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PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 9/13/22

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Dingman will hold a hearing upon and consider for adoption a proposed revision to the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance, a summary of which is below.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on October 4, 2022 at the Dingman Township Building, Fisher Lane, Milford, PA. The full text of the proposed amendment can be viewed at the Township Offices, at dingmantownship.org, the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford, & the Law Library of the Pike County Courthouse, Broad Street, Milford.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF DINGMAN TOWNSHIP  BY REVISING THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT AND MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING

Section 305 – The use Multi-Family Dwellings is hereby modified from being a Special Exception Use to a Conditional Use in all districts in which it is permitted.

Editor's note:  Click here to see existing Sections 305   and 307

Section 307

2. Prohibition of Development:  Bridges, culverts or other crossings owned and maintained by the federal, state, county or municipal government shall be exempt from the requirement t obtain a permit.  They shall, however submit to the Township proof that they have received all necessary state permits for any such project before initiating construction.  ….

3. Procedures:  …. In the event that federal or state regulations require the issuance of a Township permit prior to the application for any state permit, this section is hereby waived.  ….

New provisions are bold italic

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 6/14/22

Editor's Note:  Entire text follows this announcement.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Dingman will hold a hearing upon and consider for adoption a proposed revision to the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance, a summary of which is below.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on July 5, 2022 at the Dingman Township Building, Fisher Lane, Milford, PA. The full text of the proposed amendment can be viewed at the Township Offices, at dingmantownship.org, the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford, & the Law Library of the Pike County Courthouse, Broad Street, Milford.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF DINGMAN TOWNSHIP  BY PROVIDING REGULATIONS FOR SOLAR FARMS AND SOLAR POWER PLANTS

Section 440 – Solar Farms & Solar Power Plants

Solar farms & solar power plants shall be permitted in any zone as an electric-generating use, subject to site plan review by the Planning Commission, and approval by the Board of Supervisors and subject to the following supplementary regulations

a.    Enclosed by 8’ perimeter fence, 250-1000’ road setback, 100’ boundary line setback

b.    Cannot exceed 15 acres or 15% of parcel size

c.     Identification & warning signs to be posted

d.    Buildings/structures to blend into existing environment

e.     Maximum of 15% tree/brush clearing

f.      Landscaping/screening from public roads

g.     Average array height not to exceed 10 feet

h.    Solar panels to be ground mounted; glare to be minimized

i.      On-site power lines to be underground

j.      Decommissioning requirements

 

Section 305 Use Chart

Solar Farms & Solar Power Plants shall be added as a Conditional Use in all zoning districts.

New provisions are bold italic

ORDINANCE NO.____

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BY PROVIDING REGULATIONS

FOR SOLAR FARMS AND SOLAR POWER PLANTS

            The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following: 

§ 440 Solar farms and solar power plants.

Solar farms and solar power plants shall be permitted in any zone as an electric- generating use, subject to site plan review by the Planning Commission, and approval by the Board of Supervisors and subject to the following supplementary regulations:

A.  Solar farms and solar power plants shall be enclosed by perimeter fencing at a height of eight feet to restrict unauthorized access.

(1)       The fencing shall be black, rubber coated, and chain-linked.

(2)       For any parcel of property that is primarily forested, no fencing shall be closer than 250 feet from any road. The setback shall be one hundred (100) feet from any other boundary line.

(3)       For any parcel of property that is primarily clear of brush, trees and other screening vegetation, no fencing shall be closer than 1,000 feet from any road. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if there is sufficient vegetation and/or topography that will result in appropriate screening, as determined by the Planning Board, the required setback may be reduced from 1,000 feet to 500 feet. The setback shall be one hundred (100) feet from any other boundary line

B.  Solar farms and solar plants cannot exceed 15 acres of property. No greater than 15% of a parcel of property will be permitted for use as a solar farm or solar power plant. This restriction shall apply to all residential zones. Notwithstanding the foregoing, two or more property owners may enter into appropriate agreements to form a contiguous aggregate parcel of property for the purposes of the development of a solar farm or solar power plant, provided that said combined parcel does not exceed 15 acres in the aggregate.

C.  The manufacturer's or installer's identification and appropriate warning signage shall be posted at the site, clearly visible.

D.  Solar farm and solar power plant buildings and accessory structures shall, to the extent reasonably possible, use materials, colors, and textures that will blend the facility into the existing environment.

E.  No more than 15% of the total existing brush, trees and other screening vegetation on a parcel of property may be removed in order to accommodate a solar farm.

F.  Appropriate landscaping and/or screening materials may be required to help screen the solar power plant, access roads and accessory structures from public roads.

G.  The average height of the solar panel array shall not exceed 10 feet.

H.  Solar farm and solar power plant panels and equipment shall be ground mounted only, and shall be surfaced, designed and sited so as not to reflect unreasonable glare onto adjacent properties and roadways.

I.   All on-site power lines shall be installed underground with the exception of the main service connection at the utility company right-of-way.

J.   The following requirements shall be met for decommissioning:

(1)       Solar farms and solar-power plants which have not been in active and continuous service for a period of one year shall be removed at the owner's or operator's expense.

(2)       The site shall be restored to as natural a condition as possible within one year of removal. 

Section 305 Use Chart

Solar Farms and Solar Power Plants shall be added as Conditional Uses in all zoning districts.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 5/31/22

Editor's Note:  Entire text follows this announcement.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Dingman will hold a hearing upon and consider for adoption a proposed revision to the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance, a summary of which is below.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on June 21, 2022 at the Dingman Township Building, Fisher Lane, Milford, PA. The full text of the proposed amendment can be viewed at the Township Offices, at dingmantownship.org, the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford, & the Law Library of the Pike County Courthouse, Broad Street, Milford.

AN AMENDMENT TO THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE REVISING THE REGULATIONS FOR SELF STORAGE FACILITIES BY ADDING VEHICULAR LEASING & RENTALS AS AN ACCESSORY USE.

Section 431.5 – Accessory Uses

a.    Property Use

b.    Vehicle Condition

c.     Fencing, Screening and Yards

d.    Service and Repair

e.     Vehicle Limitations

f.      Vehicle Storage

 

Article II – Definitions

   Vehicular Leasing and Rentals

   Vehicular Leasing & Rentals (Minor)

Section 305 Use Chart

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DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

ORDINANCE NO.      -2022

AN AMENDMENT TO THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE REVISING

  THE REGULATIONS FOR SELF STORAGE FACILITIES BY ADDING VEHICULAR

                           LEASING & RENTALS AS AN ACCESSORY USE.

The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

431.5   Accessory Uses: Vehicular leasing and rentals, as defined herein, may be permitted as accessory uses to self-storage facilities subject to the following standards:

a.         Property Use. The land area designated for display of vehicles for lease or rental shall not exceed the floor area of the self-storage structures.

b.         Vehicle Condition. Storage and display of vehicles shall be limited to operable and properly inspected, licensed and registered vehicles.

c.         Fencing, Screening and Yards.  External storage and display areas shall be paved, fenced and screened from adjoining residential uses and shall not be located in any required front, rear or side yard.

d.         Service and Repair. No repair or other service activities related to any vehicular leasing and rental operation shall be permitted on the site of any self-storage facility.

e.         Vehicle Limitations. No vehicles or other equipment stored or displayed for lease or rental on-site shall exceed such length as shall require a turning radius exceeding that provided by the entrance to the self-storage facility or 20 feet, whichever is less.

f.          Vehicle Storage:  Vehicles for display or lease shall have their own designated parking spaces and shall not utilize required parking for the principal use. In the event that the customer for a rental vehicle needs to leave a vehicle on site while the rental vehicle is being used it shall be parked in the space formerly occupied by the rental vehicle.

Article II - Definitions

            Motor Vehicle Sales and Service - An establishment engaged in the service and/or repair of any motor vehicle as its principal use, including but not limited to sale or lease or rental of new and/or used motor vehicles, auto body shops, repair garages, truck repair garages, agricultural equipment repair, boat repair, and small engine repair.

            Sales and Service of Equipment - the use of any building, land area or other premise for the display and sale and lease or rental of new and used construction, farm, recreational or other equipment or including any warrantee repair work and other repair service.

            Vehicular Leasing and Rentals - the use of any building, land area or other premise for the storage, display and lease or rental of any automobile, truck, van or other vehicle, excluding manufactured homes and recreational vehicles, and not including any repair or other service activities.

Vehicular Leasing and Rentals (Minor) - Leasing of a maximum of five (5) automobiles or pickup trucks in conjunction with another automotive-related use, contractor warehouse or wholesale business, subject to Section 431.5.b and c hereof). 

Revise Section 305 to add the following to the list of permitted Conditional Uses in the NC Neighborhood Commercial District and RC Resort Commercial District:

            Vehicular Leasing and Rentals

 Revise Section 305 to add the following to the list of permitted Accessory Uses in the NC Neighborhood Commercial District and RC Resort Commercial District:

            Vehicular Leasing and Rentals (Minor)

PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 5/6/22

Editor's Note:  Entire text follows this announcement.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Dingman will hold a hearing upon and consider for adoption an ordinance regulating sewage holding tanks, a summary of which is below.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on June 7, 2022 at the Dingman Township Building, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford, PA. The full text of the proposed amendment can be viewed at the Township Offices, at dingmantownship.org, the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford, & the Law Library of the Pike County Courthouse, Broad Street, Milford.

