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.

Zoning Decisional – March 3, 2015

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a decisional meeting in regard to the zoning application filed by Allan and Carolyn Conaway requesting a variance from the minimum lot size required in the current zoning district with respect to property located at 131 and 145 Flickinger Road in Straban Township on March 3, 2015, at 6:45 p.m. at the Township Municipal building located at 1745 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 #1 properties that are to be pumped in 2015. A list of the registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

2015 District #1 Letter and Instructions – Click here

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.

Download the minutes of this hearing.

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.