UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF APRIL 3, 2019

 

 

 

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

 

Mr. Laessig moved to approve the March 6, 2019 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

Announcements

 

Mr. Reed announced that April 10, 2019 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the May 1, 2019 regular meeting.

 

Old Business

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

1. Sweet Water Tasting Room Land Development Plan

 

Bob Irick and Jeff Vietmier represented the applicant.

 

Mr. Irick reported that the applicant will comply with the McMahon Associates review letter. Discussion ensued concerning the proposed turn around area and the lighting plan.

 

Mr. Anastas moved to recommend approval of the following waivers:

 

1. Section 425-301.B(1) Preliminary Plan

2. Section 425-402.G and 425-403.E(2)(b) - Road Widening for Geryville Pike

3. Section 425-410 Sidewalks, Curb, Storm Sewer

4. Section 425-411 Traffic Impact Study

5. Section 425-419.D Site Lighting

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

7. Section 415-19.D Stormwater Pipe Minimum Size (Stormwater Management Ordinance)

 

The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.

 

Discussion ensued on whether or not to provide a conditional recommendation for preliminary and final approval. Since a building permit was not yet obtained, it was recommended that the action be withheld to a later date.

 

2. Gillespie Electric Building Addition Land Development

 

Scott Camburn of Urwiler & Walter, Inc. reviewed and discussed the most recent McMahon Associates and LTL Consultants review letters.

 

Mr. Fain moved to recommend approval of the following waivers:

 

1. Section 425-301.B(1) Preliminary Plan

2. & 3. Section 425-402.G and 425-403.E(2)(b) Road Widening for Water Street and State Street

4. Section 425-410 Sidewalks, Curb, Storm Sewer

5. Section 425-411 Traffic Impact Study

6. Section 425-500.E(4) Property Line Buffers

 

The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

3. Wentz Property - Gravel Pike

 

Kain Wentz reviewed the status of the previously proposed plan for The Crossings project on Gravel Pike. The Board of Supervisors reviewed and discussed options for developing an Overlay District to allow age targeted or age in place housing at the project site with some commercial uses located along Gravel Pike.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed early conceptual sketches and recommended that less residential density would be appropriate.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Current plans without new activity were reviewed.

 

New Business

 

New business was not presented.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A. Zoning

 

 

 

1. Melissa Sener Zoning Hearing - April 17, 2019

 

The Planning Commission reviewed and discussed the scheduled zoning hearing. No recommendation was provided.

 

2. Lighted and Digital Signs

 

Discussion ensued concerning the development of an Ordinance concerning lighted and digital signs.

 

B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C. Regional Planning Commission Report

 

The Regional Planning Commission report was presented.

 

Other

 

1 The Planning Commission reviewed and discussed the Planning Commission Alternate procedure.

 

2. A revision to the official road map was discussed as an upcoming project.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Anastas moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager