PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 21, 2002

The Reorganization meeting was held prior to the regular meeting.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion that Laird Rager serve as temporary chairman. Laird declined the nomination.

Laird Rager nominated Don Knopsnyder to serve as temporary chairman. Bruce Baker seconded the motion.

The reorganization meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Don Knopsnyder introduced Dave Cobaugh and himself as the new members of the Planning Commission. He then introduced the rest of the Planning Commission and the Recording Secretary.

A public comment period followed. There were no public comments regarding any old business.

Don asked for nominations for officers for the year 2002.

Laird Rager nominated Don Knopsnyder as Chairman and Don declined. Don Knopsnyder nominated Bruce Baker. Laird then seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Bruce Baker nominated Don Knopsnyder as Vice Chairman and Tom Marhefka seconded the motion. All in favor.

Laird Rager nominated Dave Cobaugh as Secretary. Tom seconded the motion. All in favor.

Bruce Baker nominated Tom Marhefka as Assistant Secretary. Laird seconded the motion. All in favor.

The regular monthly meeting was then called to order by Bruce Baker. All members were present. Another public comment period followed.

Public Comments
Jim Marhefka had some questions concerning a minor subdivision. After a short discussion Jim thanked the planning commission and said he would return when he decided to complete the subdivision.

Bruce and Stephanie Guyan of Bracken Street presented a drawing for a building permit for extending their foundation from a single-wide to a double-wide. After some discussion it was decided that Dave Bracken, who was present at the meeting, would check with Pat Kiniry, Zoning Board Solicitor, the next day to see how this should be handled since a Zoning Officer had not yet been appointed. Dave Bracken told the Guyans that we would call them after checking with Pat Kiniry.

Meeting Minutes
Since the meeting minutes were passed out to all members prior to the meeting to read, Don Knopsnyder made a motion that the minutes be approved as written. Bruce Baker seconded the motion. All were in favor to accept the minutes as written.

Old Business
A certified letter sent to Eugene Kist asking him to clarify a letter he wrote in November to the Planning Commission requesting copies was read. Bruce Baker asked if there was any response to their letter to Mr. Kist and Connie Fetzer said no.

New Business
The Minor Subdivision of Sara Jane Leckey conveying 24 acres to Daniel and Roxanne Leckey. After a brief discussion Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the subdivision. Laird Rager seconded the motion. All in favor. A letter will be sent to the supervisors recommending approval of this subdivision.

Each board member was given a copy of the approved Zoning Ordinance and a Zoning Map. Bruce Baker suggested everyone review the ordinance at home and they would discuss it at the next meeting.

A letter from Robert Stephens requesting copies of Planning Commission meeting minutes for 1998 through 2001 was read. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to authorize Connie Fetzer to make the copies and notify Mr. Stephens by certified letter when the copies were completed. Tom Marhefka seconded the motion. All were in favor.

A letter to June Stephens dated January 11, 2002. The letter requested Ms. Stephens to return all items belonging to the township since she was no longer a member of the Planning Commission. Since there was no response to this letter as of this date, Connie was instructed to have another letter written in February and send it by certified mail.

A discussion was held concerning who holds keys for the front door and the filing cabinet. It was decided that when Ms. Stephens returned her keys they would be given to Don since he is the Vice-Chairman. In the event Bruce would not be able to make a meeting, Don would have access to the building.

A discussion was held concerning the PSATS mailing list. Connie was instructed to replace June Stephens’ name with Don Knopsnyder and to add Dave Cobaugh to the mailing list.

The copy of the Zoning Fee Schedule was passed out to each member for information purposes.

Bruce suggested that at the next meeting the Planning Commission review and update the check list for processing a subdivision which was written several years ago.

Bruce also suggested they review last year’s building permits in order to comply with the comprehensive plan.

Copies of the annual report and a list of all the planning commission members were passed out to each member.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Tom Marhefka at 7:25 p.m. The motion was seconded by Laird Rager. All in favor.

Respectively Submitted,
Dave Cobaugh
Secretary

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