PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 14, 2005

The Jackson Township Planning Commission monthly meeting was called to order by Bruce Baker on November 14, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. All members were present.

Public Comments
There were no public comments.

Meeting Minutes
Deb Nagle made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2005 meeting. The motion was seconded by Al Gailey. All were in favor. Motion passed.

Correspondence
Letter from Debra Nagel requesting reappointment to Planning Commission for another 4 year term.

Old Business
The old business was tabled.

New Business
The side lot addition of Brent D. Schmidt transferring 5,500.91 square feet to Samuel Amenti was reviewed. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the side lot addition and the motion was seconded by Al Gailey. All in favor. Motion passed

Old Business (resumed)
Dick Sutter & Associates reviewed the progress on the comprehensive plan.

The side lot addition of George Gillen was tabled due to the fact that there was no one there to explain the subdivision.

New Business
Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adopt the following rules and procedures: #1 - Require that all subdivisions, side-lot additions and site plans for review before the board should be submitted two (2) weeks in advance of the Planning Commissionís regular monthly meeting and #2 - move the new business before the old business on the agenda both to be effective on January 1, 2006. Al Gailey seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Bruce Baker made a motion to recommend to the supervisors the changes in the Sign Requirements in Section 701E & G and the change in the lot size in the Ag district in Section 506G of the Zoning Ordinance #118. Deb Nagle asked a question regarding the lot size change in the Ag District. She said it could possibly cause a problem when someone tries to obtain a perk test for a 1 acre parcel of ground. She said she would be leaning more towards 1.5 acres. Al Gailey seconded Bruceís motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion that the Planning Commission recommend to the supervisors that Deb Nagel be appointed to another 4-year term on the Planning Commission. Laird Rager seconded the motion. All in favor with Nagle abstaining from voting. Motion passed.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion that the Planning Commission send a letter to the supervisors requesting that the Board of Supervisors seek a proposal from Richard Sutter and Associates to: 1) develop a new subdivision ordinance to replace the current one which was adopted in 1980, plan a review of the zoning ordinance to insure that we are in compliance with all the state laws and any changes to the municipal planning code since the adoption of the zoning ordinance, plan a review of the zoning map and to insure that the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision plan are compatible with each other. Deb Nagel seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Don asked that the Planning Commission, over the next couple months or year, give some consideration to establishing a timeline for the review and updating of these ordinances.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m. Deb Nagel seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Respectively Submitted:
Deb Nagle
Secretary

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