HOLDING TANK ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE OF DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, PROVIDING FOR AND REGULATING USE OF HOLDING TANKS AND IMPOSING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE.

Section 1. Purposes

Section 2. Definitions

Section 3. Right and Privileges Granted

Section 4. Rules and Regulations

Section 5. Rules & Regulations to b in Conformity with Applicable Law

Section 6. Rates and Charges

Section 7. Exclusiveness of Rights & Privileges

Section 8. Use of Holding Tanks

Section 9. Application for Permit

Section 10. Removal of Holding Tank

Section 11. Technical Requirements for Holding Tanks

Section 12. Inspections & Certification of Pumping

Section 13. Appeals

Section 14. Penalties

Section 15. Abatement of Nuisances

Section 16. Repeal

Section 17. Severability

Section 18. Effective Date

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Text of Proposed Ordinance

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2022 - _________ 

HOLDING TANK ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE OF DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, PROVIDING FOR AND REGULATING USE OF HOLDING TANKS AND IMPOSING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE. 

 BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the Supervisors of Dingman Township of Pike County, Pennsylvania, and it is hereby enacted and ordained as follows: 

 Section 1. Purposes. The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish procedures for the use, maintenance, and removal of existing and new holding tanks designed to receive and retain sewage whether from residential or commercial uses. It is hereby declared that the enactment of this Ordinance is necessary for the protection, benefit and preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this Township. This Ordinance shall be incorporated into the existing Dingman Township Sewage Ordinance, and it shall be renumbered accordingly.

Section 2. Definitions. Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Ordinance shall be as follows:

A.    “Board” shall mean the Board of Supervisors of Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

 

B.     “DEP” shall mean Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

C.     “Holding Tank” shall mean a watertight receptacle, whether permanent or temporary, which receives and retains sewage conveyed by a water carrying system and is designed and constructed to facilitate the ultimate disposal of the sewage at another site.

 

D.    “Improved Property” shall mean any property within the Township upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sewage shall or may be discharged.

 

E.     “Owner” shall mean any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any property located in the Township.

 

F.       “Person” shall mean any individual, partnership, company, association, corporation or other group or entity.

 

G.     “Sewage” shall mean any substance that contains any of the waste products or excrement or other discharge from the bodies of human beings or animals and any noxious or deleterious substance being harmful or inimical to the public health, or to animal or aquatic life or to the use of water for domestic water supply or for recreation or any substance which constitutes pollution under the Clean Stream Law (35 PS §§ 691.1- 691.1001). 2

H.     “Township” shall mean Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

 

I.        “Pennsylvania Residential Septage Hauler” shall mean a hauler of septage waste licensed to do so by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

J.        “Short-tern Emergency Use” shall mean 1 year or 6 months with an extension by  

  the Board of Supervisors.

Section 3. Right and privileges granted. That the Township is hereby authorized and empowered to undertake within the Township the control and methods of holding tank use, sewage disposal and sewage collection and transportation thereof.

Section 4. Rules and Regulations. That the Township is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt such rules and regulations concerning sewage which it may deem necessary from time to time to affect the purposes herein.

Section 5. Rules and Regulations to be in Conformity with Applicable Law. All such rules and regulations adopted by the Township shall be in conformity with the provisions herein, all other ordinances of the Township, and all applicable laws, and applicable rules and regulations of administrative agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Section 6. Rates and Charges. The Township shall have the right and power to fix, alter, charge, and collect rates, assessments, and other charges in the area served by its facilities at reasonable and uniform rates as authorized by applicable law.

Section 7. Exclusiveness of Rights and Privileges.

A.    The collection and transportation of all sewage from any improved property utilizing a holding tank shall be done solely by a hauler that is currently listed as an approved hauler by the County and the disposal thereof shall be made only at such site or sites as may be approved by the Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

B.     The Township will receive, review, and retain pumping receipts from the owners of permitted holding tanks.

 

C.     Periodic inspection of the Holding tank facilities may be made by the Township in order to ensure that all components of the holding tank facilities are in good working condition. Such inspections, however, shall not relieve the Applicant of its obligation to inspect and properly maintain the holding tank facilities.

Section 8. Use of Holding Tanks

A.    Holding tanks may be used for low-flow nonresidential and low flow residential applications subject to the provisions of this Ordinance to serve as sewage disposal from existing or proposed properties when intended to be used for a short-term emergency repair use or when one of the following conditions is met to the satisfaction of the Township:

 

B.     the on-lot septic system which serves the property has failed and no other viable alternative means of sewage collection and disposal is available to the property. 

C.     there is a reasonable expectation that a connection to a public or community sewer system will become feasible within five years.

D.    the land use meets the provisions of Chapter 71 and Chapter 73 of Title 25 of the Pa. Code

E.     The Township determines, in its sole discretion, that a permit is warranted based on unique circumstances of the property or the landowner as represented by the landowner to the Township.

F.      Permanent holding tanks shall be equipped with auto-dialers that call directly to the property owner, their designated hauler, and the Township to reduce the chances of overflow and other malfunctions.

G.    Permits for holding tanks other than for emergency repair may be issued only after the submission and approval of a Planning Module by the Township and the DEP.

H.    The tank size shall be calculated to hold one week’s worth of sewage flows as calculated based on the flow rates set forth in 25 PA CODE Chapter 73.17 Sewage Flows.  An additional freeboard of 10% of the calculated volume shall be provided, and an alarm as previously described. The tank volume may be designed by a licensed professional engineer based on a minimum of one year of historical data or documented flows of similar uses, subject to review and approval by the Township.

 

The tank must be equipped with an audio and visual alarm.  (Chapter 73).  The alarm must activate when the tank is 75% of capacity. 

 

The visual part of an alarm must be on the outside where it can be seen by the SEO from the road.

 

Alarm floats (whether float switches or rod style) must be set at three colors.  Green – system active.  Yellow – over 75%, Red – over 90% with the SEO able to cite the property owner if it is red and overflow is imminent, The auto-dialer should be set just below the 75% mark.

 

The use of plastic or any non-concrete constructed holding tank is prohibited except where a Professional Engineer finds that the tank won’t float when emptied during periods of seasonal high-water table.

Section 9. Application for Permit

A.    Except when intending to use a holding tank for a short-term emergency use, a planning module must be filed with and approved by the township and DEP.

 

B.     Upon approval of the planning module by DEP, any landowner seeking to use a holding tank for sewage disposal on any lot situated in the Township shall then obtain a holding tank permit from the Dingman Township or DEP, as appropriate

 

C.     The permit application can be obtained from the Dingman Township.

 

D.    The landowner shall file the completed and executed application with the Township (or DEP) and shall pay to the Township (or DEP) the appropriate application fees.

 

E.     The landowner shall cooperate with the Township (or DEP) Sewage Enforcement Officer at all stages of the application process.

 

F.      Prior to the permit being issued, the landowner shall obtain and file with the Township a copy of each of the following documents and/or agreements:

1)      A written contract between the landowner and a Pennsylvania Registered Residential Septage Hauler for the term of the holding tank permit which contract shall provide for a timely and regular removal of the contents of the holding tank by the liquid waste hauler and, for the removal of said contents to a DEP approved disposal site for disposition. The agreement shall include a provision requiring at least ninety (90) days written notice to the Township prior to termination.

 

2)      A certified copy of a written contract between the Pennsylvania Residential Septage Hauler and the DEP approved disposal site providing the liquid waste hauler with the right to dispose of the holding tank contents at their disposal site;

 

3)      An agreement to reimburse and indemnify for any liability, costs and expenses which shall or may be incurred by the Township in actions to enforce compliance by the landowner or to remove the contents of the holding tank, or the holding tank, upon default or failure of the landowner to perform or for any fines incurred by Township by reason of the landowner’s failure to comply with this Ordinance, any properly enacted amendment hereto or the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Pike County. The agreement shall be in the form required by the Board.

 

4)      The landowner (in the form of an agreement) agrees to reimburse the Township for its engineering and legal fees incurred in reviewing this application for permit and any revision of its Act 537 plan, and in the review and execution of the agreements hereunder, agrees to pay all Township fees for inspection of the holding tank as may be set from time to time by the Board of Supervisors and agrees that any costs incurred by the Township for inspections, repairs and/or replacement of the tank or in the removal of effluent or the connection to a sewer system, including legal fees, administrative and court costs, shall be recoverable by the Township from the landowner. In the event the landowner (or his heirs, successors, or assigns) shall fail to pay the Township in such fees, costs or expenses, the Township shall have the right either to sue the said landowner in assumpsit for reimbursement of its costs or to cause a lien to be placed on the property in the amount of said expense, in addition to any other remedies set forth herein or otherwise available at law or equity.

