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Written by Mary Gibbs Kershner
November 24, 2020

            Two separate legal decisions recently rendered in Washington Township have been appealed to Berks County Court of Common Pleas. 

            On Thursday night, Washington Township Solicitor Joan London informed the township's board of supervisors that the township zoning board reaffirmed its approval, with conditions, to permit Diamond Disposal, a trash hauling business, to park its trash trucks on a 7-acre site it owns along Old Route 100. 

            Previously, Tom Palmer, a property owner near the trash hauling business, appealed the first zoning board decision to the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.  The Common Pleas Court remanded the original decision back to the zoning board, requiring the township zoning board take another look at its decision that originally approved the trash hauling operation at the site.

            Since the zoning board reaffirmed its original decision, Palmer has appealed the zoning board decision to the Berks County Court of Common Pleas again.  It is expected arguments will be heard concerning the zoning board decision on December 21st. 

            In another legal matter, Shadeland Developers/Kelly Builders Group appealed the board's denial of its conditional use application to the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.  The developer proposes to construct a ...

Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
November 24, 2020

            A King of Prussia developer is looking to pick up where the Still Waters Development, LP, left off six years ago. On Tuesday, Tim Hendricks presented a plan to the Pennsburg Planning Commission to build 36 twin homes near the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and 8th Street.

            During a 20-minute meeting, the commission voted unanimously to recommend the proposal to borough council. The elected officials will likely address it during a council meeting in December, according to administrative Manager Lisa Hiltz.

            Hendricks also revealed a proposal to convert the Still Waters Retirement Community into a traditional cluster of residences with a homeowners association. The developer also suggested a handful of residents who already live there would get the opportunity to own their homes and the lot on which they sit.

            The plan calls for the construction of the twin units in two phases on a 15.39-acre parcel at 830 Montgomery Ave. near the Upper Hanover border. Hendricks told the commission he could own the property by the end of the week.

            Still Waters Development, LP purchased the property from ...



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