UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 6, 2016

 

 

 

Call to Order

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Jacqueline Fiorito. 

 

Roll Call

 

Planning Commission members in attendance included Alex Anastas, Jacqueline Fiorito, Stefan Laessig and Brandon Reed.  Also in attendance were Township Supervisor Gene Fried, John Weber, Township Engineer and Stan Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager. 

 

Election of Officers for 2016

 

Township Manager Stan Seitzinger assumed the Chair of the meeting and requested nominations for Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2016.

 

Mr. Anastas moved to elect Jackie Fiorito as Chairman for 2016.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively.

 

Mrs. Fiorito moved to elect Alex Anastas as Vice-Chairman for 2016.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried affirmatively.

 

The Chair of the meeting was returned to Chairman Fiorito.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Anastas moved to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of September 2, 2015.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed.  The motion was tabled due to the lack of a quorum of Planning Commission members that were in attendance at the September 2, 2015 meeting.

 

Mr. Laessig moved to adopt the minutes of December 2, 2015.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried affirmatively.

 

Announcements

 

Mrs. Fiorito announced that January 13, 2016 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the February 3, 2016 Regular Meeting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Business

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

A.  Wood Tract Lot Line Adjustment

 

Discussion ensued with Ian Wood, the Township Engineer and the Planning Commission. 

 

Mrs. Fiorito inquired concerning the violation at the property concerning the removal of barn debris.  Mr. Wood indicated that a contract was in place and that the debris would be removed at a future date.

 

Mr. Anastas moved to recommend approval of the following waivers:

 

• Section 425-403.D.(4) & Section 425-403.E.(4)(b).(Road Widening) –

  A continuation of waivers granted June 11, 2002 for the “Vineyards   

  subdivision

 

            • Section 425-410 (Sidewalks, Curb and Storm Sewer) – A continuation of

              waivers granted June 11, 2002 for the “Vineyards subdivision”.

 

            • Section 425-411 (Traffic Impact Study).

 

            • Section 425-500.D(1)(a).(Street Trees) – A continuation of waivers granted

               June 11, 2002 for the “Vineyards subdivision”.

 

The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively.

 

Mr. Reed moved to recommend preliminary and final plan approval of the Wood Tract Lot Line Adjustment as per the plan prepared by Horizon Engineering, plan dated July 14, 2015, last revised November 10, 2015 and subject to LTL Consultants’ review letter dated December 23, 2015.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively.

 

B.  Glenwood Chase Subdivision

 

Jack Barbary and Bob Irick represented the applicant.

 

Discussion ensued concerning the disposition of the Roberts Lane roadway.  The Planning Commission members recommended that the developer review whether Roberts Lane can be constructed as an emergency access with an easement for Upper Hanover Township.  The need for a sound radius at the intersection with Graber Road was reviewed.  Mr. Irick recommended a 25 foot radius.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.  Schultz Minor Subdivision

 

The plan was tabled for further review.

 

D.  Northgate

 

Dean Rittenhouse of T.H. Properties presented a proposal to revise 32 additional units from an alley load to a front load design at the area between Phase 2B and Northgate Boulevard.  Discussion ensued concerning the number of on-street parking spots that would be eliminated and the number of parking spots that would be added as a result of the change in the configuration of the units.  Mr. Rittenhouse proposed adding at least 16 additional on-street parking spots at various locations at the roadways in the project area.  The Planning Commission requested that T.H. Properties review the proposal further and determine how they can add additional on-street parking beyond the 16 spaces spread out at convenient locations throughout the project area.

 

E.  Richard Kulp Minor Subdivision

 

It was noted that the plan was filed within the past few days and would be listed for review at the February meeting.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Current plans without new activity were reviewed.

 

New Business

 

2016 Planning Commission Work Items

 

The Planning Commission reviewed and discussed various proposed zoning ordinance text amendments.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A.  Zoning

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the American Legion had submitted a conditional use and zoning hearing application for a proposed pavilion.

 

B.  Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C.  Regional Planning Commission Report

 

Planning Commission representation to the Regional Planning Commission was discussed. 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  Scheduling of Next Planning Commission Meeting

 

The next Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Anastas moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively.  

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

                                                                        Township Manager