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January 3, 2017

Public Hearing Notice

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Zoning Hearing Board of Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, PA, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM, 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