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Zoning Map   **

 Zoning Ordinance with April 25, 2012 revisions  **

Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance **

Ordinance No. 388 Stormwater Managment (effective July 31, 2015)**

Guidelines for residential construction, decks and swimming pools

**Please be advised, the electronic versions of the Ordinances and Map available may not reflect the latest revisions or amendments.  The Township's printed and published Ordinances and Map are the primary source and documents of issue for all purposes.

Planning Commission
Stephen Rehrer, Chairman
Joseph Wojtysiak, Vice-Chairman
Thomas Neptune, Secretary
Dale E. Jackson
Kurt Williams
JeffryHolland and David Parsons

Ryan Rhoades, Engineer
 Staff:        Don Keener, Township Manager
                  Jeff Martz, Zoning Officer
The Newberry Township Planning Commission assists the Board of Supervisors in its review of subdivision and land development plans. This seven member body is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Commission is required to review and recommend action on all land use, subdivision, and land use proposals presented to the Township, as well as items that affect changes of the Comprehensive Plan. Planning Commission Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.

Zoning Hearing Board Meetings


(Meetings are on the Fourth Monday at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted)

**denotes a day change

 January 26th  

February 23rd  

 March 23rd  

April 27th    

 **May 27th 

June 22nd   

 July 27th    

 August 24th  

 September 28th   

October 26th   

 November 23rd

 December 28th  


Zoning Hearing Board

Solicitor:   Stanley Laskowski                                                                                                         

Craig Stanley, Chairman
Eric Johnston, Vice-Chairman
Paul Fisher, Secretary
Joe Rodriguez
James Novinger and Alternate: Bill Hendrickson                                                                                                                               
Staff:     Don Keener, Township Manager
              Jeff Martz, Zoning Officer
The use of land within the Township must comply with a Zoning Ordinance, developed in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan. The Zoning Ordinance specifically identifies uses of land and the districts within which these uses are permitted. Zoning districts are geographically plotted, based upon municipal needs, on the official map of the Township. The Zoning Ordinance also contains provisions for variance of its specific terms and conditions based upon a hardship running with the land which has not been created by the property owner.
Zoning Variance applications are heard by the Township’s Zoning Hearing Board. This Board is a five member quasi-judicial body appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Zoning Hearing Board also hears appeals and renders decisions on permit applications which have been denied by the Zoning and Codes Officer. Zoning Hearing Board Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month.
In its review of applications for zoning variance, the Zoning Hearing Board must determine if the literal enforcement of the ordinance will result in an undue hardship upon the property owner based upon the following criteria:
1. There are unique physical circumstances or conditions peculiar to the property.
2. Due to the physical circumstances or conditions there is no possibility that the property can be developed in strict conformance with the Zoning Ordinance.
3. The hardship has not been created by the property owner.
4. The variance, if approved, will not alter the essential character of the neighborhood.
5. The variance, if approved, will represent the minimum relief necessary to afford relief from the hardship.