NEWTOWN>> Newtown Township Board of Supervisors' Chairman John Nawn announced, Sept. 26, that the board is "aggressively pursuing multiple options" for a new firehouse for the Newtown Square Fire Company. His answer was in response to Aspen Drive resident, John Sawicki's question about relocation progress.
"A source says it will not be built" on the 1.5-acre lot at Saw Mill Road and Route 252, said Sawicki.
The fire company purchased the lot in 2015 hoping to build a modern facility. The current fire house is more than 50 years old, and too costly to upgrade/expand.
Since February, residents from the neighborhood encompassed by Saw Mill Road, Sugar Maple Road, North Newtown Street Road (Route 252), Greene Countrie Drive, Aspen Drive and the Liseter development have been attending the supervisors' meetings voicing their disapproval of having the fire company relocating to the Saw Mill Road/Route 252 lot.
When Sawicki pressed for a "timeline," Nawn said he couldn't give one but it "might be in the future."
In another matter, Ethan Shaw, a senior at Marple Newtown High School, presented his Eagle Project to the board. Shaw, a member of BSA Troop 315 out of St. Anastasia Church, created an information board for the nature trail at Drexel Lodge Park. He asked for an assist by the Public Works Department with the installation of the info board, which the board approved.
In other business, the supervisors:
— Approved a $650 payment to Mark and Kristine Lange of Sugar Maple Road for a completed U&O.
— Approved a $286.47 payment to Nicholas and Jeanine Wright of Lewis Run Road for a duplicate tax payment.
— Approved a $1,020 payment to Mark and Susan Roth for a completed U&O.
— Approved a $44.18 payment to Township Manager Stephen Nease for office supplies he purchased.
— Approved the tent fee waiver request from St. David's Episcopal Church for its annual fair, and agreed not to bill the church if the Fire Marshal's and the Health Inspector waive their fees.
— Moved the advertised BOS meeting of Oct. 11 to Oct. 10 due to an advertising meeting schedule error