UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 5, 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, Brandon Reed and alternate Bill Kalb.  Also in attendance were John Weber, Township Engineer and Stan Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager. 

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens comments were not presented.

 

Chairman Fiorito welcomed John Camperson, Eagle Scout candidate, to the Planning Commission Meeting.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Anastas moved to approve the August 1, 2018 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Laessig. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Announcements

 

Mrs. Fiorito announced that September 12, 2018 is the last date for submission of plans for review by the Township Engineer and discussion at the October 3, 2018 regular meeting. 

 

Plans Scheduled for Discussion

 

1. Premier Trailer Leasing Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan

 

Shaun Haas, P.E. of Langan Engineering represented the applicant and discussed the most recent LTL Consultants review letter.

 

Mr. Anastas moved to recommend final plan approval of the Premier Trailer Leasing Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan as per the LTL Consultants review letter dated August 29, 2018. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

2. Off-site Walkway Improvements Land Development Plan for the Upper Perkiomen

    Middle School

 

Jim Mazeika discussed the most recent LTL Consultants review letter with the Planning Commission. Discussion ensued. No action was taken.

 

Mr. Kalb moved to recommend a waiver of Section 425-301.B(1) of the Upper Hanover Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried affirmatively with Mr. Laessig and Mr. Fain abstaining from the vote.

 

Current Plans Without New Activity

 

Discussion ensued regarding the status of the Sweet Water Golf Course Land Development Plan.

 

New Business

 

1. SALDO Amendment - Cul-de-sacs

 

Discussion ensued regarding a proposed Subdivision and Land Development Amendment concerning cul-de-sacs. The item was tabled for further review and discussion.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A. Zoning

 

1. Zoning Ordinance Updates

 

Discussion ensued regarding a proposed zoning ordinance text amendment to remove references to the federal occupational safety and health administration. Mr. Fain moved to recommend adoption of the proposed ordinance amendment. The motion was seconded by Mr. Anastas and carried unanimously.

 

2. Other Zoning Ordinances

 

Discussion ensued concerning proposed amendments to Upper Hanover Township Zoning Ordinance concerning signs, commercial solar energy and group homes.

 

Concerning the sign ordinance it was requested that the language be revised concerning the allowed height of signs.

 

In regard to the group homes, it was recommended that a minimum two acre lot size be considered and that consideration be given to restricting such group homes in specific zoning districts.

 

B.  Building Permit Report and Escrow Report

 

The monthly reports were entered into the record.

 

C.  Regional Planning Commission Report

 

A Planning Commission meeting was not held in the month of August.

 

D. Next Planning Commission Meeting

 

The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for October 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Anastas moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:56 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Reed and carried unanimously.  

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

                                                                        Township Manager