Minutes of July 9, 2019 – Planning Commission

Minutes of July 9, 2019

Members Present: Karen Krater, Mervin Horst, Donald Leibig

Absent:  Rich Brandt & Craig Thompson

Minutes:  June 5, 2019 approved as written; motion made by MH, second by KK.

Reports:  none


  • Discussed 5G technology – reviewed information as supplied by Linda Beck. Health issues a concern and how to balance with technology advances.  Recommend the Board of Supervisors have Solicitor review and provide his perspective.
  • Elvin G. & Nancy S. Nolt proposed Ag Security Area. Board reviewed information and recommend approval of the property for Ag Security Area inclusion.
  • Short Term Rentals – Reviewed definition/ordinance from West Cocalico, Lancaster County. Discussed short term rentals and event venue differences and as applicable to Millcreek Township.  Tabled further discussion and possible adoption of definitions/ordinances on this subject until all Board members have had opportunity to review information.
  • Zoning Hearing Board application notice – Daniel Fox, 329 Memorial Blvd. – addition to SFD that would encroach into rear yard required setback. R-2 rear setback = 25’.  No additional information or sketch provided to show relationship between this property, the proposed addition and adjoining properties.  The Board therefore was unable to provide a recommendation for or against.
  • Variance granted discussion and how or who enforces? What are the repercussion to applicant who violates conditions of zoning hearing decision?  Can we expect our zoning officer (Lebanon County) to enforce/observe it after regular weekday business hours or on a weekend?

Building Permits: 

29-19 Jeffrey & Amanda Bair 12 Eagle View Dr IG pool $3,000
30-19 Chad Eberly 8 Cottage Ln AG pool $9,000
31-19 Peter B. Shirk Lot#350, 203 Edgemont Ln SFD $113,000
32-19 Thomas & Catheryn Carmello 66 Edgemont Ln shed $5,000
33-19 Matthew Martin 285 W. Texter Mission Rd SFD attached garage $180,000
34-19 Barry Spohn 17 Progress Dr shed $2,000
35-19 John Jegla 174 W. Texter Mission Rd add. $75,000
36-19 Steven and Missy Strunk 340 W. Texter Mission Rd pole bldg $30,000
37-19 Peter B. Shirk Lot#330 , 210 Edgemont Ln SFD $152,000
38-19 George Savich 32 Rhine Rd pole bldg $7,000
39-19 Frank & Jodi Sauter 554 Stricklerstown Rd solar panels $48,000
40-19 Lisa Sternberg 14 Cottage Ln deck $5,000
41-19 Danny & Christine Kindt 940 Texter Mt. Rd solar $10,000


Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm.    Next meeting is August 7, 2019 at 7 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Karen Krater