TOWNSHIP OF LOWER MAKFIELD

PLANNING COMMISSION

MINUTES – NOVEMBER 8, 2004

 

 

The regular meeting of the Planning Commission of the Township of Lower Makefield was held in the Municipal Building on November 8, 2004.  Chairman Pazdera called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Those present:

 

Planning Commission:   John Pazdera, Chairman

                                                Karen Friedman, Secretary

                                                Fred Allan, Member (joined meeting in progress)

                                                Cynthia Harrison, Member

 

Others:                                     Nancy Frick, Director Zoning, Inspection & Planning

                                                John Koopman, Township Solicitor

                                                James Majewski, Township Engineer

                                                Steve Santarsiero, Supervisor Liaison

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Friedman moved, Mr. Pazdera seconded and it was unanimously carried to table the Minutes of 7/26/04 due to lack of a quorum able to vote on the Minutes.

 

Ms. Friedman moved and Ms. Harrison seconded to approve the Minutes of 8/23/04 as written.

 

Mr. Allan joined the meeting at this time.

 

Motion to approve carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Allan moved and Ms. Friedman seconded to approve the Minutes of 7/26/04 as corrected.  Motion carried with Ms. Harrison abstaining.

 

 

APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODIFIED ZONING ORDINANCE

 

Mr. Pazdera stated he reviewed this information and it seems that everything they

requested has been included.

 

Ms. Friedman noted Page 2 of the packet – second paragraph – and asked if this should

be more generic rather than specifically related to Edgewood Village.  She suggested they

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change the wording to add, “other Districts deemed Historic.”  Mr. Koopman stated they

are focusing on Edgewood Village only, and he feels it is appropriate that it references

that specific area of the Township.  He stated this is limited just to Edgewood Village.

 

Planning Commission members suggested correcting a number of typos which were

noted by Mr. Koopman who will make the corrections.

 

Ms. Harrison moved, Mr. Allan seconded and it was unanimously carried to recommend

to the Board of Supervisors approval of the proposed Amendments to the Codified

Zoning Ordinance related to:  Article XIV – General Regulations, Article XVIII –

Off-Street Parking and Loading, Article XIX - Signs, and Appendix B which is an

addendum to the L.M.T. Codified Zoning Ordinance of 1996, as amended all of which

said amendments are related to the Historic District as corrected this evening.

 

 

APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 178, THE SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT PROVISION OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF L.M.T.

 

Mr. Pazdera noted Section 11 – G-1 and suggested re-wording of this Section.

Mr. Koopman agreed to correct this Section.

 

Ms. Harrison moved, Ms. Friedman seconded and it was unanimously carried to

recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of the proposed Amendments to

Chapter 178, the Subdivision and Land Development Provision of the Codified

Ordinances of L.M.T. by revising:  Article X – Design Standards and Improvements,

Article XI – Landscape and Open Space Land Requirements, and Article XIII –

Stormwater Management, Erosion and Sediment Control and Grading as corrected this

evening.

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

Mr. Pazdera asked that Planning Commission members advise Ms. Frick if they are

unable to attend an upcoming meeting as they are entering the busy season.

 

It was noted that there is currently a vacancy on the Planning Commission, and the Board

of Supervisors are interviewing candidates.

 

 

Ms. Friedman stated neither she nor Ms. Harrison were able to attend the most recent

Environmental Advisory Council meeting; however, from reading the Minutes, it appears

nothing new was discussed.

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There being no further business, Mr. Allan moved, Ms. Friedman seconded, and it was unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

 

                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Karen Friedman, Secretary