Branford Village HOA Meeting Agenda for 6-4-08 :



Welcome and Introduction of Board Members


2007 Year-end Financial Status


2008 Budget


Water Issue


Dues and the overall structure


Website - feedback and new ideas


Communication with other HOA within the township


Mowing and Land Maintenance


Deck and Shed Guidelines


Other issues, questions or concerns





Public Hearings for the Mid Atlantic Pipeline Project



This HEARING is the first step in the last segment of the FERC Process,which
started in January 2006.

The schedule for the PUBLIC HEARINGS is as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
7:00 P.M.
PLACE: Brandywine Fire Hall
Bondsville Road
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335


For questions or further info please contact:

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Russell S. Donnelly, LNG Ops Team Env. Coor.

Phone: 410-388-0898 

Park Update


Park construction has finally started!  Construction bids were received in late February and Lechmanik, Inc. was the selected contractor to perform the Phase I construction.  This excavation firm is located in West Chester and has an outstanding reputation.  We are very excited about this selection.

Expected to be included in Phase I construction is a new entrance to the park (to satisfy Pennsylvania DOT requirements); a new gravel parking lot in the same area as the existing; a tot lot with playground equipment suitable for two age groups; an asphalt trail that will encircle the large flat open play fields and extend down to the pond where it will transition to a less harmful material yet continue to be ADA compliant as it encircles the pond.

Phase I construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2008.  Unfortunately, the annual Memorial Day Park Event has to be canceled due to the safety of the residents and the delicate condition of the restored site.  However, a grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony is in the works for September 21, 2008.  More information will follow as the event begins to take shape.

Please note that the Township has limited funds to put towards the construction of all active and passive recreational facilities.  The currently available funds have come from two sources: grants and fees paid by developers who are unable to provide similar features in their developments for use by all residents of the Township.

As always, the Park and Recreation Commission is actively seeking residents who have an interest in the selection, planning and development of active and passive recreational facilities and activities within the Township.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 in the Township Building.  Meetings typically last 1.5-hours.  Please come join us.

Peter Massaro, Chairperson

Joe Dietrich, Vice-Chairperson





Minutes from 6-4-08 Meeting


A)     Introduced new board member, Kevin White, as well as bidding farewell to our outgoing president, Rich Willard.


B)     Discussed 2007 year end financial status, expenses and Bud Willard explained the breakdown of monies.


C)    2008 Budget snow removal cost of $115 was added to clear all sidewalks in front of open space areas. There is a rule that all snow must be removed within 24 hrs after a snowfall off sidewalks. We must also pay for the lighting in the development. Peco advised us a homeowner had called to complain about one of the lights and they realized that they had not been charging the development for usage. Now, we receive a bill.


D)    Water issue Township is trying to get all HOAs to pay for the hydrant in their developments. Bud fought the township as to why should we pay when the residents of the township do not pay for the hydrants. He won for this year but was advised that we will see a bill for 2008. So far, we have not seen a bill.


E)     We went over the due structure and advised still monies not paid from homeowners from previous years. Advised that one homeowner is being taken to court for non-payment.


F)     A web updated was provided. We are also asking for any updates or suggestions. If so, please send to


G)    An East Fallowfield Township Zoning Board member attended the meeting. They do use the Boca code and sheds are now to be 5 ft away from the house. Also, sheds need a permit if they are 1600 sq feet and over.


H)     One homeowner brought up the idea of having an emergency telephone # for contacts. The board advised that we will not establish a phone number since we have an email address, web page, and the police department/township has all our contact information if anyone really needs to get in touch with us.


I)        Another homeowner works for an organization that helps people with foreclosures and asked to have her site published to the web for others if they need help.