Please Help!Please contact your Township Supervisors and voice your concerns:Ken MillerClare QuinnZoe PerkinsTownship Phone Number: 610-458-1601PRESS RELEASE
Beginning in2003, the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Association and West Vincent Township had discussed a transfer of the development rights (TDR) for the property. The talks essentially ended because the township, which had previously only negotiated residential development rights, could not determine a fair value for the 26-acre commercially zoned portion of the tract. In the spring of 2011, the Association contacted West Vincent Township indicating its willingness to use the agreed upon residential rate for all of the TDRs on the property. Throughout the year the Association contacted West Vincent to complete the negotiations, and as recently the end of October, the township indicated it was a priority for them to complete the negotiations with LCHSA in 2011.On November 28, the West Vincent Board of Supervisor passed a resolution condemning the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds. This capricious taking is detrimental to the welfare of the general community. In particular, the township’s action puts 33-acres of open ground at risk. The Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Association is bound by its by-laws and charter to use the property for the show and other recreational purposes. While the township’s press release suggests they might continue this type of use, the West Vincent Master Plan indicates a significant portion of the property to be used as a commercial site.The Board of Supervisor are taking away one of the very special cultural features of the region. Their press release expresses that they will work to continue the Labor Day Show, but they do not offer support to the dog shows and other horse shows held on the grounds. LCHSA greatly subsidizes the smaller horse show events and relies on them to generate in-kind support for its show. When the township’s action disenfranchises the equine community, the Association will lose the support of its volunteers making it difficult to staff and run the LCHS. Furthermore, once the commercial area of the property or ball fields are developed the physical constraints and lateral abrasion of uses would make it impossible to host a horse show on the site.LCHSA’s goal is to preserve the grounds and keep the show running. We look forward to a time when the township will enter a dialog with us to ensure there always will be a high quality horse show at Ludwig’s Corner.
Aretheyf*ckingkiddingme? Ludwig's Corner is history around there. And they want to literally pave paradise and put up a parking lot ...and bullshit development? Under the guise of "protecting" the land? Apparently the only thing people really need protecting from is their local government and whomever is "encouraging" them behind the scenes.
On Sunday in glorious yet civilized horse country fashion, hundreds "occupied" West Vincent Township . They apparently rallied for a repeat last evening at their Supervisors' meeting. Of course I hear not all Supervisors showed up - some guy named Ken Miller. Here is what the Daily Local is saying:
WEST VINCENT — Township supervisors at Monday night’s monthly board meeting took no action but said they may rescind their condemnation of the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds.
“The reason we are tabling is we have heard what you have to say as a community,” Supervisor Clare Quinn told almost 100 members of the equestrian community who were at the meeting Monday night.
Quinn acknowledged that the township had received much input on the issue.
“We have heard from our friends who are very much supportive of what we have done,” she said. “We have heard from our friends who are not. We have from people we don’t know who are supportive of what we have done, and we’ve heard from people we don’t know who are not supportive of what we’ve done.”
Quinn and Supervisor Zoe Perkins decided not to vote to rescind the condemnation Monday night, due to Supervisor Ken Miller’s absence. According to Township Manager Jim Wendelgass, Miller is at an “out-of-state weeklong
“This is a completely traditional and legal use of eminent domain,” she said. “Providing parkland to our residents is an essential public purpose. There is no doubt in my mind that if we don’t build these fields other people will be angry. We have to serve all of our residents.” Continued.......Commissioner Ryan Costello was also present and said that a vote to rescind the condemnation could have been made at the meeting.
“They have a quorum in there,” he said. “So if they wanted to rescind it, they could have.”
Yeah, bitch, nothing is more traditional than stealing. West Vincent doesn't need this land, they want it, they have been drooing over it for years. First it's for development and then turf fields? What story is West Vincent sticking to? Turf fields are cause for concern - check this out in Malvern Patch
And you know what? Just because the Main Line has been turfed to death (all the plastic people need plastic fields), doesn't mean Chester County should be.
Call up West Vincent. Write your local papers and elected officials. Encourage horse people from all over the East Coast to contact similarly. Save this land. Ludwig's Corner can preserve it through conservation easements, etc. However, I would be damned if I controlled that land if I let West Vincent have any control over it.
And that township manager of West Vincent and all his minions should be fired and replaced. And every single one of those supervisors should be replaced too. And farmers of Chester County? I would find out where ever single West Vincent Supervisor lived and leave them horse "presents". They are full of shit, so they need manure piles as far as I am concerned. You can send the Township and e-mail by e-mailing: email@example.com You can call them at (610) 458-1601 and fax a letter to Office Fax: (610) 458-1603.
Chester County needs to be preserved. Too much of it is getting ruined as it is.
Finally, this is what I saw on NBC10 yesterday which almost made me choke on my nice cup of green tea: .
View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.