At the November 25 West Vincent Township Board of Supervisors meeting, a motion was approved to enter into a purchase agreement for a portion of the Birchrunville Schoolhouse property.
The following information has been reproduced from the official township minutes of the meeting.
Mr. Miller made the motion that West Vincent Township purchase certain land comprised of approximately 2.1 +/- acres known as 2200 Flowing Springs Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 from OLD SCHOOL HOUSE PROPERTIES, L.P. (the "Seller"); Uniform Parcel Identifier Number 25-4-79, for an appraised fair value purchase price of the Property as determined by Purchaser’s appraisal, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Agreement of Sale executed and submitted by the Seller, to be dated November 25, 2013 between the property owner and the Township, and further that the Supervisors, the Chairman, the Township Manager and the Township Secretary be authorized to take any and all necessary actions to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Agreement of Sale and related documents including, but not limited to, the execution and recording of the Agreement of Sale and documents, and the payment of the monies to the Sellers. Ms. Quinn seconded the motion.
Mrs. Jacobs asked if this property was the old school house property. Mr. Miller told her it was, that there are two lots there. One has the school house on and the other one is with the salt sheds on is the one that the Township is purchasing. Mrs. Damsgaard asked what the Board intends to do with the property. Mr. Miller stated that the Board would like to use if for a park. The desire is to remove the salt sheds and preserve the property. Nothing else can be done at this location once the agreements are in place. Mrs. Damsgaard applauded the Board’s vision and perseverance with this property. The equitable owner of the property, Ryan Todd, has agreed to accept appraised value. The audience applauded the Board. Ms. Roth was concerned with the drainage pipe that is on the property. Mr. Miller told her that there would be a drainage easement on the property. There will be other easements involved on both owners.
After a lengthy discussion, the motion carried unanimously. This is hoped to be done by the end of the year, but at the latest by March 31, 2014. Once completed, the Land Development application from Birchrun Village will no longer be valid.
On March 3, 2014, the Township completed the purchase of the property.