EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meeting of the Board – October 1, 2018
Chairman Richard Hannum, Jr. called the public meeting to Order at 7:00p.m. Those in attendance included: Supervisors John Sarro, Julia Lacy, Robert McKinstry, AttorneysFrone Crawford and Amanda Sundquist,Engineer Jim Hatfield as well as Planning Commission Chairman Cuyler Walker.
Pledge of Alliance and Public Comment Period.Mr. Michael Carlino informed the Supervisors of issues he is having with dust coming from the Longwood Preserve project. Mr. Carlino stated he has been trying to get the developer to address the issue but dust from the driveway continues to negatively affect his mushroom growing business. Mr. Joe Ruggiero, one of the partners in the Longwood Preserve project assured Mr. Carlino that he would personally address the issue.
Resident Mr. Joe Benti asked the Supervisors for an update on zoning enforcement for the oil tanker that is parked at 101 Poplar Tree Road. Solicitor Crawford said he was working on the township’s response and would have information sent to the resident this week. Supervisor McKinstry asked Mr. Benti if he called DEP or the EPA to report the oil tanker, Mr. Benti said both agencies said the truck fell under township jurisdiction.
Resident Mr. Josh Bricker stated that he was the owner of 101 Poplar Tree and was trying to work with the township to make the situation right for everyone. He intends to build a garage to house the vehicle and will appear before the HARB to request a Certificate of Appropriateness. Mr. Bricker also informed the Supervisors that the tanker truck transports vegetable oil not fuel oil.
Approval of Minutes.The Supervisors voted unanimously 4-0 to approve the minutes for the September 10thmeeting.
Walnut Walk Escrow Release #8.Based on the recommendation of Engineer Jim Hatfield an escrow release was requested in the amount of $55,107.59. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the release.
Marlboro Springs Escrow Release #3.Based on the recommendation of Engineer Jim Hatfield an escrow release was requested in the amount of $23,000. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the release.
Longwood Preserve Escrow Release #3.Based on the recommendation of Engineer Jim Hatfield an escrow release was requested in the amount of $291,167.10. The Supervisors vote 4-0 to approve the release.
Final Plan approval request for 639 Mill Road, Weisbrod Estate.Resident Ed Weisbrod presented a reverse subdivision plan to transfer 12.816 acres from parcel “B” to parcel “A”. Mr. Weisbrod also submitted a plan to further subdivide parcel “B” into (5) lots which will be reviewed for plan approval at a later date.
The reverse subdivision required the Supervisors to grant waivers for the following items:
Section 502.C.12 – From providing preliminary land development plans;
Section 502.C.13 – From providing a shadow analysis;
Section 502.C.19 – From providing contour lines at two foot intervals, based on an actual field study;
Section 502.C.22 – From showing area of proposed cut and fill;
Section 502.C.23 – From delineating wetland areas;
Section 502.H.1 – From submitting a Preliminary Conservation Plan;
Section 502.H.2 – From submitting an Improvements and Construction Plan;
Section 502.H.3 – From submitting a Water Supply Plan;
Section 502.H.4 – From submitting a Preliminary Landscaping Plan;
Section 503.H.1 – From submitting a Final Conservation Plan;
Section 503.H.2 – From submitting a Final Improvements and Construction Plan;
Section 503.H.3 – From submitting a Final Landscaping Plan; and
Section 504 – From submitting a Final Conservation Plan.
The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the subdivision.
Final Plan approval request for 223 E. Street Road – Paredes Property.Mr. Thomas Tran with Commonwealth Engineers presented a request to the Supervisors for a two lot subdivision at 223 E. Street Road. The property consists of a 7 acre lot with one home and accessory building currently on the property. The applicant had requested and was granted a FEMA Flood Map change and also a Special Exception from the East Marlborough Township Zoning Hearing Board for a Flood Plain Crossing for the proposed new driveway.
The plan would divide the property into two lots allowing for the construction of a new home on the new lot. The existing home currently has a septic system but would abandon it when the new home was built and both lots would tie into the public sewer system.
Plan approval requires the Supervisors grant waivers for the following items:
Section 502.C.13 – From providing a shadow analysis; and;
SWM Section 306 – From requiring infiltration of stormwater runoff.
Engineer Hatfield said the requirement to manage the stormwater would be accomplished by methods other than infiltration because of the proximity to the floodplain.
Mr. Larry West, a resident of Traditions at Longwood, raised concerns about a home being built on the proposed location. He stated the Traditions HOA was concerned about their liability if their pond should happen to fail or if the emergency spillway that is located between Traditions and the parcel should be breeched. Engineer Hatfield suggested that the developer could grade the parcel in a way to create a swale around the house to redirect water in the event of a failure of the pond or spillway. Supervisor McKinstry requested that the applicant revise the plan to show the swale/berm for Mr. Hatfield to review before Final Plan Approval is given. The applicant agreed to extend the time for review and amend the plans, they will return for the November 5th Board of Supervisors meeting.
