Planning Commission Meeting

Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00 PM

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. CITIZEN INPUT

III. J.L. CIDERY @ J.L. FARM LAND DEVELOPMENT
John W. LeClair owns T.P. #24-004-,092B-, 0000- at 3392 Shingletown Road containing approximately 31 acres with an existing home, multiple greenhouses, an apple orchard, vineyard and a proposed cidery. The cidery will also include a new parking area with handicap parking space to support a proposed tasting room. Total impervious coverage equals approximately 50,042 ft.2 as the development plan indicates that there will not be an increase to impervious coverage. The site is entirely within the Rural Agricultural (RA) zoning district.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: The Planning Commission review and make initial comments on the proposed land development.

IV. DRAFT SIGN AND BILLBOARDS ORDINANCE
Planning & Zoning staff worked the past several months on proposed ordinance language amending the existing Chapter 19 - Signs. This is a result of the Supreme Court decision in the Reed vs. Town of Gilbert, AZ case related to content neutral sign regulations. Municipal sign regulations should adhere to time, place and manner. Planning & Zoning staff presented a summary of information at the next Board ofSupervisors meeting along with the draft ordinance for the Board’s consideration on February 20, 2017. The Board of Supervisors referred the draft ordinance to the Planning Commission for their review and recommendation.

Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission begin the Draft Sign and Billboard ordinance review process.

V. THE OFFICIAL MAP

Ferguson Township adopted its last Official Map under Ordinance #903 on May 19, 2008. Staff completed the draft 2017 Official Map Update and presented the map to the Board of Township Supervisors on February 20, 2017. At the meeting, the Board of Supervisors referred the draft Official Map to the Ferguson Township Planning Commission, adjacent municipalities, the Centre Region Planning Commission, Centre County Planning Community Development Office for the 45-day review and comment period prior to public hearing and adoption.

Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review and make recommendation on the draft 2017 Official Map Update.

VI. PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT

VII. ACTIVE PLANS UPDATE

VIII. CENTRE REGION PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

IX. SOURCEWATER PROTECTION WORK GROUP UPDATE

X. ZONING/SALDO UPDATE STEERING COMMITTEE

XI. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 23RD, 2017

XII. ADJOURNMENT

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