Request by Cove Village Association to have a minor subdivision plan in East Union Township waived from review by the Schuylkill County Planning Commission was denied by the planning board at its monthly meeting held Wednesday evening at the courthouse in Pottsville. The plan must now be submitted for the county board to review.

The plan proposes to subdivide 372.32 acres currently owned by Cove Village Association, to create one additional lot consisting of 108.98 acres. This lot is then proposed to be annexed onto lands of Eagle Rock Resorts. The entire 108.98 acre parcel is located in East Union Township and the township board of supervisors approved the plan on March 5.

The reason Cove Village Association sought a waiver of the county reviewing the plan was because they realized the plan had not been reviewed by the county as required. The plan was delivered to East Union in early February by the township zoning officer.

(Note: Municipalities submit to the county subdivision plans they receive to be acted on and the county reviews them and usually returns and if it finds it complies with the county's comprehensive land plan then without comment for further disposal).

Other action

The plan board reviewed a number of projects planned for the area and had no comment.

Phillip Joswick is applying for a general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for storm discharge for the Landview Estates project in East Brunswick Township.

Hart Metals Inc., Tamaqua, and Silberline Manufacturing Co. Inc., Rush Township, are submitting to Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) a renewal application for an air quality operating permit.

State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy Township is submitting an application to DEP for a plan approval for a temporary gas boiler installed at the facility.

East Brunswick Township supervisors are submitting a grant application to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for park improvements at the township park.

West Penn Township supervisors have notified the planning board that the township's sewage enforcement officer may now proceed to issue sewage permits when suitable application is presented and that DEP found the municipality's action to be suitable and accepts their Component 1 planning module proposal.

The DCNR, through Anthony J. Giacobbe, regional engineer for Rush and Ryan townships, is applying for an existing NPDES permit renewal from DEP for Locust Lake State Park in Barnesville.

Coaldale-Lansford-Summit Hill Sewer Authority is sending an application for the renewal of a discharge permit for existing sewage treatment plant.

Two subdivision plans received final approval from the board.

The subdivision plan of Barbara Molnar, Union Township, to subdivide 28.21 acres into two lots for an existing single family residents and agricultural use. Rausch Creek Land, L.P. Porter Township, received final approval to subdivide 103 acres into one lot for an existing single family home.