UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 7, 2021

 

 

 

Call to Order

 

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

 

Roll Call

 

Planning Commission members in attendance were Sharon Bastone, Alternate, Richard Fain, William Kalb, Stefan Laessig, Brandon Reed, and Timothy Woodward. Also in attendance were Mary Lou Lowrie, P.E., Gilmore & Associates; John Sartor, P.E., Gilmore & Associates; John Weber, Township Engineer; Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor; Sandy Koza, P.E., McMahon 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 June 2, 2021 Planning Commission regular meeting minutes with an amendment to paragraph D on page 2 to read as follows:

 

D. Demeno Property Sketch Plan, Gravel Pike

 

The general consensus of the Planning Commission was to express a preference for age qualified housing on smaller lots or larger lots if the proposed project is not age qualified.

 

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

 

Announcements

 

Chairman Reed announced that July 14, 2021 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the August 4, 2021 regular meeting.

 

Old Business

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

A. Deerfield Development Sewage Facilities Planning Module Component 4A

 

The Planning Commission authorized Chairman Reed to sign the Deerfield Development Sewage Facilities Planning Module Component 4A.

 

B. Wawa Land Development Plan

 

McMahon Associates and Gilmore & Associates review letters were reviewed and discussed with representatives of the developer.

 

It was noted that the only required waiver concerned the width of the parking spaces.

 

Mr. Laessig moved to recommend amended final plan approval of the Wawa Land Development Plan subject to the requirements of the Gilmore and Associates and the McMahon Associates review letters, obtaining all required outside agency approvals and also obtaining Zoning Hearing Board relief concerning signage. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb and carried unanimously.

 

C. Proposed Industrial Development, 2512 Quakertown Road

 

Amee Farrell, Esquire, and Jeffrey Beavan, P.E., reviewed and discussed the McMahon Associates review letter and the LTL Consultants review letter.

 

It was noted that the buffering and the number of loading docks would be reviewed further by the applicant.

 

D. Demeno Property Sketch Plan and Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment

 

John Kennedy presented concept plans for a proposed housing development property located in the vicinity of Gravel Pike and Second Street.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

There was nothing new to report.

 

New Business

 

A. Share Files

The Planning Commission agreed to add Share Files for future plan distributions.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A. Zoning

 

There was nothing new to report.

 

B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

 

 

C. Regional Planning Commission Report

 

Mr. Kalb provided an update on current activities.

 

D. Planning Commission Meeting Dates

 

The Planning Commission agreed to revise the monthly meeting dates for the remainder of 2021 to change the monthly meeting date for August, October, November, and December to the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and to schedule the September meeting for the first Wednesday of September.

 

Other

John Weber indicated that a time extension was required for the proposed industrial development plan at 2512 Quakertown Road.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Laessig moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb and carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager