Planning Commission

William Straw – Chairman

Brian Bauer – Vice Chairman

Betsy Bowman – Secretary

Michael Orendo – Member

George Shollenberger – Member

Lee Groff – Member

Corey Houser – Member

The Planning Commission of Bethel Township consists of seven (7) members who are residents of the Township. The Board of Supervisors appoints them for four year terms.  The purpose of the Planning Commission is to:

•Review and comment on the Comprehensive Plan.

•Prepare and review the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, provisions for planned residential development, and such other ordinances for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.

•Review and make recommendations on proposals to rezone land.

•Review and make recommendations on land development and subdivision plans.

Requirements to be submitted to the Township Office for Subdivision and Land Development plans:

Completed and signed Bethel Township & Berks County applications.(link below)

Appropriate fees for each application. ( link below)

Eight (8) sets of preliminary plans for initial review.

Two (2) copies of any necessary reports, ex. storm water, traffic study, etc.

2019 Bethel Township & Berks County Sub-Division/Land Development Applications & Fees

Relevant ordinances for Subdivision and Land Development:

Bethel SALDO of 2006, Amended 2008-05, 2010-02

2015-02 Storm Water Management Ordinance

2009-03 Bethel Street Occupancy Ordinance and Fee Schedule

2009-02 Bethel Township Traffic Impact Fee Ordinance

Ordinance 2018-01 (amending Ordinance 2009-02) Traffic Impact Fee Edition 8

2009-05 Bethel Township Driveway Ordinance

2015 Comprehensive Plan

 •Conduct other planning studies and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.

Check calendar on home page for meeting dates.

Bethel Township Planning Commission has scheduled their Public Meetings for 7:00 p.m. The Bethel Township Board of Supervisors will meet directly following the Planning Commission meeting.

January 22, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

February 12, 2019 – Joint Zoning Ordinance and Map Meeting

February 26, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

April 23, 2019 – Joint Zoning Ordinance & Map Meeting

April 23, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

May 28, 2019 – Joint Zoning Ordinance & Map Meeting

May 28, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

June 25, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

July 23, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

August 27, 2019 – Joint Zoning and Ordinance Map Meeting

August 27, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

September 25, 2018 – Joint Zoning Ordinance and Map Meeting

September 25, 2018 – Meeting Minutes

October 23, 2018 – Joint Zoning Ordinance and Map Meeting

October 23, 2018 – Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2018 – Joint Zoning Ordinance and Map Meeting

November 19, 2018 – Meeting Minutes

December 17, 2018 – Meeting Minutes

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