NOTICE PUBLIC WORKSHOP – FEBRUARY 16, 2017

The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The purpose of the public workshop is to receive the report from David Sites containing his analysis of the Straban Township Capital Improvement Plan.

Zoning Hearing Board-February 28, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on February 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application by Lidl US Operations, LLC-regarding property located at 1099 & 1115 York Road and 66 Natural Spring Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The owners of the property are David J. Remmel and Gettysburg Park Associates Limited Partnership.

The applicant proposes to construct a 35, 962 square feet grocery store on approximately six acres of land to be subdivided from an existing 30 acres tract. The application states that the proposed use is a permitted use in the EC – 1 zoning district but subject to performance standards found in section 140 – 19 (J).

Applicant requests the following three variances from Ordinance requirements:

1) From section 140-12(E)(1) and 140-19-J(4)(A)— A variance to allow parking, storm water and retaining wall facilities in the front yard area located between the building façade and U.S. Route 30.

2) From section 140-52(A)(2)(C)–A variance to permit two loading spaces rather than the three required.

3) From section 140-12(H)(6)- -A variance from a requirement that the wall sign on the primary façade of the building be located in a central portion of the building’s primary façade. Applicant requests that such sign be located off center.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

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 #3 properties that are to be pumped in 2017. A list of registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

Download the Dist. #3 Letter.

Download the List of Registered Pumpers.

Zoning Hearing Board-January 31,2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on January 31, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

An application for a special exception and variances by TKC CCXXX, LLC – regarding a 35.066 net acre tract property located at the northwest corner of Smith Road and York Road in Straban Township.  The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance and is described in detail in the deed recorded in Adams County, Pennsylvania, Recorder of Deeds Office in Record Book 6092, page 756.

Applicant proposes to build a 143, 479 square foot shopping center  consisting  of four buildings:  (1) one in –line multi-tenant retail building  measuring 103,220 square feet;  (2) two stand alone retail buildings measuring 17,120 square feet for  one and 18,400 square feet for the other; and (3) one restaurant building with drive through service measuring 4,739 square feet together with 646 parking spaces with access off Smith Road at a location located 350 feet from the Smith Road and York Road intersection and by a limited right in, right out driveway off York Road.

The applicant requests two types of relief from the zoning board: a special exception and four variances from zoning ordinance provisions:
Special exception. The applicant cites the following Ordinance sections pertaining to use of the land in question for a shopping center development in the Township’s EC – 1 zoning district: Section 140-12.B.(1), Table 140-12-1; Section 140-19.L ; Section 140-61.E.
Four variances: 1. A variance to excuse compliance with certain U.S. Route 30 streetscape requirements including the requirements that street trees be set back the same distance as street lights from U. S. Route 30 and that the black iron tree gate requirement be modified to permit use of mulch rings. 2. a variance to permit a limited access point to the shopping center from York Road as a second access point thereby waiving the requirement of that shopping centers with less than 25 acres be limited to one access point; 3. that multiple refuse collection areas serving the largest proposed building on the application be permitted rather than one such collection point; and 4. That compliance with the requirement that covered pedestrian walkways be provided along the fronts of buildings with multiple tenants be excused.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing Board-January 18, 2017

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on January 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 for a special exception by GWM Properties, LLC – regarding property  owned by Glenn A. Zepp and Martha J. Zepp located at the north end of Sandoe Road (T-415) on the west side of SR0015 in Straban Township.  The property is located in the MU-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. Total property acreage is approximately 157 acres.  The Adams County property tax parcel no. is 38H09 – 0018 – 000.

The application states that the portion of the property to be developed is used for agriculture.  Applicant proposes to develop a “primarily” agricultural equipment auction and dealership site as well as the sale of construction equipment. The application states that the proposed use is not one authorized anywhere in Straban Township and is therefore permitted by special exception under the provisions of the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Public Hearing – January 3, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE IMPACT FEE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(ROADWAY SUFFICIENCY ANALYSIS AND TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN) AND PROPOSED ORDINANCE

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA Traffic Impact Fee Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the hearing shall be to gather public comment concerning the proposed Roadway Sufficiency Analysis and Transportation Capital Improvement Plan for the implementation of impact fees or transportation improvements in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code Act of 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247, as amended (53 P.A. 10101 est seq.). All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

The Straban Township Board of Supervisors may adopt amendments to the Traffic Impact Fee Ordinance on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, summarized as follows:

