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New Dorrance Twp. comprehensive plan moving forward

April 03. 2013 11:47PM
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DORRANCE TWP. — Alan Snelson, zoning and codes enforcement officer, told supervisors on Monday that the planning commission has taken initial steps to develop a new comprehensive plan to replace an existing one that dates to 1984.

Snelson only said the commission is in the early stages of the project.

Snelson also said that the commission, at its March 18 meeting, concurred in the conditional use permit that supervisors extended to Pennsy Supply Corp. to expand its quarry operation off Small Mountain Road.

The approval, Snelson said, is concurrent with the conditions of operation Pennsy officials set down before the permit was granted in early January.

In a matter related to the quarry, Kevin Casey said that a legal appeal of the township permit as well as that of the state Department of Environmental Protection is still “on-going.”

Through his attorney, William Higgs, of Mountain Top, Casey filed an action in Luzerne County Court challenging the decision of the supervisors. Casey won’t offer any further comment.

In other matters:

*Joseph Chalawick, a Blue Ridge Trail resident, said he has filed an election petition seeking both the two-year seat and the six-year term on the board of supervisors. Chalawick is running as a Democrat. Incumbent Supervisor Royce Enger said he is running as a Republican for the two-year seat and Republican Supervisor Bill Wengrzynek has filed a petition to seek a six-year term. The names of all three men will appear on the May 23 primary ballot.

*The supervisors voted unanimously to donate $250 to the Crestwood School District PTA for the senior class lock-in party on graduation night, June 13.

*The supervisors stated the annual townshipwide recycling/cleanup day has been scheduled on April 20, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*It was also stated that the zoning board on March 7 approved a variance for Button Oil Company over the location of a propane storage tank at Button’s facility off Small Mountain Road.

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