Skip to main content

Weer, Scott-Harper elected as new London Grove supervisors

11/13/2013 02:03PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, News


Richard Scott-Harper, left, and Robert F. Weer, Jr., were both elected to the London Grove Board of Supervisors on Nov. 6.


By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

 

Former supervisor Richard Scott-Harper and Robert F. Weer, Jr., an 18-year member of the township, were elected to the township's board of supervisors during an election held Nov. 6. They will assume their six-year terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2014.

Scott-Harper gathered 667 votes, accounting for 42.78 percent of the vote, while Weer received 545 votes, or 34.96 percent of the votes tallied. Timothy Nelson, a third candidate and current member of the township's board of supervisors, gathered 343 votes. Nelson's term in the board expires Dec. 31, 2013, and he has publicly stated that he will not serve another term on the board.

In addition to Nelson, Weer and Scott-Harper, both Republicans, will also be filling the position on the board soon to be vacated by outgoing supervisor Bill Grandizio, whose term expires Dec. 31, 2013. They will be joining chairman David Connors and members Robert Hittinger and Mike Pickel on the board.

A previous member of the board of supervisors from 1999-2005, Scott-Harper has served on the township's Municipal Authority since 2001, and is currently serving as its chairman. Chief among his goals for his term will be to explore alternatives in the continuing development of the Route 41 corridor, in order to improve safety and manage traffic volume along the congested route.

"Something has to be done," Scott-Harper said. "It can't stay in the condition it is in now. After I hear ideas, I'll decide what is right and wrong."

Weer, an assistant roadmaster with the township since 1995, has been a member of the West Grove Fire Company for 18 years, and from 2009-2012, served as the company's fire chief. He presently serves with Scott-Harper on the township's Municipal Authority. The top priorities of his term will be to improve the township's emergency services capability through increased funding and meeting codes and standards; to work with its public works department  in order to continue to improve the township's infrastructure; and to help guide the township to make responsible decisions in the area of development, especially along the Route 41 corridor.

"The township has invested along Route 41 in order to help stimulate its tax base, but as we continue to do that, we need to make sure that the whole township prospers from it," Weer said. "There has to be a plan for development, and it has to be done with good guidance and judgment, rather than just throwing a building up here and there without any real plan for future growth and investment."



london grove board of supervisors london grove london grove township election london grove supervisor


You might also like

Streams and water quality studied in London Grove

At the meeting was a discussion of water monitoring devices that could be placed in streams to measure levels of pollutants that could then be reported to the Department of Environmental Protection.

  • 2014 NKF Golf Classic

    09/15/2014
    10:00am

    On September 15th, the National Kidney Foundation will be hosting their annual Golf Classic at th...


  • NEW CLUB!! Kennett Square Kiwanis

    09/15/2014
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    We are in the process of establishing a local Kiwanis club in Kennett Square! We are very ex...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/15/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/19/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Annual Fall Family Fun Day and Craft Fair

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Nottingham Presbyterian Church hosts a family fun day and craft fair annually on the third Saturd...


  • Nottingham Presbyterian Church

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    A fun day for the entire family. Come out and enjoy great food, unique crafts, free entertainmen...


  • Zoo Yoga: OM’ing Otters

    09/20/2014
    09:15am — 10:15am

    (Ages 4-7 years old) Weekly Saturdays or Sundays, September-November (Classes held in the Educati...


  • International Red Panda Day

    09/20/2014
    10:00am — 01:00pm

    Become a Red Panda Ranger! A Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to a child who has learned...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Saturday Zoo Tales

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 11:00am

    Join us for a fun, animal or nature themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals!...


  • Open Hive Day

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 12:00pm

    Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, for an inside look at the busy buzzy world of honeybees. Partici...


  • Harvest Day Cookout

    09/20/2014
    11:30am — 06:30pm

    The fall is approaching and this means one thing - The 45th Annual Yardley Harvest Day is right a...


  • Goo Fest

    09/20/2014
    02:00pm — 05:00pm

    As part of North Star Orchard's Adventure in Flavor tasting series, you are invited to Goo Fest! ...


  • Brews for Books

    09/20/2014
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Sample fine craft beers with friends and support public libraries at Brews for Books, a craft bee...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/20/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Taste Kennett Food Tours

    09/21/2014
    01:00pm — 04:00pm

    Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hou...


  • Writing Baseball

    09/21/2014
    02:00pm

    What happens when baseball leaves the field and swirls around in the imaginations of great writer...


Chester County High School Sports