GREGG TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS
OCTOBER 4, 2021
David Masser, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:30pm with the following in attendance: Mike Keiser, Vice Chairman; Arthur Masser, Supervisor; Doug Hovey, Zoning Officer; and Jodi Willow, Secretary/Treasurer.
Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to approve the September 7, 2021 meeting minutes, the financial report and the payment of bills. Unanimous.
Correspondence: 1)Invitation to CKCOG annual membership meeting on October 14th- Art will attend 2)Letter from PennDOT requesting the reassignment or name change supplement of Commerce Drive HOP- Motion by Arthur Masser, second by Mike Keiser to sign the request for reassignment or name change supplement of Commerce Drive Highway Occupancy Permit.
Zoning- Doug has been working with Sekula Signs regarding the signage for Snappy’s.
He mentioned that the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance requires a new business going in that will bring at least 50 vehicles per day can require a traffic analysis.
The Target land development plans are null and void at this point, but the stormwater plans are still in effect and are Moran’s responsibility.
Roadmaster- 1)Lewis Township tree trimming- tabled 2)Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to order first load of salt from the COSTARS contract. Unanimous.
GTMA- The board will review the minutes after the meeting.
Secretary- 1) Memorandum of Understanding for turnaround- Motion by Mike Keiser, second by Arthur Masser to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the turnarounds the township are putting in on Russell Rd and Columbia Ave. Unanimous.
2) The secretary will advertise the budget workshop for November 1st at 2pm. 3) The township’s electricity contract is up. Constellation Energy submitted new pricing. The pricing is as follows: 1 year- $0.09006 2 year- $0.07970 3 year- $0.07509 4 year- $0.07279
Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to agree to 4 year agreement with Constellation Energy at a cost of $0.07279. Unanimous.
4) The Supervisors reviewed Resolution 2021-01 to destroy records. The records to be destroyed are
Real Estate Tax Duplicates 2002-2014
Per Capita Tax Duplicate 2004
Occupational/LST Taxes 1999-2001,2004,2008
General Ledger 2012-2013
Target Engineer Invoices 2007-2009
Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser sign Resolution 2021-01 to destroy the above records. Unanimous.
Old Business- None
New Business- The Warrior Run Area Fire Department Chief sent an email to their member municipalities. He would like the municipalities to adopt an ordinance to allow the fire department to bill businesses for false fire alarms and require the upkeep of fire alarm systems. Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to agree that an false fire alarm ordinance is necessary and feel Watsontown’s guidelines are appropriate. Unanimous.
Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to adjourn the meeting at 5:13pm. Unanimous.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
Tom Snoddy, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:30pm with the following in attendance: Dan King, Vice Chairman; Ken Kipp, Treasurer; Ryan Runkle, Member; Doug Hovey, Zoning Officer; and Jodi Willow, Secretary.
The minutes from the August 18,2021 meeting were approved as read.
Treasurer’s Report- The balance as of August 31, 2021 remains $243.99.
Public Comment- None
Old Business- The commission reviewed Doug’s revised amendment for solar farms and canopy lighting. He will add to the canopy lighting blurb that a special exception can be applied for to go up to 50 foot candles. It was questioned if ground mounted accessory solar energy systems should be allowed in front yards. It is currently prohibited in certain districts. Doug will change section 15.2.2 to include Accessory Use Solar Energy Systems, which would prohibit them being placed in the front yard in Village and Rural Residential. He will clean up that section for the next meeting.
Kens Letter- Ken Kipp wrote a letter to the commission and zoning officer regarding the need for more transparency regarding the sale of property in GSC and the impact on the local community. Where will the workforce come from, where will they live, what will the traffic impact be? The township will be having a meeting with Union County, PennDOT and representatives from the companies that purchased property in the southern end of the park regarding the Highway Occupancy Permit for Commerce Drive. This will cover some of the traffic issues. Doug feels the township should lobby to have Enterprise Blvd finished. It was noted that it may be important to have the traffic impact study revisited. The township comprehensive plan is close to 30 years old and may need revamped.
Motion by Dan King, second by Ken Kipp to adjourn the meeting at 9:04pm. Unanimous.
