EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meeting of the Board – August 5, 2019
Immediately preceding the meeting there was a Conditional Use Hearing for Clark Kennett Realty.
Chairman Sarro called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the following people in attendance: Supervisors McKinstry, Hannum, Lacy and Jameson, Planning Commission Chairman Walker and Engineers Hatfield and Donlon as well as Solicitor Unruh
Pledge of Allegiance and Public Comment Period. No comments.
Approval of Minutes. The minutes of the June 3rd Board of Supervisors meeting were approved with a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Hannum abstaining. The minutes for the July 1st meeting were approved 3-0, with Supervisors Lacy and Jameson abstaining.
Citadel Bank. Engineer Hatfield recommended an escrow release to close out the escrow with Citadel Bank in the amount of $26,639 The Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the release.
Toll Brothers Pratt Development. Lou Colagrecco appeared before the Board to request plan signatures for the final development plan for the Toll Brothers project; he stated all of the engineers’ outstanding issues have been addressed. Commissioner Walker suggested the Township should start negotiating the sidewalk easement with the landowner of the Willowdale Town Center. The Supervisors approved a motion to authorize the Officers of the Township to sign the plans and any associated documents for recording with a vote of 5-0.
Northbrook Road/Pia Project. Jim Fritsch with Regester and Associates represented Mike Pia and his project to build a single family home on the 8.9 acre tract at Northbrook and Street Roads. The applicant needs a waiver from section 609.H of the SALDO which establishes sight distance for driveways. Traffic Planning and Design reviewed the plan and recommended some changes to improve sight distance. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to grant the waiver provided that Traffic Planning and Design’s concerns are addressed.
Request to Remove a Stand of Trees at 213 Marlboro Road. Mr. Fritsch appeared before the Board to represent the owner of the property, Ann Crawford, who wishes to build a single family home on the wooded lot. Mr. Fritsch said there were 351 trees on
the lot, none of them specimen, and the applicant was requesting permission to remove 81 of them in order to build the house, storm water facilities and septic system. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to approval the removal as depicted on the plans with the understanding the applicant would try to minimize disturbance and stage the cutting to preserve as many trees as possible.
Estate of Anita Weisbrod Final Subdivision. Margot Mohr Teetor appeared before the Board to represent Ed Weisbrod and request signature for the subdivision plan for (5) 10 acre+ lots. Engineer Donlon stated that the legal description for the expanded Right of Way along Mill Road still needed to be received by the township. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to authorize the Officers to sign the plans with the understanding that they would not be released for Recording until the easement was obtained.
223 E. Street Road. The Supervisors tabled the motion to sign the plans for the two lot subdivision, the action will be considered once the Storm water Operations & Maintenance Agreement and Restrictive Covenant regarding reforestation of the riparian buffer are received.
Resolution 2019-18. A Resolution in support of the County Planning Commission’s adoption of Landscapes3, the County’s Comprehensive Plan, was approved unanimously with a 5-0 vote.
Tri-M Building Expansion. John Jaros appeared before the Board to represent Tri-M Electrical Contractors who are seeking approval to move to the land development phase of their proposed expansion without having to reopen the Conditional Use Hearing from 1988. Mr. Jaros stated that the use of the building will remain the same as was approved by Conditional Use Order but his clients need more space to accommodate a growth of their workforce. Supervisor Lacy expressed concerns about issues that could be raised during a Conditional Use Hearing that would not be handled during land development including the installation of electric charging stations. Jim Horn, President and CEO of Tri-M, stated they would install charging stations if the Supervisors requested them. After significant discussion the Supervisors voted 3-2 to allow Tri-M to proceed to land development rather than reopening the Conditional Use Hearing with Supervisors McKinstry and Lacy opposing.
Ordinance 2019-04 Authorizing East Marlborough to adopt a Memorandum of Understanding with Kennett Township. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to adopt the Ordinance.
Memorandum of Understanding with Kennett Township for reimbursement of the ARLE Grant for the Cedarcroft Road/Route 82/Route One interchange. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Kennett Township.
Bills. By a vote of 5-0 the Supervisors approved payment of invoices with the following totals:
General Fund: $ 131,017.58
Payroll: $ 56,034.64
Sewer Fund: $ 35,495.98
Park Fund: $ 97.72
State Fund: $ 9,002.57
Treasurer’s Report. By a vote of 5-0 the Treasurer’s Report was accepted as submitted.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
Laurie Prysock, Township Manager
There will be a Conditional Use Hearing on Clark Realty Property and 817 E. Baltimore Pike beginning at 6:00 p.m.
AGENDA – August 5, 2019– 7:00 P.M.
Subject to change
- Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance,
- Public Comment Period
- Approval of Minutes of June 3, 2019and July 1, 2019
- Escrow Releases
- Citadel Bank
- Resolution 2019- Escrow release for Longwood Preserve (tentative)
- Toll Brothers Final Land Development Plan signatures
- 311 East Street/Northbrook Road Land Development waiver request – Mike Pia
- Request to remove a stand of trees from 213 Marlboro Road – Anne Crawford
- Final Land Development Plan signatures for the Estate of Anita Weisbrod – Ed Weisbrod
- Final Land Development Plan signatures for 223 E. Street Road – Jorge Paredes
- Resolution 2019-18 in support of Landscapes3
- Tri-M proposed building expansion
- Ordinance for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kennett Township for the Cedarcroft Signal grant.
- Treasurer’s Report