Perkiomen Township Birchwood Meeting Postponed
Supervisors vote to sign agreement of sale, set public hearing for NOVEMBER 6
UPDATE: At its September meeting, the Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors postponed the public meeting regarding this issue until Nov. 6.
The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors voted to sign an agreement of sale on a 19.5-acre property on the south side of Bridge Street, part of the Barn at Birchwood, during their August 7 meeting.
“Just signing the agreement doesn’t make it a done deal, but it is certainly the first step in doing so,” said Perkiomen Township Solicitor Kenneth Picardi.
Township Manager Cecile Daniel said the township offered $250,000 for the property, the appraised value, which was accepted by the property’s owner, Susan Mruskovic.
Daniel stated the price does not include the catering business that Mruskovic runs from the property, and that open space funds will be used for the purchase.
The next steps in the purchase include the board’s approval of a planning commission recommendation and a public hearing regarding the expenditure of open space funds, according to Picardi.
Township Supervisor Dean Becker made the motion to have Board Chairman Gordon MacElhenney sign the agreement of sale, allowing for any small necessary changes.
“I am eager to see this done, I think we all agree on that, because we all voted on it,” said Becker.
Becker also pushed to approve setting the public meeting in conjunction with the board’s October meeting, which will be held on October 2. The motion was approved and notice will be distributed, pending any unforeseen issues in the process.