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CC Planning Commission approves four subdivision plans

Published March 22. 2013 05:02PM

The Carbon County Planning Commission recommended approval of five subdivision plans throughout the county.

During the group's meeting on Tuesday, Ivan O. Meixell Jr., county planner, outlined each of the plans and his findings. They include:

* A proposed land development plan by the Penn Forest board of supervisors to develop a 30-acre recreational park in Penn Forest Township near the intersection of Route 903 and Hachery Road. The plans include six soccer fields, two baseball fields, three basketball courts, four hard surface tennis courts and a one mile by 10 feet walking bicycle path, a 24-by-40-foot pavilion, a 1/2 acre playground, 30-by-50-foot picnic area, concession stand with restrooms and storm water controls. Meixell said that he believes it meets compliance with the Penn Forest Land Development Ordinances and recommended approval.

* A request for lot live revision by the estate of Thomas and Angela Sandoval and Pitcarin Trust Co. to combine two parcels by to create a not-quite an acre lot at 568 Old Stage Road in Towamensing Trails, Section V in Penn Forest Township. Meixell said that the plan contains all requirements and recommended approval.

* Approval of a subdivision by Melo Enterprises which revised property lines of two lots to create a lot of 31.46 acres at 391 Mill Road, Mahoning Township. Meixell said that there is a problem with access because there are restrictions on the lot. Meixell granted conditional plan rejection until restrictions are mitigated.

* Approval of a lot line revision on property owned by Kelly Horn of Summit Hill. The plans would combine to create a .17 acre parcel at 218 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill. Meixell said that the plan contains all requirements and recommended approval.

The board also briefly discussed the proposed subdivision at the Kovatch Dealership Inc. complex near North First Street in Lehighton, called for subdividing 6.683 acres into two lots. Meixell explained last month he found a number of preliminary/final plan requirements that were not met and provided comments to resolve each. Those items were mitigated and the plans will be allowed to move forward.

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