To briefly recap a recent correspondence to you, you may recall Toll Brothers has submitted new plans for development of Crebilly Farm in addition to the current plans still in litigation. I assume most of you are familiar with the movie ‘Groundhog Day.’ Well here we go. The Crebilly II application is now underway. Please mark your calendars for the first Westtown Township Planning Commission public meeting regarding the Crebilly II application: MONDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 7:30PM at Stetson Middle School, 1060 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382. To be clear, we are still waiting for the Judges’ decision regarding the original application, Crebilly I.
Folks, this ain’t our first rodeo. I equate our incredible community to ‘The Little Engine That Could.’ We need to remain optimistic and continue to work hard, together, by showing up and sending the message that we care; we will not lay down; we are not going away. I am going to draw upon what I wrote to you almost three years ago when the first Planning Commission meetings began for the original plans still in litigation. There are 405 seats in Stetson’s auditorium. We need bodies in the seats and we need to pack the house- again. We must show up. It does not matter whether you live in Westtown Township. Bring a book, your laptop, deck of cards, kids if need be, water, granola bars- whatever you need to bring in order to be present. If you cannot attend the entire meeting, that is fine. Whatever time you can spare will be a positive contribution to something very important.
I use the word reasonable to measure many things in life. Is something reasonable or unreasonable? Development of a small city on Crebilly Farm and the destruction of the Revolutionary War view shed is anything but reasonable. This is so much bigger than Westtown Township. This is about preserving the integrity of our beloved Chester County and our national history and each of us doing what we can within our own sphere of influence. We cannot give up. We cannot let this go. By showing up and being present we are taking action. No matter what part you play, no part is too small. We are going to put one foot in front of the other and keep going.
If not you, then who?
Thank you, sincerely.