UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 5, 2018

 

 

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Brandon Reed 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 and Stan Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Anastas moved to approve the November 7, 2018 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes with the incorporation of edits under the Zoning Monthly Reports at item 3, Zoning and Saldo Ordinance Updates to change the word Sign to Cul-De-Sac under the Cul-De-Sac Ordinance heading and to revise the Group Homes heading to change the word from Sign to Group Homes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively with Mr. Fain abstaining from the vote since he was not in attendance at the November 7, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.

 

Announcements

 

Mr. Reed announced that December 12, 2018 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the January 2, 2019 regular meeting.

 

Old Business

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

1. Butter Valley Gold Port Preliminary/Final Plan

 

Paul Yaskowski reviewed the most recent LTL Consultants review letter with the Planning Commission. Mr. Anastas moved to recommend the following waivers:

 

Section 425-402.G(2), 425-403.D.(4) & 425-403.E.(4)(b) Roadway Widening

Section 425-410 Sidewalk, Curb and Storm Sewer

Section 425-411 Traffic Impact Study

Section 425-141.B Shape of Lot Depth

Section 425-500.D.(3)(d) Street Trees

Section 425, Appendix A, 14.2 Metal Markers

 

The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb and carried affirmatively with Mr. Reed abstaining from the vote.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Township Engineer Weber provided a brief update on the Sweetwater Land Development Project.

 

New Business

 

New business was not presented.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A. Zoning

 

1. Rosston Jones Zoning Hearing

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the zoning hearing was continued to December 19, 2018.

 

2. Zoning and SALDO Ordinance Updates

 

Sign Ordinance

 

Discussion ensued. The Planning Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors reconsider as to whether an updated sign ordinance is necessary at this time.

 

Cul-De-Sac Ordinance SALDO

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the ordinance was referred back to the Planning Commission for further review. The Planning Commission recommended that the ordinance remain in its present form to include a 1,000 foot maximum cul-de-sac length.

 

Residential Solar Energy

 

The Planning Commission reviewed a draft of a proposed solar energy ordinance.

 

B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C. Regional Planning Commission Report

 

The November Regional Planning Commission Meeting was canceled.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Kalb moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager