County planners handle road access, subdivision

The Warren County Planning Commission took action on two items during a meeting held on Tuesday at the Warren County Courthouse.

The first was a road access waiver request from Robert and Sheila Anderson in Clarendon Borough. County Zoning Officer Aaron Kalkbrenner told the commission that the Andersons own the entire parcel in question and wish to subdivide their lot into two parcels.

He said that the road frontage requirement by ordinance is 50 feet and the total on one of the proposed subdivided parcels is only 45.

“What is being requested is a 4.82 foot variance,” he said.

County Planner Dan Glotz said that this is “kind of one of those unique situations.”

The commission granted the waiver unanimously without further discussion.

The second item the commission took action on was a minor subdivision application from Jerry Borden in Sheffield Township.

“This subdivision was actually approved quite some time ago, back in 1999,” said Glotz.

While minor subdivisions do not typically require action, Glotz brought it before the commission based on the elapsed time.

He explained that the subdivision was never recrded and that “there was a buyer lined up. That deal fell through.”

While Glotz noted that the lot is “substandard” in terms of size, the commission, in 1999, passed waivers in that regard “that stand today.”

Glotz said that his office will “see this from time to time when a deal will fall through.”

“There are no changes between 1999 and now,” he added, noting that commission approval was required to record the subdivision.

The commission gave its unanimous consent.

In other business, the commission elected to change its meeting time from 7 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting with the April meeting.