Great news ! I don’t think Exeter needs more housing. Hope they can find management that can get people into the main building and keep the golf course active.
We don’t need more housing but get ready to open your pocketbooks
What they actually did was voted UNANIMOUSLY to spend between $5-$10 million MORE to try to make an AT LEAST twice failing enterprise not fail. They will not succeed. This thing is a dog, an anchor around the neck of the taxpayer, and if the township supervisors cared at all about the taxpayer, they'd dump it for whatever they could get for it, using the proceeds in an interest bearing account to (hopefully) pay off the debt service. Short of that, taking your lumps is the only smart thing to do.
That’s great I’m glade they were listening now let’s look to the pros to run it and maybe lose the title of a country club to make it more people friendly
What has changed? They’ve been trying to do this for 15 years. This golf course with the debt is has is unsustainable. Why does it have to be townhouses or nothing? There’s no other alternative?
A hotel or bed and breakfast bring revenue
We need Craig Poole assistance
That’s the direction we should be going in!!
Okay..... now how much more tax money are you going to throw at this worthless failed business?
How many more millions of tax payers moneys are you going to put into this failure?
So happy we are preserving this for future generations in our area. Our own “Central Park”.
Wonderful, wonderful news!
Now Hire People who know what they are doing Business wise. Be smart for a change. You get what you pay for.
There needs to be more accountability for this crap
You voted to keep it a golf course and now you are just going to keep pissing away our tax dollars on it
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH how many more millions are we going to pump into this dead business?
The people that voted to keep this dump alive need to step and put their own money either that or the get held responsible for the debt
What’s next another middle of the night vote to establish million dollar slush fund to keep this failure alive ?
They need to go after legally the the township employees that bought this fiasco
This so ridiculous that a broke township that can’t do anything with out without wasting money owns a golf course that they don’t know what to do with or how to get rid of it
You people are fools and the laughing stock of the county pathetic
We disparately need a hotel, motel, or other lodging to accommodate people for weddings, conferences, golf tournaments, business outings, etc. People were even coming to the Dutch Colony from Maple Grove for lodging on race week-ends. Exeter needs more accommodations of this kind, NICE ones with a restaurant. Used to love to go to their Sunday Brunch when it first opened some years ago. 😴🤐
I am writing down the names of all the people commenting what a great idea this was so when you residents start bitching about taxes going up, you can remember you wanted all this expensive open space. This is why Exeter Township is the way it is. Uninformed residents. So sad.
FANTASTIC......can't wait to go there for a nice restaurant!!!!
Wish this could be a community or town center like KOP has with businesses like restaurants and shopping - out door green space like outdoor fire benches so people could hang out like a real community and so there could be both green space and business tax base increase. I love the RCC for sentimental reasons - had our wedding reception there and baby shower there - loved to go eat more recently on our anniversary- the building itself is just lovely, but I agree it is a money pit for the township and if they are going to call it green space at the taxpayers expense - I’d like to use it for that even though I don’t golf.
It’s one of the things that makes Exeter, Exeter!!!
I'm done being an hour late to work for that nonsense! How about we all calm down and merge correctly???
The drives suck harder than the route
Why are you on cell phones text about this 422 high way should you be focused on the road there it's legal to do text message and cell phone calling I still see alot of people doing it do you want me to write down people's your license plates of people driving while texting there I know it happens alot there put phones down safe people's lives while driving why people are so stupid idiot's there I'm right on that one there I always have my cellphone off until I make it safe when I get there to work?
Displaying the latest trends in spring apparel, the Woman’s Club of Exeter is preparing for another bright and colorful fashion show to mark the 10th Biennial Spring Into Fashion event. ... See MoreSee Less
Displaying the latest trends in spring apparel, the Woman’s Club of Exeter is preparing for another bright and colorful fashion show to mark the 10th Biennial Spring Into Fashion event. The event, w...
