Planning Commission

William Straw – Chairman

Corey Houser – Vice Chairman

Betsy Bowman – Secretary

Michael Orendo – Member

George Shollenberger – Member

Lakhwinder Khinda – Member

Lee Groff – 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.

2017 Bethel Township & Berks County Sub-Division Land Developement Applications & Fees

Relevant ordinances for Subdivision and Land Development:

Bethel SALDO of 2006, amended 5-2008, 3-2010

2015-02 Storm Water Management Ordinance

2009-03 Bethel Street Occupancy Ordinance and Fee Schedule

2009-02 Bethel Township Traffic Impact Fee Ordinance

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 2015 Public Meetings for 7:00 p.m. The Bethel Township Board of Supervisors will meet directly following the Planning Commission meeting.

January 24, 2017 – BOS & PC Joint Meeting

January 24, 2017 – Meeting Minutes

February 28, 2017 – BOS & PC Joint Meeting

February 28, 2017 – Meeting Minutes

March 28, 2017 – BOS & PC Joint Meeting

March 28, 2017 – Meeting Minutes

April 17, 2017 – Meeting Minutes

May 23, 2017 – Meeting Minutes

June 27, 2017 – BOS & PC Joint Meeting

June 27, 2017 – Meeting Minutes

July 26, 2016 – Meeting Minutes

August 23, 2016 – Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2016 – Meeting Minutes

October 25, 2016 – Meeting Minutes

November 22, 2016 – Meeting Minutes

December 27, 2016 – Meeting Minutes

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