PLANNING COMMISSION
January 21, 2008

Reorganization:
Paul Wyrwas acted as temporary chairman.

The Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Temporary Chairman Paul Wyrwas on January 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. All members were present.

Bruce Baker made a motion to appoint Paul Wyrwas as Chairman for 2008. Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Al Gailey made a motion to appoint Bruce Baker as Vice Chairman. Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to appoint Al Gailey as secretary. Paul Wyrwas seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Public Comments:
There were no public comments.

Minutes:
Bruce Baker made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 17, 2007 meeting. The motion was seconded by Don Knopsnyder. All in favor. Motion passed.

Correspondence:
Letters from supervisors appointing Al Gailey and Laird Rager to another 5 year term on the Planning Commission.

DCNR Grant for Mitchell Park was approved.

Letter to Robert McKool informing him of violations in Leisure Village Mobile Home Park and a letter from Mr. McKool’s attorney disputing these violations.

DEP Planning Module for Pettita Gresh.

New Business:
The informal site plan of Andy Robinson for proposed storage units along Route 22 at Frenchy’s Corner was reviewed. Suggestions were made to Mr. Robinson to have a professionally drawn site plan made for submission and that he would have to seek a variance in order to build on that piece of property.

The Fords Trailer Park Operating Permit for 2008 was reviewed and it was noted that there were no deficiencies. Bruce Baker made a motion to approve the permit. Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

The Jalko Mobile Trailer Park Operating Permit for 2008 was reviewed and it was noted that there were no deficiencies. Bruce Baker made a motion to approve the permit. Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

The site plan for Don Krens for the DVO Car Wash was reviewed. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the site plan after review by the township engineer. Bruce Baker seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

The proposed Amendment to Ordinance 118 for small scale windmills was reviewed. Al Gailey suggested that maybe a site plan should be drawn to scale. After much discussion on this and setback requirements, Al Gailey made a motion that the site plan should be drawn to scale with all the surrounding features. Bruce Baker seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Bruce Baker brought up that John Sirko, Jr. never recorded his subdivision and it has been over 90 days so now he has to resubmit it. Do we make him pay the $25 to review the plan a second time. It was also brought up that what is done when someone doesn’t have a mylar. Al Gailey said that they will not record it at the courthouse without a mylar. The subdivision states that you must record within 30 days or it is void. The question then came up as to whether a property line change needed to be recorded. After some discussion and review of the subdivision ordinance it was decided that the way it stands a property line change is not required to be recorded. It was discussed that a revision to the subdivison ordinance was needed. Bruce Baker said that the township was thinking that they were going to require a permit by the transporter to bring a mobile home into the township. It was also discussed as to how many copies of a subdivison map and how many mylars should be required as to how many are really needed. Whether there should be a fee for review of site plans was discussed. There was then a discussion as to why we do not have a review checklist to hand out to people who want to subdivide. This was supposed to be provided by Dick Sutter. Bruce said he would call Dick Sutter and ask him to prepare this checklist.

Old Business:
Bruce Baker gave an update on the Warren Oil Hearing and the CPV hearing for the test towers.

Don Knopsnyder gave an update on the Joint Comprehensive Plan.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to table a subdivison of Earl Link and Michael Kashalk due to lack of information. Al Gailey seconded th motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Respectively Submitted,
Al Gailey - Secretary

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