MINUTES - JUNE 13, 2005
The regular meeting of the Planning Commission of the
Planning Commission: Karen Friedman, Chairman
Cynthia Harrison, Vice Chairman
John Pazdera, Member
Others: Nancy Frick, Director Zoning, Inspection & Planning
Jennifer McGrath, Township Solicitor
James Majewski, Township Engineer
Absent: William Taylor, Planning Commission Secretary
Fred Allan, Planning Commission Member
Frank Fazzalore, Supervisor Liaison
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ms. Harrison moved and Ms. Friedman seconded to approve the Minutes of April 25, 2005 as written. Motion carried with Mr. Pazdera abstaining.
Ms. Harrison moved, Mr. Pazdera seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the Minutes of May 9, 12005 as written.
#561 – ROBERT & KATHLEEN WIDMER – PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAN APPROVAL
Mr. Robert Widmer and Ms. Kathleen Widmer were present with Mr. Edward Murphy,
attorney. Mr. Murphy stated last summer Mr. and Mrs. Widmer obtained Zoning
Hearing Board relief to subdivide their property on
square feet and contains an existing home. The new lot (
The PCS letter dated 6/7/05 was noted. Mr. Murphy noted the Waivers being requested.
Item #1.a. was noted relating to street improvements. Mr. Murphy stated both streets are
fully improved so they do not feel frontage improvements are required on either street.
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This is also the case for Item #1.b. relating to curbs and Item #1.c. relating to sidewalks.
There are no sidewalks in the area. Item #1.d. discusses bikepaths. Mr. Majewski stated
he is not sure what is on the Official Map, but there are no bikepaths in this area.
Mr. Majewski noted with regard to the Waiver discussed under Item #1.e that they are
requesting relief from controlling the run off for the entire property. He stated there is an
existing house on
water measures for
minor corrections which are sufficient to control the
proposed run off from
relates as well to Item #1.f. Mr. Majewski stated the method they are proposing is
appropriate for this size lot.
Item 1.g. on Page #3 was noted regarding the Waiver requested for the release rate.
Mr. Majewski stated this is a small lot and there is not enough room on the lot to build a
facility that would meet the Ordinance requirements. This did go to the Zoning Hearing
Board and they did obtain relief. Mr. Majewski stated it is only a small amount of run off
from the property. He stated the Ordinance requires that the post development rate be
reduced to 50% and in this case they are reducing it to 78% pre-development; however,
the run off from the 100 year storm is negligible for this lot. Ms. Harrison asked if there
is a storm drain anywhere near this area, and Mr. Majewski stated there is not. It was
noted that they are proposing underground detention of the storm water on the lot.
Mr. Murphy stated they will comply with Items #2 and #3. Item #4 was noted and
Mr. Murphy stated the Applicant is proposing Fee-In-Lieu of Recreation. He noted that
will comply with Items #5, #6, #7, and #8. With regard to Item #9, the PennDOT permit
is pending and they are waiting for receipt. This is for the
The CKS letter was noted, and Mr. Murphy stated there are no issues with these items.
Mr. Pazdera moved, Ms. Harrison seconded and it was unanimously carried to
recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of the Preliminary/Final Plan last
revised 5/6/05 subject to compliance with the PCS letter dated 6/7/05. The Planning
Commission recommends approval of Waivers to SALDO Sections #178-40.C, Section
#178-46.A(2), Section #178-47.A, Section #178-48.A, Section #178-93.A(5), Section
#178-93.C(1), and Section #178-93C(2). The Planning Commission recommends Fee-In-
Lieu of Recreation.
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Ms. Friedman stated she attended the EAC meeting where they noted that Canal Days has
been cancelled because of the flood. She stated the EAC is continuing to discuss a series
of seminars to be held one of which will discuss the use of native plants.
There being no further business, Mr. Pazdera moved, Ms. Harrison seconded and it was unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.
Karen Friedman, Chairman