When are meetings scheduled?
Currently meetings are scheduled at 5:00 PM on the 4th Wednesday of each month. However, in 2024 the Township will be moving to an as needed schedule to better serve the Township residents. This will allow the Township some flexibility to schedule meetings sooner and can accommodate peoples schedules better. The Township has up to 60 days from the time the application is submitted until the hearing date.
How soon before a meeting will I need to submit my application?
Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to a meeting to allow Township staff time to review the application, set the meeting up and properly advertise the meeting notice to meet legal requirements.
What are the fees associated with submitting an application?
Residential – $675.00
Non-Residential – $1,000.00
When are the fees paid?
The fees are paid at the time of the application submittal. The meeting will not be scheduled until this fee is paid.
Will my neighbors be notified of my application?
Yes, any property located within 200′ of the subject property will get a notice mailed to them. This will allow them a chance to speak at the meeting to either show support or oppose what it being proposed on the application.
Will I need to attend the meeting?
Yes, someone will need to present at the meeting to discuss the application and answer any questions the Zoning Board members may have. This can be either the property owners, a lawyer or someone who is associated with the project and is working as an agent of the owners.
Can I apply for a variance or special exception if I do not own the property yet?
If you do not own the property yet, you would have to submit a joint application with the current owners and have an equitable stake in the property such as a sales agreement.
Do I need a lawyer?
It is not required, however, the choice is up to the applicant if they would like to have one involved.