October 9, 1988 |
Wallace Township supervisors have demanded that a developer put a $162,000 bank account in the name of the township to be disbursed for road construction. Rosalyn Abrahams of West Chester presented a plan at Tuesday's board meeting that would allow her bank to pay contractors after road work was approved by the supervisors, but the supervisors rejected that arrangement. "It is our road," Chairman Earl Cooke told Abrahams. "If we approve it and pay for it, it is going to be ours forever.
March 13, 1986 |
Revised preliminary plans for Three Ponds, a 28-unit housing development, are once again before the Charlestown Township Planning Commission despite litigation and the opposition of some area residents. Rouse/Chamberlin Inc., developer of the project, first presented sketches to the planning commission in 1981 but was denied approval for subdivision, setting off a court battle that is now on appeal to Commonwealth Court. On Tuesday night, the developer presented new sketch plans for the development on 115 acres of what is now cornfields south of Pikeland Road near Church Road.
March 13, 1992 |
ROAD CONSTRUCTION AHEAD Focus Productions / $19.95 If your kids are fascinated by heavy equipment, then this video is for them. The whole video focuses on - yes, you guessed it - road construction, and if you're a 5-year-old, you'll probably find it wildly exciting. Even if you're not, it has some pretty nifty stuff, and its homemade quality is strangely endearing. "Road Construction Ahead" is narrated by a friendly construction worker named George. You get a pretty good feel for what's ahead right at the beginning, when the viewer is told, "Sit your little road builders down and let them see how the big boys get the job done!"
June 3, 1999 |
For five years, Karen Woodson served up homemade desserts, hot lunches and hearty breakfasts to those who would stop by the Park Avenue Cafe. Named for the local Bensalem road that juts off Hulmeville Road toward Route 13, the restaurant seemed to be in the perfect spot to lure both hungry families and those on their lunch breaks. "The restaurant was like a Cheers. . . . Everybody knew me," Woodson said. And business - especially breakfast and lunch - was brisk from 1994, when she started her cafe, until about a year ago, Woodson said.
May 15, 1997 |
The pivotal seat that carried an earned-income tax into this municipality in October will be up for grabs in Tuesday's Republican primary, when newcomer Gerald Andris seeks to oust Richard Lewis from the Board of Commissioners. Andris, 36, an engineer at Ford Electronics, said that if he was elected to the Ward 5 seat, his top priority would be working for repeal of the tax. "It's an escalating process," Andris said. "The politicians in office want more money, and they're not being held accountable for the money they have.
October 12, 1986 |
Residents of Willowdale Road in East Marlborough Township voiced disapproval to the planning commission of proposed road construction from Doe Run Road to their street. The residents, represented by Media attorney James Gannon, said they feared that the increased traffic would be a safety hazard and that Willowdale Road would be used as an access road to the larger, heavily traveled Route 926. The new road construction would be done in conjunction with the proposed development of 25 single-family houses on Doe Run Road.
January 2, 1987 |
The Haddon Township Commissioners closed out their 1986 municipal agenda Wednesday morning by passing a pair of measures aimed at reducing expenditures for municipal road construction and insurance. By a 3-0 vote, the commission ratified a cooperative pricing agreement that would allow the township to jointly seek bids on local road projects with two neighboring boroughs, Haddonfield and Haddon Heights. Officials said that by combining their projected road construction and material costs into a single bid package, the three Camden County communities could decrease their contracting expenditures by as much as 20 percent.
August 7, 1988 |
The Westtown Township Board of Supervisors has given final approval to Westtown Village, a shopping center at the northeast corner of Routes 202 and 926. The supervisors voted, 3-0, Monday in favor of the 79,000-square-foot shopping center proposed by Exton developer Hough-Loew Associates. The shopping center will contain an Acme supermarket, a First Federal Savings & Loan branch, a real-estate office, a video-rental store, a hair salon, an Italian restaurant and a drug store, said developer Jack Loew.
April 6, 1999 |
Turning Exton Square Mall into Chester County's first regional shopping complex has so far produced only mounds of dirt and fenced-off parking areas. Cranes loom over the horizon. An 18th-century house was lifted and carted to a new location on the mall grounds to make way for a new department store. Now the Rouse Co., which owns the mall, is preparing to begin major road improvements at the intersection of Routes 30 and 100 at a cost of $3 million. The work is expected to start at the end of the month and end by October.
February 28, 1990 |
Robert T. Winzinger Inc., the Hainesport contracting firm, agreed yesterday to close a controversial dump in a residential section of Hainesport, township prosecutor Mark Molz said yesterday. Winzinger's attorney, Walter Wolf, negotiated an agreement in Hainesport Municipal Court to remove broken concrete, scrap metal and used construction materials during the next eight months. The accord, covering the 60-acre site off the Mount Holly Bypass, ended minutes before Winzinger, president of the $30-million-a-year road construction, demolition and recycling company, was due to appear before Hainesport Judge Harry Dyer 3d on charges of illegal dumping and operating machinery without a permit.