Homeowners association seeks to deed French Development to South Abington Township

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com | October 13th, 2015 3:32 pm

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Residents of the French Manor development off of Simrell Road attended the Oct. 12 board of supervisors meeting with a petition signed by the homeowners in the development wishing to transfer their road to the township.

“We are trying to deed over our development to South Abington Township,” said resident Erica Gallagher. “Right now it’s private, and we’re all interested in becoming part of South Abington Township.”

It is currently deeded to the homeowners association. The development includes 11 lots.

The board agreed to start the process by sending an engineer to inspect the road. The cul-de-sac currently features an island in the center, which supervisors said will likely have to be removed.

In other business, the board approved two ordinances, number 234, which authorizes charges for the Portnoff Collection Firm in the collection of delinquent sewer bills, and 235, an amendment to the Municipal Pension Plan.

An extension was also approved for the Garry Troth subdivision application.

Township Manager David O’Neill announced there will soon be a vacancy on the township zoning hearing board, as one of the members is moving out of the township. Board members are required to be residents of the municipality. A new appointment could not yet be made, however, as the township did not yet receive an official resignation letter.

Rather than adjourning, the supervisors recessed until Wednesday, Oct. 14, when they plan to reconvene for the appointment of a zoning hearing board member to fill the unexpired term, should the resignation be official by that date.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at the municipal building on Shady Lane Road.

By Elizabeth Baumeister


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