Updated Tuesday, March 14, 2023
On September 28, 2022, the Board of Supervisors voted to declare the ordinances relative to warehouses defective. This formally invoked the Section 609.2 Municipal Curative Amendment process in the PA Municipalities Planning Code. This invocation began a 30 day time clock, within which, the Board of Supervisors was required to pass a resolution outlining the deficiencies in the Zoning Ordinance and propose a general solution to the deficiencies.
On October 26, 2022, the Board of Supervisors enacted Resolution 510, which outlined deficiencies in the Zoning Ordinance relative to warehouse and solar related uses. Upon the enactment of that resolution, a new 180 day time clock began. In accordance with Section 609.2, invoking municipalities must either pass a "curative" amendment, curing the deficiency in the ordinance or affirm the validity in their present ordinance.
Pursuant to Resolution 510, the Board of Supervisors, along with assistance and reviews from the Monroe County Planning Commission, Smithfield Township Planning Commission, LVL Engineers, and the public at-large, created Draft Ordinance No. 249. The draft ordinance curtails provides for further definitions for solar and warehouse uses. The Board of Supervisors will consider Draft Ordinance No. 249 at their Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
All public hearings or meetings are streamed via YouTube and are accessible via Zoom.
Next Hearing Date: Board of Supervisors Meeting 3/27/2023 at 6 p.m.