Planning Commission Meeting

Date: November 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

 

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00PM


CALL TO ORDER

CITIZEN INPUT

JL CIDERY AT JL FARMS LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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. The Planning Commission initially reviewed the land development on February 27, 2017, as Township Planning and Zoning staff reviewed a third submission of the plan on October 17, 2017 and submitted comments to Penn Terra Engineering.

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends the Planning Commission review and make a recommendation to the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors to approve the Plan, conditioned upon the completion of the remaining comments.

HUMMEL SUBDIVISION AND LOT CONSOLIDATION PLAN

The Hummel subdivision, located on Ridge Road, approximately 260’ east of Plainfield Drive off W. Pine Grove Road, T.P. #24-007-,014E,0000- of 3.85 acres, consists of a three-lot subdivision plan. This plan is first proposing the consolidation of a portion of Tax Parcel 24-7-14E with 24-7-14C which will create the revised Tax Parcels of 24-7-14E (1.181 acres) and 24-7-24C (3.350 acres) and create the residual Lot 1 (1.208 acres) along W. Pine Grove Road. Subdivision plans have been submitted by Penn Terra Engineering, Inc., on behalf of the applicant, Philip Mandzik.

Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review and make initial comments on the proposed subdivision and lot consolidation.

WHELAND AND COOPER ESTATE SUBDIVISION AND LOT CONSOLIDATION PLAN

The proposed subdivision, located on Tadpole Road, is approximately 1.8 miles west of the intersection of Tadpole Rd. and W. Gatesburg Rd. The proposal intends to consolidate tracts of Parcels 24-06-7A, 24-06-7B and 24-06-08 to create a 1.00-acre tract (Tract 1R), a 1.89 acre tract (Tract 2-BR), a 109.02 acre tract (Tract 3R), and a 233.50 acre tract (Tract 4R). The consolidations are a result of residual land from the original alignment of Tadpole Road and lands from the former Lewisburg and Tyrone Railroad. Subdivision plans have been submitted from Fred M. Henry/Mease Associates, Inc. on behalf of the applicants, Ralph F. Wheland & Janice Keough, co-executor.

Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review and make initial comments on the proposed subdivision and lot consolidation.

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP WORKING DRAFT ZONING ORDINANCE

Carolyn Yeagle with Environmental Planning & Design will lead the discussion and review changes that have gone into the Working Draft Zoning Ordinance between Planning & Zoning staff and the appointed Steering Committee. Staff distributed Working Draft copies to the Ferguson Township Planning Commission on October 6th in order to initially discuss the revisions at this evening’s meeting. An online “Idea Board” has been developed and will be linked to the Township website to garner further public input on the proposed document.

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends the Planning Commission discuss their comments with staff and EPD and make comments upon the Internal Working Draft Zoning Ordinance.

PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT

ACTIVE PLANS UPDATE

CENTRE REGION PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

SOURCEWATER PROTECTION WORK GROUP UPDATE

ZONING/SALDO STEERING COMMITTEE UPDATE

APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

ADJOURNMENT

Planning Commission November 13, 2017 Agenda with Attachments

Planning Commission November 13, 2017 Compiled Agenda


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