PLANNING COMMISSION
December 15
, 2008

The Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Paul Wyrwas at 6:30 PM on December 15, 2008.  All members were present

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Steve Yurasik commented on several business which were “zoned out” in the township due to the current Zoning Ordinance.  He felt Richard Sutter and Associates were responsible.  Bruce Baker explained the Sutter firm was not involved in any way.

Clair Michaels commented that the description of the Francis Freidhoff subdivision in the agenda was not on Wagner Road but on Chickaree Hill Road.  Bruce explained the description in the Agenda was only for location purposes and that the subdivision plan showed the majority of the property was on Chickaree Hill Road. 

MINUTES
Bruce Baker made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 17, 2008 meeting. The motion was seconded by Don Knopsnyder.  All in favor, motion passed.

CORRESPONDENCE
None

NEW BUSINESS
The Subdivision Plan of Richard and Penny Tronzo for the conveyance of a parcel to their son, Christian Tronzo at the intersection of Stager Road and Rorabaugh Road was reviewed.  Although the surveyor showed the wrong set back distances on the plan (35’ front, 20’side and 15’ rear) (should have been 40’ front, 15’ side and 15’ rear) the members felt this could be corrected with the site plan required for the building permit.  Al Gailey made a motion to approve the plan as submitted.  Paul Wyrwas seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

Bruce Baker made a motion to have the regular Planning Commission Meetings in 2009 on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM.  Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS
The Subdivision Plan of Francis Freidhoff for the conveyance of a parcel to Clarence Ling on Chickaree Hill Road near the intersection with Wagner Road was reviewed.  Action on the plan was tabled at the November 17, 2008, meeting because a non-building waiver from the sewage enforcement officer had not been submitted and several elements were missing from the survey plan.  The corrected plan and the non-building waiver were resubmitted for review.  Bruce Baker made a motion to approve the plan as submitted.  Don Knopsnyder seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

Bruce Baker asked if there were any comments on Article 8 of the old subdivision division ordinance which will be used to update Article 4 of the new subdivision ordinance.  Copies were given to each member at the October 20, 2008 meeting. There were none. Don Knopsnyder made a  motion to recommend to the supervisors adoption of the proposed changes to Article 4 of the The Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance adopted on July 26, 2007. Bruce Baker seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

Each member was given a copy of the draft of a checklist prepared by Paul Wyrwas for use by future subdividers and their surveyors when preparing a plan for submittal to the Planning Commission for subdivision approval.  Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adopt the checklist with at date of December 15, 2008 added  to indicate the date of adoption.  Al Gailey seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

Bruce Baker made a motion to adjourn at 7:02 PM.  Motion seconded by Don Knopsnyder All in favor.  Motion passed.

Respectively Submitted,
Al Gailey - Secretary

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