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GREGG TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

MEETING MINUTES

 

David Masser, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:30pm with the following in attendance:  Mike Keiser, Vice Chairman; Arthur Masser, Supervisor; and Jodi Willow, Secretary/Treasurer.

Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to approve the August 5, 2019 meeting minutes, the financial report and the payment of bills. Unanimous.

Correspondence- 1) Annual WRAFD ambulance membership paperwork-The township will purchase a commercial membership 2) Invitation to Allenwood Prison Community Relations Board meeting- the Secretary will attend 3) Invitation to UC Convention at La Primavera on October 17- The secretary, Arthur and possibly the auditors will attend.

Reports-

Zoning- The board reviewed Doug’s monthly report.

Codes/Sewage- None

Engineer- None

Roadmaster- Arthur Masser will get in contact with Bill Schooley’s tree trimming to see when he is going to complete the job on Mill Rd.  It was noted that the township would like to have contracts signed with completion dates from now on with tree trimming.

The secretary will contact Steve Gardner to get a price to remove the tree stumps at the intersection of Columbia Ave and First St.

The drainage project on Southcreek Rd and mowing is ongoing.

Solicitor- None

GTMA- The minutes were reviewed prior to the meeting.

Secretary- None

Old Business-

White Deer Run Improvements Guaranty- Motion by David Masser, second by Arthur Masser to approve the signing of the White Deer Run Improvements Guaranty.  Unanimous.

New Business-

Short Term Rental Amendment- The board reviewed the zoning ordinance amendment regarding short term rentals.  They had no issues with the amendment.  Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to have the solicitor advertise the Short Term Rental zoning ordinance amendment for the October 7, 2019 meeting.  Unanimous.

Public Comment- None

Motion by David Masser, second by Mike Keiser to adjourn the meeting at 4:45pm.  Unanimous.

 

    

GREGG TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

AUGUST 21, 2019

 

Tom Snoddy, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:30pm with the following in attendance:  Dan King, Vice Chairman; Ken Kipp, Treasurer; Doug Hovey, Zoning Officer; and Jodi Willow, Secretary.

The secretary read the minutes from the July 17, 2019 meeting.  The minutes were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report- The balance as of July 31, 2019 remains $269.99.

Public Comment- None

Old Business-The commission reviewed the revised Short Term Rental zoning ordinance amendment.  They revisited the use for commercial manufacturing.  The chairman questioned if it should be a permitted use in this zone due to hotel/motels being a permitted use.  Motion by Tom Snoddy, second by Dan King to change Short Term Rentals to a permitted use in Commercial Manufacturing.  Unanimous.  It was suggested to change the slashes in the definition to the word per to avoid any confusion.   In section 16.20.2.5, this will now read “Notification that trash and refuse shall only be stored on the exterior of the property in secure, water-tight metal or plastic cans or similar containers designed for such storage.”  It was noted that the reason to make them apply each year for a permit is to prove they are paying the county hotel/motel tax and it involves building codes to make sure the building is up to code.  The fee would be the minimum of $50.  Motion by Dan King, second by Ken Kipp to forward the Short Term Rental amendment to the Board of Supervisors to proceed as an amendment to the zoning ordinance with the following changes:1) Change it to a permitted use in commercial manufacturing 2) change the slashes in the definition to the word per and 3) Change Section 16.20.2.5 to read “ Notification that trash and refuse shall only be stored on the exterior of the property in secure, water-tight metal or plastic cans or similar containers designed for such storage.”  Unanimous.

Solar Farms- The commission discussed Doug’s information he sent regarding Solar Farms and what is happening in East and West Chilisquaque Townships.  If nothing is noted in the zoning ordinance, they would need to request a curative amendment.

New Business- Doug recently had an inquiry regarding food trucks.  There is nothing in the zoning ordinance regarding these.  He feels that this would be similar to a temporary road side stand, which is in our zoning ordinance.  It would be an accessory use for the property and the commission would need to modify what could be sold there in the definition for temporary road side stand/food truck.  A definition for food truck will need to be drafted as well.  This will be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

Motion by Dan King, second by Ken Kipp to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm.  Unanimous. 

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