The regular meeting of the Planning Commission of the
Planning Commission: John Pazdera, Chairman
Andrew Strauss, Vice Chairman
Karen Friedman, Secretary
Fred Allan, Member
Cynthia Harrison, Member
Others: Nancy Frick, Director Zoning, Inspection & Planning
John Koopman, Township Solicitor
James Majewski, Township Engineer
Steve Santarsiero, Supervisor (joined meeting in progress)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Strauss moved, Ms. Friedman seconded and it was
unanimously carried to approve the Minutes of
#546 RONALDO/ADA PROPERTIES PRELIMINARY/FINAL APPROVAL
Mr. Henry VanBlunk, attorney, was present with Mr. Arthur Sanduskin. Mr. VanBlunk
stated they are purchasing land from Mrs. Ronaldo. They would like to get to closing as
quickly as possible at her request. They are not presenting any Land Development at this
time and what is now being considered is only the Subdivision for the lot line change.
Once they get the deed, they will immediately come in with the Land Development Plan.
Mr. VanBlunk noted the
these items in the Land Development portion. He noted specifically items listed under #3
and stated they will comply with these items.
Mr. Allan asked if the driveway will be in line with
stated it will not as it will be more toward the Ronaldo property so that they can get
around back to the parking lot. Mr. VanBlunk stated the driveway in the front will be
gone. It will be moved more toward the
Mr. VanBlunk was asked if the intention is that the swimming pool will remain, and
Mr. VanBlunk stated it will remain at the current time.
Mr. Allan stated there are problems with sight distance in this area coming over the knoll.
Mr. VanBlunk stated in the Land Development process they will make sure to address
Mr. VanBlunk stated they intend to connect to public water and sewer and plan to
developed, they would try to tie in with them; however, they do not feel that project will
move quickly. They have checked with Mr. Hoffmeister and there are available EDUs
for them to connect both properties.
Ms. Friedman asked if the other lot will be compromised in any way for future owners
because of the amount of wetlands on the property. Mr. VanBlunk stated he did not feel
it would as there should be sufficient room to work with. Mr. VanBlunk noted the
configuration shown was at the request of the Ronaldos.
Mr. Allan stated he feels they should set the driveway on the upper end rather than the
lower end because of concerns with people turning left out of Schuyler and people
turning left out of this property which could create safety problems. Ms. Harrison stated
she feels it would be better to wrap around the front of the house. Mr. VanBlunk agreed
to look into this matter further.
Ms. Harrison moved, Ms. Friedman seconded and it was unanimously carried to
recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of the Preliminary/Final Plan
Mr. Santarsiero joined the meeting at this time.
APPOINT MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMMISSION TO SERVE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESOLUTION NO. 882
Ms. Friedman asked if it would be possible for she and Ms. Harrison to share this
position. Mr. Strauss stated possibly they could have one member as the liaison and the
other as the alternate. Ms. Friedman agreed to be the primary person, and if she cannot
attend to ask Ms. Harrison to attend. Mr. Allan suggested that if neither is able to attend
they contact another Planning Commission member to see if they would be available.
Mr. Allan moved, Mr. Strauss seconded and it was unanimously carried to appoint Karen
Friedman as the Liaison and Cynthia Harrison as the Alternate to the Environmental
Mr. Santarsiero was asked about the Liberty Property Plan, and he stated that the Board
of Supervisors did grant Preliminary Plan Approval; but they are going to give further
consideration to plantings as requested by the Planning Commission and goring to be
done to direct traffic. It was noted since this is only Preliminary Approval, they will be
back before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors for Final Plan
Approval. Ms. Friedman stated she would prefer a raised median rather than simply
striping. A number of Planning Commission members expressed their concern with the
safety of cars and pedestrians traveling in this area.
Mr. Pazdera stated a member of the Historic Commission approached him about putting
together a workshop of the Planning Commission and the Historic Commission to discuss
They would like to have Carter VanDyke come before the Planning Commission.
Once the workshop and meeting with the residents is completed, they would then come
back to the Planning Commission on a more formal basis and then go before the Board of
Supervisors. They have asked that they meet with the Planning Commission at a time
other than the regular meeting. Ms. Frick asked about including this item on a regular
meeting night when there is a light Agenda. Mr. Koopman stated if there is a quorum of
the Planning Commission present at a meeting other than the regular meeting night, they
would have to advertise it as a meeting. It was suggested that the Historic Commission
come sometime in March since they will probably be a number of items on the next
Agenda of the Planning Commission.
There being no further business, Ms. Harrison moved, Ms. Friedman seconded and it was unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at
Karen Friedman, Secretary