The purpose of a Comprehensive Plan (the “Plan”) is to establish logical land use and community development policies that will serve as a resource and guide in the decision making process of the Township’s public officials. The Plan will allow the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Park and Recreation Council and other board and commissions to direct growth and make policy choices consistent with selected goals and objectives. The Township has a history of planning dating back to 1960. This Plan was prepared as a subsection to a much larger Plan prepared by the Greater Washington Regional Planning Commission. The Township’s Plan was last updated and approved in the spring of 1995 (referred to as the 1994 Plan).
The Township has engaged its planning consultant, Environmental Planning and Design (“EPD”), to facilitate a process to update the Township’s 1994 Plan. To assist the Township in this effort, the Board of Supervisors established a Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee (“Steering Committee”) comprised of Supervisors and members of the Zoning Hearing Board and the Planning Commission. The Committee is also comprised of four residents that were selected by the Board following a recruitment and interview process.
Please visit this site to stay informed about the Township’s planning process.
Steering Committee Members
David Fisher (Resident)
Jack Keisling (Supervisor)
Joseph Kopko (Planning Commission)
Donald Lambert (Alternate, Zoning Hearing Board)
Dan Reitz (Resident)
Cynthia Rossi (Resident)
Michael Sherrieb (Township Engineer with KLH)
Brandon Stanick (Township Manager)
Thomas Steele (Planning
James Stewart (Zoning Hearing Board)
Robert Weber (Supervisor)
William Uris (Resident)
Carolyn Yagle (Planning Consultant with EPD)
Regular Meeting Schedule
Next Meeting is scheduled for August 7th at 6:00 P.M. in the meeting Room at the Township Building 550 Washington Rd.
All documents are considered working drafts.
The Township’s Steering Committee hosted two open houses (May 25th & 30th) to provide residents the opportunity to view project progress as well as identify opportunities and challenges important for the Township to consider in framing out its planning strategies for the coming decade.
Ongoing Review Process
The Steering Committee concluded its regularly scheduled meetings. It is anticipated that the Steering Committee will reconvene later this summer to review the draft and prepare a recommendation to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors for final consideration later in the year. Please check back for updates on the review process.
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