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					                        MUNICIPALITY OF MONROEVILLE

                             PLANNING COMMISSION

                                 DECEMBER 17, 2008

                                       MINUTES

       The meeting was called to order at 8 p.m. by Chairman Bob Kerr.

                LORD’S PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

       The Pledge of Allegiance was recited at this time and a moment of silence
observed.

                                     ROLL CALL

        The Recording Secretary, Sharon McIndoe, called roll and the following were
present: Bob Kerr, Jack Murray, Bill Kelmickis, Paul Humenink, Emil LaGorga, Robert
Williams, Scott Dellett and Shawn Rosensteel. Ms. Lewis-Burke and Mr. Hugus were
absent.

                              APPROVAL OF MINUTES

       Mr. Kerr reported the minutes for the Regular Meeting of November 19, 2008
were not ready yet. Whereupon, Mr. LaGorga duly made a motion to table approval of
the minutes and Mr. Williams seconded it. Upon a voice vote, the motion carried
unanimously.

                                   OLD BUSINESS

                                08-09-ST
                  BEAMSLEY LAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

        The applicant is requesting a revision to Site Plan Application No. 03-4-ST that
proposes moving this land development access and connecting road to Route 286/Golden
Mile Highway from the signalized intersection with Westinghouse Drive; and re-
establishing the access and connecting road to Route 286/Golden Mile Highway 244 feet
south. The land is zoned C-2, Business/Commercial.

       The applicant requested tabling and waived all time limits.

        There being no further discussion, a motion was duly made by Mr. Williams to
table the application and Mr. Murray seconded it. Upon a voice vote the motion carried
unanimously.
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                                   O8-14-ST
                     UDIPI CAFÉ/MAJUNATH SHERIGAR AND
                           BN AND RUKIMI RANGARAJ

       The applicant is requesting site plan approval to construct a 482 square foot
accessory building and associated site improvements. The proposed development is
located at 4141 Old William Penn Highway on a 3.57 acre parcel in the C-2,
Business/Commercial Zoning District.

       The applicant requested tabling and waived all time limits.

      Whereupon, Mr. Murray duly made a motion to accept the tabling request and Mr.
Kelmickis seconded it. Upon a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

                                    NEW BUSINESS

                                   08-8-SUB
                            FIRMA LAND COMPANY
                        SUBDIVISION PLAN REVISION NO. 1

        The applicant requested final subdivision approval for a lot line revision of two
lots, Lot No. 1-R and Lot No. 2-R totaling 5.47 acres. The property is located on Scenic
View Drive off of Haymaker Road in the R-1, Single-Family Residential Zoning District.

       Mr. Dellett explained the request would shift three tenths of an acre from one lot
to another.

        Mr. Ralph Clouse from Land Development Resource Corporation came forward
representing the applicant. He explained a house is already located on Lot No. 2-R and
the request to move the lot line is to accommodate the house better. He stated they had to
move the house closer to the lot line between Lot Nos.1-R and 2-R because of the slope
behind the house and to the side. He indicated the new lot lines would allow both lots
additional room for the buildings.

       Mr. Dellett requested the access easement be clearly identified even though it has
already been recorded with the County Department of Real Estate.

        Mr. Clouse stated the access road for both lots is being shown coming off of
Haymaker Road and is next to the North American Martyrs Church. He indicated the
access would have a 30-foot right-of-way all the way back to Lot No. 2-R and the utilities
are already provided for both lots. He added it was previously approved about a year
ago.

       Mr. Dellett agreed the access easement was recorded in November 2007. He
requested the information be detailed on the recording of the plat.
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       There being no further discussion, Mr. Murray duly made a motion to approve
Subdivision Application No. 08-8-SUB with the condition that the full recorded data of
the access easement to Lot No. 2-R be included and Mr. Kelmickis seconded it. Upon a
voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

                                08-9-SUB
                  SAMPSON MORRIS GROUP/JERMOLJEN, INC.
                  MONROEVILLE INDUSTRIAL PARK REV. NO 6

        The applicant requested final subdivision approval for a lot line revision of two
lots, Lot No. D-1 and Lot No. D-2 totaling 5.68 acres. The property is located south of
Beatty Road in the Monroeville Business Park formerly the Monroeville Industrial Park
in the M-1, Planned Industrial and R-2, Single-Family Residential Zoning District.

                                   08-16-ST
                             SAMPSON MORRIS GROUP

        The applicant requested site plan approval to construct 108 additional parking
spaces for an existing 35,070 square foot building. The proposed development is located
south of Beatty Road in the Monroeville Business Park formerly the Monroeville
Industrial Park on a 3.96 acres parcel in the M-1, Planned Manufacturing and R-2,
Single-Family Residential Zoning District.

        Mr. Paul Whealdon, Landscape Architect from Farringher, McCarty and Grey,
came forward representing the applicant and briefly explain the requests. He stated the
request for the subdivision was to allow for the moving of the lot line for the creation of
two new lots for additional parking spaces which are requested in the site plan. He
indicated Sampson Morris Group owns several buildings in the industrial park and many
of their tenants are going from manufacturing and warehousing to office so the additional
parking spaces are needed. He pointed out where the spaces would be located. He
asserted they were able to get all the storm water to flow down into the tanks and those
tanks were oversized to help alleviate any flooding currently occurring on Beatty Road.

         Mr. LaGorga inquired how far the access road would be narrowed back into the
lots and Mr. Whealdon answered 24 feet which is the municipal standard with two-way
traffic.

       Mr. Williams questioned whether it was a documented right-of-way and Mr.
Whealdon answered affirmatively. He pointed out the label on the subdivision plan for a
40-foot easement for ingress, egress and regress all the way out to Seco Road.

        Mr. Murray voiced the concerns for the commission. He questioned since the
Sampson Morris Group owns a lot of the property whether the maintenance of the cross
right-of-way and cross maintenance agreements would be part of the plan so it can be
maintained in the future. Mr. Whealdon indicated he discussed it with the municipal
engineer and they will have a standard storm water maintenance agreement with the
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municipality. He stated they will have easements for the new storm water system that
will be installed. He explained there is a 20-foot easement, ten feet on each side, of all
the pipes and inlets from the start down Beatty Road. He asserted it will be maintained
by the buyer. Mr. Murray questioned whether it would go through the new lot and
include the tanks. Mr. Whealdon answered affirmatively and added it would be reflected
on the recorded plan. Mr. Murray pointed out a pipe that looked like it needed to be
removed and Mr. Whealdon indicated that was addressed. He stated there is a section of
pipe that could be abandoned or removed and an inlet and manhole will be added. He
explained that section of pipe no longer functions so it will be removed.

       Mr. Kerr was concerned because they were placing something to address their
property on another property. Mr. Whealdon answered that is what the easement is for
and whoever buys the property will have the easement.

       Mr. Murray was concerned with who would be responsible for the maintenance.
Mr. Bob Rankin from the Meritage Group came forward stating they have a letter from
Sampson Morris indicating that they affirm in the future Jermoljen is the owner of the
property and will maintain the storm water facility but if it is sewered, the buyer will
maintain the facility. Mr. Kerr requested the documentation is clear so that if one is sold
and not the other, the buyer recognizes that the storm water is off the property in
question.

        Mr. Williams inquired whether it is a 15-inch storm sewer line going across the
property and Mr. Whealdon answered affirmatively. Mr. Williams questioned the size of
the line going down to the tanks at the connection. Mr. Whealdon answered it is all 15
inch and the tanks are eight feet in diameter. He explained it has been calculated and the
existing pipe going from the tanks to Beatty Road has an outlet structure inside the tanks
to reduce the amount of water coming out and not overload the system.

        Mr. Rosensteel questioned whether Ordinance No. 2332 for best management
practices was in their response letter because the plan submitted did not address it. Mr.
Whealdon answered it needs to be discussed further but the pervious paving has already
been discussed. Mr. Rosensteel answered pervious paving is okay as a secondary BMP
but they do not like to use it as the only one on the site since it has not been approved yet.
Mr. Whealdon suggested another option would be to have pavers underneath the parking
area but he was uncertain whether the municipality would approve anything but asphalt.
Mr. Rosensteel responded that it has been approved in other places but there is a concern
of how the parking lot would be maintained. He recommended if it is done, the retention
basins should be perforated so it can take in the water with a gravel bed underneath.
Further discussion ensued about what could work.

        Mr. Rosensteel was concerned about the 14-foot retaining wall that has a 15-inch
storm sewer at the top because it is holding back fill. He suggested it be investigated
further. Mr. Whealdon answered since the line is very shallow if it is a problem, they
could reverse the flow. Mr. Rosensteel indicated it needs to be discussed further and he
would review the other items.
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         Mr. Dellett reported the applicant applied for a use variance. He reviewed that
Parcel D1 was approved for the water house use in 1979 subject to conditions concerning
landscaping along Beatty Road. He stated the expansion of the use on the property would
require a use variance. He indicated the problem is the parcel is within a split zoning
district of M-1 and R-2. Further discussion ensued regarding the zoning. Mr. Dellett
reported the use variance would be discussed at the January zoning hearing board
meeting.

         Mr. Dellett indicated that he forwarded the letter about the storm water ownership
and maintenance agreement to the solicitor who requested a more formalized draft
agreement for review. He requested more landscaping around the proposed parking areas
but felt it could be discussed further.

      Mr. Murray inquired whether the applicant would agree to waive their time limits
and Mr. Whealdon answered affirmatively. There being no further discussion, Mr.
Murray duly made a motion to table Application Nos. 08-9-SUB and 08-16-ST. Mr.
Humenick seconded it. Upon a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

                                    ADJOURNMENT

        There being no further business to come before the planning commission, at this
time, a motion was duly made by Mr. LaGorga to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m. and
Mr. Kelmickis seconded it. Upon a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

                                      Respectfully submitted,




                                      Bill Kelmickis
                                      Secretary

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