Zoning Hearing – January 29, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on January 29, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Allan and Carolyn Conaway: Zoning application regarding property located at 131 and 145 Flickinger Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-R zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

Applicant proposes to divide existing property into two separate parcels, with the existing residential dwelling and septic system on one parcel and the motor vehicle repair facility and junkyard on the other parcel. Each parcel would be approximately one acre. The application requests a variance from the minimum lot size required in the current zoning district. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Public Hearing – January 5, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on January 5, 2015, prior to the Board’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting, at the offices of Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments of interested individuals on a proposed amendment to the Code of Ordinances concerning definitions and sign regulations (Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances concerning definitions (Section 140-4 and 5) and sign regulations (Section 140-53 to 58) AND an Ordinance amending Section 140-17.D.(2) [Municipally owned, private law enforcement pistol range] by providing for a Municipally-Owned Law Enforcement range, and different and additional standards for development and operation.

After the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors during the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on January 5, 2015 will consider approving the aforementioned amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.  All those wishing to be heard must appear at the hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

A complete copy of the proposed Ordinance may be viewed at the Adams County Law Library, 117 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA and/or the Township Building, during normal business hours.

Zoning Hearing – January 21, 2015

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

The County of Adams Human Services Building: Zoning application regarding property located at 175 Major Bell Lane in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-2 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

Applicant proposes to construct a 45,510 square foot building, associated access drives and parking areas. The application requests a variance from curbing and landscaping in the employee parking area to eliminate any obstruction that would be detrimental to employee security and safety and to allow maneuvering in the area relating to types of tactical training. Additionally, a special exception for reduction in the number of parking spaces based on the square footage and the percentage of the building open to the public is also requested. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing Decisional – December 2, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a decisional meeting in regard to the zoning application filed by Sheetz, Inc. requesting dimensional site variances and sign requirement variances relating to Applicant’s property located at the intersection of S.R. 30 and Camp Letterman Drive in Straban Township on December 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal building located at 1745 Granite Station Road in Straban Township.

Budget Workshop – October 20, 2014

The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Budget Workshop on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg.

Zoning Hearing – October 30, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on October 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:
Sheetz, Inc.: Zoning application regarding property located at the intersection of S.R. 30 and Camp Letterman Drive in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The application filed by Applicant appeals from determination of the Straban Township Zoning Officer in respect to certain zoning ordinance provisions. Applicant proposes to “rebuild” an existing Sheetz convenience store with fuel sales at the above described location. The proposed “rebuild” project is part of a subdivision and land development plan proposal developed by the owner of the existing Sheetz store property and an adjacent tract of real estate. Applicant Sheetz, Inc., lessee of the property at issue, proposes construction of a new larger Sheetz convenience store with drive thru service and accessory fuel sales.
The variance requests arise from determinations made by the Straban Township assistant zoning officer pertaining to current parking and sign regulations and restrictions. The variance requests in respect to parking are as follows: (1) To permit off-street parking to be located between the front of the new store building (the building facade) and U.S. Route 30; (2) to permit off-street parking within the front yard area of the new building within the front yard area along Camp Letterman Drive upon which the newly constructed structure will also front; (3) to allow parking between the main entrance of the new building and the refueling bays; and (4) to allow parking less than the minimum of 10 feet from the principal building.
The application for variance in respect to signs is as follows: To allow three (3) additional wall signs on the Sheetz new building to the extent the Sheetz signs over the entrances to the new Building are not considered awning sign and also to allow a wall sign on the Sheetz new building over the drive-thru payment/pickup window, to the extent it is not considered either a sign controlling use of private property or an awning sign. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – October 15, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on October 15, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Mundorf Sign Co.: regarding property located at 44 E. Natural Springs Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The application filed by the applicant requests a variance from the maximum sign limitation provisions established by the Township’s zoning ordinance. Applicant requests a variance to permit a 34 foot sign for Applicant’s lessee Sally Beauty Supply business to be located at the aforesaid address. The maximum sign permitted is stated to be 20 square feet. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – October 1, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on October 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:
Application of County of Adams: regarding property located at 230 Greenamyer Lane in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-2 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. Applicant proposes the construction of a new and second 140 foot emergency communications tower on said site to update emergency telecommunications systems and to provide necessary intercommunications with other towers and emergency services providers. The existing tower will be retained and used for amateur radio antennas currently located elsewhere on the property. The existing tower will be used solely for emergency communications during disasters and exclusively for public safety and public service communications.

Applicant requests a special exception to allow the installation of the second 140 foot communications tower. In addition, Applicant requests the following variances from standards applicable to the special exception application: (1) the requirement that the tower is the minimum height needed to function satisfactorily and to reduce communication dead spots within the system; (2) the requirement that an applicant make a good faith effort to mount antennas on existing building structures or communication towers including a requirement that adjoining property owners of property located within one-fourth mile radius of the proposed tower site be contacted in respect to the proposed project; and (3) that landscaping and screening requirements be waived. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – September 9, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Ernest Burkholder: Zoning application regarding property located at 250 Stone Jug Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-R zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The application requests a special exception to allow an Agribusiness operation located on the above property. The proposed Agribusiness encompasses two layer barns for poultry (chickens). Each barn will contain 30,000 chickens. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing Decisional – August 6, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a decisional meeting in regard to the zoning application filed by the Hanoverian Trust appealing a determination made by the Township’s zoning officer and requesting variances in respect to property located at 2440 Old Harrisburg Road in Straban Township on August 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal building located at 1745 Granite Station Road in Straban Township.