FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
Monday, August 14, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. CITIZEN INPUT
III. PETCARE SERVICES WITHIN THE IRD - PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT
On April 14, 2017, Planning & Zoning staff received an ordinance amendment application from Robert and Judy Burgess of 3020 Research Drive to add Pet Daycare facilities as a permitted use in the Light Industrial/Research and Development (IRD) Zoning District. The Planning Commission reviewed the proposed request at the June 12th meeting and requested staff to work with its consultant, EPD, to draft new language as part of the zoning update. Staff did develop and review the proposed language with Carolyn Yeagle and met with Greg and Lynda Mussi on their Dog Daycare Plans. The amendment includes a consolidation of terms, a new definition, parking standards and provisions for “Petcare Services."
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission take time to review and comment on the revised ordinance text amendment and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment.
IV. DRAFT SOURCEWATER PROTECTION OVERLAY DISTRICT ORDINANCE (W/APPENDICES)
Planning & Zoning staff met with the Sourcewater Work Group on July 20th and 27th to complete updates and revisions to the draft ordinance and map. The latest revisions culminate the previous review at the April 10th Planning Commission meeting and subsequent presentations from Todd Giddings and the State College Borough Water Authority at the April 24th and May 8th Planning Commission meetings.
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review and recommend to the Board of Supervisors the proposed Sourcewater Protection Overlay District Ordinance with Appendices A, B and C.
V. C-NET COVERAGE OF FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS At the August 7, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting, members discussed C-NET coverage of future Planning Commission meeting due to a request from a Ferguson Township resident. Ferguson Township does not contribute to C-NET coverage of Planning Commission meetings as The Township’s contribution to C-NET is based on a five-year rolling average that lags two years behind the budget year. Prior Boards have discussed C-NET coverage of Planning Commission meetings and have historically left the decision up to the Planning Commission. At this time, the Board of Supervisors provided consensus on requesting feedback from the Planning Commission on whether they support or oppose coverage from C-NET at their meetings
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission provide feedback to the Board of Supervisors on whether they support or oppose coverage of Planning Commission through C-NET.
VI. PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT
VII. ACTIVE PLANS UPDATEAugust 14, 2017 PC Compiled Agenda
VIII. CENTRE REGION PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
IX. SOURCEWATER PROTECTION WORK GROUP UPDATE
X. ZONING/SALDO STEERING COMMITTEE UPDATE
XI. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – JULY 24, 2017
August 14, 2017 PC Compiled Agenda
August 14, 2017 PC Agenda with Attachments
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