Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Call to Order: Waddington called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.
Members Present: Waddington, Conary, Mims, Johnson, Rafferty, Summers, Breiseth
Shaftleins - Minor Subdivision: Mr. & Mrs. Shaftlein were present to discuss their minor subdivision located on Wawaset Road. Shaftlein said they have a sketch plan agreement with PennDOT on what PennDOT is requiring for the proposed driveway entrance. This will be included as part of the next submission to John Fenn, Township Engineer. Shaftlein discussed several items on Fenn’s review dated January 11, 2006 and the commission addressed Mr. Shaftlein’s questions.
Scaleby Farm / Sewage Planning Module Approval: Jim Fritsch, Regester Associates, Inc.; Russell Losko, Lanchester Soil Consultants, Inc.were present. Fritsch said the applicant needs approval of the planning modules before they are sent on to DEP. Losko said there are standard on-lot septic systems and back up locations on each of the 13 lots.
Lot 13 is being retained by the Gilpins. Fritsch requested Waddington to sign component 4-A of the Sewage Facilities Planning Modules so they can be forwarded on to the Board of Supervisors and then to DEP. Waddington agreed to sign the document.
Kevin Kelly / Minor Subdivision: Andy Murphy (neighboring property owner) was present to discuss his concerns about Wayne Drive with the PC members. Murphy said a section of Wayne Drive is an approved road and paved, and a section of Wayne Drive is an unapproved road (50 feet) and serves several houses. There is some question as to the location of Wayne Drive. Waddington said the applicant, Mr. Kelly, will be responsible to determine where the easements for Wayne Drive are located, and that the Commission does not want to see any more driveway entrances onto Route 52. Mr. Murphy would like to be notified when the Kelly subdivsion is on the PC agenda. The secretary agreed to do this.
Cosgrove / Minor Subdivision: Mr. Cosgrove and his son were present to discuss his plan to subdivide his property located on Clarks Lane into two lots; one three acre lot and one two acre lot. Waddington reviewed setbacks for the proposed plan. It was noted that the five acre lot is fairly flat and should be easy to subdivide. Cosgrove said he would seek out an engineer to take the next step in the subdivision process.
Brenda White Farm/Bragg Hill Road: Tom and Frank Pancoast, & Jim Fritsch, Regester Associates, Inc.; were present to discuss the proposed four lot subdivision plan for the White Farm property. Waddington noted that the Sullivan property right-of-way would have to stay located where it is currently located. Lots 3 & 4 would use a shared driveway, Lot 1 uses the existing driveway, and Lot 2 would have a new driveway entrance. All driveways would access Bragg Hill Road. The PC noted that 50 foot of frontage will be required on Bragg Hill Road for Lot 3. There was a discussion as to whether this new plan would meet the net out tract area for a conservation subdivision. Waddington suggested a work session to discuss what is being proposed and how it relates to the ordinance. It was noted that Bragg Hill Road is 12’ wide, tar and chip with a 24’ bridge. Conary suggested exploring different lot configurations that will meet the township’s ordinances. Mims suggested a meeting with the neighbors to discuss issues with Bragg Hill Road and to accommodate as many resident’s issues as possible. Conary said the PC members are definitely more comfortable with the four lot plan. There was a discussion on whether to close Bragg Hill Road or to create a cul-de-sac. There was a discussion whether Bragg Hill Road would have to be brought up to township paving specifications. Fritsch said he would go back and work the net out tract area for the conservation subdivision option. The PC members agreed that a work session will be held at the township office on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. The applicant and neighbors are invited to attend.
Open Space Committee: No report.
Minutes of May 17, 2006: Conary moved, Waddington seconded to approve the minutes of May 17, 2006 as amended. Motion carried with all in agreement.
Adjournment: Rafferty adjourned the meeting at 10:00 p.m.
Karen Eckard, Secretary William Waddington, Chairman