09/14/2010 PC Minutes
Regular Meeting Minutes
September 14, 2010
Joseph Greco – Chairman
Sharon Michaels-Vice Chairman
Joan Montgomery - Member
Edith Stevens – Member
Timothy McManus, Esquire – Solicitor
Debra Brady - Zoning Officer
Charles Unangst – Engineer
Elaine M. Diaz- Secretary
Call to Order
Chairman Greco called the September 14, 2010 Planning Commission meeting to order at 5:30pm. 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.)
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Motion: Stevens moved seconded by Greco to approve the August 10, 2010 regular meeting minutes.
Motion carried 3-0 (Michaels and Montgomery abstained as they were absent from that meeting.)
Motion: Stevens moved seconded by Taylor to approve the Special meeting minutes of August 24, 2010.
Motion carried 3-0 (Montgomery and Michaels abstained as they were absent from that meeting.)
Open Plans – No Action Necessary
New Submittals for Acceptance
Mt. Airy Final Land Development Plan
Jeffrey Belardi, Esquire of Belardi Law Offices, and John Pocius of CECO Associates were present on behalf of the applicant. Mr. Pocius requested that the plan be moved forward to the BOS.
Attorney McManus stated that the deed references were not consistent on Sheets 1 and 2. They must be revised to set forth the correct recording information. The following additional note was recommended by Attorney McManus to be included on the plan.
“The intention of this plan is to show the addition and construction of Parking Lot G and associated site improvements to the Mount Airy #1 LLC Hotel / Casino, and to that extent only, this plan will supersede previous plans approved by Paradise Township for this property.”
There was discussion regarding the maintenance agreements, bonds and Stormwater agreements.
Mr. Unangst stated that he could not see a reason to not forward this plan to the Board of Supervisors.
Mr. Pocius requested removing the bottom of the basin and replacing it with an infiltration basin.
Attorney Belardi asserted that this has always been the intention to replace a sedimentation basin with and infiltration basin.
Motion: Stevens Moved seconded by Montgomery to recommend to the BOS to approve the MT Airy Final Land Development Plan contingent upon comments of the Engineer being met, correction of the deed book recording information and the notation from the solicitor being included.
( “The intention of this plan is to show the addition and construction of Parking Lot G and associated site improvements to the Mount Airy #1 LLC Hotel / Casino, and to that extent only, this plan will supersede previous plans approved by Paradise Township for this property.” )
Motion carried 5-0.
CHAPTER 142- REVISIONS- Weight restrictions that were previously established need to be eliminated. Hulbert Hill Road and Koerners Road bridge are to be included in this chapter.
Fines to be included which are to supersede any other violation.
Attorney McManus stated that he only received this draft ordinance tonight and has not had a chance to review it. .
CHAPTER 160 – REVISIONS – Solar Energy; Brady stated that this Chapter has been reviewed with the Board of supervisors and she requests the commission take it home and review it. Items that were discussed were glare, accessory use versus primary use. Building permits and Zoning permits will be required as well as a Certificate of Habitability.
This would ensure that the system will be installed properly.
CHAPTER 1 – REVISIONS- Discussion took Place but no action was taken.
There was no further discussion or comments.
Motion: Montgomery moved seconded by Taylor to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 pm.
Motion carried 5-0.
Elaine M. Diaz,