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, Jacqueline Fiorito, 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


Mrs. Fiorito moved to approve the January 2, 2019 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes with the addition of herself as having attended the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas. The motion carried affirmatively with Mr. Laessig abstaining from the vote since he was not in attendance at the January 2, 2019 meeting.




Mr. Reed announced that February 13, 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 Planning Module


Mr. Reed indicated that he would abstain from all discussion and votes relating to the Butter Valley Golf Port Project and turned the Chair of the meeting over to Vice-Chairman Alex Anastas.


Mrs. Fiorito moved to approve the planning agency review for the Butter Valley Planning Module and to recommend approval of the planning module to the Board of Supervisors. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried affirmatively with Mr. Reed abstaining from the vote.


2. Butter Valley Golf Port Preliminary/Final Plan


Mr. Fain moved to recommend preliminary and final approval of the Butter Valley Golf Port, Inc. Minor Subdivision Plan subject to the PA DEP approval of the planning module and subject to the LTL Consultants review letter dated December 21, 2018. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried affirmatively with Mr. Reed abstaining from the vote.


The Chair of the meeting was returned to Mr. Reed.


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

Development Plan


It was noted that a time extension was received to May 2, 2019.


Current Plans Without New Activity


Mr. Weber reported that he expected to receive Sweet Water Land Development Plans within the next month.


New Business


1. P&B East 6th Street Sewage Facilities Planning Module Component 4A


Mr. Anastas moved to approve the Planning Module Component 4A for the P&B East 6th Street Project. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried unanimously.


Monthly Reports


A. Zoning


1. Ordinance #2019-04 Solar Energy Systems


Discussion ensued concerning setback revisions to the proposed ordinance.


Mrs. Anastas moved to recommend a revised proposed Ordinance 2019-04 concerning solar energy systems. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.


2. Other


A brief discussion ensued concerning a proposed nuisance ordinance under consideration in Marlborough Township.


B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report


The monthly reports were entered into the record.



C. Regional Planning Commission Report


Mr. Anastas provided an update.




Mrs. Fiorito moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.



Respectfully Submitted,




Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager