December 5, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Chairman Linda Woodward called the Regular Meeting of the Montour Township Planning Commission to order on December 5, 2017 at 6:30pm in the municipal building, Rupert, PA.

The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Members present:  Chairman Linda Woodward, Vice-Chairman Forrest Bennett, Secretary Robert Webber and Paul Kreisher.  Also present were Supervisor Joe Mullen and Professional Planner Jerry Walls.

MOTION Robert Webber, second Paul Kreisher, to approve the agenda as changed.  Motion Carried.

MOTION Linda Woodward, second Forrest Bennett, to approve the minutes of the November 1, 2017 meeting as drafted.  Motion Carried.


Linda Woodward has resigned the Planning Commission as of December 31, 2017.


Interview potential candidates

MOTION Linda Woodward, second Forrest Bennett, to recommend the Board of Supervisors approve Mitch Gallaher and Andrew Keister as members of the Planning Commission.  Motion Carried.


Ordinance Updates

Jerry Walls provided advise on the zoning ordinance pertaining to Air B&B use.  He was asked to review (1) permitted use and special exceptions zones (2) notification to neighbors within a specific distance (3) multi-family conversion policy should continue to reference barns and additional examples (4) review of zones to permit and zones as special exception use for multi-family dwellings.


Junk and junk vehicle control was discussed: (1) define junk vehicle (2) time permitted to repair a vehicle (3) add a reference to DEP hazardous material list (4) add opacity for screening (5) number of inoperable vehicles allowed on a property (6) impounded vehicles.


Mini Casino

The Board of Supervisors must decide before 12/31/17 whether to allow a mini casino in the municipality.  The PC did not have enough information to make a recommendation.


Professional Planner 2018

MOTION Linda Woodward, second Forrest Bennett, to recommend the Board of Supervisors review the proposal and consider Jerry Walls for the position of Professional Planner for 2018.  Motion Carried.


A MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 8:45pm.


Respectfully Submitted, Robert Webber, Secretary