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UPDATES APRIL 25, 2019

The regular meeting of the Caln Township Commissioners is this evening at 7:30 PM.

We will go and we will record it. Our equipment to record is REALLY basic and I’m told the sound is terribly poor. If anyone has better stuff or can help by contributing to us purchasing something better, it would be helpful. I think a better microphone is something under $150. A thought… Of course the REAL answer is for Caln to install cameras and video the entire meeting themselves and put them up on THEIR web page. MANY townships now do this. If not video, they at least record.

ISSUES WE WILL BE ASKING ABOUT:
1) As always…has the township heard from Regal? I believe the answer is no, but now that the municipal sewer pumping station is being approved (tonight), this development and everything else can now move forward.
2) Discussion of the accident on Lloyd at G.O. Carlson. A truck was “t” hit by a car and flipped over. One of them was making a turn onto Lloyd coming from G. O. Carlson. The driver and his dog in the truck are OK thankfully. BUT, this opens up a discussion of ANY future plans to put more road openings onto Lloyd Avenue without LIGHTS. The past Regal plan had two new openings. One opposite Beaver Run Road and another just around the curve opposite the park and drive lot. Now think about all of that trying to turn INTO Lloyd. We’ll see a huge increase in this.
3) The lights on the Lloyd Avenue Bridge. We have a call into PennDot to ask them about this, where it stands. We need to ask Caln where this stands. Since the cost of the lights is nearly identical according to them…temporary/permanent, there is no reason to just put up temporary ones unless that is something Penndot is driving. We are trying to find out.

AN ISSUE FROM THE AGENDA;
Tonight they are going to consider granting a Preliminary/Final Development approval for a Flex Space Building on Edges Mill Road.
None of us has EVER seen this. It went through the process and yet in all the meetings we’ve attended for quite a long time, it has never showed up. The issue is this: OTHER townships actually post the status of their projects and even pics of the plans ON THEIR WEB PAGE. This needs to be something Caln adopts. They criticize residents for NOT coming to meetings, but they do not release enough information for people to have any idea what is happening. It is not incumbent upon the residents of Caln to dig out information about what is taking place, it is THEIR responsibility to make information readily available. We should be able to see the plan that is going to be approved. It will be interesting to see if they even have it available for viewing tonight. Caln Township and every elected official and paid person in Caln needs to be educated about what their roll is: THEY WORK FOR US! WE ELECT THEM. WE PAY THE SALARIES.
THEY SERVE AND WORK AT OUR PLEASURE. Somewhere along the way they have forgotten this. It needs to be driven home.

“Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly.
It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation.”
Margaret Chase Smith (the first woman to serve in both the Senate and House and led the fight against McCarthyism)
MAY PRIMARY: We REALLY need to get people out to this Primary because there are 2 seats on the Caln Township Commissioners Board that we can take over. It has been driven home to us very clearly that the ONLY way to change things in Caln is to change the Commissioners Board. The seats coming in May are ONE Jennifer Breton. She is stepping down. TWO George Chambers whose seat is up for re-election. I am going to talk about “party.” Let me be clear that I don’t give a hoot about party affiliation. I care about what the heck is going on. SO, we have choices in BOTH parties to support.

Republicans: Joe Reich my neighbor on LLOYD Ave. is an endorsed candidate. George Chambers is an endorsed candidate.
Possible write in candidate Chuck Kramer.
Democratic: Mark Evans our neighbor is an endorsed candidate. Paul Mullin who right now serves as the Chair of the
Municipal Authority in Caln is also an endorsed candidate.

Joe and Mark are 100% with us on all of the issues we care about. Paul Mullin I can’t speak to because he hasn’t really talked to us.
Paul is away for two weeks, but hopefully before the Primary we can talk to him to find out his stand on issues we care
about. George Chambers seems to be a nice guy, but he is a part of the existing problems and frankly he has not stepped
forward to control Denne and Camp and he has not really sided with us on any of the things we care about.

PRIMARY LOCATION: MAY 21st will arrive very quickly! If you live in CALN 4, the site has been moved Yet Again! This time to
St. Martha’s Nursing Home. This is actually a far better site than the school that was a disaster. Lots of parking and they
actually want us to come there. You all know where this is but it is actually 470 Manor Avenue, Downingtown.
Also, officially we are Precinct #054 – Caln 4.

CHOOSE the people you will support and vote for them in the Primary. Leading up to the Primary, please talk to you neighbors,
friends, etc. and drum up support for OUR people. IF we do not change the Board nothing will change. Primaries are
notoriously poorly attended and so it takes VERY FEW votes to sway it. Elections have been won and lost by ONE vote.
 

This NOT a lawsuit by a couple of Disgruntled homeowners. This is a serious lawsuit brought by the State. The only good news is that Regal has NOT gotten approval for the Overlay on the Lloyd Farm Property. . Does anyone believe a single word Miller has said or will say about his plans for the Lloyd Farm property? Nobody in their right mind would go forward with him at this point. . This whole thing is going to take a long time and be very deep and who knows how wide the net will spread.
DELAWARE SUES HOUSING DEVELOPER< ALLEGING FRAUD
Over 55+ NOBLE POND DEVELOPMENT

Link to Complaint in Court of Chancery, State of Delaware:

https://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2019/06/71580145_Verified-Complaint.pdf

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the developer of a senior housing community following an investigation into alleged fraudulent practices affecting prospective homebuyers and current residents.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Chancery Court, targets developer Harry Miller III and various entities under his control in the development and management of the Villages of Noble's Pond, an age-restricted "55-plus" community just north of Dover.
State officials allege that Miller's development company, Regal Builders LLC, requires home buyers to enter into deed restrictions that are confusing, misrepresent or omit material facts and include terms and conditions that violate state or federal law.
The lawsuit alleges that those contracts enable Regal Builders and its affiliates to dominate community governance and exploit Noble's Pond residents, forcing them to buy telecommunications and propane services through companies owned by Miller, often at a substantial markup.
The lawsuit also alleges that Regal Builders falsely portrays the development's clubhouse as a community amenity, even though it is privately owned and residents have no say in its management.
The complaint alleges multiple violations of Delaware's Consumer Fraud Act, Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other state consumer protection laws.
According to the lawsuit, Regal Builders began marketing single-family homes in Noble's Pond more than 10 years ago and has built and sold more than 220 homes to date.
"The record plans for Noble's Pond indicate that Regal Builders intends to build nearly 900 homes in all - a total that would make Noble's Pond one of the largest planned communities in Delaware," the lawsuit states.
Attorney General Kathleen Jennings said her office began its investigation after receiving dozens of complaints from homeowners who did not receive what had been advertised to them.
In addition to Regal Builders and Miller, defendants in the lawsuit include Galaxy Networks LLC, County Propane of Delmarva LLC and other entities owned or controlled by Miller.
Miller did not immediately return a message left at his office Friday. A secretary said he was out of town