PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 19, 2005

The Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Bruce Baker on September 19, 2005 at 6:30p.m. All members were present.

Public Comments
There were no public comments.

Minutes
Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 19 and August 8, 2005 meetings. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Correspondence
Bruce Baker explained a letter from New Enterprise Stone & Lime to the PADEP to renew their NPDES permit. Bruce wrote a letter to PADEP stating that New Enterprise Stone & Lime was not acting in the Township’s best interest concerning the Rt. 22 project.

Bruce had correspondence he received at the county convention concerning NIMS which requires that all township employees are trained in the proper responses in case of a national disaster which may affect our area.

Old Business
Reviewed the progress of the comprehensive plan with Richard Sutter Associates. Bruce explained that Dick McDowell would be a good contact for the historical part.

Bruce passed out copies of the community-wide survey and asked all the members to review the survey and return it to him with their comments by Monday, September 26, 2005.

Bruce spoke briefly about the Central Regional Alliance meeting he has been attending.

Bruce told the Planning Commission that the supervisors authorized the solicitor to pursue whatever avenue was necessary to get the problems at Leisure Village corrected.

The windmill ordinance was reviewed and the minimum setbacks were discussed. Don Knopsnyder made a motion that the ordinance be sent to C. J. Webb with the stipulation that Item #12, the bond issue, be addressed that our engineers determine the minimum acceptable bond for the current demolition cost of these units and the bond be renewed every five years and our engineers provide us with a cost analysis for demolition every five years prior to renewal of the bond. Basically if it goes from five to ten thousand dollars the bond needs to increase. He amended his motion to address the setbacks stated in the ordinance. Deb Nagle seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

New Business
The side-lot addition of William Savering and Barbara Meekins conveying .034 acre to William and Paula Savering was reviewed. Al Gailey made a motion to recommend approve the side-lot addition and the motion was seconded by Laird Rager. All in favor. Motion passed.

The side lot addition of Daniel Till conveying land to Darren and Melissa Devlin was reviewed. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to reject the subdivision because it was incomplete because the map did not show the property of Daniel Till the person who is subdividing. The drawing also does not show the water supply and the septic system of the main parcel. The motion was seconded by Deb Nagel. All in favor. Motion passed.

Since the Planning Commission does not usually meet in December, Bruce Baker made a motion to advertise a meeting for Monday, December 19, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. because there are a lot of pending issues. Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Bruce Baker made a motion to add to the agenda a discussion concerning changing the Zoning Ordinance under the sign section. After some discussion concerning the change, Bruce made a motion that the Planning Commission initiate a curative amendment to correct the zoning ordinance under the sign section on Page 81 of the zoning ordinance. The motion was seconded by Deb Nagle. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m. Laird Rager seconded the motion. All in favor.

Respectively Submitted,
Deb Nagel - Secretary

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