UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 7, 2018

 

 

 

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

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Reed moved to approve the October 3, 2018 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes with the incorporation under the Sweet Water section to indicate that Mr. Reed abstained from the vote. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.

 

Announcements

 

Mrs. Fiorito announced that November 14, 2018 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the December 5, 2018 regular meeting.

 

Old Business

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

1. 2030 Corning Road

 

Susan Rice of STA Engineering represented the applicant. Discussion ensued.

 

Mr. Anastas moved to recommend preliminary and final approval of the 2030 Corning Road Minor Subdivision as per the STA Engineering, Inc. plan dated April 12, 2018, last revised August 14, 2018 as per the LTL Consultants review letter dated November 1, 2018 subject to the receipt of PA DEP planning module approval. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

 

2. Off-Site Walkway Improvements for Upper Perkiomen Middle School Land

Development Plan

 

James Mazeika of Barry Isett & Associates represented the applicant. Also in attendance from the Upper Perkiomen School District was Sandra Kassel.

 

Discussion ensued concerning the activation of the radar section of the school warning flasher devices as a traffic calming procedure.

 

Discussion ensued concerning the most recent LTL Consultants review letter. No action was taken.

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Current plans without new activity were reviewed.

 

New Business

 

Monthly Reports

 

A. Zoning

 

1. Rosston Jones Zoning Hearing

 

Discussion ensued. The Planning Commission did not provide a recommendation.

 

2. James P & Maryann Barbacow Zoning Hearing

 

Discussion ensued. The Planning Commission did not provide a recommendation.

 

3. Zoning and SALDO Ordinance Updates

 

Sign Ordinance

 

Discussion ensued. Mr. Anastas moved to recommend adoption of the sign ordinance by the Board of Supervisors. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

Cul-De-Sac Ordinance SALDO

 

Discussion ensued. Mr. Reed moved to recommend adoption of the cul-de-sac ordinance by the Board of Supervisors. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.

 

Group Homes

 

Discussion ensued. Mr. Anastas moved to recommend adoption of the Group Homes ordinance by the Board of Supervisors. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb and carried unanimously.

 

 

Non-Commercial Solar Energy

 

Mr. Reed reported upon aspects of the Marlborough Township code of ordinances concerning the installation of non-commercial solar energy. The Planning Commission recommended that the matter be reviewed with the Board of Supervisors to determine if the Board of Supervisors has an interest in proceeding further with such an ordinance.

 

B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C. Regional Planning Commission Report

 

Mr. Reed provided an update.

 

D. 2019 Meeting Dates and Times

 

The Planning Commission agreed to hold the 2019 Regular Meetings on the first Wednesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

E. Next Planning Commission Meeting

 

The next Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for December 5, 2018, but could be canceled depending upon the scheduling of items for review.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Laessig moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager