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.

Auditors – January 8, 2019

2019 Appointment of Officers – Chair and Secretary
Approval of January 3, 2018 Minutes
Setting Compensation of Working Supervisors -
Tony M. Sanders – Road Crew
Working Supervisors – (snow plowing or office personnel)
Mileage Rate for 2019 per IRS
Filing of the treasurer’s bond with the board of auditors

Public Hearing – December 3, 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg. The Board intends to adopt the Ordinances following the hearing at 7:00 p.m.

AN ORDINANCE OF STRABAN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 140, ZONING, TO PROVIDE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES AND GROWERS/PROCESORS CONSISTENT WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLOCATION OF WIRELESS FACILITIES; AMENDING LANGUAGE REGARDING HEARINGS BEFORE THE ZONING HEARING BOARD; AMENDING SIGN REGULATIONS FOR DRIVE-THROUGH MENU BOARDS; PROVIDING FOR FIREWORKS SALES FACILITIES; AMENDING THE FRONT SETBACK EXCEPTION; MODIFYING FRONT SETBACKS IN RESIDENTIAL RURAL DISTRICTS; AND AMENDING THE HEIGHT OF ACCESSORY STRUCTURES;

The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to amend certain sections of Chapter 140 of the Code of the Township of Straban by amending various zoning regulations as set forth below.

Section 1. Chapter 140, Article II, Section 140-5 is amended to add definitions for certain terms as a result of recent legislation from the General Assembly.
Section 2. Chapter 140, Article III, Section 140-13(B), Table 140-13-1, EC-2 Allowed Uses is amended to include medical marijuana dispensary/grower producer as a permitted use.
Section 3. Chapter 140, Article III, Section 140-12-1 is amended to add medical marijuana dispensary as a permitted use.
Section 4. Chapter 140, Article IV is amended to add a new Section 140-20(H) to include certain regulations for Medical Marijuana Facilities.
Section 5. Chapter 140, Article III, Tables 140-7-1 through 140-13-1, are amended to include “communications antennas mounted on an existing wireless support structure” as Transportation/Utility Uses.
Section 6. Chapter 140, Article IX, Section 140-61(B)(3) is amended to provide clarification to the time requirement for the first hearing before the Zoning Hearing Board.
Section 7. Chapter 140, Article VIII, Section 140-54(G)(3) is amended to read “Reserved.”
Section 8. Chapter 140, Table 140-55 is deleted.
Section 9. Chapter 140, Article III, Tables 140-12-1 and 140-13-1 are amended to include Consumer Fireworks Sales Facility as a permitted use.
Section 10. Chapter 140, Article IV is amended to include a new Section 140-19(T) referencing the regulations of the Pennsylvania Fireworks Law.
Section 11. Chapter 140-30(B)(4) is amended to clarify the front setback exception for built up streets.
Section 12. Table 140-7-2 is amended regarding the minimum setback requirement for lots with no public sewer and/or water service.
Section 13. Chapter 140-12(E)(1) is amended by providing clarification to the front yard area regulations.
Section 14. Chapter 140-31(A)(4) is amended to provide that accessory structures shall not be higher than the principal structure.
Section 15. Attachment 4, Appendix 2, Sidewalk Specifications is amended to reflect revised sidewalk width.
Section 16. Repealer; Savings Clause.
Section 17. Severability.
Section 18. Effective Date.

AND

AN ORDINANCE OF STRABAN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING CHAPTER 117, SUBDIVISION OF LAND, TO PROVIDE FOR ELIMINATION OF LANGUAGE REFERENCING THE THREE YEAR PERIOD FOR A REFUND OF UNUSED FUNDS PROVIDED IN SECTION 503 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL PLANNING CODE AND PROVIDING CLARIFICATION THAT ALL SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP SHALL BE FIVE FEET IN WIDTH.

The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to amend certain sections of Chapter 117 of the Code of the Township of Straban in conformity with provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (“MPC”), and to clarify Township sidewalk width requirements.

Section 1. Chapter 117, Section 117-50(F) is amended to conform to the language of Section 503(11)(vii) of the MPC.
Section 2. Chapter 117, Section 117-41(D) is amended to clarify that all sidewalks within the right of way of the street shall be at least five feet wide.
Section 3. Appendix 2, Curb and Sidewalk specifications, are amended to reflect the revised sidewalk width requirement.
Section 4. Repealer; Savings Clause.
Section 5. Severability.

A complete copy of the proposed Ordinances 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 Ordinances have been supplied to The Gettysburg Times as required by law.

Public Meeting – October 10, 2018

The Straban Township Traffic Impact Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg to review and address the findings from the hearing concerning the Capital Improvement Plan.

Public Hearing – December 3, 2018

The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to receive comments and recommendations on the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis and Capital Improvements Plan associated with the adoption of the revised Township’s Act 209 Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance. The Straban Township Board of Supervisors may adopt the proposed amendments to the Traffic Impact Fee Ordinance on Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to wit:

AN ORDINANCE OF STRABAN TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING ARTICLE I (TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS) OF CHAPTER 81 (IMPACT FEES) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADOPT REVISIONS TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN AND IMPACT FEES CHARGED IN THE VARIOUS TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS IN ACCORD WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

The purpose of the proposed Ordinance is to update Chapter 81 of the Code of the Township of Straban to incorporate documents adopted by the Board of Supervisors.

Section 1. Chapter 81, Section 81-6. Uses.
Section 2. Chapter 81, Section 81-7, Documents adopted by the Board of Supervisors, is amended to reference the Land Use Assumptions Report as adopted by Resolution No. 2018-10, the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis as adopted by Resolution No. 2018-10, and the Transportation Capital Improvements Plan as adopted Resolution No. 2018-11.
Section 3. Chapter 81, Section 81-10. Imposition of impact fee.
Section 4. Chapter 81, Section 81-13. Establishment of transportation service areas.
Section 5. Savings Clause.
Section 6. Repealer.
Section 7. Severability.
Section 8. Effective Date.

A complete copy of the proposed Ordinance and the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis and Transportation Capital Improvements Plan may be examined 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.

Electronic Recycling (Covered Devices)

The next electronic recycling (Covered Devices) event is scheduled for Waste Connections customers who reside in Cumberland Township, Straban Township and the Boroughs of East Berlin and Abbottstown on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the EAST BERLIN BOROUGH PARK located at 523 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA 17316

Electronic “Covered Devices” (Pennsylvania Act 108 of 2010) are computer devices and television devices marketed and intended for use by a consumer that includes desktop or notebook computers and monitors; keyboards, printers, or any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer; and televisions.

Cumberland, Straban, East Berlin and Abbottstown residents are requested to bring identification and a copy of your Waste Connections invoice/statement for proper identification.

Zoning Hearing – November 7, 2018

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

A Zoning Hearing Application dated and received on October 2, 2018 by Rock Solid Contracting Inc. on behalf of Brian Baca relative to real property located at 408 Heritage Drive, Gettysburg, in Straban Township, and identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel No. 38101-0016-000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located in a Residential High Density District (R-2) as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from Article VI, Supplementary Regulations, section 140-31.A.(4) of the Zoning Ordinance which provides that structures accessory to principal residential uses shall not exceed 14 feet in height.