adam Brower, representing the Piazza group, asked Birmingham Township supervisors Monday night for a waiver from land development requirements regarding Piazza Acura's need to expand its showroom. Supervisors declined the waiver, saying they want the township engineer to review plans for the ...

 

Birmingham updates wireless codes

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday night voted to approve two ordinances that update township code to accommodate new wireless services. They also approved an amendment to the zoning code dealing with setbacks and solar energy. Kristin Camp, the township solicitor, said that amending the code for telecommunications provides new regulation, adding definitions, ...

 

Birmingham adjusts proposed budget

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday night added another $6,000 to the proposed 2021 budget. The additional expense follows from a request from Good Fellowship Ambulance service. Chaz Brogan, of Good Fellowship, told the supervisors during their Nov. 2 Zoom meeting that Good Fellowship has a shortfall of $685,448 this year, mostly due to the pandemic. He said ...

 

Pennsbury to Oxford trail considered

Chester County Commissioners are scheduling a public meeting for a proposed trail plan that would connect Pennsbury Township with Oxford. Commissioners last year accepted a grant award to perform a study that would examine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail to serve the communities in southern Chester County. On Tuesday, July 14, the Chester County ...

 

Birmingham continues virtual meetings

Birmingham Township will continue holding virtual meetings at least through July. That was the word coming out of the Board of Supervisors' July 6 meeting conducted via Zoom. Township solicitor Kristin Camp told the board that while some other municipalities are having in-person meetings, they have been in townships with outdoor areas where people can gather safely. ...

 

Lenape Road Bridge reopened

PennDOT has reopened the Route 52/Lenape Road Bridge. The bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham Township was opened on June 30. The span, between Pocopson Road and Creek Road, had been closed and detoured since August 2019 for the rehabilitation of the structure. Creek Road between Riverbend Lane and Country Club Road was later closed in November. Both roads ...