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Public Meeting Minutes, April 14, 2009

Public Meeting
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 7:20 PM

Jerry Lepping, Executive Director of the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau, opened the meeting and explained that those visitors who expressed an interest in speaking would be called upon by name. He asked each individual to keep their remarks to 3 minutes.

State Representative Scott Petri made the following remarks:

Representative Steve Santarsiero made the following remarks:

Jerry Lepping introduced the individuals representing the PHMC: Wayne Spilove, Chairman of the PHMC; Barbara Franco, Executive Director of the PHMC; and Steve Miller, Bureau Director of Historic Sites and Museums.

Wayne Spilove, Chairman of the PHMC, made the following remarks:

Barbara Franco, Executive Director of the PHMC, made the following remarks:

Steve Miller, Bureau Director of Historic Sites and Museums, made the following remarks:

Jerry Lepping introduced the community input portion of the meeting and again asked the public to keep their comments to 3 minutes. The following is a summary of who spoke and what was expressed.

Ellen Petri of New Hope, PA

Larry Rubini of Newtown, PA, veteran of Iraq and Gulf Wars

Dr. Joseph Majdan of New Hope, PA — Bucks County resident for 50+ years, Major in U.S. Army, past President of Washington Crossing Reenactors Society

Gregory Urwin of Doylestown, PA — professor of military history at Temple University

Scott Randolph of Southampton, PA

Steve Miller responded to some of the public's questions:

Jeff Morgan of Pt. Pleasant, PA — former Park employee

Bob Gerenser of New Hope, PA — one of the reenactors out on Christmas Day

Dan Worden of New Hope, PA — Vice-Chairmen of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors

Doug Oberreit of Yardley, PA — representing the Washington Crossing Chapter of the SAR

Robert Gorring of Washington Crossing, PA — former Chairman of the Upper Makefield Township Zoning Board

Michael Etzrodt of Newtown, PA — President of the Board of Directors for BCCVB

Tom Kegelman — Bucks County resident

Wayne Spilove responded to some of the public's comments:

Male Audience Member called on by Spilove — no name given

Steve Miller responded to some of the public's questions:

Representative Petri responded to some of the public's questions:

Frank Loprest of Holland, PA

Maureen Ferrazzi of Washington Crossing, PA

Jerry Kouveras of Washington Crossing, PA

Steve Stavish of Newtown, PA

Carter van Dyke of Doylestown, PA — landscape planner and architect

Peggy Kennedy of Washington Crossing, PA — Crossing Legacy Foundation

David Christian

Female Audience Member — no name given

Dan Rattigan of Newtown, PA — Chairman of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors

Barbara Franco closed the meeting with the following remarks:

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Meg Scott
Clerk/Typist 3
Washington Crossing Historic Park