A conditional approval was granted by the Schuylkill County Planning Commission to a Union Township property owner seeking to subdivide 124 acres into two lots with one board member casting a no" vote, at the monthly meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.
The temporary approval of the subdivision plan was granted to the Eyster Family, which seeks to establish two single family residential lots and future annexation of the residue. Anthony Prudenti cast the negative vote claiming he was not comfortable voting for something unforseen in the future. "I do not believe we have the right to vote on changes for the future," he told board members.
The subdivider has until the August meeting to complete the requirements for the subdivision. The boad ruled its solicitor must review the proposed deed of annexation.
The board gave approval to Denise M. Knorr and Ernest L. Klinger on their subdivision plan for annexation of 28.8 acres in townships of Barry and Hegins. The district is zoned agriculture.
Reviewed were proposed area projects for which permits are sought from state agencies.
Eagle Rock Resort Company, Hazle Township, which owns subdivisions in East Union and North Union townships, is applying for a general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permit for renewal for stormwater discharge.
The plan board was notified that the Richard E. Pierson Construction Company Inc., of Walker Township, had received approval for its air quality program plan for a property in Middleport.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission notified the plan board that Hegins Township has been approved for a cooperative habitat improvement project. This is a requirement of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Dams, Waterways and Wetlands' general permit for fish habitat enhancement structures. The site is located 0.76 miles downstream of Grove Drive Road Bridge and extends upstream for 2,000 feet.
The commission also reviewed subdivision plans submitted to local planning commissions and had the following comments:
Final development plan additions and limited renovations to Saint Clair Area Elementary and Middle School at 227 S. Mill St., Saint Clair. The plan calls for 15,430 square feet of new additions will be made to the 1.6988 acre area, including a parking lot off the rear of the school, a roof top play area and renovations on the second floor for new classrooms.
The board noted the UPI (Tax Parcel) Number must be certified by the Schuylkill County Assessment officer prior to recording in the recorder of deeds office.