Residents of Doylestown Hunt, a 250-house development, located south of Doylestown Borough, at Route 202 and Main Street, were looking to the township for direction on how to go about improvements to the community entrance.
The sign, which originated in 1990 was faded. The brick wall was turning black and the plants surrounding it where severely overgrown. The development doesn’t have a homeowners association.
So, a group of residents reached out to township staff for help.
The residents wanted to develop a project that would focus on reducing the maintenance of the planted area at the entrance. The area that was worked on is in a township easement.
The residents raised funds and set a project scope from there. With the township’s help, the area was regraded, invasive plants were removed, the planted area was reduced in size and replanted with smaller more manageable material and the wall was power washed. It was a total refreshing of the area.
Lisa Farnin, who lives in the development said what they got was more than what they could’ve asked for, calling the township’s staff support “extraordinary.”
She attended the board of supervisors meeting on Oct. 2 to tell them so. Now the residents are having the sign refurbished.