07/30/13 7:30pm Planning Commission Meeting
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
MINUTES OF JULY 30, 2013
Mark Benzel, chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:35pm in the township building. Additional commissioners present: Patricia Montague and Charles Streitwieser. There was a quorum present.
Minutes of May 28, 2013: Motion by Commissioner Streitwieser to accept minutes as submitted. 2nd by Commissioner Montague. Motion approved.
1. Weisbrod – two lot subdivision plan represented by Wayne Grafton, The
Grafton Association and Ed Weisbrod, owner. Commissioners reviewed letters from The County of Chester, July 26, 2013, and Vandemark & Lynch, Inc., July 24, 2013. Mr. Grafton presented background data relating to a previous subdivision application from June, 2012. Clarification of current application discussed with commissioners.
Motion by Commissioner Streitwieser to accept plan for final approval and send to supervisors for final approval of two lot subdivision subject to note that allows further subdivision in the future and subject to meeting comments of township engineers. 2nd Commissioner Montague. Motion approved.
2. Bank of America – final Land Development Plan represented by Joseph Brion, and Joe Botta. Mr. Brion reviewed with the commissioners the previous
appearance before the Planning Commission. At that time the commissioners did not recommend to the township supervisors the application for preliminary land development approval but did not oppose the application.
The supervisors wanted to see some design changes but gave preliminary approval so applicant could go ahead with other application requests. The applicant now has a more finished plan with resolution of issues raised by the township commissioners and supervisors. Additional items of note from the commissioners included the screening of roof top equipment, color of brick and lighting of flag if it is to be up 24/7.
Motion by Commissioner Montague to recommend final approval subject to meeting requirements of all township review letters and contingent upon township granting of two waivers. 2nd Commissioner Streitwieser. Motion approved.
3. TD Bank – Preliminary Land Development Plan represented by Joseph Brion and Michael Jeitner, Bohler Engineering. Commissioners received letters of review from Vandemark & Lynch, inc., June 25, 2013, Glackin Thomas Panzak, July 13, 2013, URS, June 27, 2013, The County of Chester, July 9, 2013, TPD, June 21, 2013, and Chester County Conservation District, July 18, 2013.
Motion by Commissioner Streitwieser to recommend approval of preliminary land development application with applicant resolving outstanding comments and adjustments of township review letters prior to obtaining final approval.
2nd Commissioner Montague. Motion approved.
Ruth Plaugher, Secretary