Borough of Manor, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Ord. 428, 12/11/1991, § 701]
The Borough Council may grant a modification of the requirements of one or more provisions of this chapter if the literal enforcement will exact undue hardship because of peculiar conditions pertaining to the land in question; provided, that such modification will not be contrary to the public interest and that the purpose and intent of this chapter is observed.
All requests for a modification shall be in writing and shall accompany and be a part of the application for development. The request shall state in full the grounds and facts of unreasonableness or hardship on which the request is based, the provision or provisions of the ordinance involved and the minimum modification necessary.
All requests shall be referred to the Planning Commission for review and recommendations.
The Borough shall maintain a written record of all action on all requests for modifications.
[Ord. 428, 12/11/1991, § 702]
The Borough Council may grant a developer permission to use or apply an alternate standard or method of development when the developer demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Borough Council that such alternate standard or method provides equal or better results than the standards or methods provided in this chapter.
All requests for the application of alternate standards or methods shall proceed and be governed by the provisions of § 22-701, Subsection 1A, above. In addition, any developer requesting the application of alternate standards or methods shall pay as review fees, all reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the Borough, for the review of such alternatives, by the Borough Engineer and professional consultants.