 

5)      Prior to the issuance of the permit, the landowner shall provide the Township with an adequate capital reserve fund (which shall also be accompanied by an agreement). The purpose of the fund is to have monies available for items including and but limited to; future connection to the sewer system (including, connection fees, tapping fees, etc.), costs of the proper closure [and removal if required] of the holding tank, and anticipated pumping costs for a period of one year, etc. Upon the breach of this Ordinance by the landowner, the Township shall have the right to use the capital reserve fund for the above purposes. The fund shall be maintained throughout the period of time that the holding tank is used. In the event that the Township draws upon the monies in the fund for the purposes set forth herein, the landowner agrees to make such payments into the fund as may be required to replenish the fund in order to fully accomplish its purposes. The amount of the capital reserve fund shall be determined by the Township and may be increased from time to time during the life of the permit.

 

6)      An agreement which provides for a confession of judgment against the landowner in the event that the landowner fails to make any payments to the Township or to the capital reserve fund hereunder.

 

7)      An agreement that the permit and all of the above agreements with the Township shall be recorded in the Recorder of Deeds Office in and for the County of Pike, and shall be binding upon the landowner, their heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns, including the landowner’s successors in title to the property which is the subject of the permit, it being the express understanding of the landowner that any and all duties of the landowner with respect to the holding tank set forth in this Ordinance and in any agreement entered pursuant to this Ordinance shall also “run with the land” and remain the obligation of the landowner’s successors in title.

 

8)      The contracts required under subsections E(1) and E(2) above shall remain in force for the entire period of operation of the system and failure by owner to renew such contracts or submit proof of another contract or contracts satisfactory to the Board shall constitute a violation of this Ordinance.  

Section 10. Removal of Holding Tank  

A.    In the event a holding tank has been determined to no longer be required, the landowner shall remove [or properly abandon said tank] within thirty (30) calendar days. The Township shall be given prior notice of this action.

B.     The Township, at its election, shall have the right to enter upon the premises of a landowner for the purpose of removing or causing the removal of any holding tank which remains in place in violation of this Ordinance. “Township” as used herein shall mean the Township, its employees or third parties contracted by the Township for the purpose of removing the holding tank. All costs and expenses of removal shall be borne by the landowner.  

Section 11. Technical Requirements for Holding Tanks

A.    Any holding tank installed or maintained pursuant to a permit issued under this Ordinance shall comply, in all respects, to the specification set forth in regulations of the Department, 25 Pa.Code, Chapter 73, inclusive or this ordinance, whichever is greater.

 

Section 12. Inspections and Certification of Pumping 

A.    Any landowner who applies for and receives a permit for holding tanks shall be deemed to have granted his/her/its consent for inspection of the holding tank and facilities used in connection with the holding tank by representative of the Township. At reasonable times during the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., the landowner shall grant the Township representative access to the premises for the purpose of making such inspections upon request of the representative verbally or in writing.

B.     Any landowner receiving a holding tank permit shall furnish to the Township a true and correct copy of all pumping receipts for cleaning or removing the contents of the holding tank. Such report shall be made to the Township Secretary within ten (10) days after the contents of the holding tank are pumped out.

C.     The failure of the landowner to permit inspection of holding tanks or equipment or facilities used in connection with the holding tanks; or, the failure of the landowner to have the holding tanks properly maintained and pumped out; or, the failure of the landowner to furnish pumping receipts to the Township in a timely fashion, and may be considered a violation.

Section 13. Appeals

A.    Any landowner aggrieved by denial of permit application shall first appeal to the Board

 

B.     The procedure for appeal shall in all respects conform to the procedure for appeal from denial of sewage permit by the officer of the Township, as provided by law.

Section 14. Penalties.

A.    Any person violating or permitting the violation of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than $ 500.00 nor more than $ 5000,00 and/or up to 90 days in jail for each violation, recoverable with costs. The establishment of a violation for purposes of setting fines or penalties for such violation shall be in accordance with a citation to a magisterial district judge with jurisdiction and venue over the location of the violation and such an action will be subject to the procedures provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. A separate offense shall arise for each day or portion thereof a violation is found to exist and may be determined for each section of this Ordinance which is found to have been violated.

 

B.     In addition, Dingman Township may, through its solicitor, institute injunctive, mandamus, or any other appropriate action or proceeding at law or in equity for the enforcement of this Ordinance. Any court of competent jurisdiction shall have the right to issue restraining orders, temporary or permanent injunctions, mandamus, or other legal or equitable forms of remedy or relief. Such relief may include the costs, fees, and charges, including Dingman Township attorney’s fees [charged at the hourly rate approved by the Governing Body of Dingman Township] and costs, as may be permitted by law.

 

C.     Notwithstanding any other provision of this Ordinance, Dingman Township shall have the right at any or all times deemed necessary by the Municipal Engineer or designee to enter upon and property within Dingman Township to inspect and, upon determination of a violation of this Ordinance, to correct the violation, with all expenses associated with correcting the violation to be charged to the property owner responsible for the violation.

 

D.    The Township may elect to revoke the occupancy permit for a property in the event that a holding tank is not being maintained properly and/or becomes a nuisance or hazard.

Section 15. Abatement of Nuisances. In addition to any other remedies provided in this ordinance, any violation of Section 8 above shall constitute a nuisance and shall be abated by the Township by either seeking mitigation of the nuisance or appropriate equitable or legal relief from a court of competent jurisdiction.

Section 16. Repeal. All ordinances or resolutions or parts of ordinances or resolutions, insofar as they are inconsistent herewith, by and the same are hereby repealed.

Section 17. Severability. If any sentence, clause, section or part of this ordinance is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections, or parts of this ordinance. It is hereby declared as the intent of the Board of Supervisors of the Township that this ordinance would have been adopted has such constitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included therein.

Section 18. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective five days following adoption.  

 

PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 4/26/22

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Dingman will hold a hearing upon and consider for adoption a proposed Ordinance regulating the renovation and repair of recreational vehicles, a summary of which is below.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on May 17, 2022 at the Dingman Township Building, Fisher Lane, Milford, PA. The full text of the proposed amendment can be viewed at the Township Offices, at dingmantownship.org, the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford, & the Law Library of the Pike County Courthouse, Broad Street, Milford.

Editors note:  The following is the text of the proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE NO.____

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE REPAIR, MODIFICATION,

RENOVATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY STANDARDS 

            The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following: 

§  1 - Purpose.

The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of Dingman Township inhabitants by establishing, pursuant to the authority granted the Township under Sections 1517 and 1529 of the Second Class Township Code, requirements and regulations governing the modification, renovation, replacement, repair and reconstruction of park models and recreational vehicles. These regulations are not land use regulations and are intended to supplement the provisions of the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance that regulate recreational campgrounds or similar uses and shall not supersede that Ordinance unless specifically stated herein. This ordinance does not supersede or in any way interfere with any private rules or regulations that a private RV Park community may choose to adopt on this same issue, including but not limited to, the requirement for permits and inspections.

§ 2 - Definitions.

For the purpose of this ordinance, the following words, terms and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:

Park Model - A vehicle that is commonly known as a park model recreational vehicle; meets the American National Standards Institute standard ANSI119.5 for park trailers; is built on a single chassis; has a gross trailer area of four hundred (400) square feet or less when set up; is designed for seasonal or temporary living quarters and may be connected to utilities necessary for the operation of installed features and appliances. Such units shall be permitted in Destination (Non-transient) Campgrounds only. Registered nonconforming units are also covered by this ordinance.

Recreational Vehicle - A vehicular type of unit designed as temporary living quarters for recreational camping or travel use which either has its own motive of power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle. The basic types of recreation vehicles are 

Travel Trailers - A vehicular unit, mounted on wheels, of such size or weight as not to require special highway moving permits when drawn by a motorized vehicle designated and constructed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use, and a trailer size of no more than 400 square feet. Registered nonconforming units are also covered by this ordinance.

A.          Truck Camper - A portable unit, designed to be loaded onto, or affixed to, the bed or chassis of a truck and constructed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use.

B.           Motor Homes - A vehicular unit built on a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis, designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreation, camping or travel use.

C.           Camper Trailer - A vehicular unit mounted on wheels and constructed with collapsible partial side walls which fold for towing by another vehicle and unfold at the campsite and designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use.  

D.          Self-Contained Unit - A unit that; can operate independent of connections to external sewer, water and electrical systems; has a toilet and holding tank for liquid waste; contains water storage facilities; and may contain a lavatory, kitchen sink and/or bath facilities connected to the holding tan

§ 3 - Permits required and fees.

A.          Permit Requirement. No person, partnership, association, limited liability or other company or corporation, being the owner, user, operator or occupant of any recreational vehicle or park model on land within Dingman Township, shall make any modification, renovation, repair and reconstruction of such park model or recreational vehicle or allow such modification, renovation, replacement, repair and reconstruction of such park model or recreational vehicle except as pursuant to this ordinance. Permits will not be required for minor maintenance and replacement issues for which the Township does not require permits for similar work in a residence under UCC. 

B.           Issuance of permit.

(1)         The Dingman Township Building Officer shall issue a permit after the filing of a  permit application only if such application is consistent with this ordinance.

(2)         No permit shall be issued until the Building Officer has received and approved:

(a)         A completed application signed by the applicant.

