Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Jacqueline Fiorito followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 


Roll Call


Planning Commission members in attendance were Alex Anastas, Richard Fain, Jacqueline Fiorito, William Kalb, Stefan Laessig and Brandon Reed.  Also in attendance were John Weber, Township Engineer, Sandy Koza, P.E., McMahon Associates and Stan Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager. 


Chairman Fiorito announced that William Kalb will act as the alternate for all matters relating to the Upper Perkiomen School District Middle School Land Development Project going forward since Planning Commission member Richard Fain is recusing himself from the Upper Perkiomen School District Middle School Land Development Project as a result of his employment with Barry Isett & Associates.


Citizen Comments


Citizens in attendance did not present comments.


Approval of Minutes


Mr. Anastas moved to approve the January 4, 2017 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig. The motion carried with Mrs. Fiorito and Mr. Kalb abstaining from the vote.


Mr. Reed moved to approve the February 1, 2017 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig. The motion was carried affirmatively with Mr. Anastas and Mr. Fain abstaining from the vote.




Mrs. Fiorito announced that March 15, 2017 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the April 5, 2017 regular meeting. 


Old Business


Plans Scheduled for Discussion




A. Sweetwater Land Development


Manager Seitzinger reported that a conditional use application was submitted by SweetWater Golf Course and the application will be heard on April 11, 2017.


B.  Upper Perkiomen School District Middle School Land Development Application, Montgomery Avenue and Walt Road


Township Engineer Weber reported that the lot consolidation plan was nearing satisfactory completion in terms of compliance with Township Ordinances.


Township Engineer Weber indicated that the land development plan required an approval of waivers and the completion of outside agency approvals.


Sandy Koza, P.E. of McMahon Associates reviewed matters concerning the proposed school warning flasher and maintenance for any damage to Montgomery Avenue.


Discussion ensued concerning possible future road damage on Eighth Street, the proposed sidewalks and crosswalks, pedestrian access during construction activities, student walking routes, the installation of rock entrances during future construction activities, required efforts to protect local roadways from mud and dust and the status of geotechnical reviews on the amount of rock located at the proposed construction site.


Current Plans Without New Activity


Current plans without new activity were reviewed.


New Business


It was noted that a land development plan from P&B Partitions, Inc. for a proposed 54,780 square foot facility at East Sixth Street was filed with the Township.


Monthly Reports


A.    Zoning


The monthly zoning report was entered into the record.


B.     Building Permit Report and Escrow Report


      The monthly reports were entered into the record.


C.    Regional Planning Commission Report


Stefan Laessig provided an update.


D.    Scheduling of Next Planning Commission Meeting


The next Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for April 5, 2017.



Mr. Laessig moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried unanimously.  



Respectfully Submitted,




                                                                        Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

                                                                        Township Manager