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4-18-16 Minutes

Development Authority
4-18-16 Minutes

MINUTES

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY                           LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP

REGULAR MEETING                                           APRIL 18, 2016

The following were in ATTENDANCE: 

AUTHORITY MEMBERS                                     TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL

Max Stoner, Chairman                                                Erin Trone, Township Assistant Manager

Peddrick Young, Vice Chairman                                 Steve Miner, Solicitor

John Eby, Secretary                                                     Julie Echterling, Recording Secretary

Salvatore F. Marone, Treasurer          

Edward Black

PUBLIC IN ATTENDANCE

Matt Marone

Mr. Stoner called the meeting of the Lower Allen Township Development Authority to order at 6:00 pm and announced Proof of Publication was available for review. 

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES

Mr. EBY made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2016 meeting.  Mr. BLACK seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There were no comments from the public.

UPDATE:

Drainage Easement on Yetter Court Property

Mrs. Trone stated the drainage easement for the Yetter Court property comes from the development of St. John’s Towns.  She stated the new development needs permission from this Board to allow more of a concentrated flow of water onto our property.  She stated RJ Fisher came before the Board and discussed the plan and based on the input from the meeting they changed their design.  She showed the Board the maps and proposed flow of water and where it would be piped.  She showed how the water would flow to the property. 

Mr. Stoner asked Mr. Eby about any MS4 concerns.  Mr. Eby stated he spoke with Mr. Flint who is agreeable to the plan.  Mr. Black stated their plan hugged the right-of-way for St. John’s Road.  He stated it is piped into the existing inlet system so he is okay with their plan.  Mrs. Trone stated it should infiltrate before entering our property.  Mr. Stoner stated he thinks this improves the property.  Mrs. Trone asked the Board if they were okay with the revised plan. 

Mr. Eby stated the Board agreed last month that they would need to acknowledge and accept the proposed change in the water flow characteristics and somehow signify consent to do the construction work for the stormwater changes on the Development Authority’s property.  Solicitor Miner asked about the timing of the easement and dedication.  Mr. Eby asked about the dedication with the stormwater and the Township.  Solicitor Miner stated the Township would want control of the stormwater easement and piping.  Mr. Eby spoke about an assignment clause from the Development Authority to Triple Crown which would need to be transferable to the Township.  Discussion ensued including the correct wording of the motion.

Mr. EBY made a motion to accept the revised plan from RJ Fisher & Associates, agreeing to grant an easement of a minimum width of 20 feet, securing temporary and permanent easement and transfer/assignment of easement from Triple Crown to Lower Allen Township.  Mr. BLACK seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

REMINDER:

Ethics Forms Due May 15th.

Mrs. Trone reminded the Board that the State Ethics Forms are due back to the Township by May 15th.

STAFF UPDATE:

  • Arcona – Mr. Eby stated there was nothing new to report since the last meeting and construction continues. Black asked if there is anything new about the turn back of Arcona Road.  Mrs. Trone stated nothing new since last Monday’s meeting.
  • 1993 Hummel Ave –Mrs. Trone followed up with Mr. Campbell after last month’s meeting to discuss the parking. She stated it is on hold because of a potential offer for the property. 

RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

The Development Authority meeting recessed into Executive Session at 6:20pm.

RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING

The Regular Meeting of the Development Authority reconvened at 6:35 pm.

Mr. EBY made a motion authorize Mrs. Trone to obtain three proposals for appraisal of the Authority’s Yetter Court Property.  Mr. YOUNG seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

NEXT MEETING OF THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The next meeting of the Development Authority is scheduled for May 15, 2016 at 6:00pm.

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. EBY made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:37pm.  Mr. MARONE seconded the motion.  Motion carried, 5-0.