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February 21, 2018

Public Hearing Continuance- March 8th

The public hearing from 2/8/18  will be continued on 3/8/18. Please see public notice below for details.

MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INTENTION TO ADOPT PROPOSED
ORDINANCE AND PROPOSED RESOLUTION

The Board of Supervisors of Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County,
Pennsylvania, hereby gives public notice of its intention to consider for adoption, and if
appropriate adopt, the following proposed Ordinance and Resolution at its regularly scheduled
meeting to be held on February 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the Township Municipal Building, 147
Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Public hearings will be held at the above
meeting to consider the proposed Ordinance and Resolution. All interested persons are hereby
given notice to attend the meeting and hearings, and to offer such testimony and comment in
relation to the proposed Ordinance and Resolution as they desire. The title and summary of the
proposed Ordinance and Resolution are as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLE SMITHFIELD, MONROE COUNTY,
PENNSYLVANIA, SETTING FORTH AN AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLE SMITHFIELD, AS HERETOFORE
AMENDED, AMENDING PART II, “GENERAL LEGISLATION”, CHAPTER 200
“ZONING”, APPENDIX “A” “MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP ZONING MAP OF 2010-
A”, TO CHANGE THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY,
OF APPROXIMATELY 320.53 ACRES, PLUS OR MINUS, IN SIZE, COMMONLY
KNOWN AS 119 TOM X ROAD, TAX MAP PARCEL NO. 9/10/1/86, AND PARCEL
IDENTIFIER NO. 09-7334-00-03-3428, A PORTION OF THE LAND CONTAINED WITHIN
THE TENTATIVELY APPROVAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR BIG RIDGE (LATER
COUNTRY CLUB OF THE POCONOS) PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT,
FROM PRD PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO C-2
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.
The proposed Ordinance amends the Middle Smithfield Township Zoning Map, to
change the zoning district classification of the following property from PRD Planned Residential
Development District to C-2 Commercial District:
PIN #: 09-7334-00-03-3428, TAX PARCEL #: 9/10/1/86
Being a portion of the property contained in the development plan tentatively approved and
formally known as “Big Ridge” and commonly referred to as “Country Club of the Poconos” or
“Country Club of the Poconos at Big Ridge” Planned Residential Development. The rezoned
land is shown as Tract 1 on a Plan titled “Lands to be Conveyed to Middle Smithfield Township,
Country Club of the Poconos, portion north of Tom X Road” prepared by R.K.R. Hess
Associates, Inc., January 15, 2010, and a Plan titled “Tract 1 and Tract 2 Boundary Plan, Country
Club of the Poconos, prepared by R.K.R. Hess Associates, Inc., January 2010.” AREA: 320.53
Acres, plus or minus
The proposed Ordinance provides for other miscellaneous matters. The foregoing is only
a summary of the proposed Ordinance. Interested persons are encouraged to review the full text
of the proposed Ordinance.
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RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE DEEMED REVOCATION OF THE TOWNSHIP’S
TENTATIVE APPROVAL OF THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE PLANNED
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FORMALLY KNOWN AS “BIG RIDGE” AND
COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS “COUNTRY CLUB OF THE POCONOS” OR
“COUNTRY CLUB OF THE POCONOS AT BIG RIDGE”, AS TO A PORTION OF THE
LANDS IN THE PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, CONSISTING OF 320.53
ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND AFFECTING THE REAL PROPERTY COMMONLY
KNOWN AS 119 TOM X ROAD, TAX PARCEL NO. 9/10/1/86, AND PARCEL IDENTIFIER
NO. 09733400033428.
The Resolution confirms the deemed revocation of the Township’s prior tentative
approval of the development plan for the planned residential development formally known as
“Big Ridge” and commonly referred to as “Country Club of the Poconos” or “Country Club of
the Poconos at Big Ridge”, as to a portion of the lands in the planned residential development,
consisting of 320.53 acres, more or less, and affecting the real property commonly known as 119
Tom X Road, tax parcel no. 9/10/1/86, and parcel identifier no. 09733400033428. The deemed
revocation does not apply to DANSAM’s current pending proposed final development plan for
Country Club of the Poconos, Phase III, Section 5.
The proposed Resolution provides for other miscellaneous matters. The foregoing is only
a summary of the proposed Resolution. Interested persons are encouraged to review the full text
of the proposed Resolution.
Complete and true copies of the proposed Ordinance and Resolution are on file and may
be examined, without charge or obtained for a charge no greater than the cost of reproduction, by
the public at the Middle Smithfield Township Municipal Building, 147 Municipal Drive, East
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Copies of the proposed Ordinance and Resolution are also available for inspection at the
newspaper publishing this legal notice and the Monroe County Law Library.
KING, SPRY, HERMAN, FREUND & FAUL LLC
Attorneys and Counselors
One West Broad Street, Suite 700
Bethlehem, PA 18018
By: Michael A. Gaul, Esquire
Solicitor-Township of Middle Smithfield