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October 21, 2016

Zoning Hearing Board Public Hearing #2 11-3-2016

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING The Zoning Hearing Board of Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, PA, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., at the Middle Smithfield Township Municipal Building, 147 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302, to consider the appeal of Slice of Life, LLC, regarding PIN # 09734401362817 which is situated at 205 Falling View Ct., East Stroudsburg, PA in the R2 Zoning District of Middle Smithfield Township. The applicant appeals an Enforcement Notice issued by the Zoning Officer and challenges the validity of three (3) specific provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Enforcement Notice asserted that the applicant established a new use and/or changed the use of the subject property to a B3 Boarding House, a F5 Hotel/Motel/Inn, or other use catering to transient guests not specifically provided for, without first obtaining a zoning permit. The Enforcement Notice also asserted that the establishment of a B3 Boarding House, a F5 Hotel/Motel/Inn, or other use catering to transient guests not specifically provided for is prohibited in the R3 Zoning District in which the premises is located. The Enforcement Notice further asserted that applicant changed the use of the property in a way which expanded the sewage use without first receiving approval from the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer. The applicant asserts that there was no change of use and that the use is not a motel, hotel or boarding house. The applicant further challenges the interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance, particularly certain definitions and their application, as violating both the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions. All persons having an interest in this matter are invited to attend and make their views known at this time. Materials regarding this application may be examined at the Middle Smithfield Township Municipal Building during normal business hours, and on the date, time, and place of the hearing. MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD Mal Law Frank Primrose Josephine Ferro Arthur R. Jenkins Jeff Senhollzi Shawn McGlynn Middle Smithfield Township Zoning Officer P – Oct. 20, Oct. 27 Appeared in: Pocono Record on Wednesday, 10/19/2016