Planning Commission

Meeting Minutes

William Straw – Chairman

Betsy Bowman – Secretary

Michael Orendo – Vice Chairman

George Shollenberger – Member

Sheldon Martin – Member

Steve Burkhart – Member

Betty Martin – 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

Bethel Twp and Berks County Sub-Division/Land Development and Stormwater Application and Fee Schedules

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.

January 11, 2022 – Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2022 – Meeting Minutes

March 8, 2022 – Meeting Minutes

April 12, 2022 – Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2022 – Meeting Minutes

June 14, 2022 – Meeting Minutes

July 12, 2022 – Meeting Cancelled

August 9, 2022 – Meeting Minutes

September 13, 2022 – 

October 11, 2022 – 

November 09, 2022 – 

December 13, 2022 – 

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