Please mark your calendar for the next Conditional Use hearing, Tuesday, May 23rd, 6pm Rustin High School.
Thank you to the public for your participation last evening by attending the third Conditional Use hearing of Crebilly Farm/Toll Brothers. I counted well over a hundred people and so appreciated seeing others come and go throughout the night. Good for all of you! I truly commend those faces I see at most, if not every meeting. Most do not have Party Status but continue to show their support by being present at the meetings. Thank you- there is no second chance in this battle for a better outcome.
Last evening, most groups with Party Status were present and a handful of individuals. However, those groups did not include: Birmingham Township. Where are you Birmingham? This is the second hearing in a row you have not attended. Friends, please light the match and put pressure on Birmingham Township to show up and advocate for their residents and those nearby!
In addition, it was a great disappointment to hear so many Westtown Township residents’ names called that had acquired Party Status only to learn those individuals were not present, yet again. Party Status is a privilege many others wish they had. There is a much bigger picture here than just ‘you’ the individual. Like it or not, each of you has a responsibility to the greater whole. Those with Party Status are carrying the torch for the rest of us. When your name is called and there is no answer, you are not a neutral- you are helping the other side. It sends a message to the developer that the people are either disinterested, fatigued or both and do not wish to bother. I urge you to please use the power you were moved to seek in the first place, honor your commitment and be present at the next hearing May 23rd. The rest of us are counting on you.
On a more positive note, I would like to share my personal highlight of last evening: the cross examination of Toll Brother’s Historic Preservation Planning expert, Robert Wise, by Solicitor Michael Gill (Partner of Solicitor Kristen Camp) on behalf of the Westtown Township Planning Commission. I would be lying if I didn’t admit I thought Mr. Gill’s cross examination of Wise was just down-right delicious! What a brilliant example of knowledge, reason and quick thinking working all together at once. I do believe our colonist ancestors would have been very proud! Keep up the good work Westtown Township Planning Commission!
To briefly recap the evening:
1) Paul Scott, Geologist, completed his testimony in the first part of the evening.
2) Fred Ebert, Waste Water Engineer, gave testimony on behalf of Toll Brothers.
3) Robert Wise, Historic Preservation Planning, began testimony on behalf of Toll Brothers and was cross-examined by Solicitor Michael Gill. Cross-examination will continue May 23rd followed by Fiscal Impact.
Lastly, a reminder, thanks to PA State Representative Carolyn Comitta, the public meeting with PennDOT will be held TONIGHT at Fugett Middle School from 6:30-8:30pm. The public may ask questions at the end. http://wche1520.com/rep-comitta-to-host-evening-with-penndot/
Thank you and see you this eveing!