BROOMALL–At Monday night's Marple Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the board accepted Delaware County Community College’s request to withdraw a land development waiver request for its proposed pole barn construction project.
When the board asked 5th Ward Commissioner John Longacre II why the waiver request had been withdrawn, he stated it was because college officials did not want to meet with him.
“The neighbors are upset about what’s going on over there and they (the college officials) don’t want to discuss the issues,” Longacre said.
The college sought a waiver request from the planning code to construct a pole barn, a non-residential accessory structure.
The proposed barn would have been located behind the tennis courts and housed equipment which the college is not allowed to throw away because of a school policy.
Township Manager Anthony Hamaday brought the waiver request to build a pole barn to the board's attention at a work session meeting earlier last month. A few members of the board, including Longacre and historic society liaison to the board 2nd Ward Commissioner Jan Ceton shared their disapproval of the college's waiver request at a meeting on May 7.
At a May 14 meeting, the board voted against approving the community college's waiver request to build a pole barn.