Sunday, November 26, 2006

Residents' Appeal - Ordinance 298 - Part 2

The second hearing session in the residents' appeal of Zoning Ordinance 298 was held on Monday, November 20th before the Forks Zoning Hearing Board. Read about it in both Courtney Lomax's (Express Times) article as well as in Joe Nixon's (Morning Call) piece - both from 11/21/06.

The appellants believe that the ordinance was written to benefit one enterprise, Weis Market, and thus constitutes illegal spot zoning. Their attorney, Gary Asteak, rested their case after their expert witness, J. Jerome Skrincosky, a municipal planner, gave testimony.

The Township's side will be presented at the next session on January 8th at 7:30 PM in the Municipal Building.