SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove has written what might be thought of as “do-it-yourself guides” to understanding township policies and procedures for land development, the creation of a property subdivision, and seeking a variance from the Zoning Hearing Board.
All three are often considered the stuff of gobbledy-gook by residents and, perhaps more important to the Board of Commissioners, business owners interested in relocating to the township. In the past, just reading local subdivision and land development laws, and the complexities of dealing with zoning, usually required an interpreter fluent in legalese. A couple of aspirin, too.
Hopefully not any more, board President Bruce Foltz says.
Foltz and fellow commissioners were all too happy to review and approve drafts of the policy re-writes during their July 6 meeting. Manager Ed Wagner said the revisions “make the process simple” and easily understood, “and they’re more comprehensive too,” he added. They were created by Wagner, Codes Enforcement Officer Joe Groff and Solicitor Robert Brant, and relied heavily on comments from others who had to slog though previous versions, he added.
“I’ve been asking for a long time to make this simple and straight-forward,” Foltz said. “I’m glad to see we finally got it done.”
Copies of the revisions are available for distribution upon request at the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., Wagner said. They also are expected to be posted soon on the township website.
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- Executive Session Covers Real Estate, Litigation
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- Lower Pottsgrove May Expenses Totaled $414,239
- Commissioners Make A Techno-Chic Entrance
- Police Arrest 2 Wanted In Out-Of-Town Cases
- No One’s Happy When Tax Bills Arrive
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