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London Grove approves five new committee members

05/17/2021 03:46PM ● By Steven Hoffman

The London Grove Supervisors got a boost in their municipal operations by confirming five new volunteers to the township committees.

At the in-person meeting on May 12, Kurt Engleman and Patrick Tucci were approved to fill two unexpired terms on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission carefully goes over proposals for building projects and blueprints and either makes recommendations for alterations or approves them. They then pass that information to the supervisors for final approval at meetings.

Tina Skinner was confirmed to fill an unexpired term on the Parks and Recreation Board. That committee sees to it that events and improvements are attended to and carried out in the township’s parks.

X. Sean Zhang was confirmed to fill an unexpired term on the Environmental Advisory Council. He told the supervisors that he was new to the area, but has always had an interest in the environment and community service.

Jane Yetsigian was confirmed to fill an unexpired term on the Historical Commission. Council member Steve Zurl commented at the time of her approval that there is much to be explored and recorded about the history of the area.

There are still vacancies to be filled on various committees and boards. They include the following: two seats on the Planning Commission, one on the Zoning Hearing Board, one on the Parks and Recreation Board, one on the Golf Course Advisory Board and two township auditors. There are also three openings on the Environmental Advisory Council, two on the Tree Committee, five on the Historical Commission, one on the Agricultural Security Area and three on the Uniform Construction Code Board of Appeals.

Public Works director Shane Kinsey reported that one of the township trucks is failing. He requested—and received approval from the supervisors—to explore the purchase of a new truck for up to $32, 000.

Additionally, Kinsey requested authority to purchase two new snowplows at a cost of about $26,000. 

He said one of the plows he is seeking to replace is casually called “The Mailbox Killer.” That is because its height exactly corresponds to the height of most residential mailboxes, and when it plows in the snow, it often knocks them down.

During the meeting, Southern Chester County Emergency Services CEO Bob Hotchkiss gave a preview of the new telemedicine devices he is seeking to fund during a program scheduled for May 19 at the Medic 94 headquarters in Jennersville Hospital.


SLUG: London Grove Township meeting