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Commissioners Meet Tuesday On Chesmont Plan

The Industrial Highway offices of Chesmont Storage Associates, located east of the 422 Sports Complex

SANATOGA PA – A minor subdivision and land development plan by Chesmont Storage Associates, which intends to buy a small portion of a 10.6-acre Industrial Highway lot now owed by PECO and possibly use it for future expansion of its rentable storage facilities, is scheduled to be considered Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2017) by the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners for preliminary and final approval.

The subdivision plan, and Chesmont’s hopes for it, were reviewed and recommended for approval by the township Planning Commission during its Aug. 21 (Monday) meeting. Plan approval would permit only the legal subdivision of the property into two lots, township officials said earlier. The company must return to seek approval from both planners and commissioners for any construction.

Chesmont representatives said after plan acceptance and the property’s purchase they first would clean up the land, located on across the highway from its existing site, by removing debris, weeds, scrub brush and unwanted materials.

The Board of Commissioners usually meets on the first Monday of every month. Its meeting was scheduled for Tuesday because of the Labor Day holiday. The session, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the township municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., is free to attend and open to the public. A copy of the agenda has been available for several days on the township website, and can be downloaded here.

Also Tuesday night, according to its agenda, the board is scheduled to:

  • Authorize President Bruce Foltz to sign documents – including an agreement of sale, temporary construction easement, and deed – that would allow for the long-anticipated replacement of the Rupert Road bridge. Work would likely occur during Summer 2018 after schools close for vacation, township Manager Ed Wagner said earlier;
  • Hear a presentation from auditor representative Barbara Akins on results of audits conducted on 2016 finances for the township, its tax collector’s office, and the Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire companies;
  • Discuss its earlier plans to establish a more enforceable law regulating noise in the township; and
  • Hear reports from its police chief, emergency management coordinator, fire marshal, Highway Department, Council of Governments representative, engineer, treasurer, solicitor, Parks and Recreation Board, the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission, and the Township Authority.

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