Zoning Decisional – May 3, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a decisional meeting on May 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal building located at 1745 Granite Station Road in Straban Township in regard to the zoning application filed by Agricultural Commodities, Inc. The Applicant is requesting a variance from the maximum height requirement and the required 50 foot minimum buffer adjacent to bodies of water for an erected new grain bin and a special exception to permit the expansion of its agricultural commodities business located at 1585 Granite Station Road in Straban Township

Zoning Decisional – April 28, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a decisional meeting on April 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal building located at 1745 Granite Station Road in Straban Township in regard to the zoning application filed by Gettysburg Crossing, LP. The Applicant is requesting a special exception to permit development of a shopping center building of 19,200 square feet on 4.22 acres of Applicant’s 10.864 acres located immediately northwest of the intersection of SR 30(U.S. Route 30) and US RT 15 east of Shealer Road in Straban Township

Zoning Decisional – April 13, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a decisional meeting on April 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal building located at 1745 Granite Station Road in Straban Township in regard to the zoning application filed by Agricultural Commodities, Inc. The Applicant is requesting a variance from the maximum height requirement and the required 50 foot minimum buffer adjacent to bodies of water for an erected new grain bin and a special exception to permit the expansion of its agricultural commodities business located at 1585 Granite Station Road in Straban Township

NOTICE – Septic Pumping/Inspection Requirement

All Township Landowners are required to have their onsite septic systems pumped and inspected every three years. Please see the most recent letter sent to District #2 properties that are to be pumped in 2016. A list of the registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

2016 District #2 Letter and Instructions – Click here

Zoning Hearing – April 18, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on April 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Barry Haase and Drummer Boy RV, LLC – regarding property located at 1 Rocky Grove Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-R zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicants request a special exception to permit expansion of Applicants’ existing camping resort to include construction of 25 new RV sites, conversion of 7 tent sites to RV sites, and the addition of 3 new park cabins. In addition Applicants request a modification of an existing condition made part of a prior zoning decision in respect to the existing camping resort facility. That decision stated that the prior approval was for the final build out of the camping resort at such location. The prior decision of this Board was entered on February 15, 2008. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – March 29, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on March 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Gettysburg Crossing, LP – regarding property located immediately northwest of the intersection of SR 30 (U.S. Route 30) and US RT 15 east of Shealer Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicant requests a special exception to permit development of a shopping center on 4.22 acres of Applicant’s 10.864 acres located at the above site. Applicant’s property is shown on a final subdivision plan recorded in the Adams County, Pennsylvania, Recorder of Deed’s Office on April 24, 2006, in plan book 4389, page 310. The size of the proposed shopping center building is stated to be 19,200 square feet. The application including a sketch plan of the proposed shopping center and its parking and other facilities is available for inspection at the Township Municipal Building during regular office hours. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – March 16, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on March 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Application of Agricultural Commodities, Inc. – regarding property located at 1585 Granite Station Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-2 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The Applicant states that it erected a new grain bin on its property without obtaining needed Township zoning and permit approvals and at the same time additional impervious area around the grain bin was created to permit large vehicles to be loaded and unloaded. The grain bin with a total height of 127.75 feet exceeds the Township Zoning Ordinance maximum allowable building height of 60 feet. The impervious area that was created around the grain bin was placed within fifty (50) feet of the existing pond located in the eastern end of the property which is in violation of the required buffer adjacent to bodies of water. Applicant requests a variance from the maximum height requirement and the required 50 foot minimum buffer adjacent to streams, creeks and other bodies of water.

The application also requests a special exception to permit the expansion of its business in the nature of a manufacturing, processing and production facility which supplies agricultural commodities to the agricultural community. All those wishing to be heard on the application and its request for a variance and special exception must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – Continued – date to be determined

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on February 4, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Application of Agricultural Commodities, Inc. – regarding property located at 1585 Granite Station Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-2 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The Applicant states that it erected a new grain bin on its property without obtaining needed Township zoning and permit approvals. The grain bin with a total height of 127.75 feet exceeds the Township Zoning Ordinance maximum allowable building height of 60 feet. Applicant requests a variance from the maximum height requirement.

The application also requests a special exception to permit the expansion of its business in the nature of a manufacturing, processing and production facility which supplies agricultural commodities to the agricultural community. All those wishing to be heard on the application and its request for a variance and special exception must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – November 17, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold public hearings on November 17, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following matters:

1. Zoning application filed by Allen and Carolyn Conaway regarding their property located at 145 Flickinger Road in Straban Township. Applicants propose to subdivide land at the aforesaid location which will result in two separate land uses on two separate lots. One lot will be residential and one it will be used for vehicle sales and service. The residential lot will meet the minimum lot area requirement of two acres. The commercial lot will not meet that standard. The commercial lot will include 1.875 acres of land. The variance request is to permit the creation of the new but undersized commercial lot.

2. Further hearing on a prior zoning application filed by Allen and Carolyn Conaway regarding the same property described above. The prior application involved similar issues. The case is being heard following a remand of the prior Board decision by agreement of the Board and the parties to the case. The order of remand is listed to No. 15 – S – 395 in the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, Pennsylvania. All those wishing to be heard on the applications must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – October 21, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on October 21, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Application of Gettysburg Montessori Charter School - regarding property located at 888 Coleman Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. Applicant proposes to relocate its existing school facility in Gettysburg to the said property utilizing an existing former church building as well as constructing additional classroom space in the form of modular classrooms.

The application requests a special exception to allow said property to be used as an educational institution for pre-kindergarten through 6th grade students. A variance is sought to allow the use of non-public water which is not permitted for an educational institution. The former church utilized an onsite existing well which according to the Applicant will supply ample water flow and capacity for the proposed school. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.