Friday, January 15, 2010

New City Council scrutinizes special meeting

At the Jan. 11 public meeting, City Council authorized its new solicitor to review the legitimacy of the manner in which a special meeting was called last month for the approval of a sale agreement with Chetty Builders.

The special meeting took place in the 11th hour of the former council's term. It began at about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and lasted only five minutes.

“I thought the nature of the meeting was suspicious,” said City Council Vice President Karl Marking. “It feels wrong.”

Meanwhile, Chetty Builders has been under investigation for about a year for a project in Delaware. A spokesman for the Delaware Department of Justice confirmed that his agency was investigating more than 20 complaints against Chetty Builders from buyers seeking returns of deposits.

Carl Chetty said he did not inform city officials about the investigation in the neighboring state because "they are two unrelated projects."

Do you think Chetty should have shared this information with city officials before they approved the agreement of sale with him?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

let me, ah yes.

January 15, 2010 2:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

States say "yes" to sprinkler requirements
Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, & California pass measures

On December 10, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission unanimously approved a measure to require fire sprinklers in new residential construction. The commission adopted the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC), and will require the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in all new townhouses effective January 1, 2010, and in all new one- and two-family homes effective January 1, 2011.

Lets hear how much he will now say his homes will cost because of the mandatory sprinkler law.
Great law that will save lives but one that builders have been fighting for years. Plumbers get ready your work load should be increasing. More jobs? Could be.

January 15, 2010 3:59 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chetty went belly up on a BIG planned development in Middletown DE. He took deposits for new homes from 31 people to the total tune of over $600,000 dollars, he has not returned any of that money so far and the homes were never built. Such a nice upstanding guy isn't he! Matt posted the link to the article a couple of weeks ago. And there are other cases against him too.

January 16, 2010 2:25 PM 
Blogger Jim Pitcherella said...

I believe Chetty already has sprinklers in his buildings. They are also in the plans for new buildings. I like misters best. I slept downstairs near a fire extinguisher during the arson year. If I had a sprinkler system I would have slept easier. According to Joe Carroll not all the Coatesville arsonists have been arrested.

January 17, 2010 4:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a surprise when my City of Coatesville property tax bill arrived. There was almost a 10% increase, $83 additional for the City Dedicated Fire Department. This will not attract new people to Coatesville. I hope the new City Council does something about the oppressive taxes the people live with, both the RET and the EIT.

January 18, 2010 4:29 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should have shared his past. He is shady at best. Those of us that have homes by Chetty are having problems and he refuses to do anything about it. Why would you build homes and not wrap the outside before putting on siding??????? Those in Millview are freezing now because the homes are so poorly constructed and C-Ville is letting him back in???????

January 18, 2010 4:46 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was suppose to build in Atglen and let homeowners in Millview stay at the Millview apartment homes for a hefty lease and never built the homes. I know neighbors that are still trying to get their lives back from that fall. When are they going to pull his license?????

January 18, 2010 4:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks , just a reminder that Chetty owns the old Moose and Gilleys bar. He has done NOTHING with it. The parking lot is in deplorable condition. Why should my neighborhood have to look at that mess. Codes should fine him to death. The roof colasped on Gilleys and that building may be unsafe. Kick Chetty to the curb and limit the future damage he can do.

January 18, 2010 10:51 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see anyone addressing the violence in the city when deciding what to "build"- Downingtown has a great memorial and is very powerful when you take the time to read it. I believe coatesville should have the same acknowledgment for the people that fell victim- and hopefully others will remember where their priorities should be....

January 18, 2010 6:12 PM 
Blogger Jim Pitcherella said...

This Daily Local article can answer the question about what one Coatesville codes officer allegedly did. It can also tell you what one of Rep. Hennessey’s staff allegedly did.

January 19, 2010 7:23 AM 
Blogger Jim Pitcherella said...

The Norcini brothers that own the junkyard on Elm St are “Road Runner”
“Four men wearing 'Road Runner' jackets were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. One had head trauma, but all were in stable condition. A group of Pagans arrived at the hospital to visit the men, Tolliver said.” Biker bar fight:

January 20, 2010 7:15 AM 
Blogger Erik said...

Looks like there is a special council meeting scheduled for Friday 1/22/10 to discuss the findings:

January 21, 2010 4:10 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! they are finally starting to clear a path for the riverwalk! They were cutting down some trees today 1/22/2010 next to the brandywine.

January 22, 2010 6:15 AM 

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