(b)         The required fee as herein provided.

(c)         Plans and specifications for any proposed construction which shall be in compliance with ANSI 119.5.

(d)        Any plans filed in support of any application shall be drawn by a Pennsylvania Licensed Engineer who shall certify and seal the plans. Said engineer shall certify that such plans have been prepared  in compliance with ANSI 119.5.

(e)         Under no circumstances shall a park model or recreational vehicle post construction be larger than 400 square feet 

C.           Inspection.

(1)   The construction under any issued permit shall be inspected by a Pennsylvania Licensed Engineer who shall issue a report to the Township Building Officer indicating the results of every inspection.

(2)   The number and timing of such inspections shall be determined by the Building Officer on a case-by-case basis according to the nature and extent of the proposed construction.

(3)   At such time as the inspecting Pennsylvania Licensed Engineer determines that construction is complete and that all work has been performed pursuant to the approved plans and in compliance with ANSI 119.5 said Engineer shall issue a report certifying same to the Building Officer and recommend that a Certificate of Occupancy be granted.

(4)   The Building Officer reserves the right to conduct a final site inspection before determining whether a Certificate of Occupancy should be granted when access is appropriate pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

(5)   Occupancy of the renovated unit prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy is expressly prohibited.

(6)   The Building Officer may rely upon said Engineer certification and issue the appropriate Certificate of Occupancy. 

D.          Fees. The applicant for any permit shall pay the Township a fee as shall be established and as modified from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Additional fees shall apply to the cost of any professional reviews by Township consultants.

§  4 - Enforcement.

The Building Officer shall enforce all of the provisions of this ordinance and shall have the right, at all reasonable times, including evening hours, to enter and inspect any park model or recreational vehicle.

§ 5 - Penalties for offenses and remedies. 

A.          Any person, partnership, association or corporation who uses any property or allows property to be used in violation of any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of an offense against this ordinance and subject to a civil penalty of up to $600 per day. Any action against any Association of property owners under this section shall be based upon evidence that said Association withheld information from the Township necessary to carry out Township duties and/or knowingly or actively sought to allow construction in violation of this ordinance to take place. When a violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance is continuous, each day or portion thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. 

B.           The Building Officer may, after resolution of the Board of Supervisors authorizing such action and, in addition to the above-provided penalties, maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Township in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with this ordinance or to restrain by injunction the violation of this ordinance.

C.           Nothing in this section or ordinance shall be construed as to restrict the Code Enforcement Officer in any way from exercising the enforcement remedies found in any State law or municipal ordinance for which the property/property owner may also be in violation.

§ 6 - General provisions.

A.          If any section, paragraph, subsection or provision of this ordinance shall be found invalid, such invalidity shall apply to the section, paragraph, subsection, or provision adjudged invalid and the remainder of the ordinance shall remain valid and effective.

B.           The issuance of any permit or license pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance shall not be deemed to waive compliance by the holder thereof, by the property owner or by any occupant of any court or campground or RV park, with any statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, law or health regulation of the Commonwealth or Dingman Township or with any provision of this or any other Township Ordinance.

C.           The Building Officer and associated personnel of the Township shall have full authority, in the course of investigating a possible violation or processing an application, to enter upon the premises of park model or recreational vehicle, after displaying his or her credentials to the owner thereof and shall have further have the authority to determine if any construction under this ordinance is being or has been performed in compliance with this ordinance.  

§ 6 - Effective date.

This ordinance will take effect five (5) days after enactment.

            Ordained and enacted this _________ day of ___________,  202__.

 

                                           

PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 1/29/21

Editor's note:  Underlined is text to be removed from existing ordinance.  Bold is to be added.

ORDINANCE NO.      -2022 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE BY REVISING THE PROVISIONS FOR POLITICAL, PUBLIC INTEREST & RELIGIOUS SIGNS AND TIMBER HARVESTING

Section 427 - Timber Harvesting

427.1   Timber harvesting shall be a permitted use in all districts.

427.2   The Applicant shall submit, along with its application under this ordinance, a Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan which has been approved by DEP and/or the Pike County Soil Conservation District.

427.3   Access to state and local highways by vehicles engaged in timbering activity shall only be at locations for which highway occupancy permits have been obtained from the Township or state, as necessary.  All seasonal weather restrictions on Township roads must be followed.  The loading or unloading of timber trucks must take place outside of the road right of way of any public or private roads.  Flagman and warning signs must be utilized when required by the road occupancy permit.

427.4   The Applicant shall submit a plan showing that the timbering harvesting operation will be performed in accordance with Penn State’s Best Management Practices for Timber Harvesting.  The certification of a Professional Forester or Forest Technician that the plan conforms to these standards must be submitted with the application.  The Applicant shall also submit a current USGS topographic map of the site, a copy of the recorded deed to the property and proof of liability insurance of at least $1,000,000 for general liability.  The Applicant must maintain a suitable set back of undisturbed woodland on any portion of the property that abuts a residential use or public roadway.  The size of that set back shall be determined by the Township based upon the size of the parcel.  For any parcel more than one (1) acre the set back shall be twenty-five (25) feet.  For any parcel less than one (1) acre the set back shall be fifteen (15) feet.

427.5   Hours of operation shall be Monday through Friday beginning no earlier than 8 a.m. and ceasing no later than 5 p.m. 

SectioSection 514         Public interest, political and religious signs

514.1     Public interest, political and religious signs designed for permanent placement shall be permitted subject to the foregoing provisions this chapter pertaining to other signs. Political and religious signs designed for temporary placement relating to an event, or a political or religious issue of concern to the general public shall be governed by this Section 514.1. The person, organization, party or entity responsible for any such signs shall is encouraged to complete and file with the Township a disclosure form, as provided by the Township, which gives the name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address of such responsible person, party or entity. If no disclosure form is filed,  the Township will send any notices to the candidate or the candidates’ election committee if it can be readily determined. Temporary public interest, political and religious signs shall otherwise be exempt from the permit requirements of this ordinance, provided that no sign shall be displayed for more than twenty-one (21) days following the event for which it is erected, if applicable. Such signs may not:

 

a.            Be placed closer than five (5) feet to inside the curb line or edge of pavement, or within the shoulder of the road, as applicable.

 

b.            Be placed in a location where they create a block or obstruct the view of traffic hazard so as to be hazardous.

 

c.             Exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in size.

 

d.            Exceed two (2) signs per candidate or issue per property.

 

e.            Be placed on any on any utility pole, streetlight pole, traffic or parking sign or device, including any post to which such sign or device is attached, historical marker, or tree in the public right-of-way.

 

                514.2     Violation of any provision of this section shall subject the responsible person, party or entity to the enforcement powers of this ordinance including, but not limited to, the removal cost provisions of 510.2, Section 706 and Section 707.

            Ordained and enacted this _________ day of ___________,  2022

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Thomas E. Mincer

                                                                                    Edward D. Nikles

                                                                                     Elefterie G. Balu.

PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 1/27/21

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Dingman will hold a hearing upon and consider for adoption a proposed revision to the Fire Service Map on January 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Dingman Township Building, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford, PA.  The full text of the Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE REVISING THE FIRE SERVICE MAP WITH THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP AND MILFORD VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES

The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly scheduled or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

1.      The Fire Protection Map as set forth in the Fire Protection Agreement with the Milford Volunteer Fire Company effective January 1, 2002 and the Fire Service Agreement with the Dingman Township Fire Company effective January 1, 2002 is  hereby modified as follows:

a.       As to fire service the Fire Protection Map remains as adopted in 2002.

b.      As to ambulance service, effective January 1, 2022, the map is amended to provide that primary responding ambulance service will be provided by the Dingman Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp for the entire Township.

Ordained and enacted this _________ day of January, 2022.

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

PUBLIC NOTICE - POSTED 1/25/21

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Dingman will hold a hearing upon and consider for adoption a proposed revision to the Zoning Map of the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance whereby tax map parcel 112.00-02.30, control number 104603 will be changed in terms of zoning district from NC TO RC. The Board will, on February 16, 2021, hold said public hearing upon that ordinance and consider for adoption that map modification. The hearing will be held at the Dingman Township Building, Fisher Lane, Milford, PA beginning at 7:00 P.M. on the above date. Public attendance must be remote via Zoom;  log-in details will be posted on the Township website dingmantownship.org at least 24 hours in advance.

 DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

 

Notice Posted 11/7/19

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors intend to adopt an updated Fee Schedule increasing some permit and escrow fees at their meeting on December 3, 2019 commencing at 7:00 pm. at the Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford, PA.  The complete fee schedule can be viewed at the Township Offices and website, the Pike County Law Library, 410 Broad St., Milford, and the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford.  All interested parties are invited to attend.

Editors Note:  The proposed fee schedule is listed following this notice.

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

RESOLUTION NO.  2019-XX   .

