July 19, 2022
A work session was held at 6:30 PM to discuss items on the meeting agenda.
The Planning Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in the Municipal Building at 253 Municipal Dr. and via Zoom as a virtual meeting. A public notice was published in the Daily Local News on December 28, 2021.
The agenda was posted on the Township website and at the Township building on
July 14, 2022.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman, John Adam Thomas.
Salute to the Flag.
Roll Call – In attendance were John Adam Thomas, William Schew, John Caporale, Jacob Bashioum, Michael Irwin, Ken Simon. and Jim Benko.
Township Staff and Consultants in attendance were Kristen Denne, Township Manager; Raymond Stackhouse, Director of Building and Life Safety; Lowell Leaman, ARRO Consulting-Engineers; Board of Commissioners’ Liaison to the Planning Commission Lorraine Tindaro and Elizabeth Nagy, Planning Commission Secretary.
Approval of June 21, 2022 meeting Minutes – Being no questions or discussion Mr. Thomas entertained a motion for approval as submitted, moved by Wiliam Schew and seconded by Michael Irwin. Mr. Thomas abstained as he did not attend the June 21st meeting. With no objections the motion carries.
Agenda items- Lomax Land Development – 3205 Lincoln Hwy.- Appearing on behalf of the applicant was Lou Colagreco of Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco and Ryan Whitmore of Landcore Engineering Consultants. There was discussion about the review letter comments. The applicant is requesting a waiver from Preliminary Land Development and requesting consideration for Preliminary/Final Land Development from the Board of Commissioners. The applicant is seeking a Conditional Recommendation for approval since most review items were worked out in the Conditional Use phase. Mr. Thomas made a motion to recommend the granting of Preliminary/Final Land Development approval contingent upon the applicant satisfying traffic consultant review letters, and specifically as they apply to Chapter 137, Section 137 – 67 H. prior approval of the Board of Commissioners. The motion was moved by John Caporale and seconded by Jacob Bashioum. The Motion carries 7-0.
Communications – None
Discussion Items – Fee in lieu of sidewalks. There was a discussion about the process of waiving the installation of sidewalks as required by ordinance, fee in lieu of installation and overall connectivity throughout the Township. Discussion on the benefits of sidewalk connectivity, the burdens of maintenance on landowners and possible alternatives was had. Kristen Denne mentioned the possibility of using trail systems to connect through the Township, and that there is a trail system project underway, but in early stages of planning. The Planning Commission is considering drafting a memo to the Board of Commissioners on their discussion and thoughts regarding connectivity.
Old Business – None
New Business - None
Subdivision and Land Development Timeclock Dates: Spreadsheet being updated.
Adjournment – With no further agenda items or Commission business, Mr. Thomas made a motion to adjourn the meeting, moved by William Schew and seconded by Michael Irwin. Poll of members; all ayes, motion passes 7 – 0. The meeting adjourned at 8:29 P.M.
To the best of my knowledge, this summarizes the minutes of the July 19, 2022 Planning Commission meeting.