With upcoming decisions about the township-owned Reading Country Club and Exeter Promenade Shopping Center, it may be no surprise to see officials become more proactive about getting information out to the community. ... See MoreSee Less
Local activism or unwillingness to change? The answer depends on who you ask when discussing the history of resident uproar with decisions affecting Exeter Township. That’s why it may be no surprise...
I'd also add, it's also as much about making sound fiscally prudent decisions as well. It's one thing to communicate, but if the past is any indication, quality decision making with the citizens, tax payers, and business people kept in mind, as well as in the loop, is and always should be crucial. Lip service is not the only requirement.
Relying on who turns out in protest is hardly the way to determine the desire of the residents as a whole. Those in opposition tend to react more loudly than those in agreement with a plan. That seems to have been made evident at the recent Reading Country Club discussion where those with the most to lose (golfers) showed up in droves, while remaining residents continued on with their work or family obligations, feeling little risk as a result of the decision.
Well duh! Because the people here have been asking for transparency and open communication so we know what everyone else knows. Also before the ideas become concrete, the people who's tax money is paying for these ideas can have their say... sounds clean cut to me.
Did not see this meeting advertised? Need to do a better job with THIS communication!
What also would've been great is if the Township informed residents of the construction pad being built off of Hartline. They were ready and able to "hear" our concerns in regards to the permits acquired, but after the last meeting simply stating their defeat....nothing since. And now there's a much larger building then originally spoken about being built. I hope if anything they uphold the promise of trees to offset, and hide the building, but after no communication I doubt that will happen.
Just wait this is only the beginning of a lot of information they are not tell you. Just wait until the news comes out about all of the problems they are finding with the old Giant shopping center that they did not even mention to anyone yet. This is going to cost us another fortune!!!!! 🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️
And again I missed a vitally important meeting. Why was it not advertised? I’m not on Facebook every second of the day. Please, if it was said at a meeting that I may have been at then obviously could not hear this. There has been a lot of side conversations that make it hard to hear. Advertise, friends please let friends know. Sherrie Greene?
This would be a perfect location for a YMCA builds community and also jobs
Give us a craft store something worth wild.
You’ll never get those stores.
fyi, all the proposals for the development of the RCC are on the township web site in redacted form which may or may not provide all information, a summary of the presentation of the recent mtg concerning the RCC is also on the web, the purchase of the Promenade will be an on going cost but with the sale of the WWTP, the township has available money to pay without raising taxes, the increase in your sewer bill once the new owner can request a rate increase through the PUC is another story
So what's hold up there?
FYI: There is a Supervisors' Meeting tomorrow 2/24/20 at 7pm at the Reading Country Club and a discussion of the RCC is on the agenda. Also on Wednesday 2/26/20 at 7pm at the RCC there is a Town Hall to discuss the Cable contract.
I'm not sure this sounds fair. There shouldn't be an ordinance for doing what you want with your own property. This shouldn't even be an issue. This is "CONTROL" at its finest!! Very unfortunate....
This does need regulation. Agree 100%
I use AIRBNB at least one week a year. Relatives that live out of state come to visit and enjoy their rental - much nicer than hotels. I think we should be allowed to do this with our property if we chose - the owner, stores, restaurants, and township all make money. I have been to a few that limit the number of cars. But if street parking is available you can't regulate.
Who's paying my taxes?
If you’re going to regulate Airbnb use of property then apply the same to section 8 housing! We have a property down the street from us and there are lots of cars and people coming in and out all day. Don’t forget to ban private businesses in homes too. My neighbor will love you for that! Actually, I’m being facetious as neither of these cause any issues. You can regulate parking but don’t tell property owners how to use their property!
Wow all because one resident is butt hurt over something so stupid we are going to ruin it for everyone else!! This is a joke and has no business being implemented!
I don’t know how big a problem this is, but AirBnB lists less than 10 properties in Exeter. I empathize with anyone next to inconsiderate neighbors, but the township needs to prioritize it’s efforts.
More important things to worry about?