Dingman Township Fee Schedule

            WHEREAS, the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors, Township of Dingman, County of Pike, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, does hereby enact the following fee schedule:

Sewage Department (For Permits obtained prior to work other than emergency repairs) 

Application fee for conventional or alternate on-lot or community

  systems with less than 2,500 square feet absorption area.                                                     $475.00

Application fee for conventional or alternate on-lot systems with

  2,500 sq.ft. or greater absorption area, & all community on-lot systems                               $800.00

Application fee for individual residential spray irrigation, drip irrigation, and ABS systems.                                                                                                                            $800.00

Application fee for experimental on-lot systems                                                                     $800.00

Application fee to connect to a community system (per structure)                                          $100.00 

Application fee for portable chemical toilets                                                                          $  15.00 

Application fee for other retaining tanks                                                                                 $475.00

Resubmission fee for applications as determined by Sewage Dept Policy                               $  50.00

Repair or Replacements:

  To septic, aerobic, dosing, holding, chlorine contact, or filter tank, or distribution box.                                                                                                                                       $100.00

  Repairs to piping                                                                                                        $  30.00

  Absorption area repair or replacement                                                                                   $400.00

  Repairs or replacement of drip or spray infiltration zones     (other than pipes)                     $800.00

  Application for experimental version of recognized conventional or alternate system

    when used for a repair shall be the same as the fee for a new applicable system. 

Planning Module Review Fee / Re-review fee                                                                        $  20.00/edu

 

Planning Approval Testing Fees:      

            First soil probe:                                                                                                            $150.00

            Additional soil probes performed same day                                                    $  75.00 each

            First percolation test                                                                                         $150.00

            Additional percolation tests (same property)                                                    $  75.00 each

            Verification of soil probes conducted by others                                                          $  50.00 each

 

Appeals of denied sewage permit by applicant                                                                1/2 of application fee

            All other sewage related appeals                                                                                  $400.00

 

Special testing when required by Section 7.2(a)(1) of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act:

            Performing percolation test                                                                              $300.00

            Verification of soil probes, per test                                                                  $  50.00

            Permit application fee                                                                                      $475.00

 

Engineer Review Fees (when necessary)                                                                                Fee Reimbursement

 

Reinspection Fee also applies to testing cancelled less than 48 hrs in advance                       $  50.00

 

 

Zoning Department: (For Permits obtained prior to work other than emergency repairs)

 

1.         Sign permit (Permanent)                                                                                             $ 200.00

 

2.         Sign Permit (Temporary):         Quantity                       Bond Amount                     Application Fee

                                                            1  -  3 signs                      $  25.00                               $   10.00

                                                            4  -  12 signs                    $  50.00                               $   15.00

                                                            13 - 25 signs                    $100.00                               $   15.00

                                                            26 - 35 signs                    $150.00                               $   15.00

                                                            36 - 50 signs                    $200.00                               $   15.00

                                                            51 - 62 signs                    $250.00                               $   15.00

                                                            63 - 100 Max.                  $300.00                               $   25.00

 

3.                  Principal Uses:

            Residential (single family)                                                                   $ 125 100.00

            Residential (multiple dwelling units)                                                    $  75 50.00/dwelling unit

                        Non-residential                                                                                                $ 350 250.00

 

4.         Accessory Uses:

                        Residential (single & multiple family)                                                 $   75 50.00

                        Non-residential                                                                                                $ 250 150.00

 

5.         Home Occupations (No-Impact & Minor):                                                     $  100 75.00

 

6.         Permit Re-inspections                                                                                     $   50.00

 

7.          Change of Use:                                                                                                          $ 275 200.00 

 

8.         Certificate of Non-conformance                                                                    $  75 50.00

 

9.                  Conditional Uses:*      Zoning Application                                          Applicable Fee Above

                                                Residential - Hearing Fee                                             $  200.00

                                                                    Review Fee Escrow                                             $  125.00

                                                Non-Residential/Multi Family – Hearing Fee               $ 400 350.00

                                                                                                Review Fee Escrow     $  500 375.00

                                                Stenographic Deposit (all)**                                                    $  200.00

 

10.              Zoning Hearing Board hearings:

                                    Zoning Application (if applicable)                   Applicable fee Above

                                                Variance & Appeal Hearing Fee- includes 2 sessions  $ 350 300.00

                                                Special Exception Hearing Fee – includes 2 sessions   $500.00

                                                Third and subsequent hearing session (each)               $100.00          

                                                Stenographic Deposit (all)**                                                    $125.00

 

11.              Curative Amendments:*

                                                Hearing Fee - includes two sessions     $2,000.00

                                                Review Fee Escrow                             $2,700.00       

                                                Stenographic Deposit**                                   $   400.00

                                                TOTAL:                                                                       $5,000.00

                                                Third and subsequent hearing session (each)               $   500.00

 

   *     Reimbursement of Township Engineer, Solicitor, and Consultant Fees and advertising costs is required for hearings before the Board of Supervisors.  Review Fee Escrow must be replenished when balance falls below 25% of original amount required.  Any unused portion will be refunded.

 

   **   Stenographic fees in excess of the deposit paid are required to be reimbursed to the Township by the applicant.  Any unused portion of the deposit will be refunded.

 

 

Building Department: (For Permits obtained prior to work other than emergency repairs)

 

ALL Building Permits:                                                                       $4.50 Pa UCC payable at permit issuance

 

Single Family residential:                                                       Fees:                                                   

y      New Single Family dwelling Permit:                                              See CII Fee schedule attached, PLUS
Township
Administrative fee                                             $150

      Portion of fee due at application:                                       ($300.00 non-refundable)

 

y      Additions/Renovations/Alterations Permit:                                    See CII Fee schedule attached, PLUS
Township
Administrative fee                                             $100

      Portion of fee due at application:                                       ($150.00 non-refundable)

 

y      Decks & detached accessory structure (300 sf & over)                 See CII Fee schedule attached, PLUS 
Township Administrative fee:                                            $  75.00
Portion of fee due at Application                                       ($125.00 non-refundable)

 

y      Decks & detached accessory structures (under 300 sf)                  See CII Fee schedule attached, PLUS
Township Administrative fee                                             $  50.00
Portion of fee due at Application                                       ($ 75.00 non-refundable)

 

y      Generators, A/C systems, electrical upgrades, etc:             See CII Fee schedule attached, PLUS
Township
Administrative fee:                                            $  25.00
Portion of fee due at Application:                                      ($ 50.00 non-refundable)

 

y      Pools / Hot Tubs (includes electrical)                                             See CII Fee Schedule attached, PLUS
Township
Administrative fee:

- Storable, above ground, hot tubs                                     $  25.00   ($ 50.00 due at application) 
- In-Ground                                                                                   $  50.00   ($100.00 due at application)

y      Demolition of a structure                                                   See CII Fee Schedule attached, plus        
Township Administrative fee:                                            $  25.00 (non-refundable)

y      All Other permit types:                                                      $ See CII Fee Schedule attached, PLUS                
Township Administrative fee:                                            $  50.00 (non-refundable)

y      Stormwater Collection Systems (when required)                Reimbursement of Township Engineer fees

 

Non-Residential & Multiple-Family Dwellings:

y      All commercial buildings, multiple-family dwellings,                    $200.00 Administrative Fee PLUS
and any buildings intended for public occupancy                         CII fees from attached Schedule

Portion of fee due at Application                                       $350.00  (non-refundable)

            

y      Change of Occupancy, Additions/Modifications,              $100.00 Administrative fee PLUS

      Accessory buildings under 500 sf; Cell towers,.                            CII fees from attached Schedule

       wind turbines, etc                                                             $200 due at time of application

 

Ø            All fees due at the time of application will be applied to the total permit fee upon permit issuance

Building CODE Board OF APPEALS:

 

            Extensions of Time (permits)                                                   $  50.00

            Opinion Requests                                                                    $100.00

            Hearing Fee                                                                             $250.00

            Hearing Stenographic Deposit**                                                          $200.00       

            **   Stenographic fees in excess of the deposit paid are required to be reimbursed to the Township by the applicant.  Any unused portion of the deposit will be refunded.

Well Department:    (For Permits obtained prior to work other than emergency repairs)

All New wells permit fees                                                                                            $ 100.00

Modifications to existing wells                                                                                                $   50.00

Driveway access /                                                                                 New Permit      $ 75.00

  ROAD ENCROACHMENT permit (Township roads)         Modifications to existing permits        $ 50.00

(For Permits obtained prior to work other than emergency repairs) 

Research/Xerox Fees:

            Research Fee (per property)                                                                             $ 25.00
            Document Certification           (per page)                                                                    $   1.00 ($5.00 max)

            Faxed documents per page                                                                              $     .25

            Computer print-outs per page                                                                          $     .25

            Xerox Copy per page – 8½ x 11 & 8½ x 14                                                    $     .25

            Xerox Copy per page – 11 x 17                                                                                   $     .50

            Color copies (8½ x 11; when available)                                                                       $     .75

            Oversized documents (over 11x17)                                                                $  3.00

planning commission Submissions:

Lot Improvements:                                                                  $    45.00 plus $15.00/resulting lot

Subdivisions:                                                                          $   125.00 plus $40.00/resulting lot

Land Developments:                                                                $   175.00 plus $3.00/100sq.ft.of bldg area

Planning Modules:    *BASE fee                                                          $     35.00 plus per unit fee below

                                 First 50 lots/EDUs                                   $     15.00 per Lot/EDU

                                 Next 50 (#51-100) lots/EDUs                 $      10.00 per Lot/EDU

                                 All remaining (#101+) lots/EDUs                        $       8.00 per Lot/EDU

Sketch Plans, Rezoning Requests, Misc.                                  Fee Reimbursement Only

Review Fee Escrows (Lot Improvements exempt):

            Up to 5 lots or 5,000 sf building area                          $   250.00

            6 to 15 lots or 5001 to 10,000 sf bldg area                  $   750.00

            More than 15 lots or 10,000 sf bldg area                                 $2,000.00

Stormwater and/or E&S Plans                                                  $     75.00

SALDO Waiver Hearings:        Hearing fee                              $  150 100.00

                                                Review Fee Escrow                 $   200 175.00

                                                Stenographic deposit                $   200.00 (when applicable)                                         

Ø      Above fees are for initial submissions, whether Preliminary or Final.  Fee for Final Submission following a Preliminary Submission will be 75% of the total Preliminary fee paid.

