Minutes of Oct. 2, 2019 – Planning Commission

Minutes of Oct. 2, 2019

Members Present: Karen Krater, Donald Leibig, Craig Thompson, Rich Brandt & Mervin Horst 

Minutes:  Aug. 7, 2019 approved as written; motion made by RB, second by KK.

Reports:  Karen Krater reported on Good Zoning Hearing Board hearing.  A continuance is scheduled for Nov. 12, 2019.


  • 5G information – Board recommends the Solicitor review information available in order to advise of any potential legal concerns to be aware of regarding limiting the location, saturation, and/or imposing fees for locations within municipal right of ways. Board also recommends hiring a planning consultant to aid in preparation of zoning ordinance amendment to address 5G Technology adequately.  Reviewed letter to FCC from congress members DeFazio & Suozzi.
  • Risser property/Weavertown Rd. – variance granted. Board recommends Solicitor correspond with LCPD to obtain an update on the status of applicant compliance with conditions imposed as part of the variance decision. If these conditions have not been met, what is the timeline for compliance and what efforts to enforce are being made by county as our delegated zoning officer?
  • Fence on Main St. corner property blocking sight triangle discussion. Board recommends Solicitor correspond with zoning officer at Lebanon County for update on progress regarding fence relocation with lot owner.  This is a safety issue and must be resolved.

Correspondence:   reviewed.

Building Permits: 

63-19 Robert Blumenshine 390 Cocalico Rd detached garage $7,000
64-19 Luke Ray & Jennifer Horning 6 Stricklerstown Loop Rd demo SFD $1,000
65-19 Daniel & Wendy Moyer 213 Edgemont Ln shed $8822
66-19 Justin Weaver & Laura Herrold 16 Abbey Ln fence $2,000
67-19 Peggy & Kenneth Brown 930 Texter Mission Rd solar panels $38,000
68-19 Mark & Donna Achey 87 N. Sheridan Rd solar panels $35,000


Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm.    Next meeting is Nov. 6, 2019 at 7 pm.