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Land Development Primer:

access_time Posted on: November 11th, 2018

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 »

Pennsylvania Local Government

access_time Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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would allow local governments to place referenda on the ballots for any area of law sought to be changed, created, or repealed; with the exception of counties and municipalities that adopt home rule charters and third class cities.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 »