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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A. Share Files
The Planning Commission agreed to add Share Files for future plan distributions.
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.
John Weber indicated that a time extension was required for the proposed industrial development plan at 2512 Quakertown Road.
Mr. Laessig moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb and carried unanimously.
Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.