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Borough of Burnham, PA
Mifflin County
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[Ord. 1973-8, 5/25/1973, § 401; as amended by Ord. 1976-7, 10/27/1976; by Ord. 1978-6, 3/8/1978; by Ord. 1985-3, 9/25/1985, § 1; and by Ord. 1995-2, 3/14/1995]
1. 
For the purposes of this Chapter, the Borough is hereby divided into six types of districts, which are located as indicated on the attached Zoning Map which has been amended to exhibit the same, and which districts shall be designated as follows:
A. 
R-1A Rural Residential District.
B. 
R-1 Low Density Residential District.
C. 
R-2 Medium Density Residential District.
D. 
R-3 High Density Residential District.
E. 
C-1 General Commercial District.
F. 
I-1 Industrial District.
2. 
Additionally, there are four floodplain districts as follows:
A. 
FW Floodway District.
B. 
FF Flood-Fringe District.
C. 
FA General Floodplain District.
D. 
FE Special Floodplain District.
[Added by Ord. 2006-3, 8/7/2006]
[Ord. 1973-8, 5/25/1973, § 402; as amended by Ord. 1978-6, 3/8/1978; by Ord. 1995-2, 3/14/1995; and by Ord. 1996-2, 5/9/1996, § 3]
1. 
The boundaries of said districts shall be shown upon the map, as amended, and as attached hereto and made a part of this Chapter which shall, except those treated as floating zones, be designated "Zoning Map." The same map and all the notations, references and other data shown thereon is hereby incorporated by reference into this Chapter as if all were fully described herein.
2. 
The boundaries of the floodplain districts are established as shown on the Official Zoning Map of the Borough of Burnham which is declared to be a part of this Chapter and which shall be kept on file at the Burnham Borough offices.
[Ord. 1973-8, 5/25/1973, § 403]
Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of any district as shown on said map, the following rules shall apply:
A. 
District boundary lines are intended to follow or be parallel to the center line of streets, streams, and railroads; and lot or property lines as they exist on a recorded deed or plan or record in the Mifflin County Recorder of Deeds office at the time of the adoption of this Chapter, unless such District boundary lines are fixed by dimensions as shown on the Zoning Map.
B. 
Where a district boundary is not fixed by dimensions and where it approximately follows lot lines, and where it does not scale more than 10 feet therefrom, such lot lines shall be construed to be such boundaries unless specifically shown otherwise.
C. 
In unsubdivided land or where a district boundary divides a lot, the location of such boundary, unless the same is indicated by dimensions, shall be determined by the use of the scale appearing on the maps.
[Ord. 1973-8, 5/25/1973, § 404; as amended by Ord. 1978-6, 3/8/1978]
1. 
In case of any uncertainty, the Zoning Hearing Board shall interpret the intent of the map as to location of district boundaries.
2. 
Initial interpretations of the boundaries of the floodplain districts shall be made by the Zoning Officer. Should a dispute arise concerning the boundaries of any of the floodplain district, the Zoning Hearing Board shall make the necessary determination. The person questioning or contesting the location of the district boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to present his case to the Board and to submit his own technical evidence if he so desires.
[Ord. 1973-8, 5/25/1973, § 405; as amended by Ord. 1978-6, 3/8/1978; by Ord. 1979-8, 5/9/1979; by Ord. 1980-10, 12/30/1980, § 1; by Ord. 1996-2, 5/9/1996, § 4; and by Ord. 1999-4, 7/19/1999, § 1]
1. 
The delineation of any of the floodplain districts may be revised by the Borough Council where natural or man-made changes have occurred and/or more detailed studies conducted or undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers River Basin Commission or other qualified agency or individual documents the need for such change. However, prior to any change, approval must be obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or successor Federal agency, all per the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended and supplemented, 42 U.C.S.A. § 4001 et seq.
2. 
Those parcels of land now or formerly owned by the Board of Trustees of the Young Men's Christian Association of Juniata Valley, Inc., by deeds recorded in Mifflin County Deed Book 201 at Page 175 (referred to as Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-13-400) and in Mifflin County Deed Book 203 at Page 612 (referred to as Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-10-400), respectively, and which parcels are collectively bounded on the south by First Avenue, on the west by a public alley, on the north by Second Avenue and on the east by Beech Street and Lot No. 214 in a plan of lots recorded in Mifflin County Deed Book 1-3 at Page 470, are hereby rezoned and the zoning map is hereby amended to reflect the change of zoning for said parcels of land from R-3 High Density Residential District to C-1 General Commercial District.
3. 
