This page provides information about upcoming amendments to various ordinances of the Township

Update: The Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance # 818 on May 4, 2022.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE  AND INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL AND REPLACE CHAPTER 26; AMEND CHAPTERS 112 AND 217; AND REPEAL CHAPTERS 83 AND 192

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, shall consider for adoption and enactment of an ordinance repealing and replacing Chapter 26 (Fire Marshal/Fire Prevention Officer);   amending Chapter 112 (Uniform Construction Codes);   amending Chapter 217 (Streets and Sidewalks), and  repealing Chapter 83 (Alarm Systems) and Chapter 192 (Public Safety Radio System), at their regular meeting scheduled for May 4, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., prevailing time, at the Upper Allen Township Municipal Building, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17055

The Ordinance is as follows:

Amends Chapter 26, 112 and 217-Repeals 83, 192

A copy of this proposed Ordinance is also available for review at the Township Office during regular business hours.  Copies of all or portions of the Ordinance will be made available for purchase at the cost of reproduction.  Persons who wish to purchase a complete copy of the Ordinance are asked to call the Township in advance.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend the hearing and is in need of special assistance should contact the Township office at 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania or by telephone at (717) 766-0756, at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.

Posted 04/22/22; Updated 05/06/22

Update: Following the close of the public hearing, the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance # 817 during their regularly scheduled meeting on April 6, 2022, commencing at 6:30 p.m., prevailing time.

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON, AND INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ENACTMENT OF AMENDMENTS TO THE UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP ZONING CODE CHAPTERS 220 AND 245

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, shall hold a public hearing on the within proposed ordinance, amending the Code of Upper Allen Township, Subdivision Land Development Ordinance Chapter 220, Section 220-4.2 (Performance requirements); and the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 245, Section 245-8.4 (Standards and conditions); Section 245-16.8 (Unenclosed storage); Section 245-17.1 (General parking regulations); and Section 245-17.2 (Off-street parking requirements). The public hearing shall be held on April 6, 2022 to commence at 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the Upper Allen Township Municipal Building, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17055.  The Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township, at their regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to commence at 6:30 p.m., prevailing time, at the Upper Allen Township Municipal Building, shall consider for adoption and enactment and, if approved by formal action, adopt and enact the proposed Amendments.

The Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE CODE OF UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, CHAPTER 220 (SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE), SECTION 220-4.2, PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS; AND CHAPTER 245 (ZONING ORDINANCE), SECTION 245-8.4, STANDARDS AND CONDITIONS; SECTION 245-16.8, UNENCLOSED STORAGE; SECTION 245-17.1, GENERAL PARKING REGULATIONS; AND SECTION 245-17.2, OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS.

ORDINANCE _________

BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1:  The Code of Upper Allen Township, Chapter 220 (Subdivision and Land Development), Section 220-4.2 (Performance requirements), Subsection F shall be and is hereby added as follows:

  1. (4). Guarantee of improvements. If the developer chooses to install some or all improvements prior to recording a final or combined preliminary and final subdivision and/or land development plan, in place of using performance guarantees, then the developer shall be required to have adequate insurance, hold harmless agreements, an escrow account to cover the costs of inspections, an agreed upon professional estimate of the costs of the improvements to be used to establish the amount of the inspections escrow, and a written guarantee ensuring the completion of all improvements required or specified on or for the approved plan will be done so in strict accordance with the standards and specifications of this chapter and other applicable ordinances. No construction of permanent buildings or sale, lease, or rent of any individual lot or condominium unit shall occur until a final subdivision and/or land development plan has been recorded in conformance with requirements set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and § 220-7.6 of this chapter. Performance requirements and financial security shall be provided for improvements not completed prior to approving the plan for recording, in accordance with the § 220-4.2 herein.

SECTION 2:  The Code of Upper Allen Township, Chapter 245 (Zoning), Section 245-8.4. (Standards and conditions), Subsection I, shall be and is hereby amended as follows:

  1. (1) (a). A minimum of 30% of the gross tract area of the planned residential development shall be devoted to common open space. The total amount of common open space shall not be less than what is required in § 220-5.15.D.(2) and (2) shall not count towards the dedication of land to the Township, as required in § 220-5.15.D.(3) of the Upper Allen Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.

 SECTION 3:  The Code of Upper Allen Township, Chapter 245 (Zoning), Section 245-16.8. (Unenclosed storage), Subsection B shall be and is hereby amended as follows:

  1. Dumpsters. All permanent trash dumpsters shall be located within a side or rear yard, screened from adjoining roads and properties, and completely enclosed within a sight-tight masonry or fenced enclosure equipped with a self-latching door or gate, with the exception that dumpsters located in the agriculture district shall not be required to be screened or enclosed with fencing. Dumpsters shall be screened in accordance with Chapter 220, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.

SECTION 4:  The Code of Upper Allen Township, Chapter 245 (Zoning), Section 245-17.1 (General parking regulations), Subsection G shall be and is hereby added as follows:

  1. No parking of any vehicle is permitted in or on any grass, grass areas, walkways, or trails. All parking areas and approaches thereto shall be comprised of a paved or other stabilized surface. 

SECTION 5:  The Code of Upper Allen Township, Chapter 245 (Zoning), Section 245-17.2. (Off-street parking requirements), Subsection D shall be and is hereby amended as follows:

  1. For a building or use where a parking and traffic study is required, the applicant shall submit a plan to include rationale justifying the number of parking spaces and loading and unloading spaces for the proposed building or use. The plan should cite information on parking demands, hours of operation, pedestrian access, off-site parking combinations and other variables which would influence the number of parking spaces provided on site. The provisions of the study shall also comply with § 220-3.7.F of the Upper Allen Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. The Zoning Officer shall review and approve the number of parking spaces and loading and unloading spaces prior to land development plan approval, zoning permit approval, or building permit approval, whichever is required. The applicant may appeal the Zoning Officer’s decision to the Zoning Hearing Board.

 SECTION 6:  The Code of Upper Allen Township, Chapter 245 (Zoning), Section 245-17.2. (Off-street parking requirements), Subsection G shall be and is hereby added as follows:

  1. A traffic study shall be required for any new use, expansions of use or changes in use that meet the minimum thresholds as outlined in §220-3.7.F(2) of the Upper Allen Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Chapter 220. The provisions of the study shall comply with applicable requirements of §220-3.7.F, Chapter 220.  A traffic study may be required at any time in accordance with § 245-14.1.C. of this Chapter.

SECTION 7:  All other ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 8:  The provisions of this Ordinance are severable and if any of its sections, clauses or sentences shall be held illegal, invalid or unconstitutional, such provision shall not affect or impair any other remaining sections, clauses or sentences of the same.

 SECTION 9:  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force immediately upon enactment.

ENACTED AND ORDAINED, into an Ordinance this _____ day of _________, 2022, by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township.

A copy of this proposed Ordinance is available for review at the Township Office during regular business hours.  Copies of all or portions of the Ordinance will be made available for purchase at the cost of reproduction.  Persons who wish to purchase a complete copy of the Ordinance are asked to call the Township in advance.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend the hearing and is in need of special assistance should contact the Township office at 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania or by telephone at (717) 766-0756, at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.

Posted 03/18/22.  Update: 04/07/22

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