News

March 15, 2018

BOS MEETING & PUBLIC HEARING RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15th

PUBLIC NOTICE MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING

also

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

NOTICE OF CONTINUATION 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 that its regular meeting scheduled for March 8, 2018 is cancelled. The Board of Supervisors hereby gives public notice that it will hold a special meeting on March 15, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the Township Municipal Building, 147 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The special meeting will be for general business purposes, including without limitation, the continued public hearings described below, and consideration, and if appropriate, enactment of the proposed Ordinance and Resolution described below, as well as any other business to come before the Board.

 

The Board of Supervisors hereby gives public notice of the re-scheduling of the continued public hearings on the proposed Ordinance and Resolution described below. Public hearings on the proposed Ordinance and Resolution were originally commenced on February 8, 2018, and continued on February 22, 2018, and were scheduled to continue further on March 8, 2018, at the Board of Supervisors’ previously scheduled meeting for that date. Continuation of the public hearings will now occur at the Board of Supervisors’ special meeting on March 15, 2018. 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.

 

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.

 

The Board of Supervisors of Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, hereby gives public notice of its intention to consider for enactment, and if appropriate enact, the above described proposed Ordinance and Resolution at its specially scheduled meeting to be held on March 15, 2018. Consideration, and action, on the proposed Ordinance and Resolution were tabled at the Board of Supervisors’ prior meetings on February 8 and 22, 2018. 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 a.m. to 4 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 P – March 7