May 14, 2019
The Planning Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in the Caln Township Municipal Building.
6:30 Work Session was held – Bryan Kulakowsky, PE, ARRO Consulting Inc. gave the Commission a general overview of the Project up for discussion: Capital Improvement Plan, Sign Ordinance and Wireless Ordinance.
The regular Commission meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by the Chairman, Ken Simon.
Roll Call – In attendance for the Planning Commission were Ken Simon, Jim Benko, John Robinson, John Caporale, John Thomas and William Schew
Township Staff and Consultants in attendance were Pamela Henrichon, Planning Commission Secretary and Bryan Kulakowsky, PE, ARRO Consulting Inc (Township Engineer).
Public in attendance was Lorraine Tindaro Commissioner and Liaison to the Planning Commission. Beth Uhler and Amanda Reitbauer representing Cedarville Engineering.
Approval of April meeting Minutes – Mr. Simon entertained a motion to approve the minutes. The motion was so moved by Mr. Benko and seconded by Mr. Robinson. Poll: all ayes except Mr. Schew abstained. Motion, passed.
Communications – We received a Thank you letter for the Planning Commissions participation in the Adopt-A-Highway clean up that was done April 27, 2019. From the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Capital Improvement Plan – Beth Uhler and Amanda Reitbauer from Cedarville Engineer are working on Capital Improvement Plan which is partial funded by the Chester County Vision Partnership Program. The Capital Improvement Plan Needs are based on the following:
- Deteriorated existing conditions identified by Township staff.
- Insufficient data to manage Township assets
- Public Input through Board meetings and community comments.
- Regulatory compliance requirements placed on the Township.
- Increased Infrastructure concern from more frequent, and intense rainfall events.
- Importance and necessity of having a municipal capital improvements planning document.
The goal is to identify and prioritize Capital projects and spending. When funding opportunities arrive looking at grants that match what’s next on our list for funding. Some funding programs need the project mentioned in the Capital Improvement. Review current projects with the Township, Obtain public participation data, condition assessment of infrastructures. For example: roads, Stormwater, converts and bridges, sidewalks, trails, streets keeping and parks and recreational facilities. Making a short and long term priority list. Probable cost estimates were also created. After going over this the Planning Commission was asked to look things over and to give feedback on the Draft.
Sign Ordinance Update Discussion – The Township is looking to update the Sign Ordinances. The purpose of the provisions is to establish specific regulations pertaining to signs for all land uses, zoning districts and conditions within Caln Township. The objective is to promote and maintain overall community beautification; establish reasonable time, place, and manner regulations on the exercise of free speech; promote traffic safety; and promote appropriate and efficient use of land. There are many different types to consider. For example: Animated Signs, Changeable Copy Signs, Development Signs, Roof Sign exedra. The Planning Commission was asked to look things over and give feedback at the next meeting.
Wireless Ordinance Discussion – The Township is looking to update the Wireless Ordinances. We talked about the 5 G network and how they place a cone device on top of pole. Trying to figure out the best areas to put them and deciding on height maximums. The Planning Commission was asked to look this over and give feedback at the next meeting.
Project approval timeclock expirations:
Villages at Hillview (07/31/2019)
Dwell at Caln PRD 2011 (10/31/2019)
Hills at Thorndale Woods Final LD 2015 – (07/31/2019)
15 Fox Ave Sketch (No Expiration)
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 by Mr. Robinson and seconded by Mr. Thomas. Poll: all ayes. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 9:40 P.M.
To the best of my knowledge, this summarizes the minutes of the May 14, 2019
Planning Commission meeting.