PLANNING COMMISSION
JULY 17,  2006

The Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Al Gailey on July 17, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. All members were present; Recording secretary Connie Fetzer was not present.

Public Comments
There were no public comments.

Minutes
A motion to approve the minutes of the June 19, 2006 meeting was made by Don Knopsnyder and seconded Bruce Baker all were in favor, motion carried.

Correspondence
A letter was read from the Township Supervisors to JETSA asking for an update on the Brazil/Cherrywood project.

New Business
The subdivision of Frank Bombaugh was reviewed. A motion to approve the subdivision was made by Don Knopsnyder and seconded by Laird Rager. All were in favor motion carried.

The final design plans were reviewed for the Brazil/Cherrywood project. No action was needed.

A sewage facilities and site plan was reviewed for Ron and Jackie Crusan. There was some concern that there was not a separate ROW or water supply. A motion to have Bruce Baker check with the Solicitor and sign off on the application was made by Don Knopsnyder and seconded by Bruce Baker. All in favor, motion carried.

The Comprehensive Plan review cycle was reviewed. Richard Sutter is to send out the required notices and record the final comments. The Supervisors will hold a public hearing in August, with adoption set for September.

The Subdivision ordinance update was reviewed. A list of proposed changes is to be sent to Richard Sutter to prepare a draft subdivision ordinance.

The proposed windmill ordinance was reviewed and a motion to table was made by Don Knopsnyder and seconded by Paul Wyrwas. All were in favor and motion carried. The reason for the table was whether or not the tower should be enclosed with a fence.

The proposed ordinance for Coal bed Methane gas drilling was discussed. The subject of site restoration was discussed. A motion to recommend adoption to the board of Supervisors was made by Laird Rager and seconded by Bruce Baker. All were in favor, motion carried.

Central Cambria Coalition. Bruce Baker updated the Commission on the coalition activity. The purchase of a new paver with Cambria Township was discussed along with the review of RFPs for sewer plans along the route 22 corridor.

The Fords Corner Road area survey for sewer was discussed. The survey shows 68% favor city sewer and 32% do not.

A motion was made by Don Knopsnyder at 8:40 to adjourn and seconded by Bruce Baker. All in favor, motion carried.

Respectively Submitted,
Paul Wyrwas - Secretary

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