UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 2, 2020

 

 

 

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 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.

 

Chairman Reed appointed William Kalb as a voting member.

 

Election of 2020 Officers

 

The Chair of the meeting was turned over to Township Manager Stanley Seitzinger, Jr.Mr. Seitzinger requested nominations for a slate of officers.

 

Mr. Fain moved to appoint Brandon Reed as Chairman and Alexander Anastas as Vice-Chairman as the 2020 Planning Commission officers.The motion was seconded by Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

Regional Planning Appointments

 

Mr. Anastas agreed to continue as the Regional Planning Commission representative with Mr. Kalb as the alternate.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizensí comments were not presented.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Laessig moved to approve the December 4, 2019 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried affirmatively with Mr. Reed abstaining from the vote.

 

Announcements

 

Mr. Reed announced that January 15, 2020 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the February 5, 2020 regular meeting.

 

Old Business

 

Jacqueline Fiorito Resignation

 

Chairman Reed notified the Planning Commission members that Jacqueline Fiorito resigned from the Township Planning Commission after serving since March 14, 2006.The Planning Commission expressed appreciation for the many years of service by Mrs. Fiorito.

 

Chairman Reed indicated that if Mr. Kalb is appointed to take over the Regular Planning Commission position, an alternate representative will be required.

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

There were not any plans scheduled for discussion.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Current plans without new activity were reviewed.

 

New Business

 

New business was not presented.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A. Zoning

 

1.Digital Signs Ordinance

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the latest draft of the proposed ordinance and recommended amendments concerning limiting the luminescence so as not to exceed 250 nits from dawn to dusk and 125 nits from dusk to dawn.

 

Mr. Anastas moved to recommend the proposed digital signs ordinance to the Board of Supervisors as amended.The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

B.Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C.Regional Planning Commission Report

 

It was reported that a December meeting was not held.

 

D.Other

 

Discussion ensued concerning the junk yard located near Montgomery Avenue and Route 663.

 

A discussion ensued concerning whether a Township ordinance should be created concerning limitations on the planting of bamboo.

 

E. Next Planning Commission Meeting

 

The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for February 5, 2020.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Anastas moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

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