Waste Connections – New solid waste trash / recycling services

Starting January 1, 2018, residents in the municipalities of Cumberland and Straban Townships and Abbottstown Borough will receive their solid waste trash/recycling services from Waste Connections (IESI) of Chambersburg, PA.  In addition to residents seeing a savings over their previous invoices, the new hauler will be providing free curbside recycling totes, large item pick-up and optional 96-gallon garbage totes ($3/each).  The new contracts will also provide four E-Cycling events throughout the year.  These events will rotate locations between the three participating municipalities.  The first is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Straban Township from 8am to 2pm.  Waste Connections will be mailing residents full information about their services, costs, and how to sign up.  Waste Connections can be reached at their Customer Service line, 717-709-1700 (listen for the special extension number for Adams County customers), or by visiting their web-site at www.wasteconnectionspa.com should you have any questions or concerns.

Zoning Hearing – November 14, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application dated October 10, 2017 was filed by Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (the “Applicant”) relative to real property located in Straban Township and identified by street address as 1275 York Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 and further identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel No. 38G12-0106—000. The real property is zoned and located in the Economic Development-Commercial District (EC-1) of Straban Township. The Applicant proposes to construct and operate a cell wireless telecommunications antenna facility to be mounted on an existing parking lot light pole. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from section 140-12.B.(1) (Table 140-12-1) of the Zoning Ordinance in order to permit the construction, installation and use of the proposed communications antenna. The Applicant also seeks variance relief from section 140-59.C.(2) of the Zoning Ordinance for an extension of time to obtain a land use permit following the authorization by the Zoning Hearing Board of any zoning relief.

Zoning Hearing – October 18, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application which was filed on September 5, 2017 by Gettysburg Crossing, LP-relative to real property located in Straban Township at the intersection of York Road (S.R. 0030) and Shealer Road (T-341) and identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel No. 38G12-0047B–000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is located in the Economic Development-Commercial District (EC-1) zoning district as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from section 140-56.1.B.1.a of the Zoning Ordinance in order to relocate a previously approved freestanding nonmobile pylon sign to a different location (from Lot 4A to Lot 1A) in the proposed shopping center development of the Applicant.

Zoning Hearing – October 5, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application which was filed on August 17, 2017 by Janice Zinn-relative to real property located in Straban Township at 50 Sharrer Mill Road and identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel No. 38O31-0002—000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is located in a Residential Low Density (R-1) zoning district as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from the minimum front yard setback requirements of Section 140-8-2 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to construct a single-family residential dwelling and a garage on the property which has front yards extending along two street lines.

Zoning Hearing Board – August 21, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application which was filed on July 17, 2017 by Falling Creek Investments, Inc.-relative to two (2) parcels of real property located in Straban Township at 2314 York Road and 2390 York Road and respectively identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel Nos. 38G12-0027—000 and 38H12-0028—000. The aforesaid parcels of real property, which are being proposed for development and use as a Pennsylvania State Police Station, are located in the Township’s Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1). The Applicant is requesting variance relief from Section 140-12.E.(1) of the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance relative to the requirement that no parking is permitted to be placed between the plane of any primary façade of a principal building and the road right-of-way on nonresidential lots in the EC-1 Zoning District.

Zoning Hearing Board – August 16, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on August 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application which was filed on May 30, 2017 by Charles L. Keen-relative to his real property located at 1555 Old Harrisburg Road, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel No. 38G11-0032—000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is located in the Residential Low Density (R-1) zoning district as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting a variance relief from Section 140-8 (C) (1) (b) of the Zoning Ordinance relative to the minimum rear yard setback requirement in order to place a proposed shed approximately ten (10) feet from the rear property line and next to a preexisting garage on the property.

Zoning Hearing Board – August 9, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on August 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application which was filed on June 12, 2017 by McDonald’s USA, LLC relative to real property owned by Golden Arch Limited Partnership and located at 1090 York Road, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel No. 38G12-0099—000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is located in the Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1) zoning district as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from §140-12.H.(8) relative to mandatory sidewalks along entire property frontage; from §140-52.B(3) relative to delivery and loading areas separated from customer access; and from §140-52.B(5) relative to screening of off-street loading areas.

Zoning Hearing Board – June 14, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a public meeting on June 14, 2017, at the Straban Township Municipal Office located at 1745 Granite Station Road, in said Township beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The Board shall consider a proposed agreement and settlement of a pending land use appeal filed by TKC CCXXX, LLC  which appeal is listed to docket no,. 2017 – SU –374 in the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The property at issue is located at the northwest corner of Route 30 and Smith Road in Straban Township.

ALERT – State of Emergency

Straban Township has declared a State of Emergency effective 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 and will remain in effect until noon (12:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Zoning Hearing Decisional – March 23, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board shall hold a decisional meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal building located at 1745 Granite Station Road in Straban Township in regard to the zoning application filed by Lidl US Operations, LLC. The Applicant is requesting a special exception and four variances regarding a proposed grocery store at 1099/ 1115 York Road and 66 Natural Spring Road in Straban Township.