September 4, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Chairman Robert Webber called the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Planning Commission to order on September 4, 2018 at 6:30pm in the municipal building, Rupert, PA.

The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Members present: Chairman Robert Webber, Vice-Chairman Andy Keister, and Secretary Mitch Gallaher. Also present were Supervisor Linda Woodward and Zoning Officer Tim Mauk.

MOTION Mitch Gallaher, second Andrew Keister, to approve the agenda as drafted. Motion Carried.

MOTION Andrew Keister, second Mitch Gallaher, to approve the minutes of the July 3, 2018 and August 7, 2018 meetings as drafted. Motion Carried.

Planning Commission Member
MOTION Andy Keister, second Mitch Gallaher, to recommend the Board of Supervisors appoint Terry Hoover as a member of the Montour Township Planning Commission to fill the open term through 12/31/2018. Motion Carried.

Chapter 7, Part 1: Burning Ordinance / Outdoor Fires
Andy Keister presented the proposed revised ordinance. Discussion was held concerning outdoor fires. Current ordinance allows contained fires on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of each week from sunrise to sunset with no holiday burning allowed. Specific ordinance for Clearing and Grubbing Waste was recommended. Andy Keister will contact the Township Solicitor, Zoning Officer and Fire Chief to discuss prior notification to the Township for uncontained fires. Tabled to the October 2, 2018 meeting.

Quality of Life Ordinance
Tabled until the amended ordinance has been received and reviewed by the Planning Commission. It was noted that Junk and Junkyard Control will be addressed in the QLO.

Public Hearing on Ordinance Revisions
The Commission was encouraged to attend the hearing on October 18, 2018 at 6:30pm. The proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance` and adoption of the new Township Zoning Map will be addressed.

A MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 7:45pm.


Respectfully Submitted,
Mitch Gallaher, Secretary