December 18, 2018
The Planning Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in the Caln Township Municipal Building, The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Ken Simon.
Roll Call – In attendance for the Planning Commission were Ken Simon, Jim Benko, John Robinson, John Caporale, and John Thomas
Also in attendance was Pamela Henrichon, Planning Commission Secretary and Bryan Kulakowsky, PE, Arro Consulting Inc.
Also in attendance were Commissioners Lorraine Tindaro and George Chambers. Dave Renchler from J.M.R. Engineering was in attendance for 15 Fox Ave Sketch Plan.
Reorganization – Mr. Simon opened the floor for nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Caln Township Planning Commission. Mr. Robinson nominated Ken Simon for Chairperson, which was seconded by Mr. Caporale and accepted. Mr. Robinson nominated Mr. Benko for Vice Chairman, which was seconded by Mr. Thomas and was declined. Mr. Thomas nominated Mr. Robinson and he declined. Mr. Thomas nominated Mr. Caporale for Vice Chairman, which was seconded by Mr. Benko and accepted. Due to the missing member Mr. Thomas has stepped up and will no longer be the alternate. Mr. Simon entertained a motion to close the floor for nominations, which was so moved by Mr. Benko and seconded by Mr. Robinson. Poll: Mr. Benko aye, Mr. Robinson, aye, Mr. Simon aye, Mr. Thomas aye
The motions passed.
Approval of Minutes – Mr. Simon entertained a motion to approve the minutes of November 20, 2018 Planning Commission meeting. The motion was so moved by Mr. Benko and seconded by Mr. Caporale. Poll: all ayes. Motion passed.
Communications – None.
Villages at Hillview was not in attendance.
15 Fox Avenue Sketch Plan
Dave Renchler with J.M.R. Engineering was there to represent 15 Fox Ave with a Sketch Plan. He showed townhouse ideas for the R4 residential area. For the townhouses they will need variances and conditional use. The commission was in support of this project with more units than on their current sketch for a lower price point.
Ordinance Amendment for Caln Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance of 1978. Amending which is codified in Chapter 137 of the Caln Code; specifically Section 127-10.c relating to submission of sketch plans: Section 137-11 relating to the application procedure for preliminary plans; Section 137-12 relating to the application procedure for final plans; and section 137-13 relating to fees that must be paid with a Subdivision and Land Development application. Mr. Simon made a recommendation to amend the ordinance. The motion was moved by Mr. Benko and seconded by Mr. Robinson. Poll Mr. Simon Aye, Mr. Benko aye, Mr. Robinson aye, Mr. Thomas aye and Mr. Caporale didn’t vote.
The January 15th 2019 meeting was changed to January 22nd 2019. Mr. Simon made a motion to change the meeting date. Mr. Caporale seconded. All if favor. Poll: all ayes
Dwell at Caln PRD 2011 – No one in attendance. The extension agreement is valid until 4/15/19
Hills at Thorndale Woods Final LD 2015 – No one in attendance. The extension agreement is valid until 3/31/19.
Downingtown Investors, LLC/Taco Bell valid until 3/31/19
150 Parkside valid till 4/21/19
1103 Foundry Street Sketch 2017 no expiration
281 Norton Ave Benne Sketch 2017 no expiration
Adjournment – With no further business, Mr. Simon entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was so moved. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.
To the best of my knowledge, this summarizes the minutes of the December 18, 2018
Planning Commission meeting.