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, Richard Fain, Jacqueline Fiorito, William Kalb, and Brandon Reed.  Also in attendance were John Weber, Township Engineer and Stan Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager. 


Election of 2019 Officers


Mrs. Fiorito nominated Brandon Reed as Chairman and Alex Anastas as Vice-Chairman for 2019. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.


Regional Planning Representative


Alex Anastas accepted participating as the Regional Planning Representative for 2019 with Bill Kalb as the alternate.


Mr. Fain moved to appoint Alex Anastas as the Upper Perkiomen Valley Regional Planning Commission Representative for 2019 and William Kalb as the alternate. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.


Citizen Comments


Citizen in attendance did not present comments.


Approval of Minutes


Mr. Kalb moved to approve the December 5, 2018 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried affirmatively with Mrs. Fiorito abstaining from the vote.




Mr. Reed announced that January 16, 2019 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the February 6, 2019 regular meeting.


Old Business


Plans Scheduled for Discussion


1.  Butter Valley Gold Port Preliminary/Final Plan


Chairman Reed requested that Vice-Chairman Anastas chair the meeting since Mr. Reed’s daughter is one of the applicants for the project.


Discussion ensued concerning the most recent LTL Consultants review letter. The plan was tabled for further review. The chair of the meeting was returned to Mr. Reed.


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


It was reported that the applicant was awaiting outside agency comments.


Current Plans Without New Activity


Current plans without new activity were reviewed.


New Business


New business was not presented.


Monthly Reports


A. Zoning


1. Ordinance #2019-04 – Solar Energy Systems


Discussion ensued concerning the applicability of the proposed Ordinance. The Planning Commission revised the current draft to apply the Ordinance to all residential districts.


Mr. Anastas moved to recommend the Ordinance to the Board of Supervisors as amended. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried unanimously.


2. Sign Ordinance Update


Manager Seitzinger reported that the Board of Supervisors recommended not proceeding further with the proposed Ordinance at the present time.


B.  Building Permit Report and Escrow Report


The monthly reports were entered into the record.



C.  Regional Planning Commission Report


The December Regional Planning Commission Meeting was canceled.




Discussion ensued concerning the long term location of dumpsters and pods in the Township.


Discussion ensued concerning damages to Peevy Road incurred during the construction of the Montgomery County owned Peevy Road Bridge.




Mr. Kalb moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried unanimously.  



Respectfully Submitted,




                                                                        Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

                                                                        Township Manager