UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 3, 2016

 

 

 

Call to Order

 

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

 

Roll Call

 

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

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of September 2, 2015.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried affirmatively with Mrs. Fiorito, Mr. Fain and Mr. Reed voting yes and with Mr. Anastas and Mr. Laessig abstaining from the vote. 

Mr. Anastas moved to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of January 6, 2016.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively with Mr. Anastas, Mrs. Fiorito, Mr. Laessig and Mr. Reed voting yes and with Mr. Fain abstaining from the vote. 

 

Announcements

 

Mrs. Fiorito announced that February 20, 2016 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the March 2, 2016 Regular Meeting. 

 

Old Business

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

A.  Glenwood Chase Subdivision

 

Bob Irick and Jack Barbary represented the applicant.  Discussion ensued concerning the ownership of the parcel where a roadway to be called Roberts Lane was proposed.  Further discussion ensued as to how to provide access for water service if the Roberts Lane access is eliminated. 

 

Mr. Laessig moved to recommend elimination of Roberts Lane as a public roadway and as an emergency access.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

B.  Richard A. Kulp Minor Subdivision

 

John Aston represented the applicant.  Discussion ensued concerning the LTL Consultants review letter dated January 29, 2016.  The plan was tabled for further review.

 

C.  The Upper Hanover Authority Request for Waiver of Land Development

      Requirements

 

Discussion ensued.  Mr. Anastas moved to recommend a waiver of land development requirements for The Upper Hanover Authority garage/laboratory building located at Pillsbury Road.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Current plans without new activity were reviewed.

 

New Business

 

Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments

 

John Weber presented a proposal concerning zoning ordinance amendments relating to residential conversions.

 

Further discussion ensued regarding proposed zoning ordinance text amendments.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A.  Zoning

 

The Planning Commission reviewed upcoming zoning hearings and conditional use hearings. 

 

B.  Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C.  Regional Planning Commission Report

 

A brief update on the Regional Greenway Study was presented. 

 

Other

 

Dr. Scott A. Ogburn presented an overview of his credentials and expressed an interest in providing presentations and recommendations for the Upper Hanover Township Planning Commission.

 

 

 

 

Scheduling of the Next Planning Commission Meeting

 

The next Planning Commission Meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Fain moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.  

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

                                                                        Township Manager