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  • PUBLIC HEARING – October 7, 2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg. The Board intends to adopt the Ordinance following the hearing at 7:00 p.m.
    AN ORDINANCE OF STRABAN TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STRABAN, BY ADDING TO CHAPTER 112, ENTITLED “STREETS AND SIDEWALKS”, AN ARTICLE II, ENTITLED “STREET OPENINGS AND EXCAVATIONS”, REGULATING OPENINGS AND EXCAVATIONS IN OR UNDER THE STREETS, HIGHWAYS, AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STRABAN.
    The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to supplement Chapter 112 of the Code of the Township of Straban by adding an Article II, entitled “Street Openings and Excavations”, which promulgates regulations governing entities who desire to create openings or excavations within the public rights-of-way, in order to ensure that the health, safety, and public welfare of the Township’s residents is maintained.
    Section 1. Definitions. Section 1 provides definitions for “engineer”, “excavation”, “newly paved street”, “permittee”, “person”, and “street”.
    Section 2. Permit Required. Section 2 makes it unlawful for any person to make an opening or excavation in any right-of-way of the Township without a permit. The Zoning Officer is tasked with the administration of reviewing and issuing permits.
    Section 3. Application for Permit. Section 3 contains information requiring the required application process for a permit.
    Section 4. Permit Fee. Section 4 provides that a permit fee shall be charged by the Township. The fee will be set forth in the Township Fee Schedule. Additional fees, including diminution fees for newly paved streets, are set forth. No permit shall be issued until all relevant fees have been paid.
    Section 5. Financial Security and Insurance Required. Section 5 provides that prior to the issuance of a permit, the Permittee shall deposit financial security with the Township in an amount approved by the Township, and shall provide documentation of comprehensive general liability insurance. Section 5 contains more specific details on the financial security and insurance requirements.
    Section 6. Excessive Excavating and Permittee Responsibilities. Section 6 provides specific overlay requirements where a Permittee performs excessive excavation, as defined therein.
    Section 7. Protective Measures. Section 7 contains specific requirements that a Permittee engaged in a street opening or excavation must undertake for the benefit of public safety. Section 7 authorizes the Township to undertake the protective measures if the Permittee fails to do so, and invoice the entity for the Township’s costs in undertaking the protective measures.
    Section 8. Rectification of Improper or Incomplete Work. Section 8 provides for procedures in the event that the street opening/excavation is not properly completed to the satisfaction of the Township engineer. Section 8 authorizes the Township to take the necessary measures to rectify the entity’s failure to do so, and to assess the costs thereof to the Permittee.
    Section 9. Violations and Penalties
    Section 10. Repealer; Savings Clause.
    Section 11. Severability.
    Section 12. Effective Date.
    A complete copy of the proposed Ordinance may be viewed at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A copy of the full Ordinance has been supplied to The Gettysburg Times as required by law.

  • PUBLIC HEARING – October 7, 2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg. The Board intends to adopt the Ordinance following the hearing at 7:00 p.m.
    AN ORDINANCE OF STRABAN TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 140, ENTITLED “ZONING”, OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STRABAN, SPECIFICALLY: AMENDING CHAPTER 140.5, TO INCLUDE DEFINITIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL OPERATION AND AGRICULTURE; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 140-13(B)(1) TO INCLUDE AN INDUSTRIAL USE PERMITED BY SPECIAL EXCEPTION
    The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to amend the definition section of Chapter 140 of the Code of the Township of Straban to provide for definitions for “agricultural operation” and “agriculture”, and to provide for “facilities for the treatment and processing of solid waste” as a special exception in the Economic Development – Intense (EC-2) District, as set forth below.
    Section 1. Chapter 140, Article II, Section 140-5 is amended to add definitions for “agricultural operation” and “agriculture.”
    Section 2. Chapter 140, Article III, Section 140-13, Table 140-13-1, entitled “EC-2 Allowed Uses”, under Section 140-13(B) (1) of the Code of the Township of Straban, shall be amended to include “Facilities for the treatment and processing of solid waste” as an industrial use permitted by special exception.
    Section 3. Repealer; Savings Clause.
    Section 4. Severability.
    Section 5. Effective Date.
    A complete copy of the proposed Ordinance may be viewed at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A copy of the full Ordinance has been supplied to The Gettysburg Times as required by law.

  • 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.

  • Zoning Hearing – April 16, 2019

    The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:
    The Applicant is Gateway Gettysburg/Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA.; Parcel ID: 38G12-0158—000 and 38G12-0158A–000.  The property is located in the Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1) as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance.
    The Applicant requests the grant of special exceptions in order to hold five (5) special events on the subject property. Subsection 140-43.G. of the Zoning Ordinance authorizes special event uses by special exception in every zoning district within Straban Township.  The special events being proposed by the Applicant are identified as follows and would be held on the following dates:

    May 10-11, 2019                     5/11 A Great Day for America
    May 25-26, 2019                     Gettysburg BBQ Festival
    June 25-28, 2019                     Rivera Owners Association
    July 15-21, 2019                      Pontiac Oakland Club International
    July 26-28, 2019                      Gettysburg Battlefield Bash

    The Applicant also requires variance relief from subsection 140-43.A.(2) of the Zoning Ordinance which requires that an application for a special event be submitted no later than 75 days prior to the beginning of a special event.  The Applicant filed its application with Straban Township 72 days prior to the beginning of the proposed special event to be held May 10–11, 2019.
    The Applicant further requires variance relief from subsection 140-43.E.(9) of the Zoning Ordinance for the conduct of the proposed special event to be held July 15–21, 2019. Subsection 140-43.E.(9) of the Zoning Ordinance sets forth that no special event shall occur over a period of time of more than five days, whether consecutive or nonconsecutive.

  • Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing – March 25, 2019

    The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on March 25, 2019 to accept verbal and written comment regarding the draft Central Adams Joint Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will be held at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The public hearing will commence at 6:00 p.m.
    A copy of the Draft Plan is available for review at the Straban Township Office at 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg and the Adams County Office of Planning and Development at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 100, Gettysburg during regular business hours.
    Copies of the Draft Plan may be purchased, in its entirety or in part, at the cost of reproduction from the Adams County Office of Planning and Development. A complete copy of the Draft Plan may be downloaded from the Adams County website, www.adamscounty.us.
    Persons who have questions concerning the Public Hearing may contact the Adams County Office of Planning and Development at 717-337-9824.
    The Straban Township Board of Supervisors intends to adopt the draft Central Adams Joint Comprehensive Plan during its regular meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Office at 1745 Granite Station road in Straban Township.
    If any person with a disability wishes to request that special accommodations be made to allow their participation, they are asked to contact Robin Crushong at least one business day in advance.

  • ECYCLING EVENTS FOR 2019

    The townships of Straban and Cumberland, partnered with the boroughs of Abbottstown and East Berlin, have announced their 2019 E-cycling Collection Events. All four events are open to constituents of these four municipalities as part of their paid solid waste collection service.
    Events will be held 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays
    March 16, 2019 Emergency Services Bldg., 230 Greenamyer Road, Gettysburg
    June 8, 2019 Municipal Bldg., 1370 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg
    Sept. 14, 2019 Abbottstown Rec Park, 241 High Street, Abbottstown
    Dec. 7, 2019 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. Any inquiries can be directed to the municipal offices listed above.

  • NOTICE SEPTIC PUMPING/INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

    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 2019. A list of registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

    Download the Dist. #2 Letter.

    Download the List of Registered Pumpers.

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