The second business meeting for February was held February 27, 2006 at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. Kevin R. Kuhn, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Paul Hogan, Hugh Willig, Mark P. Thompson, Esq., Gary Bender, Esq., Linda M. Csete, Township Administrator, and those on the attached list were present.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M.
No matters were brought forward at this time.
Mr. Willig moved to approve the February 6, 2006 Business Meeting minutes and Mr. Hogan seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion, and there being none called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Kuhn referenced a letter dated 2/21/06 from Russell R. Naylor stating his concerns for safety along Church Road. He requested that guard rail, preferably steel, be installed from about 20 feet west of Charlestown Road for about 400-450 feet past the village church. Mr. Kuhn said it was a reasonable request and directed the Secretary to make a request to PennDOT to review the issue.
Mark and Kristen Notaro were present to provide an overview of their Zoning Hearing Board Application seeking approval for the construction of a second story addition on a detached garage and an addition to the house that will increase the square footage of the nonconforming use by more than 50%. The current house and garage are located along Charlestown Road and are nonconforming due to rear and side yard setback shortages. Mr. Kuhn asked what will be built above the garage, and Mr. Notaro responded a workshop. Mr. Willig noted the garage is very close to the property line. The Board reached a consensus that they would take a neutral position toward this application.
Mr. Thompson summarized the draft resolution in support of Frank A. Piliero’s application for a variance to permit Lot #3 of his five lot subdivision to fall under the minimum net lot area size of 80,000 square feet. Mr. Willig moved to approve Resolution #660-06 and Mr. Hogan seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Willig moved to accept the proposal of Gregory Blue for the development of a logo design for the township, and Mr. Hogan seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Kuhn moved to authorize advertising of a hearing on March 20, 2006 to consider an amendment to the Stormwater Management Ordinance and Mr. Hogan seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Thompson opened the hearing for Frank A. Piliero, which was continued to March 20, 2006, 7:30 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School, room 154.
Mr. Thompson opened the hearing for Robal Associates conditional use application and the proceedings were recorded by Tom Corcoran, court reporter.
The following witnesses gave testimony:
The following exhibits were marked and entered into the record:
|•||PC-5||Kohli & Associates review letter dated 2/22/06|
|•||PC-6||Thomas Comitta Associates review memorandum dated 2/20/06|
|•||A-15||Revised Plans dated 12/21/05|
The following residents had questions or comments:
The hearing was continued to March 20, 2006, 7:30 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School, room 154.
The Secretary recommended that the Open Space Director, Aliena Gerhard, be provided a township credit card with a $1,000 limit, particularly for use in making reservations for seminars and travel accommodations. The Board directed the Secretary to make the arrangements.
Mr. Kuhn stated that it was brought to his attention that one of the developers in the Township was transferring lots for the value of the lot only, then building the home under concurrent contract to that new owner afterward, presumably to avoid paying the full cost of realty transfer taxes. Mr. Thompson recommended the matter be reported to the Department of Revenue for investigation and the Board directed him to do so.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:11 P.M. The Board held an executive session following the meeting to discuss legal matters. The next meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2006, 7:30 P.M. in Room 154 of the Great Valley Middle School.