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Several wireless companies have recently drafted a bill for introduction in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would 1) prohibit municipalities from exercising their zoning authority to regulate and control the construction and location of towers and antennas in the public rights-of-way, and 2) usurp the municipalities’ ability to assess fees for such facilities.
These towers, known as distributed antenna systems, can be up to 120 feet in height and many experts anticipate that the number of towers will grow considerably in the short term as consumer demand for wireless broadband capability continues to swell. These sweeping changes to municipalities’ zoning authority could have a profound and negative impact on a municipality’s ability to sufficiently control development in an organized and safe manner, while imposing undesirable ramifications on public rights-of-way and your residential neighborhoods. We will continue to monitor this emerging matter and keep you informed of any changes. For more information contact Kristin Camp or Jon Williamson.
Partner, Christine Kimmel has been elected as the first female Supervisor of East
Marlborough Township. Christine is currently the Chairperson of the East Marlborough
Township Planning Commission and has been a Unionville resident for eighteen years.
“East Marlborough Township has been recognized as one of the best places in the region
to raise a family,” said Kimmel. “We have school systems ranked among the finest in the
state and nationally. What we have never had is a female voice on the Board of
Supervisors. I am ready to change that.”
A mother of two in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Kimmel is focused on
strengthening families and education. As a real estate and business lawyer, she is also
focused on combining smart economic development with preserving open space and
responsible fiscal management.
Kimmel explained: “Combining unspoiled rural vistas, a vibrant business community,
and highly engaged residents who share a strong sense of community, East Marlborough
Township truly is a gem in the region.”
“As a member of the East Marlborough Township Planning Commission for the past
twelve years, and during my participation on various Township boards, I have worked
closely with the Township Supervisors to achieve a balance of community and economic
viability. As a real estate and corporate lawyer, I have helped families and businesses in
the region grow. As a mother of two children who have benefitted from the incredible
educational, sports, arts, and cultural opportunities available here, I want to help preserve
what we have and make it even better for present and future residents.”
Buckley, Brion, McGuire & Morris LLP healthcare lawyer and Yale Medical School researcher James Kimmel, Jr., Esq. is interviewed on the BBC World Service Newshour and in The Daily Beast about SavingCain.org, the first-of-it’s-kind website he created to help would-be murderers and mass shooters control their desire to kill.
After a two and half day trial, a Chester County Jury returned a verdict in favor of West Brandywine Township and its Municipal Authority, and against Pulte Homes. This dispute stemmed from Pulte’s now abandoned “Del Webb at Applecross” project. The Jury found that Pulte breached its Sewer Allocation Agreement, and awarded the full amount of damages sought by the Plaintiffs. West Brandywine Township Municipal Authority v. Pulte Homes of PA LP, Chester County Court of Common Pleas Docket No.: 2014-00037-CT.