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.
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)
All documents are considered working drafts.
Ongoing Review Process
October 18, 2017
The Planning Commission will continue with public comment, will share any additional comments with the Consultant. If further discussion of the Plan is not needed, the Planning Commission would then consider a formal recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.
October 5, 2017
At a regular meeting the Planning Commission will take public comment and continue its question and answer session with the Consultant.
September 21, 2017
Steering Committee scheduled (at 6:30 P.M.) to consider remaining meeting minutes. Planning Commission scheduled (at 7:00 P.M.) to have an initial presentation by the Consultant and a question and answer session with the Planning Commission. click here for agenda
August 7, 2017
The Steering Committee, with the assistance of the Township’s Planning Consultant, reviewed the draft Plan, suggested changes and other edits, and forwarded the Plan to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors for consideration.
July 25, 2017
The Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on July 25, 2017, authorized the commencement of the Comprehensive Plan review process.
May 30 May 25 Open Houses held.
March 14 through June 26, 2017
Steering Committee met semi-monthly to prepare the working draft of the Plan.
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