Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Peters Township Council made a motion to reconsider its original vote, however, majority ruled not in favor.
Not an empty seat in Peters Township Council chambers as concerned residents filed in Monday night. Council posted on its agenda that it would be reviewing its previous vote—made July 24—to eliminate the Berry Lane interconnection between The Woodlands and new Whispering Pines plans. "Council can reconsider votes," said council President Robert Lewis. "Nothing assures you that it's the final decision." Township Solicitor William Johnson and Lewis went back and forth on the legality of conducting a new vote. The Peters Home Rule Charter states a vote once taken is final. Lewis made the motion to reconsider the vote via "yay" or "nay." Council voted 4-2—Lewis and Robert Atkison dissenting—to not reconsider its previous decision to not …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Peters Township Council will review its 4-2 vote from the July 24 meeting to eliminate the Berry Lane interconnection.
Peters Township Council will review its 4-2 vote from the July 24 meeting to eliminate the Berry Lane interconnection between The Woodlands and new Whispering Pines plans. Potential traffic concerns caused Peters residents—living in The Woodlands neighborhood, and on or near Bebout, Boyer and Bower Hill roads, and Walnut Drive—to fill council chambers for the last meeting. Residents also questioned why the plan’s entrance and exit couldn’t directly connect to Bebout Road in order to alleviate The Woodlands from becoming a “super highway.” To read the full story, click here. See the attached document for Monday's entire agenda. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Peters Township Municipal Building. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
One Peters Township resident shares his opinion on why he's unhappy with council's decision not to connect two housing developments.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Recently, Peters Township Council ignored planning commission and township staff recommendations while making decisions on the new Whispering Pines development. Our old comprehensive land use plan encourages developments to be connected. This has been done many times before. Council voted (4-2) to not connect Whispering Pines to The Woodlands. Some residents have concerns about this connection. I understand that The Woodlands now only has one way in and out. This design and vote are not adding up with the big picture. A worry among residents is that council will ignore the new comprehensive plan also. A great deal of time and money will and has already been spent on this. Council will be the hardest part of our population to convince to …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Peters Township Council heard residents' concerns Monday and approved a builder's reduced setbacks request with one condition—an interconnection be eliminated.
Editor's Note: This story was last updated at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Peters Township Council approved 4-2 Monday, chairman Robert Atkison and council President Robert Lewis dissenting, a request by Ted Taylor, III to permit reduced setbacks on certain lots in the Whispering Pines plan with the condition that the Berry Lane interconnection be eliminated. The plan was modified to use 35-foot setbacks on 13 lots, 18 lots with full 50-foot setbacks and eight lots with various setbacks. Taylor told council the setbacks were decided with the homeowner and his/her desired amenities in mind, i.e. three-car garages and more backyard space for porches, decks, pools, play sets, etc.—the typography also being a factor. The justification is that the reduced …