Borough of Adamstown, PA
Lancaster County
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§ 320-114 Power of amendment.

The Borough Council may, from time to time, amend, supplement, change, modify or repeal this chapter or any part of this chapter, including the Zoning Map. When doing so, the Borough Council shall proceed in the manner prescribed in this article.

§ 320-115 Enactment of zoning ordinance amendments.

A. 
Proposals for amendment, supplement, change, modification or repeal may be initiated by the Borough Council on its own motion, by the Planning Commission, or by petition of one or more owners of property to be affected by the proposed amendment, subject to the following provisions:
(1) 
Submission dates. Proposals for amendment, supplement, change or modification to this chapter, including the Zoning Map, will be accepted for review and recommendation by the Planning Commission. The regularly scheduled meetings of the Planning Commission are hereby established as the meetings at which such aforementioned proposals shall be considered. All proposals for amendment, supplement, change or modification to this chapter shall be submitted to the Borough Secretary for referral to the Planning Commission not later than 14 days prior to the regularly scheduled meetings of the Planning Commission.
(2) 
Proposals originated by the Borough Council. The Borough Council may on its own motion prepare proposals for amendment, supplement, change, modification or repeal of this chapter.
(3) 
Proposals originated by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission may on its own motion prepare proposals for amendment, supplement, change, modification or repeal of this chapter.
(4) 
Proposals originated by citizen petition. Owners of property in the Borough may by petition submit proposals for amendment, supplement, change, modification or repeal of this chapter:
(a) 
A fee shall be paid at the same time to cover costs, and no part of such fee shall be returnable to a petitioner. Said fee shall be in accordance with a fee schedule adopted by resolution of the Borough Council from time to time.
(b) 
On receipt of said petition and the requisite fee, the Zoning Officer shall transmit a copy of the petition to the Planning Commission.
B. 
All proposals for amendment shall conform to the requirements of the MPC.