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  • **Notice for Public Meetings**

    In the interest of the health of all those in attendance, and the health of our community at large, the Board of Supervisors had determined that certain precautions shall be taken to ensure compliance with the CDC’s social distancing directives. Due to the size and layout of the Township’s public meeting room, the Township will be restricting the amount of public attendees in the room at one time. The limit for pubic guest inside the building at one time will be FOUR. Please sign your name on the sign-in sheet, and indicate whether you are seeking to provide public comment on a non-agenda item, to offer comment on a particular agenda item, or to provide comment for the zoning map amendment hearing, Township staff will direct attendees to the appropriate locations and will ensure that all public comment is given in an orderly fashion. In the event that a larger than expected turnout occurs, staff may need to ask some residents to wait outside until the appropriate time for the public comment. Despite these precautions, all attendees will be permitted their opportunity to provide public comment. Please understand that these precautions are necessary for the health and safety of our community. We thank you for your patience and willingness to work with the Township to best ensure that this public meeting can be held in the safest way possible.

    Thank you,

    Straban Township Board of Supervisors

  • Zoning Map Rezoning Hearing – April 6, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

    Straban Township Board of Supervisors is authorized to amend the Zoning Ordinance in accordance with §609 of the Municipalities Planning Code (53 P.S. § 10101, et seq.).  Landowners, Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, have petitioned the Board to amend the zoning map to include 2145 Old Harrisburg Road in the Residential Low Density (R-1) zoning district.  The Straban Township Planning Commission reviewed the petition of Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors re-zone a portion of the Township, including 2145 Old Harrisburg Road.  The Board of Supervisors, in reviewing the petition of Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, as well as the Planning Commission recommendations, have determined that a portion of the Township, including 2145 Old Harrisburg Road, should be removed from the Mixed Use – Neighborhood (MU-2) District and made part of the Residential Low Density (R-1) District.  The Board of Supervisors have determined that it is in the best interest and general welfare of the citizens and residents of Straban Township to amend the Zoning Map as set forth below.
    The entire boundaries of the following parcels of real estate are hereby removed from the Mixed Use – Neighborhood (MU-2) District and made part of the Residential Low Density (R-1) District:
    Tax Parcel No.                       Address:
    38G10-0012A–000              2315 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0019—000                2215 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0020—000                2235 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0021—000                2265 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0022—000                2275 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0023—000                2285 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0024—000                2295 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0025C–000               85 Sanders Road
    38G10-0039—000                2145 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0042—000                2165 Old Harrisburg
    All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

  • COVID – 19 Precautions

    ***Beginning on March 24, 2020, Straban Township doors will be CLOSED to the public. To help maintain precautions designed to minimize the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19, a drop box will be located outside the Township office for any papers needed to be dropped off or picked up. Our staff will remain in the building during normal work hours and can be reached either via phone or email. Thank you for your cooperation during this time. We will inform you if any necessary changes are needed to be made. ***
    Email: office@strabantownship.com
    Phone: 717-334-4833
    Thank you,
    Straban Township

  • 2020 E-cycling Collection

    Events will be held from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on:

     

    • March 14th at the Emergency Services Building, 230 Greenamyer Rd.  Gettysburg
    • June 6th at the Municipal Building, 1370 Fairfield Road,  Gettysburg
    • Sept. 12th at the Abbottstown Rec Park, 241 High St.  Abbottstown
    • Dec. 5th at the East Berlin Boro Park, 523 North Ave.  East Berlin
    All electronic devices are accepted with Photo ID and a receipt of your Waste Connections bill.

     

  • Complete the 2020 Census

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    2020 Census

  • NOTICE SEPTIC PUMPING/INSPECTION REQUIREMENT

    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 #3 properties that are to be pumped in 2020. A list of registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

    Download the Dist. #3 Letter.

    Download the List of Registered Pumpers.

  • Zoning Hearing – October 3, 2019

    The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on Thursday, October 3, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:
    A Zoning Hearing Application, dated August 2, 2019 and filed on August 5, 2019 by Lobar Properties, LLC, relative to certain real property owned by Agricultural Commodities, Incorporated, described by the Applicant as Lot 1 of real property located at 1750 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (a portion of certain real property identified by Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H11-0036F–000). The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Intense District (EC-2), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The subject real property is being proposed for future development, construction and use as a State Police Station. The Applicant is requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to section 140-13.B.(1) and section 140-17.D. of the Zoning Ordinance for an outdoor trap, skeet, rifle, pistol or archery range (private or municipal). The Applicant is also seeking variance relief from section 140-13.D.(4) of the Zoning Ordinance relative to the requirement that no parking is permitted to be placed between the plane of any primary facade of a principal building and the road right-of-way on nonresidential lots located in the EC-2 Zoning District.

