Elizabethtown Borough Council members raised no objections to approving a developer’s plans for the completion of the Conoy Crossing housing development.
The development includes an extension of Masonic Drive that would connect it to Maytown Avenue, running roughly parallel to South Market Street. This would create an alternate route, which might alleviate some of the congestion on South Market Street in the middle of town.
Engineer Todd E. Smeigh, president of D.C. Gohn Associates, told Borough Council members at their work session on Thursday, June 7, that a few technical issues remain with the borough engineer, but he said he is hoping for a conditional approval at the June 21 Borough Council meeting. He said he was seeking relief from only one item that the engineer wanted, which was to come up with a legal description of all the building lots. Smeigh said that is usually prepared just before the lots are sold. Pamela Craddock, the borough’s planning and zoning director, said she would need to discuss that with Hanover Engineering, the borough’s engineering firm.
Developer Jacob Olweiler said he would be meeting with his partners and a bank the following morning and wanted confidence that council members expected to approve his plans.
“If we have problems, tell us what they are so we can address them,” Olweiler said. None of the councilors raised any concerns.
“We’ll give you formal approval in two weeks,” Council President J. Marc Hershey said.
In other business, Craddock said the borough got a letter from the state Department of Environmental Protection in March about some deficiencies in the borough’s plans for making sure storm runoff does not create problems with polluting waters that flow into the Susquehanna River and ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay. She said Hanover Engineering is coving over the deficiencies in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System plan, also known as MS4. She said the borough has requested a 90-day extension to clear up deficiencies and get training.
Councilor Bill Troutman was present at the meeting; it was the first time he attended a Borough Council meeting since he was injured in a Feb. 27 traffic crash. He was in a wheelchair at the meeting as he continues to recover from his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.