Crebilly Farm update 5/23/21

Dear Friends,

This coming Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm will be the 12th Conditional Use hearing regarding the Crebilly II application and the agreement of sale between Toll Brothers and the owners of Crebilly Farm.  THIS hearing needs all hands on deck because public comment will begin as soon as Toll completes their rebuttal of last hearing’s witnesses.  This is an opportunity for every single one of us to make our voices heard.  It does not matter where you live.  It does not matter whether you have party status.  It does, however, matter that every single one of us rise to this opportunity and speak up by stating how this development will negatively impact our community and why the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors should deny Conditional Use to Toll Brothers.

 
HEARING #12, WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH, 7PM to be held virtually

To attend via zoom, click on the link below and enter the passcode if/when prompted:

Link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84362063236

Passcode:  246277


To attend by phone, dial the number below and enter the meeting ID#:

Dial:  1-646-558-8656 

Meeting ID#:  843 6206 3236

*No other ID is required, press # if asked for one

For more information, here is the link from the Westtown Township website:

https://www.westtownpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-05-26-Toll-CU-Hearing-12-.pdf

Below is the link to my last message about how important Massive Public Outcry is now more than ever; please review and be prepared with written statements to read for public comment; how will you be negatively impacted and why the BOS should deny Conditional Use to Toll Brothers:  https://crebillyfarmfriends.com/2021/04/28/crebilly-farm-update-4-28-21-a-call-to-action/

The time and energy all of us have invested over the last (almost) five years, needless to say, has been substantial.  When compared to the permanent impact a development of this magnitude will have on our community, American history and the devastation it will do to land, nature and nearby waterways- the time and energy is invaluable.  I still believe the owners of Crebilly Farm have every right to sell their land for profit.  However this plan and this developer is simply unacceptable.  And it is up to the rest of us to continue to speak up and stand firm:  Westtown Township must deny Conditional Use to Toll Brothers.

If not you, then who?


Sincerely,

Mindy Rhodes

6 thoughts on “Crebilly Farm update 5/23/21

  1. I have a simple question: Why doesn’t the Township or County seize the property through eminent domain. In this way the development bid would be stopped and the discussion about how to pay for the property would begin. I would think with the amount of concern by the public to prevent any more development of this nature coupled with the loss of yet another beautiful landscape and open land and more, much more, traffic, that the community would be able and desirable of paying for this property through tax revenue and other grant opportunities available for this very purpose.

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  2. I have a simple question: Why not invoke eminent domain? I would think this would stop the question of development and open the discussion to how this will be paid for. The community would welcome this and I’m sure be supportive of such an expense. The Township and the County could partner on this say through tax revenue as well as accessing the many grants that are available for this purpose. Please consider the loss of yet another pristine piece of open land, with historical significance as well, coupled with the addition of the additional huge amount of traffic and the added burden to Township and County service such a development will cause. There is no amount of so called “tax revenue” that the developers claim will be realized from these kind of developments that is worth the degradation to what remains of our natural environment and ecosystems flora and fauna as well as the long term effects on the human communities health and well being.

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    1. Hello,
      I apologize for my tardy response to your message. I will address your questions in an upcoming Crebilly update… others have asked similar questions.
      Thank you for your patience.
      Sincerely,
      Mindy Rhodes

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