Hill­town ap­proves zon­ing change for Swart­ley Road prop­erty

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - ON THE RECORD - By Erin Weaver

The Hill­town Town­ship Board of Su­per­vi­sors ap­proved res­i­dent Wally Rosen­thal’s re­quest to re­zone a 5-acre prop­erty lo­cated on Swart­ley Road, east of its in­ter­sec­tion with Beth­le­hem Pike, fol­low­ing a pub­lic hear­ing July 22.

The prop­erty was zoned as Ru­ral Res­i­den­tial, and Rosen­thal re­quested that the board ap­prove a change to zone it as PC-1 – Planned Com­mer­cial dis­trict. A por­tion of the prop­erty is al­ready zoned as PC-1, town­ship So­lic­i­tor Fran­cis Grabowski said.

Prop­erty zoned as PC-1 can be used for re­tail and con­sumer ser­vice pur­poses, among other op­tions.

Dur­ing the pub­lic hear­ing, Grabowski an­nounced that all nec­es­sary and ap­pro­pri­ate steps to ap­ply for a re-zon­ing had been con­ducted prop­erly.

Grabowski also said the town­ship re­ceived a let­ter from Bucks County Plan­ning Com­mis­sion that rec­om­mended the re-zon­ing ap­proval. Fur­ther­more, he added that the re-zon­ing will have no im­pact on the com­mu­nity.

The town­ship so­lic­i­tor, with the sup­port from the Bucks Plan­ning Com­mis­sion let­ter, rec­om­mended to the Hill­town board that the re-zon­ing be ap­proved.

A mo­tion to ap­prove Rosen­thal’s ap­pli­ca­tion was ap­proved unan­i­mously. In other news: • 7KH ERDrG DwDrGHG WKrHH rRDG bid awards.

The first was for the in­stal­la­tion of bi­tu­mi­nous seal coat on var­i­ous town­ship road­ways, given to Dosch-King Co. Inc. for $50,024.

The sec­ond, a bid to in­stall ul­tra-thin fric­tion course on var­i­ous town­ship road­ways, was also awarded to Dosch-King 117,159.70.

7KH finDl EiG wDs WR in­sWDll D su­per­pave as­phalt mix­ture on Broad Street and was awarded to Bloom­ing Glen Con­trac­tors for $52,190.50.

• 7KH ERDrG DlsR DSSrRYHG WKH Pearl S. Buck Stormwa­ter Fa­cil­i­ties Main­te­nance and Mon­i­tor­ing $JrHHPHnW, RnH RI WKH finDl SrRMects for the Pearl S. Buck prop­erty, which in­volves a rain guard re­place­ment.

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