UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
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.
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, Sandy Koza, P.E., McMahon Associates, Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor and Stan Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.
Citizen comments were not presented.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Anastas moved to approve the August 2, 2017 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb and carried affirmatively with Mr. Laessig abstaining from the vote.
Mrs. Fiorito announced that September 13, 2017 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the October 4, 2017 regular meeting.
Plans Scheduled for Discussion
A. Geryville Self Storage Land Development Plan
Karl Leitner, P.E., of Barry Isett & Associates, discussed the most recent LTL Consultants review letter with the Planning Commission. Mr. Leitner indicated that the project NPDES permit approval was received on August 30, 2017.
Mr. Kalb moved to recommend final approval of the Geryville Self Storage Land Development Plan as per the LTL Consultants review letter dated July 28, 2017. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed. The motion carried affirmatively with Mr. Fain recusing himself from the vote.
B. Upper Perkiomen School District Middle School Land Development Plan
Planning Commission Chairman Jacqueline Fiorito indicated that everyone would have a chance to speak and requested that everyone remain courteous during the course of the meeting.
Joseph Clement, Upper Perkiomen School District Solicitor, introduced School District Superintendent Alexis McGloin, School District Business Manager Sandy Kassel, Dr. John Farris, President of the School Board and James Mazeika, P.E. of Barry Isett & Associates. Mr. Clement reported that the school district has met all conditions for final approval.
Township Engineer John Weber stated that two notes regarding storm drainage needed to be added to the August 18, 2017 version of the plan.
Discussion ensued concerning the Upper Hanover Authority will-serve letter.
Planning Commission member Brandon Reed requested clarification on the Planning Commission Recommendations for construction traffic. Mr. Clement indicated that the school district will fully comply with the restrictions as requested by the Planning Commission.
Christopher Mullaney, Esquire, presented a letter to the Planning Commission and presented additional comments regarding the status of the middle school plan. Discussion ensued.
Chairman Fiorito requested any further comments from the members of the Township Planning Commission. Additional comments were not presented.
Chairman Fiorito requested comments from the public in attendance at the meeting. Cathy Davidson presented comments on sidewalks along Montgomery Avenue to Sixth Street. Melanie Cunningham presented comments on the proposed sidewalks and the status of the current middle school plans.
Sandy Koza, P.E. of McMahon Associates, reported that all items were in order as per the McMahon Associates most recent review letter.
Mr. Anastas moved to recommend final plan approval of the Upper Perkiomen School District Middle School Land Development Plan subject to the LTL Consultants review letter dated September 1, 2017, the McMahon Associates review letter dated September 1, 2017, the Stipulation Agreement dated April 21, 2017 and the recommendations from the Upper Hanover Township Planning Commission related to safety measures during construction. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kalb. The motion carried on a roll call vote with Mr. Kalb, Mr. Anastas, Mrs. Fiorito, Mr. Reed and Mr. Laessig voting yes and with Mr. Fain recusing himself from the vote.
(The meeting was recessed at 7:46 p.m. and called back to order at 7:55 p.m.)
C. P&B Partitions Land Development Plan
Thomas Roache of Ludgate Engineering Corporation discussed and reviewed the most recent LTL Consultants review letter with the members of Planning Commission. Discussion ensued concerning requested waivers.
Mr. Fain moved to recommend the following waivers:
• Section 425-405 – Driveway Spacing
• Section 415-18.B.8 – Detention Basin Setback
• Section 415-18.B.8 – Requiring the toe of slope of a detention basis to be a minimum of
25 feet form a property line (Stormwater Ordinance).
The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.
Discussion ensued regarding proposed hours of operation and the proposed security lighting system.
D. Sweetwater Golf Course Land Development Plan
There was nothing new to report.
E. The Sosnin Tract Minor Subdivision
Manager Seitzinger reported that the Board of Supervisors will review previously recommended waiver requests at the next Board of Supervisors meeting.
New business was not presented.
1. Ernest and Denise Christman Conditional Use Hearing
Discussion ensued. Mr. Laessig moved to recommend approval of the Conditional Use Application. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.
B. Building Permit Report and Escrow Report
The monthly reports were entered into the record.
C. Regional Planning Commission Report
Mr. Laessig reported that the Regional Planning Commission did not hold a meeting in August.
D. Scheduling of Next Planning Commission Meeting
The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for October 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Mr. Anastas moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:19 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig and carried unanimously.
Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.