Notice of Public Hearing

The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 4, 2021, 6:45 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to receive comments on the proposed Ordinance.  The Straban Township Board of Supervisors may adopt the proposed amendments to the Ordinance on Monday, October 4, 2021, 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 THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STRABAN, BY AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 140, ENTITLED “ZONING”, TO PROVIDE FOR, AMONG OTHER THINGS, DEFINITIONAL AMENDMENTS, ADDITIONAL REGULATORY CRITERIA FOR SOLAR ELECTRIC FACILITIES, HELIPORTS AND HELISTOPS/HELIPADS, AND MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS
 SECTION 1. This section adds the definition for Architectural Break.
SECTION 2: This section amends the definition for Dwelling Unit Types including: Apartment Unit, Multi-Family Dwelling, Single-Family Attached (Townhouse), Single-Family Detached Dwellings, Single-Family Semidetached Dwellings (Duplex), and Two-Family Dwelling.
SECTION 3: This section removes the definition for Green and adds the definition for Green Space.
SECTION 4: This section amends the definition for Heliport.
SECTION 5: This section removes the definition for Helistop and adds the definition for Helistop/Helipad.
SECTION 6: This section amends the definition of Land Development.
SECTION 7: This section amends the definition of Open Space, Usable.
SECTION 8:  This section amends the definition of Residential Use.
SECTION 9:  This section removes Helistop from allowed uses in R-R District.
SECTION 10:  This section removes Stacked townhouse units and Multiplex from permitted uses in the R-2 District.
SECTION 11: This section removes all references to Multiplex in Table 140-9-2.
SECTION 12:  This section removes Stacked townhouse units and Multiplex from permitted uses in the MU-1 District.
SECTION 13:  This section removes the reference to Multiplex in Table 140-10-2.
SECTION 14:  This section removes Stacked townhouse units and Multiplex from permitted uses in the MU-2 District.
SECTION 15: This section removes the reference to Multiplex in Table 140-11-2
SECTION 16: This section amends Table 140-12-1 by replacing Multiplex with Multi-Family Dwelling.
SECTION 17: This section adds Heliport and Helistop/Helipad as allowed uses by special exception in the EC-2 District.
SECTION 18: This section amends the Use Regulations under Dwelling Unit Requirements.
SECTION 19: This section amends Section 140-21(D). Solar Electric Facility.
SECTION 20: This section amends Section 140-22. Transportation Uses.
SECTION 21: Repealer.
SECTION 22Savings Clause. 
SECTION 23Severability.
SECTION 24Effective Date.
This ordinance shall become effective in accordance with law.
The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined without charge 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 will be provided upon request without charge. A copy of the proposed Ordinance has also been filed with the newspaper publishing this Notice and at the Adams County Law Library, 117 Baltimore Street​, Room 305​, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Notice of Public Hearing – July 6, 2020

