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Limerick Township Board Notes

Signage, Lewis Road project on the agenda

Tuesday's meeting of the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors saw some change orders for the approved and some discussion about signage for a new car dealership on Linfield-Trappe Road.

Two items came up for the Lewis Road project. 

Traffic Planning and Design engineer Joe Platt said that the construction crew had discovered a large area, measuring 10 feet by approximately 1300 feet, that has soil that is too soft to lay stone.

"It can't be compacted," Platt said. 

The cost for the soil issue could be as much as $99,000 depending on how much stone needs to be used to fill the area in. 

The board also approved spending just under $30,000 to connect the sewer lines on the Cherry Ridge property (the former Linsenmaier farm) to existing sewer lines.

Supervisor Ken Sperring has expressed in the past that he was concerned about the Cherry Ridge developemnt needing to dig up the brand new Lewis Road surface to connect the sewer.

Kerr said this is why "this needs to be done now."

Kerr told the board that future development fees will more than offset the cost to do the sewer connection now.

"The entire project is still $42,000 under budget," Kerr said.

During discussion of advisories from the zoning hearing board, the three board members present had some discussion over a variance request from Metro Acura. 

The Acura dealership, located on Auto Park Boulevard near the intersection on Lewis Road and 422, asked to be allowed to have a 23-foot-tall sign so that the sign can be seen from 422.

Supervisor Joseph St. Pedro was adamantly opposed to allowing a sign of that height.

"We let them have a 23-foot sign, before we know it everyone on Lewis Road will want a 23-foot sign," St. Pedro said.

Supervisor Tom Neafcy was also opposed to the sign. Sperring initially said he was fine staying neutral on the issue, but after Neafcy explained the sign request, Sperring agreed that he didn't like the idea of a sign that tall.

Several agenda items, including discussion on the project and the township's future electronic sign were tabled due to the absence of Supervisors Elaine DeWan and Kara Shuler. 

Township manager Dan Kerr said he felt those items were better discussed when more board members were available.

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