June 19, 1997 |
The Easttown Township Public Library building quietly changed hands Monday night, after Tredyffrin/Easttown school board members voted to accept the township's offer to purchase it. The township supervisors sat in the front row at the school board meeting Monday as the board agreed to sell the library building - which is attached to the township building - for $235,000. The township, which will continue to fund the library, has been paying rent to the school district for use of the space.
May 17, 1996 |
After misguided legal advice and a brokered agreement, the township Planning Board voted last night to approve one of the most controversial land developments here in recent history. Voting 5-2 with one abstention, the board granted general development plan approval for the mixed-use Easttown plan, represented by developer Steven D. Samost. Samost received approval for Easttown's sister plan across Route 70, known as Eayrestowne, at last month's board meeting. General development approval for both plans sets the limits on residential, commercial and retail square footage for the site.
November 21, 1991 |
Easttown supervisors may have to dip into savings to cover township bills. But Township Manager Gene Williams, who last week said the township would fall $220,000 short by the end of the year, said Monday that the gap had been whittled down to $138,000. Williams cited two reasons for the change in the total: a $1.4 million increase in the township's total assessment and a 15 percent increase in workers' compensation costs instead of the 40 percent increase he had originally budgeted.
September 24, 1997 |
The Tredyffrin/Easttown school board voted unanimously Monday night to appoint Marian K. Schneider to fill a seat on the board left vacant by the resignation of Del Tweedie last month. This spring, Schneider was nominated for Tweedie's seat in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. She is running unopposed in the Nov. 4 general election. Tweedie resigned from the school board Aug. 25, saying that since Schneider was likely to win election, he wanted her to serve through an entire school year, rather than waiting until December.
August 29, 1991 |
After an extensive search that attracted more than 100 candidates from 12 states, the Tredyffrin/Easttown school board has hired Theodore W. Foot of New York state as the new superintendent. Board President Mary Ellen Mittelstaedt said Foot was a "mature, senior educator who will bring many talents to the district. " She said colleagues and co-workers described Foot as a patient man who was open, warm, honest and visible in the community. Mittelstaedt introduced Foot, 56, to a crowd of about 100 residents at a board meeting Monday.
November 27, 1988 |
Easttown's first effort at collecting leaves from designated sites was hailed last week as a success. At the supervisors' meeting on Monday, Judy Tilles, a representative of the township's Solid Waste Task Force, reported that 561 bags of leaves were collected from 32 residents on Nov. 19. Trash compactors were located at Devon Elementary School and the municipal building. "Half of the people who participated said that ordinarily they would burn their leaves, while the other half said that they would put one or two bags out with the regular trash each week until they had disposed of them," Tilles said.
November 14, 1991 |
Well into the budget season, Easttown supervisors are straining to find a way to reduce a $222,000 gap between projected expenses and revenues. That is the gulf remaining even after capital projects have been left out of the budget, and after supervisors agreed Monday that Easttown could not afford to hire a reference librarian or a police detective. The proposed budget expenditures total $2,093,000, while revenues are projected at $1,871,000. The supervisors seem determined to cut the budget without imposing an earned income tax or dipping into the $200,000 reserve fund, although Chairman Anson W.H. Taylor offered nothing more than reassurances that the budget would balance out. "I haven't figured out how we're going to do it yet. But we will do it," he said.
December 9, 1993 |
There was a changing of the guard at the Tredyffrin/Easttown school board Monday night, as Board President Frank Allen and Vice President Perry Teillon left the board after four years of service. The board elected Pat Wood president and Noel Jackson vice president. Deborah Rollins of Berwyn and Del Tweedie of Devon were sworn in as new members. Wood, a retired district volunteer services coordinator from Berwyn, has served on the board for four years. She is also the president of the Friends of Tredyffrin Library and serves on the Daemion House board of directors.
December 8, 1993 |
There was a changing of the guard at the Tredyffrin/Easttown school board Monday night, as board President Frank Allen and Vice President Perry Teillon left the board after four years of service. The board elected Pat Wood president and Noel Jackson vice president. Deborah Rollins of Berwyn and Del Tweedie of Devon were sworn in as new members. Wood, a retired district volunteer services coordinator from Berwyn, has served on the board for four years. She is also the president of the Friends of Tredyffrin Library and serves on the Daemion House board of directors.
August 26, 1997 |
Tredyffrin/Easttown school board member Del Tweedie has resigned three months early from the board, in support of the candidate who defeated him in the May primary. Tweedie said yesterday that Marian K. Schneider, who won both the Republican and Democratic nominations for his Easttown seat, should be appointed to the post by the board, since she is likely to win in November. Schneider will not be contested in the election. "That's my main purpose, so she can serve the whole year," he said.