CCE Spring 2022 Conference
When? Thursday, May 19, 2021; 8:15am – 12:00pm
Cost? $75 per person (members only)
Location? West Goshen Township Admin Building, 2nd Floor Mtg Rm, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the designated “training” lot)
8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments
8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below)
8:30am-9:30am – Understanding Traffic Impact Fees for Project Owners
Lou Colagreco & Alyson Zarro, RRHC
Transportation impact fees are a funding mechanism permitted by the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Fees can be assessed to new development in proportion to its impact on transportation—the traffic the development is expected to generate during peak commuter periods. When adopting an impact fee ordinance, municipalities must comply with certain regulations and complete specific studies. This presentation will discuss how municipalities calculate their impact fees and properly scope their ordinance. It will also discussion the project owner’s rights/responsibilities including how to obtain refunds for unused funds, contesting fees, timing of payment, etc.
9:45am-10:45am – Aligning Title Reports and Land Surveys
Charles Proctor, PLA Associates PC
This presentation will introduce attendees to key provisions of title reports and land surveys. Though prepared from different perspectives, each reveals critical information about the real estate that only the professional provider can deliver after an investigation and analysis of the public land title records and the site. This presentation will explain how to focus on the most important provisions of the title commitment and policy in conjunction with features of the survey to confirm accurate site size, property boundaries, building and improvement footprints and sizes, and any title encumbrances and physical encroachments on the real estate.
11:00am-12:00pm – Chester County’s 2022 Stormwater Management Model Ordinance
Cory Trego, Chester County Water Resources Authority
This presentation will provide an overview of the adopted 2022 County-wide Stormwater Management Model Ordinance, discuss the timeline for municipal adoption, and will introduce and review the resources available to assist municipalities with updating their stormwater management ordinances.
Attendees will earn 3 PDH.
Act 209 Traffic Impact Fees
Title Reports & Land Surveys
SWM Model Ordinance (see also www.chesco.org/stormwaterordinance) Below are also links to a few resources with precipitation data that engineers may find useful for assessing storm events.
- Chester County Flood Tools webpage: This page includes links to precipitation alerts for all USGS gages with rainfall data in Chester County. This tool allows users to set a threshold and time duration at which they would like to receive an automatic notification from USGS.
- Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Mapping System (CoCoRaHS). There are 14 precipitation gaging stations in Chester County in this network, and several other stations adjacent to Chester County. These stations are typically updated daily, but do not provide hourly data.
- Delaware Environmental Observing System: This network has precipitation data that is updated daily for 10 sites in Chester County.
- Chester County Volunteer Rainfall Observer Network: This network consists of volunteers across the County that report daily rainfall totals to CCWRA each month. We typically update this page once we receive all station data for the previous month (though I notice that it has not been updated for a few months).