The written decision from the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors was made available to the public this morning via their listserv; below is the direct link to the pdf file:
Here is where I am going to offer up my disclaimer again: I am not a lawyer I am not a lawyer I am not a lawyer. I am learning along with many of you. Thanks to the gracious time of a few reliable sources I have contacted, I will do my best to offer a very brief explanation of what could come next:
If Toll Brothers is not persuaded to ‘walk away’ by the written decision above, they will have 30 days to file an appeal with the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. If there is an appeal, any other party with legal standing may also intervene to help discredit Toll’s appeal. If this occurs, all transcripts and information from all parties is sent to the court. Once completed, the court will set a briefing schedule. Toll will have 31 days to file their briefing at which time, each side will have about 15 minutes to present an oral argument to the court. This whole process could easily take 10-12 months. If an appeal goes all the way to the end of court proceedings in Chester County, regardless of result, any party may appeal to the next higher level of court (Commonwealth Court).
That’s all I’ve got!
If you have questions, you may contact Westtown Township manager, Rob Pingar: (610)692-1930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I will continue to follow the next steps the best I can and share what I learn. Thank you for remaining committed to seeing this all the way through.