Sunday, April 21, 2013
The 3rd Street Project continues to be in 'litigation limbo,' Media Borough president says.
Media Borough Council President Brian Hall gave a brief update as to the status or holding pattern the 3rd Street Project is currently in. In September 2012, after eight months, the majority of council voted to approve a one-lane, one-way roadway over the dam and within two weeks of the vote Broomall's Lake Country Club filed a contempt of court petition saying council violated a three-way agreement between BLCC, the borough and Delaware County, Hall said at council's Thursday meeting. "(BLCC) was asking the court to force the borough to build a two-lane, two-way road on top of Broomall's dam," Hall said. In February 2013, instead of the court ruling on the petition, the judge threw out the original May 2011 three-way stipulation agreement…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Media Borough Council was expected to vote on a zoning change regarding the former Media Inn vacant lot.
Media Borough Council President Brian Hall clarified why a zoning amendment was not voted upon at council's meeting Thursday. Council was expected to vote on a zoning change, which was recommended by the Media Planning Commission in March, regarding the former Media Inn vacant lot. A small portion of the lot is currently zoned R3-Residential and would need to be changed to Business/Commercial in order for any business project to move forward there. An application for a proposed Wawa at that location is also before the Planning Commission however the zoning change request is separate from the Wawa application. Hall said Thursday that council was to hold a public hearing and then a vote regarding the zoning amendment however the applicant, …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Media Borough Council approved the closure of Orange Street for two upcoming events.
Media Borough Council recently approved several mass gathering permits for regular events that will take place in the borough, however, the additional closure of Orange Street was a point of discussion at the March 21 meeting. Orange Street is considered a state highway and is not owned by the borough, so approval is needed for its closure from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Councilman Paul Robinson said public safety, service businesses in that section of town which are disturbed by the road closure and residents in general, were all concerns over the additional road closure. Historically, during State Street festivals and events, State Street is closed to traffic from Monroe or Jackson streets to Orange Street but the …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Both the Rose Tree Media School Board and Media Borough Council will hold meetings on Thursday.
The Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors and Media Borough Council will hold the regularly scheduled meetings on Thursday. Rose Tree Media School District Board of School Directors legislative meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Penncrest High School Auditorium. See the attached agenda or click here. Media Borough Council will hold its meeting at 8 p.m. at Borough Hall in Council Chambers. See the attached agenda or click here. Both agendas may be updated or revised prior to the meeting.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Media Borough council unanimously passed an ordinance to change the number of required seats on the Planning Commission.
At a Media Borough Council meeting on Feb. 21, council members unanimously approved the resignation of Planning Commission member Daniel Costello which has brought the commission down to seven members. The Planning Commission currently has nine seats on the board but, according to Council President Brian Hall, one of those seats have been vacant for more than a year. With the recent resignation of Costello, that brings down the total number of occupied seats to seven. "I think that's a good number," said Hall who proposed the motion to bring down the total number of Planning Commission seats to seven. "They're all solid members and have served for many years. There's no need to have additional seats." In addition, Hall said if the …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Media Police officer Eric Gavin was awarded with the 2013 Tom Flynn Memorial Award on Feb. 21.
Nearly a dozen men and women clad in blue attended the Media Borough Council meeting last Thursday. After a year hiatus, the Media Police Department proudly announced their 2013 pick for the 2013 Tom Flynn Memorial Award at the meeting. Officer Eric Gavin, of B Platoon in the Media Police Department, was voted by his peers on the force as this year's recipient. Gavin thanked his fellow officers for their votes and for the entire department for their support. Gavin said it was an honor to be awarded with the Tom Flynn award, noting Flynn's community involvement with the sports leagues in town and his commitment to serve the borough. According to Police Chief Martin Wusinich, Flynn had been presenting the Media Police Officer of the Year …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Media Borough Council also apologized to residents and business owners for the poorly planned road resurfacing work.
Media Borough Council approved a new stop sign at the intersection of 2nd and Monroe streets at its meeting Thursday. Councilman Paul Robinson said the intersection is the only one along Monroe Street without a stop sign and it was determined that one is needed. He asked that Media Mayor Bob McMahon advise Media Police to install the new stop sign. Robinson said the Public Safety Committee will also conduct a comprehensive review of all of the borough's stop signs to determine if some may no longer be needed or other intersections that may be in need of additional stop signs. "One of the biggest things is trying to look at a few different areas of the borough that we could really emphasis as our strong pedestrian walkways and really work …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Media Borough Council approved the 2013 budget at its meeting Thursday with no tax increase to residents.
Media Borough Council unanimously approved the 2013 budget at its meeting Thursday with no mill change to residents. The $9.2 million total budget brings no tax change to residents. The rate will remain at three mills, which is $375 for the average home assessment of $125,000, Borough Manager Jeff Smith said. Breaking down the $9,206,845 million total budget, the general fund holds $7.62 million, capital fund $1.41 million, recreation fund $64,500 and liquid fuels fund $100,250. A few of the larger expenditures projected for the 2013 capital fund are maintenance and updating at Borough Hall at $50,000, the purchase of a new police vehicle as well as computers and hand held radios for police at $40,000, maintenance to the parking garage and…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Media Borough Council will now archive its council meetings on a newly created YouTube channel.
Media Borough Council ratified a decision at its October legislative meeting to archive its meetings on the borough's newly created YouTube channel. Legislative meetings from January through September 2012 have already been uploaded to the channel. Once the backlog of videos are uploaded, residents can expected the most recent meetings to be uploaded within about a week or two following a legislative meeting. As of Oct. 24, the borough's channel has two channel subscribers and 49 total video views. The channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/mediaborough.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Wawa again presented a concept plan to Media Borough Council for a proposed Super Wawa at Baltimore Avenue and Route 252.
Wawa representatives again presented a concept plan to Media Borough Council at Thursday's workshop meeting for a proposed Super Wawa at Baltimore Avenue and Route 252 and several members of council were not in favor of the plan as it stands currently. Wawa has not yet submitted a formal plan to council or the planning commission. Wawa would need borough council approval to purchase and alter Baker Street, which runs through the proposed Wawa and would need to be altered in order for the project to move forward. The possible Super Wawa at the vacant lot bordered by State Street, Providence Road and Baltimore Avenue would include a retail store, 72 parking spaces and a gas station at the 1.73 acre lot. Robert Linn, Wawa's architect and …