Citing one example, Comunale said the legislation would require that the members of an advisory committee - which would advise township supervisors about impact fees - should be 40 percent developers and 60 percent township citizens.
"That in itself is repulsive, to tell the township who to select," Comunale said.
Comunale said he had suggested that Ryan vote against the bill, unless it is substantially amended. Comunale said that only a small group of municipalities - mainly in suburban growth areas of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh - would be affected by the legislation. He said that any letters
sent to Harrisburg by township residents would be appreciated.
In another matter, the commission reviewed a site plan for a 36-by-60-foot addition to Greater Media Radio's transmitter building on Bishop Hollow Road. Project architect Robert Linn said Metrophone and Bell Atlantic had asked for space on Greater Media's transmission tower, whose prime user is radio station KISS 100. Linn said several other users wanted to lease space on the tower, in order to fill in "cellular dead zones" for communications involving car phones, pagers, and other two-way systems.
The new building, he said, would house equipment. The board asked for more information before Linn's next appearance, including the number of firms now using the tower, and its present and future wattage capacity.
"My only concern is that we are not creating a condition for the tower to be expanded or a new one built," board member Gerard Leimkuhler said.
Radio station KISS 100 has appealed and won in a case against the township Board of Supervisors, which had denied its request to expand its antenna tower by 532 feet, from the present 499 feet. The township, however, said it would appeal that ruling.