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Township Asks Farm For Money Up Front

Flying Horse Farm at 246 Rupert Rd., with its existing barn and stable in the background

SANATOGA PA – Flying Horse Farm, which provides horse-riding instruction and horse boarding and training services from its 13-acre complex at 246 Rupert Rd., hopes to add an indoor arena and stable to its property, according to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners. Its members want to be sure, though, that the township is not charged for some of the project’s costs.

Commissioners have asked Manager Ed Wagner to direct farm owners to establish an escrow account and deposit into it money required to help pay for a review of the proposal by the township engineering firm, Bursich Associates, as well as other related expenses.

Flying Horse Farm recently won township Zoning Hearing Board approval to construct the building. Municipal regulations will require filing a minor land development plan to get under way, commissioners said during their Jan. 21 (2016) meeting.

Bursich will look at the design, suggest any changes needed, and offer advice and direction on creating the filing, Commissioner James Vlahos said, but he added those are costs for which the farm should be billed directly. Having it establish an escrow account ensures the money to pay Bursich is available in advance, he said. Fellow board members agreed.

Township Commissioners Meet Tonight

Commissioners are next scheduled to meet tonight (Monday, Feb. 1, 2016) at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public. However, as of 6 this morning, no meeting agenda was available for download from the township website.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Jan. 21 meeting):

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