UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF MAY 3, 2017
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.
Planning Commission members in attendance were Alex Anastas, 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.
Melanie Cunningham expressed her appreciation for the recent maintenance on Landis Road.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Anastas moved to approve the April 5, 2017 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed. The motion carried affirmatively with Mr. Anastas, Mr. Laessig, Mr. Reed and Mr. Kalb voting yes and with Mrs. Fiorito abstaining from the vote.
Mrs. Fiorito announced that May 17, 2017 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the June 7, 2017 regular meeting.
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 and Sandy Kassel, Upper Perkiomen School District, represented the applicant. Mr. Mazeika explained and reviewed the most recent plan updates. Mrs. Fiorito inquired as to how students at the middle school can travel to the high school athletic fields. Mr. Mazeika explained the pedestrian access for students.
Mrs. Fiorito inquired as to how students can get to the high school during construction of the middle school. Transportation plans were reviewed.
Discussion ensued regarding the time limitation for large deliveries, the use of crossing guards, sidewalk maintenance, Montgomery County access to the Montgomery County owned property and school warning flashing sign costs and options.
A consensus existed with the Planning Commission members to recommend the use of solar powered school warning flashers.
Mr. Mazeika reviewed the status of outside agency approvals.
Ethan O’Shea questioned the status of the stipulation between Upper Hanover Township and the School District. Mr. O’Shea distributed a review letter of the project prepared by Horizon Engineers.
Mr. Mazeika inquired as to whether the school district can obtain both preliminary and final approval with one plan. Township Engineer Weber recommended against agreeing to provide preliminary and final plan approval in one action for a project of the scope of the proposed middle school.
B. Geryville Self Storage Land Development Plan, 2776 Geryville Pike
Representatives of the developer reviewed and discussed the most recent LTL Consultants review letter. The applicant will provide waiver requests.
Current Plans Without New Activity
Current plans without new activity were reviewed.
New business was not presented.
1. Sweet Water Golf Course Conditional Use Application
Manager Seitzinger provided an update on the application.
B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report
The monthly reports were entered into the record.
C. Regional Planning Commission Report
A meeting will not be held in the month of May.
D. Scheduling of Next Planning Commission Meeting
The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at
Mr. Reed moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively.
Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.