OCTOBER 20, 2021
Tom Snoddy, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:30pm, with the following in attendance: Dan King, Vice Chairman; Ken Kipp, Treasurer; Gary Umstead, Member; Ryan Runkle, Member; Doug Hovey, Zoning Officer; Andrew Barton, Livic Civil; Corey Johnson, LIvic Civil
Ryan Runkle read the minutes from the September 15, 2021 meeting. The minutes were approved as read.
Treasurer’s Report – The balance as of September 30, 2021 is $163.99.
Public Comment – None
PNK Subdivision plan –
Andrew Barton of LIvic Civil reviewed the Subdivision plan for the PNK subdivision as due diligence to assure they would address all comments from the various review agencies. They have already received the comments from Union County, and Doug provided them with a copy of his comments. These comments are included as an attachment to these minutes.
LIvic also provided “Exhibit A”, also attached, that shows a potential layout for future industrial buildings within the total purchase area that PNK is currently planning to sign with Union County on November 22, 2021. This “Exhibit” is not final. PNK intends to purchase the site and lease parcels as needed for future clients. The total purchase is approximately 158 acres between the four parcels shown.
Livic noted they have already begun to address the comments from Union County, including modification of Plan sheet C201 (Subdivision plan included in plan submittal) to move the boundary line between the proposed River Run Foods development and the PNK subdivision to occur along the same line. Livic had a modified plan sheet for review, but as they were continuing to work on the sheet, no new sheet was provided at this time.
Tom had concerns regarding the title of Sheet C001. Union County is the owner and the entity responsible for the subdivision and as such title should read Final subdivision plan for the County of Union for the Allenwood Industrial Park.
Livic is continuing to survey the site, and plans to have completed on/around November 9, 2021.
Tom asked is they intended to provide metes and bounds for the four proposed parcels shown on Exhibit A, and Drew confirmed that they would provide on the subdivision plan.
Due to the number of comments and work that still needs completed, the planning commission would not give conditional approval at this time. As the sales agreement is set to expire on November 22, Drew asked if the Supervisor’s would be willing to hold a special meeting to address the approval of the subdivision plan between the next planning commission meeting on November 17 and the expiration of the sales agreement on November 22. (Note this date was set by Union County). The Planning commission would need to assure the engineer and county had sufficient time to review the revised submission and to assure items were addressed at our next meeting as well. We recommended the County discuss this issue with the Supervisors to see if they are willing to have a special meeting for this review.
River Run Foods-
No one from Larson Design Group of any representative of River Run Foods attended the meeting.
The commission reviewed the comments from Union County, and Doug Hovey, and began a review of the plan submittal. (County and Doug’s comments are attached to these minutes).
Doug noted that the Township SALDO requires an analysis of expected traffic patterns and volumes be submitted with any subdivision that contains 25 or more lots OR generates more than 50 vehicles per day as part of a Community Impact Analysis. This is on page 3-5, Section 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.2. This will be required for future subdivisions meeting this criteria.
The commission had concerns on the combination plan for the subdivision and land development and would prefer two separate plans, one for subdivision and one for land development. The plan is entitled “LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR RIVER RUND FOODS” but also includes subdivision. The subdivision plan must be correct prior to review of the land development. In any case, the plan title/titles should read Subdivision Plan for the County of Union and Land Development Plan for River Run Foods.
Ryan noted (as well as Doug’s comment) a concern on Sheet C1.01 regarding the “To Be Extinguished” note for access to T-425 as that is access that was triggered within the HOP once certain development critieria is met. This criteria is shown on sheets 5 and 6 of HOP number 03012821. (Note that the HOP allows an alternate to constructing this access road by allowing improvement to the intersection of Route 44 and 15 instead).
Other general comments for both plans-
The proposed development of both PNK and River Run Foods likely significantly changes the original stormwater design for the park.
Based on the HOP and proposed access, the Township would require the developer to demonstrate that they don’t trigger the requirements for offsite improvements as noted in the HOP. If they do, these improvements would need to be constructed as a condition of the land development.
A motion was made by Ryan Runkle and seconded by Dan King to send a letter to Union County requesting that a single subdivision plan be submitted for the planned developments by PNK and River Run Foods. The county is the current property owner and there has been confusion over the boundaries between the properties and the addressing of the PPL Right of way. Motion passed.
No additional new business.
Old Business – tabled until next time, but Doug may reach out to Snappy’s engineer to determine status of lighting plan.
Motion by Dan King, Second by Ken Kipp to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 pm.