Ø      Reimbursement of Township Engineer, Solicitor, & other Professional Consultant review/inspection fees are required for all of the above.  Review Fee Escrow must be replenished when balance falls below 25% of original amount required.  Any unused portion will be refunded

Ø      All submissions listed above will also require payment of applicable Pike County Planning Commission review fees.

MISCELLANEOUS: 

For any submission or requests for Township approval that are not specifically itemized herein, the applicant will be responsible for reimbursement of all costs, including, but not limited to solicitor, engineer, consultants, advertising, etc. that may be applicable.

FOR INSTANCES WHERE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES ARE STARTED PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF APPLICABLE BUILDING, ZONING, WELL, SEWAGE, DRIVEWAY PERMITS, THE PERMIT FEE(S) FOR EACH DISIPLINE SHALL BE DOUBLED.

                                                                         

Code Inspections Inc. Fee Schedule

1. New Construction: Residential and Non-Residential including Additions, Garages and

Accessory Buildings:  All fees contained within this section include Plan Review, Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy

Residential: New buildings, Additions or Alterations not applicable to Section II: $175 base fee plus 30¢ per square foot of floor area or each fraction of floor area

Commercial: New buildings, Additions or Alterations not applicable to Section II:  $350 base fee plus 35¢ per square foot of floor area or each fraction of floor area, up to and including 100,000 sq./ft. Additional square footage over 100,000 sq./ft shall be 11.5¢ per sq./ft or fraction thereof.

Note:  Square footage is defined as gross floor area of all floors within the perimeter of to outside walls, including basements, cellars, garages, roofed patios, breezeways, covered walkways and attics with floor-to-ceiling height 6'6" or more. This also includes crawlspaces under 6’6”.

Fees for partial projects shall be calculated as follows:

a.       Footing/Foundation: 10% of the above formula

b.      Shell only without Footing/Foundation 50% of the above formula

c.       Shell including Footing/Foundation 60% of the above formula

d.      Tenant fit-out or all remaining interior alterations shall be calculated at 40% of the above formula for the affected floor area.

2.      Alterations and/or Renovations where floor area does not apply:

Alterations, renovations or modifications of existing buildings or structures where floor area does not apply (i.e. doors, windows, roofs, structural openings or beams, etc.); 

Residential: $175 base fee plus $30 for each $1,000 of estimated construction value of alterations, renovations or modification certified by the permit applicant

Commercial: $350 base fee plus $30 for each $1,000 of estimated construction value of alterations, renovations or modification certified by the permit applicant  

3.      Tenant Fit-out:

Tenant fit-outs shall be calculated in accordance with Section I, item (d) listed above.

4.      Construction Permit Fee calculations:

Building Permits Fee = 60% of the formulas specified in Sections 1, 2, or 3 

Electrical Permit Fee = 20% of the formulas specified in Sections 1, 2, or 3

Plumbing Permit Fee = 12% of the formulas specified in Sections 1, 2, or 3

Mechanical Permit Fee = 8% of the formulas specified in Sections 1, 2, or 3

Energy Permit Fee = 10% of the formulas specified in Sections 1, 2, or 3

Construction Permit Fee = The sum of all Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy, Electrical, Accessibility and Fire permits applicable to the project. (May include individual residential permit fees within this fee schedule)

The minimum permit fee for new structures, additions and alterations shall be no less than the associated base fee specified above.

5.      Accessibility plan review and inspection:

$130 plus 7¢ per square foot of floor area or each fraction of affected floor area.

6.      Fire plan review and inspection:

$150 plus 10¢ per square foot of floor area or each fraction of affected floor area.

7.      Certificate of Occupancy for change of ownership without change of use:

The following fees pertain to existing structures only and shall not be applied to new construction or any other fees specified in Section I.

$150 for the first 2,000 square feet plus $25 per 1000 square foot thereafter (or fraction thereof).

8.      Certificate of Occupancy for change of use and/or non- certified occupancy:   Fees    shall be calculated in accordance with Section I, item (d) listed above.

9.      Manufactured & Modular Dwellings: $ 375.00

Shall bear an approved label identifying compliance to HUD requirements (Excludes basements and/or structures not fabricated and constructed by the manufacturer in the factory).

Basements/crawlspaces for Manufactured & Modular dwellings shall be $50.00 plus 12.5¢ per square foot

10.  Commercial Modular Unit: $ 425.00

Shall bear an approved label identifying compliance to UCC requirements (Excludes structures not fabricated and constructed by the manufacturer in the factory)

11.       Modular Energy Compliance:  10% of the total permit fees as calculated above

12.  Decks (uncovered):           $ 115.00 plus 12¢ per sq/ft of area.

13.  Demolitions: Structures without a foundation:       $115.00

          Structures with a foundation:     $170.00

          Commercial structures:           $250.00/1,000sf of building

14.  Swimming Pools: (includes electrical)

Storable Pools: $ 45.00

Above Ground Pools and Hot Tubs: $ 125.00

In-Ground Pool: $ 250.00

15.  Cell Towers and/or Wind Turbines:

Residential: $275.00

Commercial: $500.00

16.  Photovoltaic:

Residential:  $75.00 base fee plus $7.00 for the first three panels and $12.00 for each additional panel thereafter.

Commercial:  $120.00 base fee plus $7.00 for the first three panels and $12.00 for each additional panel thereafter. 

17.  Canceled Permits/Applications:

In the event a permit/application is cancelled prior to any work being performed, Code Inspections, Inc., shall retain 20% of the construction permit fee as calculated for plan review and administrative services. 

18.  Consultation Fee: $ 50.00

Consultation fees include non-permitted site visits and/or non-cancelled scheduled inspections when blatantly not ready.

Notice Posted 10/21/19

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Zoning Ordinance a summary of which is shown below. The full text can be viewed at the Dingman Twp. Offices; the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford; The Law Library at the Pike County Courthouse, 410 Broad Street, Milford; and at www.dingmantownship.org.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on November 19, 2019 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE BY REVISING SIGN REGULATIONS, CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS, NOISE, PARKING, NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS AND USES, LARGE HOTELS, YARD SALES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Editors Note:  Click here to see full text of changes.  Click here to see full zoning ordinance

Article II Definitions

Section 305 Schedule of District Regulations

Section 405 Cluster Development/Conservation Subdivision

Section 409.5 Commercial & Manufacturing Performance Standards - Noise

Section 409.16 Other Provisions

Section 410 Non-conforming Uses & Structures

Section 413 Large Hotels, Motels, Inns, & Resorts

Section 418 Environmental Impact Statement  Reserved

Section 420.3 Garage Sales

Section 501 Erection & Maintenance of Signs

Section 502 Signs in R-1 District

Section 503 Signs in the RU and ND-2 Districts

Section 504 Signs in the CP District

Section 505 Signs in NC and RC Districts

Section 506 General Regulations for all Signs

Section 507 Lights Lighting & Electronic Messaging

Section 508 Nonconforming Signs  Semi-Public, Historic & Natural Feature Identification Signs

Section 509 Non-commercial Signs Off-Site Advertising

Section 510 Off-Site Advertising  Temporary Signs

Section 511 Temporary Signs  Multi-Family Dwelling Signs

Section 512 Multi-Family Dwelling Signs Private Community Development Signs

Section 513 Private Community Development Signs Attraction Signs

Section 514 Attraction Signs Public Interest, Political & Religious Signs

Section 515 Political Signs Day Care Facilities and Minor Day Care Uses Signs

Section 516 Daycare & Minor Day Care Uses signs

Section 602 Parking Facilities Required

Section 603 Loading and Unloading Spaces

Section 702.1 Requirement of Permits

 DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Notice Posted 5/23/19

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Sewage Ordinance the full text of which is shown below.    Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on June 18, 2019 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SEWAGE ORDINANCE OF DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BY REVISING PROVISIONS CONCERNING PROOF OF AUTHORITY OF OFFICERS, THE USE OF HOLDING TANKS AND THE NEED FOR PLANNING MODULES

            The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

Section 5    Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems

A.     Procedures:         Applications for permits to install individual sewage disposal systems shall be made on forms supplied by the Township.

5.      

