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March 13, 2013

Pulaski needs help with zoning ordinance

NEW CASTLE — Pulaski Township supervisors are updating the township zoning ordinance and are seeking two residents to help.

The supervisors are creating a zoning committee to work with them and the Lawrence County planning department to update the ordinance which was last revised in 2001.

Supervisor Chairman Sam Varano asks that applicants be township residents who are “open-minded, but also conservative.”

“Our goal is to make the ordinance more business-friendly,” said Supervisor Lori Sniezek, who also is the township secretary-treasurer. “We want to open our zoning to more businesses by including more mixed-use areas, increasing highway commercial zoning for business development and allowing more uses in the residential district.”

She added that the proposed changes would better reflect current property use. Since the 2001 update, the ordinance has had several amendments.

The committee will consist of the three supervisors, two members of the township planning commission and the two residents.

Any residents who are interested are asked to notify the supervisors by letter by March 25. They plan to appoint the two residents at their next meeting, at 7 p.m. April 1.

Planning meetings for the ordinance will  begin in April or May. The supervisors anticipate the ordinance update will take a minimum of nine months.

Letters may be sent to Pulaski Township, RD 1 Box 1043, Pulaski, Pa. 16143.

The Lawrence County commissioners yesterday approved a contract between the planning office and the township to provide up to $6,000 worth of consulting work on the effort.


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