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Public Hearing – April 7, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. on April 7, 2014, 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 allowing more than three vendors during a calendar year, consecutively or concurrently or a combination there of on the property located at 865 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

After the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors during the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 7, 2014 will consider approving more than three vendors during a calendar year at subject property.  All those wishing to be heard must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing April 29, 2014

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on April 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Monahan Northside, L.P.:- Zoning application regarding property located near the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and Smith Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.
The application requests an interpretation of the zoning ordinance to the effect that the zoning ordinance’s streetscape requirements pertaining to properties located along U.S. Route 30 do not apply to Applicant’s proposed development since the proposed new lot is not physically adjacent to U. S. Route 30. Alternately, Applicant requests a variance from such streetscape requirements if those requirements apply to the proposed new lot and land use. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

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 2014. A list of the registered pumper/haulers  is also included.  If you have further questions contact the Township office. 

2014 District #3 Letter and Instructions – Click here

NOTICE – Change to Residential Trash Pickup – NOTICE

Straban Township has awarded a contract with Adanced Disposal Services Shippensburg, Inc. for  Residential Trash Pickup effective January 1, 2014.

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Zoning Hearing November 13, 2013

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on November 13, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ACSPCA) - regarding property and related facilities located at 11 Goldenville Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-R zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The application requests the following relief: (1) extension of Applicant’s facilities further into the 200 foot setback requirement established for dog kennels in section 140 – 19 D of the Township’s zoning ordinance as part of an expansion of Applicant’s existing facilities and (2) a variance to permit such expansion to exceed the 20% cap on expansion of the “original volume or area” of an existing non conforming use. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Decisional October 2, 2013

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board, shall hold a decisional meeting on the zoning appeal filed by Hunterstown Ruritan Club in respect to its property and land use at 224 Red Bridge Road in Straban Township. The meeting will be held on October 2, 2013, at the Straban Township Municipal Building located at 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Zoning Hearing September 24, 2013

The Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Gettysburg Park Associates regarding property located on the south side of SR 0030 (U.S. Route 30) between the Peebles Shopping Center and the Giant Shopping Center in Straban Township. The property is located in the former CH zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The property is currently zoned EC – 1.

The applicant requests a special exception to permit a bank with drive through facilities at the above referenced site. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing September 4, 2013

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following: 

Application of TKC CLXI, LLC - regarding property located on east side of Smith Road approximately 1,000 feet north of Route 30 in Straban Township. The 3.58 acre property owned by Monahan Northside, LP, is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. Applicant proposes the construction of a 19,097 square foot Tractor Supply Company retail store with associated outdoor display and storage areas and parking facilities. 

Applicant requests variances to permit: (1) parking, outdoor display areas and fenced outdoor storage areas between the primary facade of its store and the road right-of-way; (2) parking in front of the principal structure on the lot; (3) outdoor display areas in front of the store; (4) reduction of screening requirements in respect to the trailer display area and outdoor display area; and (5) reduction of the required parking spaces for the proposed use.  All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

From your Board of Supervisors

We encourage everyone to get involved in their community and local government. Consider becoming a member of one of our township boards. You are welcome to attend any township meeting. Not only is your participation encouraged, but it is vital to the continued success of Straban Township.

—Sharon Hamm, Tony Sanders, Fred Kammerer