UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF APRIL 5, 2017

 

 

 

Call to Order

 

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

 

Roll Call

 

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

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the March 1, 2017 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

Announcements

 

Mr. Anastas announced that April 12, 2017 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the May 3, 2017 regular meeting. 

 

Old Business

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

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

 

Jim Mazeika of Barry Isett and Associates presented an overview of the current plan. Sandy Koza, P.E., McMahon Associates presented an updated review letter. Discussion ensued concerning whether to go with a solar powered or electric school warning flashers. The location of a proposed rock entrance was reviewed.

 

John Walsh inquired about the procedure for the removal of top soil at the proposed work site. Discussion ensued.

 

 

Christopher Mullaney inquired regarding the status of outside approvals. It was reported that outstanding outside approvals included the Upper Montgomery Joint Authority for sewer and water, the NPDES permit and the Soil Conservation Service approvals. Mr. Mullaney inquired concerning possible light pollution at the site. Township Engineer Weber reported that the proposed lighting plan met Township Ordinance requirements and would include shielded lights with the light directed down along with limits on the hours of operation. Esther Hoffman commented upon the project traffic study and the number of students that walk on Montgomery Avenue. The requirement for a post construction traffic study was reviewed. It was reported that the school district will monitor pedestrian activity during construction and will send out letters as needed.

 

B. P & B Partitions Land Development Plan Sketch Plan, East Sixth Street

 

Thomas Ludgate of Ludgate Engineering discussed and reviewed the P & B Partitions sketch plan with the Planning Commission.

 

C. Northgate Sidewalks

 

Marcia Roshon of 2297 East Buck Road requested that the Planning Commission revise the proposed sidewalks to be located at the intersection of Northgate Boulevard and East Buck Road to end the sidewalk heading in the direction of the Roshon property at the intersection as opposed to the current configuration that was previously approved to extend the sidewalk to the end of the THP property line. Discussion ensued.

 

Mr. Laessig moved to recommend the revision in the sidewalk configuration at the Northgate Boulevard intersection with East Buck Road to end the sidewalk heading in the direction of the Roshon Property at the intersection. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.

 

D. Northgate Phase 6B Subdivision Plan

 

Dean Rittenhouse of TH Properties reviewed the Gilmore & Associates review letter regarding Northgate Phase 6B. Discussion ensued with the Planning Commission and MaryLou Lowrie of Gilmore & Associates.

 

Mr. Laessig moved to recommend approval of waivers to SALDO Sections 500.4.A, 1001.8.A, 1002.4 and Appendix B related to street trees. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb and carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Kalb moved to recommend preliminary and final approval of the Northgate Subdivision Phase 6B as per the plan prepared by Van Cleef Engineering Associates dated July 25, 2013, last revised November 4, 2013 as per the Gilmore & Associates review letter dated March 31, 2017. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Current plans without new activity were reviewed. It was noted that the Geryville Self Storage preliminary plan would be submitted shortly.

New Business

 

New business was not presented.

 

Zoning

 

1.      Sweet Water Golf Course Conditional Use Application

 

John Kennedy, Planner and Bob Irick, P.E. presented information on the Sweet Water Golf Course conditional use application as scheduled for a hearing before the Board of Supervisors on April 11, 2017. Discussion ensued. Mr. Kalb moved to recommend approval of the conditional use application for the Sweet Water Golf Course as scheduled for a hearing on April 11, 2017. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A.    Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

            The Building Permit Report and the Escrow Report were entered into the record.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Fain moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.  

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

                                                                        Township Manager