Borough of Zelienople, PA
Butler County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Application requirements. The applicant shall submit the following:
(1) 
All items as specified and required by Article VI of this chapter.
(2) 
Revised amenities or performance financial security, where revisions to previous approvals warrant an increase in said financial security, as determined by the Borough Engineer.
(3) 
All plans and plats otherwise required shall be limited to those specific plans and locations proposed for revision where amendments to previously approved final land developments and subdivisions are proposed.
B. 
Application acceptance, review and procedural actions.
(1) 
The Plan Administrator shall review the submitted application within 10 business or working days of submittal. Where an application is found to be deficient by virtue of the submission of an incomplete application or where the application proposes activities which violate any other Borough ordinance, the Plan Administrator shall return all submitted materials to the applicant, citing the basis for said deficiencies.
(2) 
The Plan Administrator shall, within five business or working days of submission, forward said plans along with a recommendation to the Chairman of the Planning Commission and Council President. In the event that either party presents a reasonable written disagreement within five days of receipt, with Plan Administrator's recommendation, the plan shall be reviewed at the next regular meeting of the Planning Commission to be processed in the same manner as a minor plan.
(3) 
The applicant shall submit a copy of the application to the Butler County Planning Commission for review. The Plan Administrator shall not act upon the plan until comments are received or 30 days have lapsed since the submittal of the plan to the county planning agency.
[Amended 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 792-09]
(4) 
In the event of a denial by the Plan Administrator, the Plan Administrator shall within 15 days of the denial present a written letter to the applicant informing him of said denial along with express deficiencies found and related ordinance citations, within 90 days of application submittal, unless waived by the applicant in writing. Failure to act within the timeline specified shall result in a deemed approval.
(5) 
In the event of approval or an approval with conditions, the Plan Administrator shall direct the signatures of the Municipal Engineer, Chairman of the Planning Commission, and Council President, in addition to his own signature to the plat. The date on which all signatures have been received shall constitute the approval date. Said approval shall occur within 90 days of application submittal, unless waived by the applicant in writing. The Plan Administrator shall provide the applicant written notice of the approval within 15 days of said approval and may attach reasonable conditions as cited in his previous correspondence to the Chair and President.
(6) 
Administrative approvals are subject to all post-approval requirements as cited in Article VIII.
(7) 
Any alteration to a recorded developer's agreement or subdivision plat shall be recorded at the Butler County Recorder of Deeds within 90 days of approval or shall lose its effect of approval.
A. 
Application requirements. The applicant shall submit the following:
(1) 
All items as specified and required by Article VI of this chapter.
(2) 
Revised amenities or performance bonds where revisions to previous approvals warrant an increase in said bonds, as determined by the Borough Engineer.
(3) 
All plans and plats otherwise required shall be limited to those specific plans and locations proposed for revision where amendments to previously approved final land developments are proposed.
B. 
Application acceptance, review and procedural actions.
(1) 
The Plan Administrator shall review the submitted application within 10 business or working days of submittal. Where an application is found to be deficient by virtue of the submission of an incomplete application or where the application proposes activities which violate any other Borough ordinance, the Plan Administrator shall return all submitted materials to the applicant, citing the basis for said deficiencies.
(2) 
The Plan Administrator shall, within five business or working days of submission, forward said plans along with a recommendation to the Chairman of the Planning Commission. In the event that the Chairman provides a reasonable written disagreement within five days of receipt, with Plan Administrator's recommendation, the plan shall be reviewed at the next regular meeting of the Planning Commission to be processed in the same manner as a minor plan. Otherwise the plan shall be reviewed and approved by Council.
(3) 
The applicant shall submit a copy of the application to the Butler County Planning Commission for review. The Plan Administrator shall not act upon the plan until comments are received or 30 days have lapsed since the submittal of the plan to the county planning agency.
[Amended 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 792-09]
(4) 
In the event of a denial by Council, the Plan Administrator shall within 15 days of the denial present a written letter to the applicant informing him of said denial along with express deficiencies found and related ordinance citations, within 90 days of application submittal, unless waived by the applicant in writing. Failure to act within the timeline specified shall result in a deemed approval.
(5) 
In the event of approval by Council, the Plan Administrator shall direct the signatures of the Municipal Engineer, Chairman of the Planning Commission, and Council President, in addition to his own signature to the plat. The date on which all signatures have been received shall constitute the approval date. Said approval shall occur within 90 days of application submittal, unless waived by the applicant in writing. In approving a plan, Council may attach reasonable conditions. The Plan Administrator shall provide the applicant written notice of the approval within 15 days of said approval and may attach reasonable conditions as cited in his previous correspondence to the Chair and President.
(6) 
Revised land development plan approvals are subject to all post-approval requirements as cited in Article VIII.
(7) 
Any alteration to a recorded developer's agreement shall be recorded at the Butler County Recorder of Deeds within 90 days of approval or shall lose its effect of approval.
A. 
Application requirements. The applicant shall submit the following:
(1) 
All items as specified and required by Article VI of this chapter.
(2) 
The Municipal Engineer, Plan Administrator, or Planning Commission may require the submittal of additional items cited in § 240-26 for major subdivision and land development plans where said item or items are required to determine conformity with the standards of this and other Borough ordinances.
B. 
Application acceptance, review and procedural actions.
(1) 
The Plan Administrator shall review the submitted application within 10 business or working days of submittal. Where an application is found to be deficient by virtue of the submission of an incomplete application or where the application proposes activities which violate any other Borough ordinance, the Plan Administrator shall return all submitted materials to the applicant, citing the basis for said deficiencies. Otherwise, the Plan Administrator shall inform the applicant of application acceptance within 10 days of submittal. Said notification shall constitute the official date of filing. The applicant shall forward the plan to the Butler County Planning Commission for review and comment.
[Amended 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 792-09]
(2) 
The Plan Administrator shall present the application to the Planning Commission at its next regular meeting held within 15 days of application filing. The Planning Commission shall recommend denial of the plan, approval, or approval with conditions to Council.
(3) 
Council shall not act on the plan until a recommendation from the Planning Commission is received or until 60 days lapse from the first regular meeting of the Commission at which the plan was initially reviewed.
(4) 
Council shall not act on the plan until recommendations are received from the Butler County Planning Commission or until 30 days have lapsed since the plan's submittal to the County.
(5) 
Council, within 90 days of the official date of filing or within 120 days of the date on which the application was submitted, in the event that a regular meeting of the Planning Commission does not occur within 30 days of submittal, shall act to deny, approve, or approve with conditions. Council may require the execution of a developer's agreement in accordance with § 240-34 of this chapter where Council finds that such an agreement is warranted in relation to other conditions placed and the scale or impact of the improvements proposed. Failure to act within the stated timelines shall result in a deemed approval.
(6) 
Minor plan approvals are subject to all post-approval requirements as cited in Article VIII.
The applications cited within this article shall be afforded the protections granted by Section 508 of the Municipalities Planning Code and in § 240-32 of this chapter, wherein approval of the above applications constitutes both a preliminary and final approval. Where an applicant fails to record an agreement or plan as required by this chapter and the effect of final approval is lost accordingly, the effect of preliminary approval granted on the approval date shall remain.