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.

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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.

Budget Workshop – October 15, 2018

The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Budget Workshop on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg.

Public Hearing – September 19, 2018

The Straban Township Traffic Impact Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comments on the Straban Township Capital Improvement Plan. A copy of the draft Capital Improvement Plan may be inspected free of charge at the Straban Township Office, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA during business hours or a copy obtained at cost.

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 Borough of Abbottstown on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the ABBOTTSTOWN BOROUGH REC PARK (Rec Park is located beside the Borough Building)  located at 241 High Street.

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

Zoning Hearing – September 20, 2018

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 20, 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 July 25, 2018 and filed on July 31, 2018 by the Applicant, Rock Solid Contracting Inc. on behalf of Brian R. 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 section 140-29.C.(2) of the Zoning Ordinance which provides that no nonattached accessory structures (other than agriculture roadside stands and school bus shelters) shall be built within any front yard of a lot. The Applicant proposes to construct a nonattached structure (a detached accessory garage) on the property within a front yard area as defined in the Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Hearing – August 30, 2018

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 30, 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 June 28, 2018 and filed on July 9, 2018 by the Applicant, Poyant Signs, Inc. on behalf of Pennsylvania CVS LLC, relative to real property located at 1310 York Road, Gettysburg, in Straban Township, Lot 1A of the Lincoln Commons subdivision, and identified as Adams County Tax Map Parcel No. 38G12-0171-000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located in the Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1) as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from section 140-54.E.(6) and section 140-54.E.(7) of the Zoning Ordinance, in order to allow the placement and use on the proposed pharmacy building of an additional wall sign on a third building façade that does not front on an exterior road.