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.

Zoning Hearing – September 30, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 30, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Kirby Land Holdings, LLC: Zoning application regarding property located at the Adams Commerce Center, Lot 23 along U.S. Route 30 in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The property is designated as tax parcel no. 38-G-12-0169 and is owned by Kirby Land Holdings, LLC.

The applicant requests the following relief in its application:

1. An appeal from a notice of zoning ordinance violation issued to Applicant by the Straban Township zoning officer on August 3, 2015. The alleged violations include: (a) development of land by constructing a gravel parking lot on the aforesaid lot 23 without obtaining a land use permit; (b) construction of the aforesaid gravel parking lot which encompasses approximately 108 feet by 130 feet without a storm water management plan; and (c) reversal of a requirement that the fill and gravel used in construction of the lot be removed.
2. Request for the following variances: (a) postponement of Route 30 streetscape requirements set forth in section 140–12 (H) (1)–(8) for a period of 12 months until the issue of permanent use of said lot 23 is resolved; and (b) postponement of lot setback requirements set forth in section 140–12 (D) (1) for a period of 12 months until the issue of a permanent use of the lot is resolved.
3. Application for a special exception to permit use of the gravel lot area to be used for temporary inventory display for new cars and trucks for a period of 12 months until the permanent use is resolved.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – September 30, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 30, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Sites-Bittinger, L.P.: Zoning application regarding property located at the Adams Commerce Center, Lots 22 and 23 along U.S. Route 30 and Expedition Trail in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The property is designated as tax parcel no. 38-G-12-0169 and is owned by Kirby Land Holdings, LLC.

Applicant proposes to modify the existing lot lines of said lots as follows: Land from lot 22 will be added to lot 23. The land transfer will eliminate lot 22 road frontage on U.S. Route 30. Road frontage will be maintained for lot 22 from Expedition Trail. Lot 23 will continue to have lot frontage on U.S. Route 30. Applicant proposes to build a day care center on lot 22. No development is proposed currently for lot 23.

Applicant’s application appeals from a determination of the Straban Township zoning officer that the Route 30 streetscape requirements of the Straban Township zoning ordinance apply to the proposed subdivision since no development is proposed for lot 23 which will remain a vacant lot. Alternately, Applicant requests a variance from the streetscape requirements should the zoning board conclude that the streetscape requirements do apply to lot 23. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – September 29, 2015

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

An application by 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.

The applicant requests a special exception to permit the development of a County owned law enforcement shooting range immediately to the northeast of the large parking lot adjacent to the Adams County Emergency Center at the above location. The application proposes to construct a 10 lane firing range for training of Adams County law enforcement and government security personnel. The proposal is for use of the firing range by law enforcement personnel and not by the general public. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – September 16, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 16, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Kings Point Ventures: Zoning application regarding property located at 1126 York Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

Applicant proposes to convert a former ice cream shop located at the above address which offered drive through service and outdoor seating to a Dunkin donut store. The new store would include an addition to permit indoor seating. The Straban Township zoning officer issued a use denial letter on the basis that the modified use does not meet Ordinance parking standards in respect to required number of spaces. Applicant requests a special exception in respect to such parking requirements. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – June 30, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on June 30, 2015, 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. Applicant proposes the construction of a 5,400 square foot expansion of an existing warehouse and a 1,650 square foot office building.

The application requests a special exception and a variance. The request for a special exception is to permit the expansion of an alleged legal pre-existing nonconforming use in the nature of warehouse use. The variance request seeks to permit construction of the office space area within the front yard area established by Straban Township’s Zoning Ordinance. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – May 13, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on May 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

McSherrystown Moose Lodge 720: Zoning application regarding property located at 100 Moose Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-2 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The application is for a special exception for a special event permit. The special event is described in the application material as a two day music concert with multiple bands on a rented stage. Retail food and merchandise vendors will be operating on site. The concert will be located on the property described above which is known as Moose Park. Some parking will be located at 180 Moose Road (James R. Ortman property) as well as on Applicant’s property. The event name is “It’s My Party” and is being conducted under the lease agreement with Applicant McSherrystown Moose Lodge identified above. The event promoter’s contact person is Dwayne P. Brown of Hanover, Pennsylvania. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – March 3, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on March 3, 2015, 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. This hearing is a continuation of the hearing held on September 9, 2014, on the same application. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.