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.
Section 1. Amends Section 81-6 (Uses) to reference the revised Transportation Capital Improvements Plan.
Section 2. Amends Section 81-7 (Documents adopted by the Board of Supervisors) to reference revisions to various documents.
Section 3. Amends Section 81-10 (Imposition of impact fee) to set revised fees.
Section 4. Amends Section 81-13 (Establishment of transportation service areas) to reference revised Exhibit A.
Section 5. Savings clause.
Section 6. Repealer.
Section 7. Severability.
Section 8. Effective date.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance and the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis and Transportation Capital Improvement Plan shall be available for public inspection and may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge no greater than the cost thereof from the Straban Township Office, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Zoning Hearing – December 13, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on December 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application for a special exception by Freedom Valley Worship Center, Assembly of God, Inc. – regarding property located at 3140 York Road in Straban Township within the intersection of Coleman Road and York Road. The property is located in the EC – 1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicant states that it proposes to rehabilitate an existing brick house to use as a Christian based discipleship home for men also known as a freedom house or a half way house. The facility will provide sleeping accommodations for up to 18 men as well as related supportive services.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – November 29, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on November 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Kirby Land Holdings, LLC – regarding property located at 60 Expedition Trail which is located along the south side of U.S. Route 30 and is also known as lot 23 of the Adams Commerce Center. The property lies adjacent to lot 24 of said Commerce Center. Lot 24 is presently owned by Spirit Master Funding and leased to Renn Kirby. The application states that said lot 23 is currently a vacant lot and that applicant proposes to use lot 23 for vehicle sales / storage as a use accessory to the ongoing sale, repair, display, and storage of vehicles at the Renn Kirby dealership located on lot 24. The property is located in the EC – 1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicant requests multiple variances from the following zoning ordinance provisions:

1. Temporary variances from all streetscape requirements applicable to the property at issue which includes (1) street and building lighting requirements; street tree requirements; building landscaping requirements; business signage requirements; trash storage requirements; and side walk installation requirements. The streetscape requirements are found in section 140 – 12 H of the Ordinance.
2. A variance from the lighting requirement applicable to the proposed use of the land at issue if such proposed use includes a public parking area. The regulations are found in section 140 – 51 of the Ordinance.
3. A variance from the provisions of section 140 – 46 of the Ordinance relating to required parking spaces for a vehicle sales/ storage lot accessory to the sale, repair; display and storage of vehicles at the Renn Kirby dealership located on lot 24 described above.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – October 19, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on October 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Members 1st Federal Credit Union – regarding property located at 991 and 1005 York Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance and is at the intersection of York Road (S.R. 0030) and Natural Springs Road.

The Applicant requests two variances in respect to a proposed financial institution with drive-through facilities to be constructed on the property. The variance requests are as follows:

A. According to the application, the zoning Ordinance requires doors open to the public on the primary façades of the proposed building. Applicant requests a variance to permit use of the proposed drive through facility with a lesser number of doors open to the public than required by Section 140 – 12 E (2) of the Ordinance.
B. According to applicants, section 140 – 19 B (5) of the zoning Ordinance limits drive through facilities for banks or other financial institutions to the side or rear faces of the building. Applicant requests a variance to permit the proposed drive through facilities to be located on the front face of the building as its faces Natural Springs Road.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – September 29, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Valenti Mid-Atlantic Realty, LLC – regarding property located at 1268 York Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The property is currently improved with a Wendy’s Restaurant.

The Applicant requests three variances in respect to the installations of new signs. The application describes the requested variances as follows:

a. Section 140-54.E(2) of the Zoning Ordinance limits the total amount of wall sign area to 1.5 square feet per linear foot of primary building façade length where the primary building façade length is 200 feet or less. The Building’s primary building façade length is approximately 33 feet, thus the maximum wall signage permitted under the Zoning Ordinance is 49.5 square feet. Applicant’s proposed wall signs measure 108.755 square feet; thus, a variance from this section is requested.
b. Section 140-54. E(7) of the Zoning Ordinance limits the total requires, in the case of structures subject to the US Route 30 streetscape enhancements, that 50% of the total wall sign area is placed on the primary building façade. The Building is subject to the US Route 30 streetscape enhancements; however, Applicant proposes to place 29.5% of all wall signage on the primary building façade. Hence, a variance from this section is requested.
c. Sections 140-54.E(8) and 140-12.H(6) of the Zoning Ordinance limit the number of signs on the Property to 3, and Applicant is proposing 6 total signs (1 free standing sign and 5 wall signs). Accordingly, a variance is being sought from these sections.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.