UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 1, 2018

 

 

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, Stefan Laessig and Brandon Reed. Also in attendance were Sandy Koza, P.E., McMahon Associates, Ed Latshaw, P.E., LTL Consultants and Stan Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Anastas moved to approve the July 5, 2018 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Announcements

 

Mrs. Fiorito announced that August 15, 2018 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the September 5, 2018 regular meeting.

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

1. Premier Trailer Leasing Preliminary and Final Plan

 

Shaun Haas, P.E. of Langan Engineering reviewed and discussed the status of the plan with the Planning Commission.

 

Mr. Laessig moved to recommend preliminary approval of the Premier Trailer Leasing preliminary plan subject to the LTL Consultants review letter dated July 26, 2018, the McMahon Associates review letter dated July 25, 2018, the issuance of the Highway Occupancy Permit by Montgomery County and the finalization of approval from The Upper Hanover Authority. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

2. 2030 Corning Road Minor Subdivision Waivers

 

Susan Rice, P.E. of S.T.A. Engineering, Inc. reviewed and discussed the July 26, 2018 LTL review letter. Douglas Crossin of George Road expressed concern about existing drainage issues at the project location.

 

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

 

Section 425-402.G Road Widening

Section 425-406.B(1) Driveway Spacing

Section 425-410 Sidewalks, Curb, Storm Sewer

Section 425-411 Traffic Impact Study

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

 

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

 

2. Northgate Proposed Open Space and Parking Plan

 

Shaun Hackman, THP Properties, Brian Seidel, of Seidel Planning and Design, Brian Neckerman, President of the Northgate Master Home Owners Association and Chad Gehman, THP Properties presented a proposed open space and parking plan that will revise open space areas and create an additional 59 parking spaces throughout the Northgate Community. The Planning Commission expressed a general consensus with the concept subject to a review by Gilmore & Associates, but did not approve a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors at the present time.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Current plans without new activity were reviewed.

 

New Business

 

New business was not presented.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A. Zoning

 

1. Zoning Ordinance Updates

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the Township Solicitor is working on Zoning Ordinance updates regarding group homes, traffic study requirements, OSHA noise, commercial solar energy and signs.

 

 

 

B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C. Regional Planning Commission Report

 

Mr. Reed provided an update.

 

D. Next Planning Commission Meeting

 

The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for September 5, 2018.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Anastas moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager