Wexford Station granted final approval
The Pine Board of Supervisors granted final approval of the Wexford Station development plans at its March meeting.
Eddy Homes plans to build 41 homes on 33 acres between Brennan Road and Route 910, but the approval process was not without hiccups.
The board granted tentative approval to the plan May 7, 2018, with about 44 conditions, 14 of which the developer appealed. The developer and township worked through the developer’s objections and came to a settlement agreement, and the land use appeal was withdrawn.
The planning commission recommended final approval at its March 11 meeting with conditions that were agreed to by the developer.
Prior to final approval, however, the supervisors requested an additional condition that the developer be financially responsible not only for prior well testing for area residents, which the developer had previously agreed to as part of the settlement, but also for post-construction testing if necessary.
“What we’re concerned about is there are a lot of residents down there who have wells,” Supervisor Frank Spagnolo said. “The chances of hitting the water aquifer — I’m not an engineer, but I’m saying there’s a slight possibility that we’d get into a discoloration problem, and next thing you know we have residents calling us screaming and hollering. What we’re trying to do is more or less make sure you guys are willing to step up and make sure that we have this taken care of.”
David Montgomery, attorney for the developer, agreed to secondary testing as a condition for final approval.
• Litigation has been resolved in the matter of the Laurel Grove development. Township solicitor Gary Gushard reported that the residents of the Lake MacLeod development and Cavalier Land Partners have signed off on an agreement, signed by Judge Joseph James on March 7, that includes payment for remediation and repair of the dam and forebay and a reversion to the 2016 master plan and phasing plan that calls for a total of 264 units to the built in the Laurel Grove development across from Pine-Richland High School.
• Edward Stokan was appointed to the planning commission with a term to expire in 2020. According to Larry Kurpakus, director of land development and code enforcement, Stokan is a 24-year resident of the township who is an attorney with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.