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Township Holds Second Bishop Tube Informational Meeting
The Township Wednesday night held the second informational meeting on the proposed development of the former Bishop Tube property. The meeting was the second open informational session on Bishop Tube in the last two months.
The Township continues to diligently perform its zoning and land development roles related to the proposal for the Bishop Tube property. The Township’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) has been very involved with a review of the proposal and remediation plans. The EAC was instrumental in engaging the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for a review of the property.
The Township will continue to communicate with residents and other organizations and groups interested in the property.
Click here for the Bishop Tube land development page of the Township’s website
The Board of Supervisors, staff, members of the EAC and Planning Commission, residents and representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the office of Congressman Ryan Costello, the office of State Senator Andrew Dinniman, the office of State Representative Duane Milne, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Constitution Drive Partners, the developer, attended Wednesday night’s meeting.
The meeting was intended to give the DEP an opportunity to update the community on the 2007 and 2010 amendments to the Department’s Prospective Purchaser Agreement with Constitution Drive Partners. It was also intended to give residents an opportunity to ask questions.
Click here for the DEP website on the Bishop Tube property
The DEP’s period for comments on the Prospective Purchaser Agreement Amendments was to close on May 31 but the Township requested that it be extended so that residents could comment after Wednesday’s meeting. DEP subsequently agreed to extend the comment period until July 7, 2017. The Township encourages residents to submit written comments before the deadline. Comments must be sent to:
2 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
The Township has taken the information shared at the meeting and the comments under advisement. The Township thanks the DEP for its attendance and residents and other members of the community for their attendance and participation.
No additional meeting is scheduled at this time but the Township asks that anyone interested in the proposal monitor the Township’s website, subscribe to the Township’s e-newsletter and follow the Township on Twitter and Facebook for updates.