October 20, 2020
A work session was held at 6:30 PM to discuss agenda items.
The Planning Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 via Zoom as a virtual meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman, Ken Simon.
Roll Call – In attendance were Ken Simon, John Caporale, Jim Benko, John Thomas, Bill Schew, Jacob Bashioum and Michael Irwin.
Township Staff and Consultants in attendance were Bryan Kulakowsky, ARRO Engineering, Raymond Stackhouse, Director of Building and Life Safety, Pamela Henrichon, Planning Commission Secretary, Board of Commissioners’ Liaison to the Planning Commission Lorraine Tindaro, Alternate Liaison to the Planning Commission Mark Evans and Paul Mullin BOC President.
Approval of September 14, 2020 meeting Minutes – Being no questions or discussion Mr. Simon entertained a motion for approval as submitted, moved by Mr. Thomas and seconded by Mr. Benko. Poll of members; all ayes, motion passes 7 – 0.
• Chester County Sports Arena – Subdivision and Land Development Application
• In attendance for applicant; Debra Shulski, Chris Daily, Matt Hammond and Jamie DiDomenico
There was discussion of expansion of the Chester county sports arena including The Bob Wagner Building. They are also planning on expanding the existing Chester County Sports Arena by approximately 4100 square feet. From the applicant and applicant’s consultants; The Bob Wagner building will have indoor trampolines and a food area. There will be a turf field in between the 2 buildings for soccer, flag football etc. There’s adult and youth inline hockey and some adult deck hockey and birthday parties on the weekends. They would like to have the option to do ice hockey and skating in the winter and then inline, roller and deck hockey for the rest of the year. During the summer they have a thriving summer camp. The kids play in the pool, the rope course, and the woods where they play in the stream and nature activities. They are working on getting public water and sewer. There will also be pedestrian connectivity by having sidewalks from each of the areas to the other and around the field and addition sidewalks put in the front of the property. There was also discussion of an easement that will be given to Caln Township for the Beaver Creek Trail across the property.
Mr. Simon entertained comments from the public; None
Mr. Simon entertained a motion for Conditional Preliminary/Final Approval conditioned upon addressing the comments in the July 14, 2020 County Planning Commission letter specifically regarding the Beaver Creek Trail, the September 14, 2020 Gilmore and Associates letter and the October 13, 2020 Arro Letter. Recommending the stormwater be considered by the board after further evaluation by Arro and the other four waivers be granted as presented; Mr. Simmon made a motion to recommend to accept this Final as a Conditional Final based on them addressing the comments in the September 10, 2020 ARRO review letter seconded by Mr. P Bashioum. Poll of members; all ayes, motion passes 7 – 0.
Communications – None.
Old Business – None.
New Business- None.
Subdivision and Land Development Timeclock Dates:
Chester County Sports Arena (Expires October 29, 2020)
Dunkin Donuts-Caln Plaza Land Development (Expires December 16, 2020)
Hills at Thorndale Woods Final LD 2015 (Expires December 31, 2020)
Adjournment – With no further agenda items or Commission business, Mr. Simon entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was moved by Mr. Thomas and seconded by Mr. Benko. Poll of members; all ayes, motion passes 7 – 0. The meeting adjourned at 8:20 P.M..
To the best of my knowledge, this summarizes the minutes of the October 20, 2020 Planning Commission meeting.