Driveway Law Approval On Township Agenda

SANATOGA PA – A new driveway law that includes grading and construction requirements, intended to apply primarily to households and commercial properties not covered by subdivision and land development ordinances with Lower Pottsgrove, will be a topic of discussion and likely approval tonight (Tuesday, June 4, 2019) during the township Board of Commissioners’ meeting.

Solicitor Charles Garner, Buildings and Codes Enforcement Officer Joe Groff, and Police Chief Michael Foltz all have collaborated on re-writing the existing law, which Garner noted has not been revised in many years. The changes and additions reflect modern practices and standards, as well as township engineering suggestions and preferences, he said earlier.

A copy of the ordinance has been available on the township website over several weeks.

The board’s meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd. It is free to attend and open to the public. A copy of the meeting agenda is available for download from the website, here.

Also during the meeting, commissioners are:

  • Anticipated to grant final approval to lot line adjustments contained in an amended plan filed for the Spring Valley Farms housing community now under construction at Bliem and North Pleasant View roads. The changes allow the lots to accommodate larger-sized homes, but still provide for a more-than-required amount of open space, according to township Engineer Chad Camburn;
  • Consider amending a list of fees, deposits, and escrow payments charged by the township for a variety of services. The agenda is not specific on which fees are being altered, added, or removed, and why;
  • Review a request for a police officer’s reimbursement of college expenses; and
  • Hear reports from department heads and other township officials.

The agenda also indicates tonight’s meeting is the only one scheduled for June; in most months, commissioners meet at least twice. Their next meeting, the agenda reports, is set for July 1 (2019; Monday).

Photo from Lower Pottsgrove Township