Planners support adding two BZA members

by Audrey Thomasson

LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Planning Commission last week voted 6-0 to recommend passage of amendments to Article 14 of the zoning ordinances dealing with provisions for appeals.

The measure will go to the board of supervisors for consideration.

No one from the public attended a public hearing on the proposed amendments. As written, the changes would add language permitting the appointment of two alternate members to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

“This proposed amendment would make it easier to assemble a full board of five members for all BZA cases,” said assistant county administrator Don Gill.

Gill also reviewed the commission’s 2017 work and gave a preview for 2018. He noted planners would be working on amendments to 11 more articles to the zoning ordinance in the first months of 2018. In February, they will begin work on the capital improvement budget and toward the end of the year begin updating the county’s comprehensive plan.

Planner Tom Richardson did not attend the meeting.


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