TOWNSHIP OF LOWER MAKEFIELD
PLANNING COMMISSION
MINUTES - NOVEMBER 13, 2000

The regular meeting of the Planning Commission of the Township of Lower Makefield was held in the Municipal Building on November 13, 2000. Chairman Pazdera called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Those present:

Planning Commission:

John Pazdera, Chairman
Deborah Gould, Secretary
Edward Koch, Member
Albert Roeper, Member
Ron Tofel, Member

Others:

Nancy Frick, Director Zoning, Inspection & Planning
Duke Doherty, Township Engineer
Fred Allan, Supervisor Liaison

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Roeper moved and Mrs. Gould seconded to approve the Minutes of 9/25/00 as corrected. Motion carried with Mr. Koch and Mr. Tofel abstained.

Mrs. Gould moved and Mr. Koch seconded to approve the Minutes of October 9, 2000 as written. Motion carried with Mr. Pazdera and Mr. Roeper abstained.

Mr. Roeper noted that had he been present at the meeting on October 9 when a vote was taken on the Fieldstone Plan, he would have voted in favor of denial. Mr. Pazdera stated he would have voted to deny the Plan as well.

RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AMENDED FINAL LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR FLORAL VALE

Mr. Edward Murphy was present. He noted the cover letter which accompanied the Plan. He also noted Mr. Doherty’s letter provided to the Planning Commission. He stated the buildings surrounding the pond are called the pond lots. He noted specifically Building 1800. Mr. Murphy stated the square footage of the total site relates to the parking and therefore certain square footage was allocated to each building. DeLuca would like to use the last remaining Pond Lot (Lot 1800) to construct their corporate offices at this location and move their offices from Wrightstown. To do so, they would like to add some square footage to this building at Lot 1800 to meet their office needs which would increase the allotted space by 3,015 square feet. They would propose to reduce the size of the mid-rise building to provide the offset. This would not therefore result in any increase in the total square footage of this Plan. If the Planning Commission recommended approval, it will require amendments to the notes regarding square footage and the parking to each building. There will be a minor increase in the impervious surface due to parking realignments, but they will still be below what is permitted under the Ordinance.

Mr. Doherty stated he did not have a problem with the applicant’s request.

Mr. Murphy stated DeLuca needs to vacate their current location by April 1. He stated they would like to get on the Board of Supervisors’ Agenda for next Monday night.

Mr. Koch moved, Ms. Gould seconded and it was unanimously carried to recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of the Amended Final land Development Plan for Floral Vale as per the PCS letter of 11/13/00 to increase the size of Building 1800 and offset this by reducing the size of Buildings 1000 and 1100.

OTHER BUSINESS

Mr. Roeper inquired about Fieldstone’s request of the Board of Supervisors at their previous meeting. Mr. Allan stated that they requested that the Board of Supervisors consider the plans they had submitted that afternoon as revised plans and not as a new Plan. Mr. Allan stated he personally feels this is a new Plan and not a revision. Mr. Doherty stated there were changes to the street configuration. Ms. Frick stated the detention basin also changed. Mr. Allan stated they anticipate that they will make a determination on this plan next Monday night. He stated he personally feels this should be considered a new plan.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.