Pattye Benson

Community Matters

Public Meeting Tonight — Sidewalks Subcommittee

Tonight at 7 PM is a public meeting of the Sidewalks Subcommittee.

Do you remember Tredyffrin’s Board of Supervisors meeting back on February 22? If you recall, there was much debate about the St. Davids Golf Club sidewalk requirement in their land development plan. First, the supervisors voted to return the $25K sidewalk escrow to St. Davids and then, based on public opinion, opted to reverse the decision in February 2010.

As a result of the St. Davids escrow debate, a Sidewalks Subcommittee was formed to review (with public input) the future construction of sidewalks and bike lanes in the township. The township continues to hold St. Davids sidewalk escrow pending the outcome of the Sidewalk Subcommittee’s recommendation and then ultimate vote of the Board of Supervisors relative to sidewalk requirements in the township. Understanding the open liability issues on land development projects, the sidewalk subcommittee was presented with an end-of-the-year timeline to present the supervisors with their recommendations.

As part of the Sidewalk Subcommittee’s public input process, a public hearing was held in August which I attended. As a result of that meeting, the subcommittee designed a public survey which is available at the township building and online. The subcommittee will receive responses from the survey until November 7.

It is expected that tonight’s public meeting will continue the public discussion of sidewalks and bike lanes in the township. If you are interested in offering your input to the subcommittee, I would encourage you to attend tonight’s meeting.

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