Supervisors Appoint Appleman Chairwoman

Posted: January 16, 1992

Barbara Appleman has taken over as chairwoman of the East Pikeland supervisors, succeeding John Yeager, who did not seek re-election. Meanwhile, John K. Moore, who was elected in November, has been picked for Appleman's former position of vice chairman.

At its meeting Jan. 6, the board also approved the appointment of Mary Jo Dungee as township secretary-treasurer and the re-appointments of Police Chief Earl Sands, Fire Marshal Robert Dobson and road foreman Blaine Deery.

The township will continue to expand its recreation and open-space program during the year, said Appleman, who is negotiating the purchase of the 14.9- acre property in Kimberton next to the Kimberton Fire Company.

Chester County has promised a $250,000 grant to help pay for the $500,000 tract, known as the Roberts property, to be used for parks and recreation. The rest will be financed by state and township grants, Appleman said.

Township officials hope the plot will help relieve the effects of the township's rapid development. East Pikeland's population grew 32 percent to 5,825 between 1980 and 1990, according to census figures. Kimberton, one of the township's most populated communities, will feel particular relief with the parkland, planning commission members said.

March is the tentative date for the purchase of the property, which is being sold by a holding company representing Edward J. Piszek, Appleman said.

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