PLANNING COMMISSION
  MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 16, 2006

REORGANIZATION  MINUTES

Deb Nagel made a motion to appoint Bruce Baker as acting chairman. The motion was seconded by Don Knopsnyder. All in favor. Motion passed.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting was called to order by Bruce Baker at 6:30 p.m.

Roll Call
All members were present.

Public Comments
There were no public comments.

New Business
Don Knopsnyder made a motion to appoint Deb Nagel as chairman. The motion was seconded by Laird Rager. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to appoint Al Gailey as vice-chairman. The motion was seconded by Laird Rager. All in favor. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Deb Nagle to appoint Don Knopsnyder as secretary. The motion was seconded by Al Gailey. All in favor. Motion passed.

MEETING MINUTES

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Deb Nagel on January 16, 2006 at 6:35 p.m. All members were present.

Public Comments
There were no public comments.

Minutes
Deb Nagel made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2005 meeting. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Correspondence
Letter from Richard P. Sutter & Associates with a signed agreement for professional community planning development services at a rate of $75/hour not to exceed $24,500.

Letter from supervisors stating that they reappointed Debra Nagel to another 4 year term on the Planning Commission.

Brochure from PSATS on "The Effect of "ACRE*" on Township Government."

Correspondence from the Penn State Coop Office concerning workshop they will be conducting on community planning.

Correspondence from the Pennsylvania Land Use Institute concerning a credit course for solicitors. Bruce stated that someone from the Planning Commission should look into this course and notify the supervisors.

Old Business
The side-lot addition of George Gillen transferring .65 acres to Linda and Dennis Gillespie was reviewed. Al Gailey made a motion to approve the side-lot addition. Laird Rager seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Due to the fact that Richard P. Sutter & Associates were not in attendance, the progress on the comprehensive plan was not reviewed.

Bruce Baker stated that the Central Region Alliance was dead in the water.

Bruce stated that the court date for Mr. McKool’s hearing concerning Leisure Village was delayed and Mr. McKool was given some more time to comply.

Review of the windmill ordinance was dead in the water because US Windforce doesn’t want to contribute anything to the township.

New Business
The subdivision of Robert and Delores Watroba was reviewed. Jerry Thomas took the subdivision back because the Cambria County Sewage Enforcement Agency was requiring more land be added to the sidelot addition in order to comply with sewage regulations. The subdivision will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to add the side-lot addition of George and Candyce Haman to the agenda. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed. The Haman side lot addition was reviewed. The side-lot addition transfers .023 acre to James M. And Krystyna McCabe. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the side-lot addition. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder prepared the Annual Report for the years 2002-2005. Don Knopsnyder made a motion that the annual report will be forwarded to the supervisors. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to invite Cambria Township to join Jackson Township in our comprehensive plan and to develop a joint comprehensive plan. Laird Rager seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder gave each member a copy of a paper he prepared which lists future planning activities, an ordinance review timetable, and other miscellaneous items to possibly be considered by the planning commission. A copy will be forwarded to the supervisors and a copy will be filed with the Planning Commission.

Al Gailey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m. Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion. All in favor.

Respectively Submitted,
Don Knopsnyder - Secretary

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