January 22, 2013
Scott Dellett called to order the Tuesday, January 22,
2013 meeting of the Gettysburg Borough Planning Commission
at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Building, 59 East High Street.
Those in attendance were: Commission members Sarah Kipp,
Tom Kellam, Rad Schultz, Dominic Picarelli and Wayne
Mayers; Scott Dellett, Borough Planning Director, Chad
Clabaugh, C. S. Davidson, Borough Engineer, and Merry
Bush, Borough Planning Technician.
Others in attendance
were: Shirley Sistrunk, owner, and Mark Kuntz, surveyor,
representing 143 W. High Street.
Scott Dellett called
for nominations for chairman. Tom Kellam nominated Rad
Schultz with Wayne Mayers seconding. There were no
additional nominations. Rad Schultz will serve as the
Tom Kellam nominated
Wayne Mayers for the position of vice chairman. Sarah Kipp
seconded. There were no further nominations. Wayne Mayers
will serve as vice chairman.
Dominic Picarelli nominated Tom Kellam for the position of
secretary. Wayne Mayers seconded. There were no further
nominations. Tom Kellam will serve as secretary.
Agenda and Minutes
There were no changes
to the agenda Dominic Picarelli moved to approve the
December 17, 2012 minutes as written. Wayne Mayers
seconded and the motion carried.
A. SLD-12-09 Shirley
E. Sistrunk, 143 West High Street, Minor Subdivision/Lot
Line Adjustment/Lot Consolidation
approval to consolidate and adjust the lot lines of
existing parcels totaling ± 0.379 acres into two lots.
Revised drawings were submitted prior to the meeting. The
parcels are located on West High Street in the OT Old
Town, Streetscape Enhancement Overlay, Elm Street Overlay
and Historic districts.
Mark Kuntz, the
applicant’s surveyor, reviewed the Borough engineer’s
January 18, 2013 comments with the Board. In particular,
he questioned the second item referring to property
markers. Chad Clabaugh agreed that it was not necessary to
require financial security for such a small issue and
indicated that the markers could be set after the Planning
Commission gave its approval but before the plans are
signed for recording. The applicant agreed to this
Although not written
in the comments, Mr. Clabaugh asked that the line weights
on the drawings be changed. All exterior lot lines should
be bold and interior lines be thin lines like those used
to identify the existing tracks. Mark Kuntz agreed to make
Department memorandum recommends adding a plan note:
Lots 1 and 2 created
by this Plan are under single ownership. Neither Lot 1 nor
Lot 2 shall be sold, retained, transferred or conveyed
into separate ownership without appropriate parking being
provided for the uses on Lot 1 and 2 consistent with
parking regulations contained in the Ordinances of the
Borough of Gettysburg in effect at that time.
There was discussion
as to the need for the note since the two lots were
pre-existing and only the lot lines were being adjusted.
The owner said that currently residents of both lots park
on the street.
In the end the members
agreed to make the addition of the note a condition for
approval. Tom Kellam moved to approve the minor
subdivision plan for 143 W. High Street with the following
engineer’s letters dated December 13, 2012 and January 18,
Addition of the plan note regarding parking.
Changing the line weight for
lines located inside the parcel. Those lines should be
light while bold lines should be used for the perimeter of
The Corner Monument shall be
set before the plans can be signed and recorded.
Wayne Mayers seconded the
motion, which passed 5 to 0.
Scott Dellett reported
that Borough Council adopted the zoning ordinance
amendment regarding the dimensions of parking spaces.
In regard to updating
the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO),
Mr. Dellett will ask that Borough Council direct the
Planning Commission to review the ordinance. He will bring
it up at the Solicitor’s Advisory Committee on Ordinances.
Most of the work has been completed but it would be good
to review the entire ordinance. In addition, portions of
the zoning ordinance need to be updated.
The Borough and
Cumberland Township are continuing discussions regarding a
joint comprehensive plan. Staff from the Adams County
Office of Planning and Development will make a
presentation at the Community Development Committee
meeting on January 23.
Tom Kellam asked the status of proposed changes to the
Health Care District. Scott Dellett said it was now in the
hands of Council.
There being no
additional business to come before the Board the meeting
was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.