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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania

Planning Commission
Meeting Minutes

Aug 12, 2009

Attendees: Bob Bartmann, Marian Schaner, Bill Smith, Amy Floresta, Thom Lehman

Guests: Mike Jozwiak, Isaac Elmakis, Brian Laslo, Eloise Murphy

Item or Issue
Approval of Minutes The meeting was called to order at 7 PM.
Ms. Floresta made a motion to approve the minutes as written that was seconded by Mr. Smith. The motion carried unanimously.
Sub-Division Plan for 111 South Wycombe Avenue Isaac Elmakis, TEA Group presented the project that had previously come before theLPC in March. The project is back for review of the elevations for sub-division.
Issues with the plans included:

• Dimension of garages don’t appear to allow turnaround of vehicles
• There are no proper elevations drawn for the garages. Need better artist rendering of front facade.
• Tree removal and proposed trees are not shade trees. They should be shade trees and be 35 feet apart.
• Boxwood shrubs are slow growing; consider faster growing landscape materials
• Repair/replacement of borough fence that a dead tree fell on
• May want to change the type of fence around the property
This is 1st submission – there is a 45 day timeline.

AT&T Proposals for Roof Antennas and Screens at 80 West Baltimore Pike. Brian Laslo represented AT&T. ZBA tasked him with going in front of LPC with sample of screens and color of antenna.
Group discussed several color solutions. Mr. Lehman mad a motion to approveCommission Fired Brick. Mr. Bartmann seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Eloise Murphy of Gladstone Manor Civic Association
Gladstone Manor Parklets plan
Eloise Murphy represented the Greater Gladstone Civic Association and presented a long range plan for improvements to parklets at Walsh, De Forest and Gladstone Roads. Since it is public property the approval of the LPC is being sought before the plan is presented to Borough Council.

Plans include:

• Electric line that goes through Christmas tree be moved
• Addition of water spigot so volunteers can easily water planting beds
• Hardscaping around the beds
• ADA access for the elderly and impaired

The GGCA is filing for nonprofit status to seek grant funding to do project. It was approved already by Park and Rec Board on July 20th.

The LPC recommends that the plans be redrawn with the electric underground that the pole be completely removed. Mr. Smith made a motion to approve the parklets plan seconded by Mr. Lehman. The motion carried unanimously.

Pedestrian Crosswalk memo Group reviewed memo and suggested improvements.
Resevoir Park Master Plan Mr. Bartmann presented the plan which will redirect the stream away from eroded area and into the pipe.

Recommends lowering the wall to the overflow pipe (not in current plan)
The plan has been approved by the Park and Rec Board and there is money in the budget that needs to be used this year. The funds could be used to stabilize the most eroded area and could start the planting of trees.

The master plan is going before Council in September. Mr. Lehman made a motion to recommend to the Borough Council that they adopt the Master Site Plan. Mr.Smith seconded the motion. All approved with Mr. Bartmann abstaining from the vote.

Adjournment Ms. Floresta moved to adjourn the meeting seconded by Mr. Lehman. The motion was approved unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 9:10PM.

Planning Commission Meets: 2ndth Wednesday of every month; 7pm in Borough Hall

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