Those parcels of land situated in the Borough of Burnham bounded on the southeast by Ninth Avenue, on the southwest by Edwardtown Road, on the northwest by the Borough line, and on the northeast by the center line of an unopened alley which abuts the Borough line and property now or formerly of Arthur E. Huffnagle and Madeline M. Huffnagle (for Huffnagle deed see Mifflin County Deed Book 232 at Page 768), which parcels include Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel Nos. 08-02-100, 08-02-103, 08-02-105, 08-02-107, 08-02-107A, 08-02-111, 08-02-201, 08-02-201A, 08-02-201B, 08-02-207, 08-02-208, 08-02-209, 08-02-209A, 08-02-302, 08-02-304, 08-02-401, 08-02-402, 08-02-404, 08-02-405 and a portion of the premises of now or formerly of Freedom Forge Corporation (Standard Steel), are hereby rezoned and the zoning map is hereby amended to reflect the change of zoning for said parcels of land from R-1 Low Density District to R-2 Medium Density Residential District, all as set forth on the Zoning Map, as revised, and as attached hereto and made part of this Chapter.
4. 
The following parcels are hereby zoned and the zoning map is hereby amended to reflect the change of zoning for said parcels of land from R-1 Low Density Residential District to R-2 Medium Density Residential District, all as set forth on the Zoning Map, as revised, and as attached hereto and made part of this Chapter:
A. 
Property now or formerly of John S. Manbeck, Jr. and Carol Ann Manbeck, Mifflin County Deed Book 179, Page 282, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-04-318A.
B. 
Property now or formerly of Frank T. and Mary T. Evanitsky, Mifflin County Deed Book 93, Page 51, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-04-318.
C. 
Property now or formerly of Daniel R. and Joann M. Besch, Mifflin county Record Book 398, Page 2132, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-04-301.
D. 
Property now or formerly of Michael R. Wasilko, Mifflin County Deed Book 235, Page 17, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-04-300.
E. 
Property now or formerly of James S. and Arlene S. Wentle, Mifflin County Record Book 288, Page 614, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-04-232.
F. 
A portion of property now or formerly of David E. and Ann J. Stoicheff, Mifflin County Deed Book 224, Page 914, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-04-200, specifically that portion referred to as Lot Nos. 53 and 54 in the plan of lots of the Okie Estate recorded in Mifflin County Plat Book 1, Page 27.
5. 
Those two parcels of land presently zoned R-1 Low Density Residential, being premises now or formerly of Lewistown Trust Company (now Juniata Valley Bank), by deed recorded in Mifflin County Record Book 350 at page 65, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-21-0118, abutting Logan Boulevard on the Northeast and Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-21-0119, property now or formerly of Gary L. Oden, and Cedar Street on the southeast and premises now or formerly of Gary L. Oden by deed recorded in Mifflin County Record Book 408 at page 166, Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-21-0119, abutting Logan Boulevard on the northeast and Cedar Street on the southeast, respectively, are hereby rezoned from R-1 Low Density Residential to C-1 General Commercial.
6. 
That parcel of land presently zoned R-2 Medium Density Residential, being premises now or formerly of Leslie B. Hetrick, by deed recorded in Mifflin County Record Book 555 at page 226, identified as Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-10-0402, abutting Second Avenue on the northwest and known as 112 Second Avenue, Burnham, Pennsylvania, is hereby rezoned from R-2 Medium Density Residential to C-1 General Commercial.
[Added by Ord. 2007-3, 8/6/2007]
7. 
That parcel of land presently zoned R-1 Low Density Residential, being premises now or formerly of Allen H. Bingman and Danna J. Bingman, by deed recorded in Mifflin County Record Book 570 at page 1965 et seq., previously part of Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-14-0200, abutting South Walnut Street, and being designated as “LOT A” on a Subdivision Plan for Faye A. Foster prepared by Sarge Engineering and Surveying dated June 1, 2007, and recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, in Plan Book 24, Page 114, and containing 0.140 acre, is hereby rezoned from R-1 Low Density Residential to C-1 General Commercial.
[Added by Ord. 2008-3, 4/7/2008]
8. 
That parcel of land presently zoned R-3 High Density Residential, being premises now or formerly of Standard Steel Employees Federal Credit Union, by deed recorded in Mifflin County Record Book 567 at page 571 et seq., identified as Mifflin County Tax Map Parcel No. 08-13-0105, abutting North Walnut Street on the west and known as 107 North Walnut Street, Burnham, Pennsylvania, is hereby rezoned from R-3 High Density Residential to C-1 General Commercial.
[Added by Ord. 2008-3, 4/7/2008]