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.