(1)  The Applicant shall provide information concerning the component parts of the sewage disposal system, and their proposed location, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Sewage Facilities Act of 1966 (P.L. 1535) and Act 208 (S.B. 1550) of 1974 and amendments thereto, the regulations promulgated thereunder, and the requirements of this ordinance.

(2)    In the event that the Applicant is not a natural person but rather is a corporation, partnership, LLC or some other entity, the Applicant shall supply the Township, at the time of application, with a Certificate of Incumbency on forms provided by the Township.

Section 10   Malfunctions and Repairs

A.    All Systems

1.           No sewage system shall discharge untreated or partially-treated sewage to the surface of the ground or into the waters of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, except as specifically approved by DEP pursuant to Section 202 and Section 207 of the Clean Streams Law.  Unauthorized discharges shall be deemed to constitute malfunctioning sewage disposal systems and shall be a violation of this Ordinance and the Township Wastewater Facilities Plan. When so ordered by the Township SEO, an owner or operator of a malfunctioning sewage disposal system shall, within ten (10) days, contain or otherwise correct such malfunction and, within thirty (30) days, correct such malfunction by taking measures which will achieve compliance with the current standards of DEP's Rules and Regulations, including if necessary the reconstruction, upgrading or replacement of such system. Failure to contain the malfunction within ten (10) days or complete repairs within thirty (30) days of notice by the SEO shall constitute a violation of this Ordinance, unless the Board of Supervisors grant an extension of time for same based on good cause as demonstrated by the owner of the system.

2.     Fees for work by the SEO in connection with malfunctions shall be established by resolution of the Township Board of Supervisors.

3.     In the event that the SEO orders the use of a holding tank for an emergency repair, no planning module shall be required for same.

4.     Use of a holding tank, other than as permitted by the SEO related to an emergency repair, shall require a planning module to be filed and approved by the township and the Department of Environmental Protection.

5.     The Township, in the discretion of the Board of Supervisors may require a maintenance bond for any holding tanks not required for emergency repairs.

6.     Dwelling units or other structures may not be increased in size or otherwise modified in such way as to increase the sewage demand or potential sewage demand or flow while a holding tank is in use.

Section 16 Sewage Planning Modules

1.           Sewage Planning Modules shall be prepared and submitted to the Township in accordance with the Sewage Facilities Act, as amended, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

2.           All maps or site plans submitted pursuant to this section shall include a signature block for the Sewage Enforcement Officer and shall include a space for the date of the officer’s review of the site plan or map.

3.           No less than seven (7) copies of the complete submission under this section shall be submitted to the Township at the time of original submission.

4.           At least one copy of the sewage planning module submitted to the Township for approval and transmittal to the DEP shall bear all original signature by all state, county and local officials.

5.           All lots included in the submission, including any remainder tracts, not already served by an existing sewage disposal system, shall have satisfactory soil testing results for both a primary and secondary sewage site.

New text is italic.

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Notice Posted 3/6/19

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance, a summary of which is provided below.  The full text of the amendment can be obtained at the Township Office or website dingmantownship.org, the office of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford or the Law Library of the Pike county Courthouse.   Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on April 2, 2019 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE BY ADDING PROVISIONS FOR CAMPS AND REVISING PROVISIONS FOR SHARED DRIVEWAYS AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS

§ 100-13.  Glossary of Terms .

§ 100-15.  General Procedures and Requirements for Land Developments and Subdivisions.

           B.  Preliminary Plans shall be required...

           E.  Final Plan Procedures. (proof of recording required)

§ 100-17.  Preliminary Plan Requirements, Subsection V.

§ 100-19.   Final Plan Requirements (No mylar copy needed)

§ 100-30.   Street Requirements.

           Q.  Shared Private Driveways (standards revised)

§ 100-35.   Nonresidential Subdivisions and Land Developments.

            B.  (clarification)

§ 100-38    Camps. (New Section)

§ 100-3839. Application of Land Development Standards (re-numbered)

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Notice Posted 1/10/19

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance, a summary of which is provided below.  The full text of the amendment can be obtained at the Township Office or website dingmantownship.org, the office of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford or the Law Library of the Pike county Courthouse.   Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on February 19, 2019 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

Editor's Note:  Click here to see proposed ordinance changes.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE BY ADDING PROVISIONS FOR CAMPS AND REVISING PROVISIONS FOR SHARED DRIVEWAYS AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS

 

§ 100-13.  Glossary of Terms .

§ 100-15.  General Procedures and Requirements for Land Developments and Subdivisions.

           B.  Preliminary Plans shall be required...

           E.  Final Plan Procedures. (proof of recording required)

§ 100-17.  Preliminary Plan Requirements, Subsection V.

§ 100-19.   Final Plan Requirements (No mylar copy needed)

§ 100-30.   Street Requirements.

           Q.  Shared Private Driveways (standards revised)

§ 100-35.   Nonresidential Subdivisions and Land Developments.

            B.  (clarification)

§ 100-38    Camps. (New Section)

§ 100-3839. Application of Land Development Standards (re-numbered) 

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Notice Posted 8/31/18

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Zoning Ordinance the full text of which is shown below.    Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on September 18, 2018 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE BY REVISING A DEFINITION FOR CAMPGROUNDS

Article II Definitions 

Campground - A place where groups of one or more tents, recreational vehicles or buildings are used or rented for use as temporary living quarters for recreational purposes. Such use of tents, recreational vehicles or buildings, when not located in a permitted campground or permitted recreational vehicle park, shall be prohibited, provided however, that tents or recreational vehicles or recreational buildings may be used as temporary living quarters for recreational purposes if occupied by the residents, or their non-adult children, of a dwelling unit on that same property.

New text is bold italic;  deleted text is strikethrough.

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Notice Posted 6/11/18

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Sawkill Watershed Management Ordinance, a summary of which is provided below.   The full text of the amendment can be obtained at the Township Office or website dingmantownship.org, the office of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford or the Law Library of the Pike county Courthouse.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on July 17, 2018 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DINGMAN TOWNSHIP SAWKILL WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE, PROVIDING WATERSHED REGULATIONS FOR THAT PORTION OF THE SAWKILL CREEK WATERSHED LYING WITHIN DINGMAN TOWNSHIP.

 

Summary of Changes:

Revisions to the regulations in the following Sections pertaining to properties located in the Milford Aquifer Source Water Protection Area Overlay Zone.

 

Article I Section 101.   Statement of Findings

Article I Section 104.   Applicability

Article II  Definitions

Article III Section 301  General Requirements

Article IV Section 402  Exemptions

Article IV Section 403  Plan Components

Article V Section 502  Exemptions

Article V Section 503 Sourcewater Protection Zone

Article V Section 504  Spill Prevention Plan

Article V Section 506  Plan Review & Approval

Article VII Section 704  Fee Schedule

Article IX Section 902  Right of Entry

Article XI Section 1101  Hardship Waiver Procedure

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Editor's Note:   Click Here to See Entire Ordinance

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors intend to authorize the Township Tax Collector to seek reimbursement for fees incurred for bad checks. Adoption of said Resolution will take place at their meeting on May 15, 2018 commencing at 7:00 pm. at the Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford, PA.  The complete Resolution can be viewed at the Township Offices and website, The Pike County Law Library, 410 Broad St., Milford, and the offices of the News Eagle, 220 8th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.   All interested parties are invited to attend. 

 Editors Note:   CLICK HERE TO SEE RESOLUTION

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC NOTICE 

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors intend to adopt an updated Fee Schedule increasing some permit and miscellaneous fees at their meeting on March 6, 2018 commencing at 7:00 pm. at the Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford, PA.  The complete fee schedule can be viewed at the Township Offices and website, the Pike County Law Library, 410 Broad St., Milford, and the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford.  All interested parties are invited to attend.

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Click Here to See Proposed Fee Schedule

 

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Zoning Ordinance, as summary of which is provided below.   The full text of the amendment can be obtained at the Township Office or website dingmantownship.org, the office of the Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford or the Law Library of the Pike county Courthouse.  Said Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on February 6, 2018 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BY ADDING PROVISIONS FOR WAREHOUSE USES AND AMENDING SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS

 

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

Editors Note:  The Entire ordinance proposal is listed below. 

ORDINANCE NO. __________

 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BY ADDING PROVISIONS FOR WAREHOUSE USES AND AMENDING SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS 

          The Supervisors of Dingman Township, Pike County, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

Article II (Definitions) shall be amended to add:

Warehouse, Contractor - A building used primarily for the inside storage of goods and materials used by a contractor or other goods and services provider, not including a terminal warehouse and not excluding the incidental storage of items for re-sale

 

         Warehouse, Public - A building of no more than 20,000 square feet in floor area used primarily for the inside temporary storage of goods and materials by the general public, including businesses storing goods for re-sale, for a fee, not including a terminal warehouse.

 

         Warehouse, Terminal - A building of no more than 40,000 square feet in size, with direct access to Route 6, used as a distribution or terminal facility for handling freight, excluding the fueling or maintenance of vehicles other than equipment used at the site for loading and unloading.

 

 

Section 305 (Use Regulations) shall be amended to add:         

 

 “Warehouse, Contractor - Maximum of 5,000 square feet of floor area” as a Conditional Use in the NC and RU Districts.

