List of 3rd Party Plan Reviewers and Inspectors
Zoning Map **
Ordinance with April 25, 2012 revisions **
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance **
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.
Stephen Rehrer, Chairman
Joseph Wojtysiak, Vice-Chairman
Thomas Neptune, Secretary
Dale E. Jackson
Ryan Rhoades, Engineer
Staff: Don Keener, Township
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)
a day change
May 28th **
Zoning Hearing Board
Craig Stanley, Chairman
Eric Johnston, Vice-Chairman
Paul Fisher, Secretary
James Novinger and
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
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
5. The variance, if approved, will represent the minimum relief necessary to
afford relief from the hardship.