Please take the time to read this message carefully, as there are many moving parts I want you to be aware of. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all of us about the power of MASSIVE PUBLIC OUTCRY and the impact this has already made, in the passed three years, in our beautiful community. Yet again, it is what is needed, here and now. We need to continue to persevere, show up and speak up. Period.
1) The first Crebilly II/Toll Brothers – Westtown Township Planning Commission application meeting is scheduled:
TOMORROW, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 7:30PM Stetson Middle School Auditorium, 1060 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382.
*Please attend for whatever part of the evening you can spare; we need bodies to fill 405 seats. Thank you for any and all efforts to do so.
Here is what to expect tomorrow night, October 7th:
After an introduction from the Chair of the Westtown Township Planning Commission, Richard Pomerantz, Toll Brothers will make their presentation regarding the Crebilly II application. This is expected to be a condensed presentation that will include all of Toll Brothers experts and witnesses in this one meeting. Upon the completion of Toll’s presentation, the PC will have time to comment and ask questions of their own, followed by public comment and questions. Please be aware, from this day forward, there are no guarantees that Toll Brothers will attend any Planning Commission meetings following October 7th because their presentation will have been completed and they are not legally obligated to do so. If you wish to hear what Toll Brothers is presenting and/or if you have questions and/or comments for Toll Brothers, I strongly urge you to attend tomorrow night, Monday, October 7th, as it may be your one and only opportunity to do so with Toll Brothers present.
Moving forward, there will be opportunity for future public comment and questions at all PC meetings. Again, I reiterate, there is no guarantee Toll Brothers will be present at any other PC meetings to follow tomorrow night, Monday, October 7th as they are not legally obligated.
For those who plan to make a public comment for the record tomorrow night, Monday, October 7th, I recommend that you bring written copies of your words to leave with both parties. If this is not possible, please still plan to make your comments for the public record. Please keep comments as brief as you can and plan to get right to the point. Though I realize emotions may very well be running extreme, please remain respectful.
2) PARTY STATUS FOR CREBILLY II.
For those interested in acquiring Party Status for the new Crebilly II application, you will need to attend the Toll Brothers / Board of Supervisors hearing scheduled:
MONDAY, October 14th, 6PM Rustin High School Auditorium, 1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester, PA 19382.
*Regardless of whether you previously had Party Status for the Crebilly I application, you will need to apply again for the Crebilly II application.
Westtown residents, this information should be available to you on your township website and it is not. There should be detailed information of where, when and how to acquire Party Status for the new Crebilly II application as well as a Party Status Form for you to download, fill out and bring to the hearing on the 14th. I am beyond shocked there is not even a mention of Party Status for October 14th on the agenda. It is in your best interest to contact your township manager, Rob Pingar, and ask for this very important information: (610)692-1930. If you are unable to attend on the 14th, be sure to ask your township manager what steps you will need to take in order to gain Party Status.
For your convenience, here is a link to the Party Status Form:
It truly pains me to share with you the new Crebilly II plans are every bit as horrendous and unreasonable as the original plans still in litigation. As I drove to work this past Friday night, well after what I thought was rush hour, I came to the crossing of 926 and route 100 and was met with a winding serpent of cars lined up as far as the eye could see, both directions on 926. As I often do, I thought of Crebilly Farm and what shall become of her. Where will we be if we lay down and stop fighting for preservation of our beautiful Chester County land, country roads, nature and national history?
I will leave you with the same closing a concerned citizen recently shared with me that I found inspiring. In a letter to others, rallying people to attend tomorrow’s meeting, he asked them to: Please rise to the challenge. And so we shall. See you tomorrow.
If not you, then who?