PLANNING COMMISSION
February 18, 2008

PUBLIC MEETING
A public meeting was held for the amendment to the Jackson Township Zoning Ordinance to provide for small scale windmills as an accessory use in the residential, agricultural and commercial districts and providing setbacks and other regulations. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Paul Wrywas at 6:30 p.m. All members were present. The chairman asked for public comments concerning small scale windmills. Dave Cotterman stated that he was interested in installing a small windmill on his property and asked if it were possible to lower the setbacks in the agricultural district in the proposed amendment. Clair Michaels made comments on keeping the ordinance the way it was adopted. The chairman then closed the public meeting and opened the regular monthly meeting.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
Public Comments
There were no public comments.

Minutes
Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2008 meeting. The motion was seconded by Al Gailey. All in favor. Motion passed.

Correspondence
Nanty Glo Comprehensive Plan

New Business
Don Knopsnyder made a motion to add the Joseph Jr. and Elizabeth Bezek subdivision on the agenda. Paul Wrywas seconded the motion. All in favor with Al Gailey abstaining. Motion passed.

The Bezek subdivision was reviewed. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to table the subdivision due to lack of documentation. Laird Rager seconded the motion. All in favor with Al Gailey abstaining. Motion passed.

Al Gailey made a motion to recommend approval of the Small Scale Windmill Ordinance. Bruce Baker seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Old Business
Subdivision Ordinance - Bruce Baker said they had talked about the number of maps required. He said he had talked with the solicitor regarding the number of copies required. The solicitor said that all the copies are allowed requirements but not mandatory so the Planning Commission can decide how many copies they would require. For a minor subdivision it was decided that the copies could be reduced down to 2 copies with 2 mylars and a major would still require the eight copies and 2 mylars. This will be what will be recommended for an amendment to the subdivision ordinance. Al Gailey said he will work on a checklist for completing the subdivison approval process.

Don Knopsnyder reported on the Joint Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan. He reported that they are still meeting and that a target date for completion has been set for October 2008. Don Knopsnyder is still working on setting up a training class for the Municipal Planning Code.

Central Cambria Coalition - Bruce Baker reported that the maps are done for recreation and are being produced and should be ready for distribution in March or April.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Respectively Submitted,
Al Gailey - Secretary

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