Planning Commission

Date: January 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION 
ORGANIZATIONAL & REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 
Monday, January 28, 2019
6:00 pm



A. ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

On January 7, 2019, the Board of Supervisors appointed Township resident Jerry Binney as a Core Member of the Planning Commission.

III. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The Chairperson will need to designate the Director of Planning & Zoning to act as temporary chairperson in order to conduct the nominations and election of the Chairperson of the Commission for the year 2019.  Once the Chairperson has been elected, he/she will be responsible for conducting the remainder of the nominations and elections. The Vice-Chairperson responsibilities generally involve taking over the duties of the Chairperson when he/she is not available. The Secretary is responsible for signing the official copy of the approved minutes and providing a signature on plans duly approved by the Township.

2018 Chair: Lisa Strickland
2018 Vice-Chair: Bill Keough 
2018 Secretary: Rob Crassweller

2019 Chair: 
2019 Vice-Chair:
2019 Secretary:

IV. ESTABLISH MEETING DATES FOR 2019

Attached is a list of proposed 2019 meeting dates. The May 28th meeting will be held on a Tuesday due to the observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.  Only one meeting has been tentatively scheduled in November due to the Thanksgiving holiday and hunting season (November 11).  The December meeting date is tentatively scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month (December 3) because the Board of Supervisors generally schedules its last meetings of the year on the first and second Monday (December 2 and 9).

V. SELECTION OF THE CENTRE REGION PLANNING COMMISSION (CRPC) REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE
The Board of Supervisors is awaiting a recommendation from the Planning Commission on the selection of a representative to the Centre Region Planning Commission. In the past, the Commission has selected both a primary and alternate to represent the Township. The CRPC meets on the first Thursday of the month to review items of regional significance. Commission members should plan to provide nominations for this position, which will be formally appointed by the Board at its meeting on February 4, 2019.  The first CRPC meeting of the year is scheduled for 6:30 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019.

2018 CRPC:  Jeremie Thompson, Primary
2018 CRPC:  Ralph Wheland, Alternate  

2019 CRPC Primary: 
2019 CRPC Alternate:


B. REGULAR MEETING:

I. FERGUSON TOWNSHIP ZONING & SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REVISIONS

Environmental Planning & Design submitted a fifth draft of the Zoning and SALDO documents as staff distributed copies to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Tree Commission for further review and comment. Carolyn Yagle will be at the meeting to review and present the most recent changes to the documents so that Planning Commission members can focus their review in these areas of the ordinances. Additionally, an Open House to discuss both ordinances with property owners and staff is scheduled for 6:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the Main Meeting Room of the Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive. 

January 25, 2019 Zoning Ordinance: Click here for Zoning 

January 25, 2019 SALDO:  Click here for SALDO 

Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission provide further comment on the proposed ordinance revisions and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for the adoption of the Zoning and Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances.

II. CONSENT AGENDA

III. PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT

IV. ACTIVE PLANS UPDATE

V. CENTRE REGION PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

VI. SOURCEWATER PROTECTION UPDATE

VII. ZONING/SALDO UPDATE

VIII. PINE GROVE MILLS – SMALL AREA PLAN

IX. APPROVAL OF MINUTES DECEMBER 4, 2018

X. ADJOURNMENT

January 28, 2019 PC Organizational and Regular Agenda
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January 28, 2019 PC Organizational and Regular Compiled Agenda
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