Most municipalities include within their Zoning Ordinances a procedure permitting landowners within their prospective municipalities to request a rezoning for a parcel within the municipality. The rezoning request is a request to amend the municipalities zoning map. A municipality upon such request should review its Ordinance provisions to ensure that proper procedure is being followed, all information required in the application is provided, and that any necessary fee is paid. Generally, a rezoning request is a good opportunity for the municipality to seek advice and counsel from its own Planning Commission as well as from the York County Planning Commission…. read more »
Frank H. Countess was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the York Country Day School. Frank was named one of the 300 Life Members of the York County Agricultural Society, which runs the York State Fair, the oldest state fair in the United States founded in 1765. Frank was also recently appointed to his third successive 4-year term on the York City Redevelopment Authority Board by Mayor Michael J. Helfrich and the York City Council, and was also elected to his second 4-year term on the York County Land Bank Authority Board of Directors by the York County… read more »
CGA is a Bronze Sponsor of this event. The York County Food Bank Iron Chef Competition is coming back again on Monday, October 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. at the Country Club of York! The point of this event is to demonstrate that the items the food bank collects and offers are more than just unwanted food. The chefs at the event will prepare an appetizer, an entree and a dessert using foods that the food bank commonly distributes. Not only is it an entertaining evening, it’s also a fantastic fundraiser for the York County Food Bank, which takes in collections… read more »
CGA Law Firm is sponsoring the Delta Community Alliance’s York County BBQ Festival. The event takes place on Main Street and College Avenue in Delta, PA. Our sponsorship will pay for for musical entertainment and children’s activities. The money that is raised will help to revitalize the town. Thank you, Craig Sharnetzka, for being a Bronze Sponsor!
CGA Law Firm and Attorney Craig Sharnetzka are sponsoring the silent auction! Facebook Event H.O.P.E Website
Article by: Craig Sharnetzka With the improving economy over the last several years, municipalities have again been receiving subdivision and land development plans from both commercial and residential developers. Completion of required improvements such as streets, walkways, curbs, gutters, water mains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and other improvements as are required by a municipality’s Subdivision And Land Development Ordinance are a prerequisite to final approval. One exception, of course, is that a developer may propose financial security in lieu of completion of the improvements. Municipalities often provide in their respective Subdivision and Land Ordinances requirements as to financial security provided… read more »
Article by: Craig Sharnetzka It is a common misconception that municipalities are permitted to place referenda on the ballot for any area of law; however, in Pennsylvania municipal referenda are restricted to only specific areas of law. The Pennsylvania legislature has never enacted general initiative and referendum provisions that would allow local governments to place referenda on the ballots for any area of law sought to be changed, created, or repealed; with the exception of counties and municipalities that adopt home rule charters and third class cities. Using nonbinding referenda is neither permitted nor prohibited by statute of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The… read more »