  • Zoning Hearing – August 29, 2019

    The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct two (2) zoning hearings on Thursday, August 29, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following applications:
    1. An Amended Zoning Hearing Application, dated July 24, 2019 and filed on July 29, 2019 by the Gettysburg Municipal Authority, relative to certain real property located at 155 Natural Springs Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38G13-0004A–000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1) as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from Section 140-31.A.(2)(a) of the Zoning Ordinance which provides that in order for maximum height regulations not to apply to a public utility tower or structure, such structure must be set back from any property line a horizontal distance at least equal to its height. The Applicant is requesting the variance in connection with its proposed replacement of an existing water tank on the subject real property with a taller water tank of 115 feet in height which would be set back a horizontal distance of 54 feet from the nearest property line, as proposed.
    2. A Zoning Hearing Application, dated July 31, 2019 and filed on that date by the Gettysburg Trading Post, relative to certain real property owned by George Chorba, Jr. and Christine Chorba, located at 2218-2222 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H12-0023A–000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to Section 140-6.D. of the Zoning Ordinance for a legal use not specifically allowed elsewhere in the Zoning Ordinance provided that such use meets the general requirements for a special exception and does not constitute a public or private nuisance. The Applicant requests special exception approval to operate an indoor firearms range accessory to its commercial firearms sales facility located at its business address of 2222 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Zoning Hearing – July 16, 2019

    The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:

    An Application for Special Event Permit, dated and filed on June 25, 2019 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Adams County Division 1, relative to real property owned by the McSherrystown Lodge No. 720, Loyal Order of Moose, at the Gettysburg Moose Park, 100 Moose Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H12-0007—000. The real property, which is the subject of the Application for Special Event Permit, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Intense District (EC-2) as established by the Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant requests the issuance of a special event permit in order to hold a special event at the Gettysburg Moose Park pursuant to section 140-43 of the Zoning Ordinance which authorizes special event uses by special exception in every zoning district within Straban Township. The Applicant is also requesting variance relief from section 140-43.A.(2) of the Zoning Ordinance requiring an application for a special event permit to be submitted to the Township no later than 75 days prior to the beginning of the proposed special event, which is the 2019 Irish Festival to be held on July 20, 2019.

  • Zoning Hearing – July 9, 2019

    The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public hearing to conduct two (2) zoning hearings on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following applications:
    1. A Zoning Hearing Application dated May 20, 2019 and filed on that date by Swift Run Foursquare Church and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, relative to adjoining real properties located at 225 New Chester Road, New Oxford, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38I11-0065—000 and Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38I11-0064—000. The adjacent real properties, which are the subject of the Zoning Hearing Application, are both zoned and located within a Rural Residential District (R-R) as established pursuant to the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicants are requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to section 140-26.B. of the Zoning Ordinance for the extension of a nonconforming use onto an adjacent real property, also owned by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, for the purpose of expansion of the paved parking area serving the existing place of worship use being made at the real property at 225 New Chester Road. The Applicants are also requesting variance relief from section 140-26.B.(1) of the Zoning Ordinance which requires that such extensions shall be limited to the lot containing the use at the time the use became nonconforming.

    2. An Application for Special Event Permit, dated May 1, 2019 and filed on May 31, 2019 by Gateway Gettysburg/Wyndham Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival, relative to real property owned by Gateway Gettysburg Land, LP and Gateway Gettysburg Hotel/Conference Center Partners, LP, which is located at 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38G12-0158—000 and Tax Parcel ID No. 38G12-0158A—000. The real properties, which are the subject of the Application for Special Event Permit, are zoned and located within an Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1) as established by the Zoning Ordinance. The Applicants request the issuance of a special event permit in order to hold a special event at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex pursuant to section 140-43 of the Zoning Ordinance which authorizes special event uses by special exception in every zoning district within Straban Township. The special event being proposed by the Applicants is the 2019 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival to be held on September 7th and September 8th, 2019.

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