THE EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday October 30, 2014, at the East Marlborough Township Building, 721 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to hear the following:
THE APPLICATION OF NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC, d/b/a AT&T MOBILITY. The property is UPI #61-6-103.1, also known as 858 E. Baltimore Pike. The subject property is owned by East Marlborough Township and totals approximately 4.948 acres in area. The subject property is located in the MU-Multiple Use District of the Township and is improved with two telecommunications towers, the southern-most of which is owned and controlled by the applicant. AT&T has telecommunications antennas and equipment on this tower which it uses in the operation of its wireless network. The applicant seeks to install aircraft warning lighting on the tower which is required by the Federal Aviation Administration and which will extend to an overall height of 205 feet above the ground. The applicant seeks the following relief to permit the installation of the warning lighting on the tower: (1) an appeal of the zoning officer’s determination to deny a building permit for the tower warning lighting based on an interpretation of §1818.K.2 of the Zoning Ordinance that the maximum height of a wireless telecommunications facility is restricted to 200 feet, measured from the bottom of the base pad of the tower, and that the proposed warning lighting would violate that restriction; or alternatively (2) a de minimis height variance from §1818.K.2 (Wireless Communications Facilities – Special Standards) of the Zoning Ordinance to permit the construction of the tower warning lighting to extend to an overall height of 205 feet above the ground.
THE APPLICATION OF DIANE WINSLOW & MICHAEL SMOLENSKI. The property is UPI #61-5-31, also known as 111 West Street Road. The subject property is owned by the applicants and totals approximately 0.21 acres in area. The subject property is located in the WMU Willowdale Multiple Use District of the Township and is improved with a commercial building, operated as Winslow Hair Salon, a driveway and associated parking. The applicants seek variances from the Zoning Ordinance or other appropriate zoning relief as follows to permit the construction of a parking lot measuring 40 feet by 150 feet (6,000 square feet): a variance from §753.D.1 (Commercial Uses – Lot Area) to permit lot area of 8,988 square feet where a minimum of 10,000 square feet is required; a variance from §1812.A.1.a.vii (Design Standards – Parking) to provide a buffer planting strip of less than twenty (20) feet where a minimum of twenty (20) feet is required; a variance from §1812.A.1.b.ix (Design Standards – Parking for Personal Service Shops) to provide less than the required amount of total parking spaces; and a variance from §1812.C.2 (Design Standards – Landscaping) to provide an area of less than the required 10% of the paved area of a parking lot to be landscaped.
The Board may consider other such matters as may properly come before it.
All persons desiring to be heard may attend and be heard. If any person who wishes to attend the meeting has a disability and/or requires auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings, please contact the Township Manager at
610-444-0725 to discuss how those needs may be best accommodated.
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
ZONING HEARING BOARD
Patrick M. McKenna, Solicitor
November Meeting Date Changed.
Because the East Marlborough Township meeting room will be set up as a polling place for the election, our November meeting will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.Immediately preceding the meeting, the Supervisors will hold a public hearing to take comments regarding the Zoning Ordinance Amendments under consideration.
Read the following Health alert from Chester County
With yard clean up on everyone's mind, you should all know that burning of brush and leaves is a very problematic issue. East Marlborough discourages burning; the Township prohibits the smoke and air pollution that travels onto neighbor's property. It is impossible to burn leaves at any time without creating dangerous and bothersome smoke. SECCRA Landfill, on Route 926, accepts bagged leaves, as well as branches and brush. The material must be transported in a covered vehicle. Please consider your neighbors and the environment before igniting any brush fires.