Pretty sad when you can’t do what you want with your own property and having others tell you you can’t allow others to stay in your home. Pathetic. If I want to make my home a Airbnb there isn’t going to be anyone to tell me other wise. Unless they paying my mortgage and my crazy high taxes 🙄 they can shove it 🙋🏼♀️
Shannon Rose Dieffenbach
My question to those opposed is if they have ever used Airbnb? Do they know how the rating system works? Guests review homes and hosts review guests after each stay. Homes that don't have high enough ratings are suspended from being able to rent by Airbnb and hosts are able to see star ratings of their guests and can refuse to rent to them. Having a well managed property and being a considerate guest are both essential for continuing to use the service. In areas that I have rented in, many towns charges a fee for these properties to be rented out and require the owners to register them and have a permit. 🤷♀️
But it’s ok for supportive concepts to be all over Exeter 🙄.
Does the twp own your home if yes then this applies to you if no do what you want fuck the twp your house your rules neighbor don't like it fuck him to
WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE TO ANY OF MY NEIGHBORS AT ALL, suddenly, I've got a supposed halfway\rehab house right next door to me, pop up out of nowhere, with so many cars coming and going especially all hours of the night ,all night long!!!. Many strangers never seen before on our street all the time, we are starting to get nervous they aren't rehabbing anyone.😖 what's this Exeter area doing??
Well I dont think rehabs should be allowed in our area. But if it's like down the shore where you can rent for a week to visit the area or family. That's ok. People have to have money to do that
I think once you purchase your own home, the decision should be yours and no one else's.
This is a joke lol more law suits
Who wants to air bnb in Exeter lol
So, we go away for two weeks and have someone stay in our home, it's a win/win. House watched, income to offset our outrageous taxes and someone has a place to stay in a township with no hotels. As far as parking, a family of four could have four cars, would AirBNB guests? What will it cost the township to regulate and enforce this? And if the township wants to collect a hotel tax, build a hotel!!! Convert the RCC building into one and keep the golf course! The township doesn't enforce current residential ordinances - weeds, shrubbery encroaching sidewalks, trees hanging over sidewalks and blocking visibility at intersections. I just think the Township has other, more important, current issues to deal with at this time.
It really needs to be left alone...its not in ANY persons place to tell someone what they can or can not do with their own property in regards to who stays there. Although, it should be in the municipality's favor to regulate property maintenance and care so we dont have nasty people living in our township.
Owners of a single-family residence can do one of three things with the residence: (1) live in it; (2) rent it; or (3) sell it. Any ordinance which denies a homeowner the right to rent their property is as egregious and overreaching as an ordinance which denies a homeowner the right to live in their property.Some homeowners, often retirees on a fixed income, rent out spare bedrooms once occupied by their children to help cover the cost of property tax bills, or pay for important home repairs. The small vocal minority of residents who are asking for a ban are, in effect, asking for their neighbors to lose their homes to a tax sale.There is also no justification for why it is acceptable for a homeowner or a long-term tenant to park their car on a public street, but not their guests. Which affects you more: A family who owns 8 cars, all parked on the street 7 days a week, year-round? Or a traveling businessperson who parks their car on the street for a weekend? Only the latter would be banned.We should set some basic, reasonable standards, with a low fee that covers the cost of enforcing them, and only prohibit people from renting their home when they have proven that they can't follow those rules.
Dont you think they should get drivers first since they're looking for drivers right now? Who's going to drive the new buses? One of the kids?
This is who runs Exeter township. Facts
So the bus drivers can drive them to the gym and there doctor appointments after they drop the kids off at school.Taxpayers paying for the gas so they can run the busies around.
Is it true that students who live on or near Dunham Dr. get bus pickup?
OMG IT NEVER STOPS!!!
Why does everything think nobody needs to spend money? I don’t believe you need car repairs, but I clearly don’t give a damn. If the school district, who is NOT a part of the township government, needs new buses....then there was a board that approved that purchase. A board. That means more than 1 person single handily making the decision.
I grew up in Exeter, wonderful township, pathetically run@