 

“Warehouse, Contractor - Maximum of 20,000 square feet of floor area” as a

Conditional Use in the RC District.

 

“Warehouse, Public” as a Conditional Use in the RC District.

 

“Warehouse, Terminal” as a Conditional Use in the RC District.

 

 

Section 419 (Traffic Study) shall be amended to add the below listed paragraph to the list of instances where a traffic study shall be required:

 

         5.  Contractor warehouses, where permitted, shall be limited to a maximum of 25 trip-ends of projected weekday traffic daily. All other warehouses shall be subject to performance of a traffic study hereunder if projected weekday traffic exceeds 25 trip-ends of projected weekday traffic daily.

Section 702 (Permits) shall be amended to read: (new text in italics)

702.2  Applications for Permits  -  All applications for permits shall be signed by the property owner and by any tenant or other occupant of the property who may be the actual applicant and shall be accompanied by plot sketch in duplicate, drawn to show the actual shape and dimensions of the lot to be built upon, the exact size and location of any buildings existing on the lot, the lines within which the proposed building or structure shall be erected or altered, the existing and intended use of each building or part of building, the number of families or dwelling units the building is designed to accommodate, the areas of existing and proposed earth disturbance activity, a copy of the recorded deed showing the current record title owner and such information as may be necessary to determine compliance with this Ordinance and all other pertinent ordinances. All applications with accompanying plans and documents shall become a public record after a permit is issued or denied. Applications for uses which also necessitate approvals under the Dingman Township Subdivision Ordinance shall be processed in the manner provided for plot approval under that Ordinance. Such applications shall also contain all information or data normally required for a submission under the Subdivision Ordinance. A Zoning Permit shall not be issued until the proposed use has been granted a Preliminary Approval under the Subdivision Ordinance.

For all commercial uses and all lots less than one (1) acre in size the site plan set forth above shall be a survey drawn by a PA registered surveyor certified to the current owner, except, however, those applications in which the entire proposed project involves no new uses and no construction that involves areas of the lot beyond the footprint of any existing structures shall not require a survey.  All site plans larger than 11"x17" shall be submitted in duplicate.  Applications determined to be Conditional Uses or Special Exceptions may require additional plan copies following said determination.

For all applications filed on behalf of a Partnership or Corporation, a completed and notarized Certificate of Incumbency must be submitted on a form prepared and provided by the Township. 

Ordained and enacted this ___ ____ day of __­­­­­­­_________________, 2018.

                                                                 

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption an amendment to the Dingman Twp. Zoning Ordinance, a summary of which is provided below. Said Hearing will be held at 7:30 pm on September 19, 2017 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford.  The full text of the amendment can be found at the Municipal Offices, at dingmantownship.org, the offices of the Pike County Dispatch, 105 W Catherine St, Milford, & the Law Library of the Pike County Courthouse, Broad Street, Milford.

ORDINANCE NO.       -2017

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BY REVISING PROVISIONS REGULATING

RECREATIONAL USES

            The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

Article II - Definitions

Camp;  Camp Dormitory;  Camp Cabin;  Day Camp/Vacation School

Article III - Section 305 - Use Chart

Article IV - Supplemental Regulations

Section 409 – Commercial, Manufacturing and other Non-Residential Uses (Performance Standards)

409.5 Noise; 409.7 Lighting and Glare

Section 439 - Camp Use

Article VI, Section 602 – Parking Facilities Required 

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

 

Editors Note:  The Entire ordinance proposal is listed below.  Bold text are additions to the existing zoning ordinance. Regular text is instructional.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BY REVISING PROVISIONS REGULATING

RECREATIONAL USES

            The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

Article II - Definitions

Camp - A private land development that may include campsites and permanent buildings - such as camp cabins, camp dormitories, indoor recreational facilities, dining hall, community hall, offices and storage for maintenance and recreational equipment, and includes water and sewage facilities; and may include outdoor recreational facilities - such as ball fields, tennis courts, basketballs courts and trails. The camp may include overnight stays and the organization shall have a recreational, educational, religious or environmental mission. Each camper’s residency is restricted to a period of no more than 90 calendar days annually. ‘Camp’ shall not include hunting and fishing cabins and recreational vehicle campsites but may include recreational land developments.

Camp Dormitory - A structure specifically designed for campers, for the purpose of providing rooms for sleeping purposes. One common kitchen, common bathrooms and some common gathering space for social purposes may also be provided.

Camp Cabin - A structure specifically designed for campers, for the purpose of providing quarters for sleeping purposes, that is 400 square feet or less, and which may have direct connections to utilities.

Day Camp/Vacation School - A program of care and instruction, ancillary to a camp or to an existing use (such as a school, place of worship, club, etc.), and may also include off-site field trips. The program shall be limited to no more than eight (8) hours a day and limited to school vacation periods, and further limited to no more than four (4) weeks per summer and no more than six (6) weeks in a calendar year.  The  occupancy limits of the existing building/zoning permits shall remain in force and shall not be exceeded by an ancillary day camp/vacation school use. 

Article III - Section 305 - Use Chart

Add camp as a conditional use under RC-Resort Commercial District, RU-Rural District and CP-Conservation and Parks District.

Add the following accessory use in the RC- Resort Commercial, RU – Rural District and CP – Conservation and Parks District:

minor additions to camp buildings that would not increase occupancy (e.g. decks, porches, small additions)

Article IV - Supplemental Regulations

Section 439 - Camp Use  

All camp subdivisions and developments shall have a minimum lot area of 100 acres.

All campsites, tents, cabins and other buildings and trails within a camp shall be located a minimum of 100 feet from any exterior property line of the camp. No campsite, tent, cabin or other building shall be located closer than 200 feet from the property line of an existing residential use or residential zoning district at the time of plan submission. No campsite, tent, cabin or other building shall be located closer than 50 feet from the top of bank of a pond, lake, stream or river.

For any given time period, the gross density of a camp or day camp shall not exceed 20 people per acre. This includes campers and camp personnel.

Section 409 – Commercial, Manufacturing and other Non-Residential Uses (Performance Standards)

409.5 Noise

a. For camps, significant noise generating activities shall be prohibited between the hours of 10PM and 6AM.

409.7 Lighting and Glare

a. For camps, no outdoor lights serving as illumination for outdoor recreational facilities and located within 100 feet of any exterior property line of the camp shall operate beyond 10PM.  A lighting plan, demonstrating no more than 0.1 foot-candle illumination at the property lines,  must be submitted as part of the application 

Article VI, Section 602 – Parking Facilities Required

In the chart, add camp under Use and 0.25 spaces per camper and 0.50 spaces per employee under Parking Space Required.

 


 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption the following amendment to the Dingman Twp. Zoning Ordinance. Said Hearing will be held at 7:30 pm on September 19, 2017 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP BY REVISING PROVISIONS REGULATING

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE CAMPGROUNDS

            The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

Section 437 - Recreational Vehicles, Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds

Recreational Vehicles, when allowed for under section 305, may be permitted subject to the following regulations.

e.   No recreational vehicle may be temporarily or permanently attached to any structure or to other recreational vehicle.  Decks, platforms, screen houses, and other such accessory structures may abut a recreational vehicle but not be connected to it.  Porches enclosed with windows constructed of glass, plastic or any other solid material as opposed to screens are hereby prohibited except that such porches may be enclosed in clear plastic panels (pursuant to a program administered by Campground Management and the Township) attached over the screens to keep out precipitation from October 15 through May 31st of each year during which period the unit may not be occupied. Walls may be partially constructed of solid material provided that the solid wall material does not exceed 36 inches above floor level.  Such screened porches may not be wired for electricity or lighting nor contain heating devices. Accessory structures abutting a recreational vehicle shall not be required to meet the ten (10) feet separation required in section 402.

New Provisions are Bold. Deleted Provisions are Strikethrough.

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Sec/Treas.

John H. Klemeyer, Solicitor

 

PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing upon and consider for adoption the following amendment to Ordinance No. 10-2001 as amended by Ordinance #03-2016 at 7:30 pm on July 5, 2017 at the Dingman Twp Municipal Offices, 118 Fisher Lane, Milford. 

AN ORDINANCE  AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP PROVISIONS OF THE  

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

2.  The Commission shall consist of seven five members who shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors for terms of three years and shall serve until their successors are appointed.  Initially the terms shall be structured so that they expire one at the end of the first year and then two for each of the next two years.  Vacancies shall be filled for the expiration of the term.  All members shall serve without compensation.

A)  The Board of Supervisors may appoint up to two Alternate Members who shall serve for terms of three years.  Alternate Members may participate in any proceedings or discussions of the Commission, but shall not vote unless designated as a voting member by the Chairman.  An Alternate Member will be designated as a voting member for proceedings where a quorum is not reached due to absence, recusal, or disqualification. Alternate Members so designated shall continue to serve as a voting member in all proceedings for which he was initially designated until the Commission has made a final decision on the matter. 

New provisions are in bold italics.  Deleted provisions are strikeouts.

DINGMAN TWP. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Karen Kleist, Secretary