The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 6, 2020, 6:45 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to receive comments on the proposed Floodplain Ordinance. The Straban Township Board of Supervisors may adopt the proposed amendments to the Floodplain Ordinance on Monday, July 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to wit:
AN ORDINANCE OF STRABAN TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA REPEALING AND REPLACING CHAPTER 71 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STRABAN, ENTITLED “FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT” AND AMENDING CHAPTER 117 “SUBDIVISION OF LAND” AND CHAPTER 140 “ZONING” TO PROVIDE CONSISTENCY IN FLOODPLAIN PROVISIONS.
The purpose of the proposed Ordinance is to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Flood Plain Management Act, 32 P.S. §§ 679.101 – 679.601, (the “Floodplain Management Act”), at Section 679.202, wherein certain municipalities are required to adopt floodplain management regulations within six months after a floodplain map is approved or promulgated for the municipality by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The provisions of the proposed Ordinance are summarized as follows:
SECTION 1. Repeals and replaces Chapter 71, entitled “Floodplain Development”.
§ 71-1 Intent. The purpose is to minimize risks posed in floodplain areas and comply
with federal and state floodplain management requirements.
§ 71-2 Applicability. Permit required for construction or development.
§ 71-3 Abrogation and Greater Restrictions. This Chapter supersedes any conflicting
regulations. In event of conflict, more restrictive provision applies.
§ 71-4. Warning and Disclaimer of Liability. These regulations do not guarantee freedom
from flood damage. The Township is not liable for flood damage resulting from reliance
on this Chapter.
§ 71-5. Designation of the Floodplain Administrator. The Township’s Zoning Officer shall
serve as Floodplain Administrator. In absence of Floodplain Administrator, duties will be
fulfilled by the Township Manager.
§ 71-6 Permits Required. A permit is required prior to undertaking construction or
development in the Township.
§ 71-7 Duties and Responsibilities of the Floodplain Administrator. Sets forth the duties of
the Floodplain Administrator, including issuing and revoking permits, entering buildings
or developments, and submitting reports to FEMA.
§ 71-8 Application Procedures and Requirements. Sets forth the procedures and
requirements for applying for a permit.
§ 71-9 Review by County Conservation District. Proposed construction or development
plans must be submitted to the County Conservation District for review.
§ 71-10 Review of Application by Others. Plans and applications may be submitted by
Floodplain Administrator to other appropriate agencies.
§ 71-11 Changes. After permit issuance, changes must be approved by the Floodplain
Administrator.
§ 71-12 Placards. Placard must be displayed on premises during construction.
§ 71-13 Start of Construction. Construction must begin within 180 days after permit
issuance and must be completed within 365 days after permit issuance. Time extensions
may be granted.
§ 71-14 Enforcement. Sets forth requirements for notices of violation. Violations shall be
a summary offense and may carry a fine of $100.00 to $600.00. Each day shall be a separate
offense.
§ 71-15 Appeals. Provides for appeals of Floodplain Administrator actions to the Zoning
Hearing Board within 30 days.
§ 71-16 Identification. Adopts the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and the Flood Insurance
Rate Maps (FIRMs) issued by FEMA.
§ 71-17 Description and Special Requirements of Identified Floodplain Areas. Identified
Floodplain Areas are set forth in the Zoning Ordinance.
§ 71-18 Technical Provisions: General. Sets forth general technical provisions for
construction and development in floodplain areas.
§ 71-19 Elevation and Floodproofing Requirements. Sets forth requirements for residential
and nonresidential structures, basements, and historic and accessory structures.
§ 71-20 Design and Construction Standards. Sets forth standards with respect to fill,
drainage, water and sanitary sewer systems, utilities, streets, storage, placement of
structures, anchoring, floors, walls, and ceilings, paints and adhesives, electrical
components, equipment, fuel supply systems, and UCC coordination.
§ 71-21 Development That May Endanger Human Life. Regulation of such development
is set forth in the Zoning Ordinance.
§ 71-22 Special Requirements for Subdivision and Development. Certain proposals must
be supported by hydrologic and hydraulic engineering analyses.
§ 71-23 Special Requirements for Mobile or Manufactured Homes. Requirements are set
forth in Article XII of Chapter 117.
§ 71-24 Activities requiring special permits are governed by the Zoning Ordinance.
§ 71-25 Existing Structures. No changes or improvements are required to be made to
existing structures.
§ 71-26 Improvements. When improvements are made to existing structures, the
requirements of this section apply.
§ 71-27 Variances: General. Relief from strict application of these requirements may be
granted in accordance with standards set forth in the Zoning Ordinance.
§ 71-28 Definitions: General. If not defined, words shall be interpreted to give provisions
most reasonable application.
§ 71-29 Specific Definitions. Defines certain terms used in this Ordinance.
SECTION 2. Amends Article XII of Chapter 117, entitled “Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks” to set forth floodplain standards for mobile and manufactured homes in Identified Floodplain Areas.
SECTION 3. Amends Section 140-5 of Chapter 140 to add defined terms related to floodplain management.
SECTION 4. Amends Section 14-5 of Chapter 140 to amend defined terms related to floodplain management.
SECTION 5. Amends Section 140-36 of Chapter 140 to incorporate floodplain regulations and provisions identifying and describing specific floodplain areas into Zoning Ordinance.
SECTION 6. Amends Section 117-10 of Chapter 117 to provide that land located within Identified Floodplain Areas must be developed in accordance with the Floodplain Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance.
SECTION 7. Amends Section 117-29 of Chapter 117 to provide that land located within Identified Floodplain Areas must be developed in accordance with the Floodplain Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance.
SECTION 8. REPEALER. All provisions of previous ordinances contrary to or inconsistent with this Ordinance are repealed.
SECTION 9. SAVINGS CLAUSE. In all other respects, the Code of the Township of Straban shall remain as previously enacted and ordained.
SECTION 10. SEVERABILITY. If any portion of this Ordinance is deemed void, it shall be severable, and the other provisions of this ordinance shall remain in full effect.
SECTION 11. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect July 22, 2020.
The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined without charge 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 will be provided upon request without charge. A copy of the proposed Ordinance has also been filed with the newspaper publishing this Notice and at the Adams County Law Library, 117 Baltimore Street, Room 305, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

**Notice for Public Meetings**

In the interest of the health of all those in attendance, and the health of our community at large, the Board of Supervisors has determined that certain precautions shall be taken to ensure compliance with the CDC’s social distancing directives. Due to the size and layout of the Township’s public meeting room, the Township will be restricting the number of public attendees in the room at one time. The limit for public guest inside the building at one time will be TEN. Please sign your name on the sign-in sheet, and indicate whether you are seeking to provide public comment on a non-agenda item, or to offer comment on a particular agenda item. Township staff will direct attendees to the appropriate locations and will ensure that all public comment is given in an orderly fashion. In the event that a larger than expected turnout occurs, staff may need to ask some residents to wait outside until the appropriate time for public comment. Despite these precautions, all attendees will be permitted their opportunity to provide public comment. Please understand that these precautions are necessary for the health and safety of our community. We thank you for your patience and willingness to work with the Township to best ensure that this public meeting can be held in the safest way possible.

Thank you,
Straban Township Board of Supervisors

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.

AND

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.

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 Meeting – August 7, 2018

The Straban Township Traffic Impact Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg to consider the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis. A copy of the draft Roadway Sufficiency Analysis may be inspected free of charge at the Straban Township Office during business hours or a copy obtained at cost.

Public Meeting – July 23, 2018

The Straban Township Traffic Impact Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg to consider comments on the Land Use Assumption Report.

Public Meeting – July 17, 2018

The Straban Township Traffic Impact Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 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 Land Use Assumption Report.