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Fire ponds, construction company HQ discussed in Wrightstown


The Wrightstown Board of Supervisors, on Jan. 8, addressed issues related to fire ponds and a construction company’s planned relocation to the township at its Jan. 8 meeting.

The three-person board, which locally governs the township, has allocated money in the 2024 municipal budget to make improvements to township-owned fire ponds — areas of water maintained so firefighters can draw on them in the event a blaze breaks out nearby.

After learning of this, the homeowner’s association at Wrightstown Hunt wrote to supervisors asking if the municipality could provide a grant to help with upcoming costs to be incurred in the replacing of a water aeration system in a stormwater/fire pond located in the community on Fox Hill Drive, according to board Chairman Chester Pogonowski.

However, Pogonowski explained, the Wrightstown Hunt fire pond is in private ownership and the responsibility of the homeowners association to maintain. As such, the township can’t provide funding, but did authorize Township Manager Stacey Mulholland to share learnings/information with the homeowners association concerning the types of aeration systems being considered.

In other news, the board learned that Richboro-based Twining Construction Company plans to begin work on its new headquarters in Wrightstown this summer.

“Exterior construction is anticipated to take six months with an additional six months to complete the interior of the building,” Pogonowski said.

Responding to a request from the company, supervisors decided to allow Twining to install a temporary, unlighted 4’x6’ two-sided sign announcing the “Future Home of TCCI, Twining Construction” at the building site for a period not to exceed 12 months.

“These signs are typically permitted for subdivision/land development projects for a short period of time prior to and during construction,” Pogonowski noted.

In December, supervisors granted Twining Construction conditional use and land development approval to construct a 14,400-square-foot building with a 2,460-square-foot front porch on Second Street Pike.

A new headquarters for the firm, the facility will contain 11,200 square feet of storage space and 3,200 square feet of office space for Twining’s contracting business.

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