Planning Commission

William Straw – Chairman

Betsy Bowman – Secretary

Michael Orendo – Member

George Shollenberger – Member

Corey Houser – Vice-Chairman

Sheldon Martin – Member

Lisa Hassler – 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 14, 2020 – Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2020 – Joint Zoning Ordinance and Map Meeting

February 11, 2020 – Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2020 – Joint Zoning Ordinance and Map Meeting

March 10, 2020 – Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2020 – No Meeting

May 12, 2020 – Meeting Minutes   (correction noted in June minutes)

June 9, 2020 – Meeting Minutes

July 14, 2020 – Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2020 – Meeting Minutes

September 8, 2020 – Meeting Minutes

October 22, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

November 18, 2019 – Meeting Minutes

December 16, 2019 – no quorum

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