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Mahoning subdivision plan rejected

Published December 19. 2012 05:02PM

A subdivision plan that called for combining seven lots and adding additional acreage to another lot in Mahoning Township received conditional plan rejection from Carbon County officials.

During the monthly meeting of the Carbon County Planning Meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to recommend conditional plan rejection of the subdivision because there were several areas of non-compliance with the Mahoning Township Land Development Ordinances.

The plans, submitted by H&H Development Group, proposed a re-subdivision on Pa. State Route 3006 in Mahoning Township of 17.22 acres.

It calls for combining lots one through seven into a new 14.41-acre lot; and increasing lot eight's size to 1.4 acres with the addition of .23 acres of the existing access drive.

Ivan O. Meixell Jr., county planner, outlined that problems with the plan include:

• Drainage easement for the existing storm-water drainage channel on lots seven through nine not shown on plan.

• Storm-water management controls and maintenance responsibilities of the existing facilities should be provided along with a revised Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan.

• The driveway on the plan does not exist on the site; as well as 25-foot turning radius on the existing access lane that is required for PennDOT's Highway Occupancy Permit was not shown on the plan. The proposed access needs a separate Highway Occupancy Permit or plan note that grants access to lot seven from the existing access drive.

• Existing storm-water controls and culverts not shown on plan.

• Width of private driveways and a typical treatment of the construction of the driveways and handling of storm drainage where driveways intersect streets not shown.

• Graphic scale on plan incorrect measurement.

• Ownership Certification and Acknowledgment of plan not completed.

• Cross sections and drainage details for new access drive not submitted.

Meixell said during his recommendation that "unless these non-conforming conditions can be properly resolved and mitigated, these noted limitations may preclude approval at this time. We, therefore, recommend conditional plan rejection of this subdivision as proposed."

The board also gave approval for a proposed lot line revision at 3115 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, Kidder Township. The owner of the property is Kenneth Detweiler.

According to the plan, it calls for subdividing a .55-acre lot into two lots and one of those lots then being combined with a .23-acre lot to create a new .34-acre lot.

It was noted prior to the vote that a zoning variance was granted on Nov. 12, 2012 by the Kidder Township Zoning Board for both proposed lots regarding non-compliance with the minimum lot size, lot width and front yard setback requirements of the zoning ordinance.

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