Eric Schneider of Keystone Consulting presented the preliminary land development plans for the proposed Penn-Kidder Library Center to the Kidder Township planning commission Wednesday evening. Along with the plans, Schneider made five requests for waivers, which were all deemed to be minor in nature by the township's engineering firm.
The commission approved a motion to grant all five waivers and also approved a motion to accept the plans as 'final.'
"This couldn't have happened at a better time," said Barbara Franzosa, president of the Friends of the Penn-Kidder Library Center.
"We just received our HOP letter from PennDOT, which indicated that our current entrances and exits to our parking lot are acceptable," she added.
"Our goal was to have at least $40,000 in donations before we broke ground. We have raised $28,000 in cash and with a generous $9,000 in kind donation from Ken Detweiler Excavating, we will be ordering our modular unit very soon."
Also on the agenda was a lot/line change requested by Detweiler on a piece of property he owns in the township. The commission approved the change.
Lastly, the commission is prepared to present the final recommendations on the 911 road signs to the township supervisors. The plan is to go with a 4 foot, above-ground surface height for the sign. The signs will be green in color and the numbers must be between 4 to 6 inches in size.
Larry Polansky, chairman of the Kidder Township Board of Supervisors, was present and asked township planning administrator Ginny Compton about the 911 readdressing. Compton said that there will definitely have to be some numbers changed.
"It is inevitable," said Compton.
"The supervisors would really like to not change any numbers if not absolutely necessary. We don't want people to be unduly upset by these changes," said Polansky.
The residents will be notified when the numbers have been finalized for their areas, and that the numbers and stakes can be purchased at their local fire company.