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Planning Commission
Thursday, December 17 2015

The December 2015 meeting of the Upper Frederick Township Planning Commission was called to order by the Chairman at 7:00 PM. 


Attending Were:  Richard Buckman, Chairman; William O’Donnell, Member; Randall Wampole,                               Member; Joseph Buick, Member; Norm Ulrich, Township Engineer; Jackie Tallon,                             Township Manager; and Lois Reitnour, Administrative Assistant


IN ATTENDANCE:  Tom Smith, Bercek and Smith Engineering; Leslie Benzak and Carolyn                                           Coleman; D. L. Grow, 1645 Gravel Pike



Approval of Minutes:

Mr. Wampole made the motion to accept the November 19, 2015, Planning Commission Meeting Minutes.  Mr. O’Donnell seconded the motion and was approved by all.



Sketch Plans


Benzak and Coleman

Mr. Smith, Bercek and Smith Engineering, presented sketch plan #4 which complies with the required 80,000 square foot net lot area.  Plan was forwarded to LTL for review and discussion prior to presenting to the Planning Commission.  Variance will still be required for the 60 foot front yard setback.  Sketch plan was submitted to the county for their review and comment. 


Mr. Buckman questioned the location of the sewer line.  Mr. Smith received information from the EDS, who designed the system, and placed location information given on the plan.  No construction is proposed.  Mr. Buckman asked if the sewer line was found not to be as shown on the plan, would it be relocated.  Mr. Benzak stated “yes.” 


Mr. O’Donnell made the motion to recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval for the submission of the subdivision and required variance to the Zoning Hearing Board for the Benzak and Coleman proposed subdivision.  Motion was seconded by Mr. Wampole and approved by all.


Mr. Smith thanked the Commission and requested placement on the agenda for the Board of Supervisors year end meeting on December 28, 2015 to present the subdivision plan.  Ms. Tallon stated that Benzak/Coleman would be placed on the year-end agenda.


Mr. Smith, Mr. Benzak and Ms. Coleman thanked the Commission, wished all a happy holiday and exited the meeting.





Stahl – Lot Line Adjustment – Expires 03/11/2016 – No new activity.






Grow, Vore & Feybusch – Lot Line Adjustment – Expires 01/10/2016

Mr. Grow was in attendance to inquire if a time extension was received by the Township from Mr. Feybusch.  Ms. Tallon stated that a signed Granting of a Time Extension has not yet been received.  However, there is still time for the signed waiver to be received.  Mr. Grow then inquired as to the exact subdivision plan that was submitted by Mr. Feybusch.  Stakes recently placed on his property, by a surveyor, did not follow the agreed property line change between Mr. Grow and Mr. Feybusch.  Copy of most recently submitted plan was reviewed.  Mr. Ulrich informed that flags placed by a surveyor may not necessarily represent a proposed property line. They could be reference lines.   Following the review of the most recent subdivision plan submitted by Mr. Feybusch, Mr. Grow affirmed that the plan submitted is the property line change agreed upon.  


Mr. Grow thanked the Commission for their time in clearing up his concern and exited the meeting.


Mr. Buckman made motion to recommend to the Board of Supervisors that the Grow, Vore & Feybusch subdivision be denied if the Granting of a Time Extension is not received prior to the January 10, 2016 expiration date.  Motion was seconded by Mr.  Wampole and approved by all.



Other Business:


Riparian Corridors Map

Riparian corridor map will be ready for review at the January 28, 2016, Planning Commission meeting.


FEMA Floodplain Map – Ordinance Update

Mr. Buckman inquired of Mr. Ulrich if there were any changes from the revisions discussed at the November 19, 2015 Planning Commission meeting.  Mr. Ulrich stated that there were none.


Mr. O’Donnell made the motion to recommend approval of the FEMA Floodplain Ordinance update to the Board of Supervisors subject to Mr. Ulrich’s resolve of Mr. Allebach’s questions.  Motion was seconded by Mr. Wampole and approved by all.



Ms. Tallon informed that there was no CPVRPC meeting in early December.   



Mr. Buckman inquired if there was any other business to bring before the Commission.  There was none. 





Mr. Wampole made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 PM.  Motion was seconded by Mr. O’Donnell and was approved by all.    

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