Citadel Bank Financial Security Agreements.Attorney Sundquist recommended that the Supervisors authorize signature of Financial Security and Land Development Agreements for the new Citadel Bank building that will be located at 860 E. Baltimore Pike. Engineer Hatfield recommended that Citadel Bank establish escrow in the amount of $200,294 for the project. Supervisor Hannum signed the documents and the plans will be recorded shortly.
Final Plan Approval request for Northridge Development. .
Mr. Ray Ott, the Landscape Planner for the project, informed the Supervisors that he had met with the Township Planner Lisa Thomas and had revised the plans to meet the ordinance requirements. The plan includes a note that states any deficiencies that are identified at final inspection will be corrected to the satisfaction of the Township consultants.
Attorney Mike Gavin represented the project and informed the Supervisors that the developers were meeting with their bank on Tuesday and needed Conditional Final Approval in order to move forward.
Mr. McKinstry motioned that the Supervisors conditionally approve the land development plan with the understanding that the developer must satisfy all outstanding comments from Glackin Thomas Panzak, Traffic Planning & Design and DEP and receive all required non-municipal approvals. The developer must also submit the Land Development and Financial Security Agreements as well as the Storm Water Management Operations and Maintenance Agreement for review. In addition, the plan must comply with all conditions imposed by the Conditional Use Order. The developer must also pay a fee to offset the loss of Liquid Fuels funds in the amount of $31,666. The street address also need to be added to the final plan. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to conditionally approve the Land Development Plan with the conditions outlined in the motion.
East Marlborough Agriculture Security Area (ASA) requested inclusion. Resident Lauren Mayne has submitted an application for her 20 acre property located at 659 Byrd Road to be included in the East Marlborough Township ASA. Township Manager Prysock stated that the application had been presented to the East Marlborough Township Planning Commission and sent to the Chester County Planning Commission. The adjoining neighbors will receive written notice of the application before October 15th. The Supervisors recommended moving forward with the process to add the parcel to the ASA.
Resolution 2018-17 in support of the grant application for the Chester County Planning Commission Visioning Partnership program.Township Manager Prysock informed the Supervisors that a grant had been submitted to update the Township Open Space, Recreation and Environmental Resources plan requesting $30,000 from the County with a 30% match from the township. The County asked if the township would increase the match to 32% – roughly $21,500. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the increased township match.
Conflict waiver for Vandemark& Lynch.Engineer Hatfield requested a conflict of interest waiver to complete a suggested maintenance schedule of the storm water facilities in the Bellefield subdivision. The Bellefield HOA seeks their advice on the potential costs and schedule to maintain the systems that were approved by the township. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the waiver.
Statements from candidates interested in serving as Supervisor.Traditions resident Shelley May spoke about her desire to serve and the many qualifications she would bring to the Board. Cedarcroftresident Bruce Jameson spoke of his willingness to serve the residents of the township. The Supervisors expressed their gratitude toward all of the candidates. Mr. Hannum asked the Supervisors if they had a preference for appointment. Mr. McKinstry expressed appreciation for all of the candidates and said he thought the suggestion to have Mr. Farkas chair the Environmental Advisory Council was a great way to get him involved in the township. Ms. Lacy stated her appreciation for all of the candidates but said she was partial to Ms. May due to a personal relationship. Mr. Sarro stated his appreciation to all of the candidates but said he was in favor of appointing Mr. Jameson. Mr. Hannum asked if there was a motion to appoint a person to the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Sarro made a motion to appoint Mr. Bruce Jameson to fill the open Supervisor position. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to appoint Mr. Jameson.
Bills.By a vote of 4-0 the Supervisors approved payment of invoice with the following totals: Ms. Lacy is on record to recuse herself for the vote on the URS & AE Com invoices due to a conflict.
General Fund: $240,459.45
Sewer Fund: $ 34,182.26
Park Fund: $ 72.83
State Fund: $ 52,010.83
Treasurer’s Report. By a vote of 4-0 the Treasurer’s Report was accepted as submitted.
The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
Laurie Prysock, Township Manager
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
AGENDA – October 1– 7:00 P.M.
Subject to change
- Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
- Public Comment Period
- Approval of Minutes of September 10, 2018
- Escrow Releases
- Walnut Walk
- Marlborough Springs
- Longwood Preserve
- Weisbrod Final Plan Review – 639 Mill Road
- Paredes Subdivision Final Plan Review – 223 E. Street Road
- Citadel Bank Final Plan Review – 860 E. Baltimore Pike
- Northridge/Doug White Final Plan Review – Gale Lane
- Mayne property addition to the Agriculture Security Area – 659 Byrd Road
- Vision Partnership Grant for Open Space, Recreation and Environmental Resources Plan
- Vandemark& Lynch Conflict Waiver request
- Statements from candidates for open Supervisor position
- Discussion on open Supervisor position
- Treasurer’s Report
Note: There will be an executive session immediately following the public meeting to review a personnel matter.