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06/28/2010 PC S.M. Minutes

Planning Commission

Special Meeting Minutes

June 28, 2010

Roll Call

Joseph Greco – Chairman

Sharon Michaels – Vice Chairman

Ronald R. Taylor- Secretary

Edith Stevens – Member

Joan Montgomery - Member

Bill Raczko – Alternate Member (5:37pm)

Timothy McManus, Esquire – Solicitor


Debra Brady - Zoning Officer

Charles Unangst – Engineer

Elaine M. Diaz- Secretary


Tom Shepstone, Shepstone Management


Call to Order

Chairman Greco called the June 28, 2010 Planning Commission special meeting to order at 5:00 PM.  The meeting was held at the Paradise Township Municipal Building, Route 940, Paradise Valley, Cresco, PA. 



Public Comment Statement

Chairman Greco announced the following public comment statement: “Ladies and gentlemen, before the Planning Commission votes on any matter, the Commission will allow for public comment on that particular item.  If you wish to be heard at that time, please raise your hand, and you will be recognized.”  (At that time, please state your name for the record.)


New Submittals for Acceptance


Henryville Subdivision

Deb Brady handed out revised Henryville Conservation Club, Inc., Property Consolidation Plans to the Commission.


Motion: Stevens moved seconded by Taylor to accept the revised Henryville Conservation Club, Inc., Property Consolidation Plan for review.

Motion carried 5-0


Brady handed out a new proposed ordinance for a Farmer’s Market. She requested the commission to take this home and review it for discussion at the regular meeting that is scheduled for July 13, 2010.


Other Business


Sign Ordinance

There was extensive discussion regarding proposed revisions to the draft Sign Ordinance, including revisions in regards to the setbacks, size and locations of signs. Discussion also took place regarding electronic signs.

Mr. Tom Shepstone of Shepstone Management was present and stated that Paradise would need to develop a sign ordinance that can be defended and not necessarily follow suit with other townships.


Shepstone will reword certain provisions to address the matters discussed .


It was the consensus of the Planning Commission that Off premise signs should be 100 square feet not 300 square feet.


Mr. Shepstone, Attorney McManus and Mrs. Brady will work collaboratively and have some changes to present to the commission for the next meeting scheduled for July 13, 2010.


There being no further business or comment, the meeting was adjourned.


Motion: Stevens moved seconded by Michaels to adjourn the meeting at 6:32pm.

Motion carried 5-0.



Respectfully submitted,

Elaine M. Diaz

Administrative Secretary