Public Hearing Notices

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough Council of the Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. on July 11, 2024 in Town Hall, Borough Municipal Building, 53 West South Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for purposes of receiving public comment on the Ordinance summarized below. Upon conclusion of the hearing, Council will consider and possibly vote upon enactment of the Ordinance at the hearing or as part of its regularly scheduled meeting commencing at 6:00 p.m. July 11, 2024.

Full Title: An Ordinance Amending The Code Of The Borough Of Carlisle, Chapter 255, Zoning, With Respect Conditional Reduction Of Parking Requirements And Providing A Fee Applicable To Reduction Of Parking When Approved By Borough Council. Ordinance Summary: Section 1 amends Chapter 255 (Zoning), Section 255-208 to include new paragraph C. Paragraph C provides for Council at a public meeting, to permit a reduction of the number of parking spaces otherwise required by the zoning ordinance upon 1. The applicant making a written request to the zoning officer; 2. The applicant confirming property owners within 200 feet of lot lines of the property subject to the request and providing written notice to the property owner on a form provided by the zoning officer describing the request, its justification and encouraging owners and tenants to provide written comments on the request to the zoning officer, and provide to the zoning officer copies of all notices given. 3. After copies of notices are provided to the zoning officer, the zoning officer shall inform  the applicant of the date when Council will hear the request, which will be no less than 15 days after applicant’s mailing of notices to property owners. 4. The applicant is required to demonstrate to Council that the reduction in parking spaces is warranted based on specified data to be presented to Council. 5. If Council permits the reduction in the number of parking spaces, the applicant shall pay a one-time fee as established in Chapter 120, which fee is subject to modification from time to time. 6. Upon payment of the fee, the zoning officer shall issue a zoning permit noting the approval, receipt of the applicable fee, property location and number of reduced spaces approved. Section 2 amends Chapter 120, Section 120-24 to include new paragraph G establishing a fee of $8,973.60 for each reduced parking space. Section 3 provides for Chapter 255 to remain as previously enacted and amended. Section 4 provides for severability in the event of invalidity. Section 5 provides for the ordinance to be effective upon enactment.

The hearing and Council meeting on July 11, 2024 will be conducted in person and virtually using Zoom. If you would like to attend the hearing or meeting via Zoom, please email the Borough Secretary, Patricia Blair (pblair@carlislepa.org) for the Zoom sign-in registration information required to attend.  All emails must be received by July 11, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Borough Secretary at 717-240-6920, 48 hours prior to the public meeting.  Telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY) users may contact this number by using the Pennsylvania Relay System at 800-654-5894. The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at no charge at the Office of the Carlisle Borough Manager, 53 West South Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, during regular business hours and copies of same may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof. 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough Council of the Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. on July 11, 2024 in Town Hall, Borough Municipal Building, 53 West South Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for purposes of receiving public comment on the Ordinance summarized below. Upon conclusion of the hearing, Council will consider and possibly vote upon enactment of the Ordinance at the hearing or as part of its regularly scheduled meeting commencing at 6:00 p.m. July 11, 2024.

Full Title: An Ordinance Amending The Text Of The Carlisle Zoning Ordinances, Chapter 255 Of The Code Of The Borough Of Carlisle, To Provide For And Define Certain Residential Uses Consistent With The Federal Fair Housing Act And Americans With Disabilities Act, As Amended And Amending Definitions In Chapter 226 Of The Code Of The Borough Of Carlisle. Ordinance summary: Section 1 Amends Chapter 255, Article II, Section 12 Definitions by deleting the definition of the word Dwelling and amending the definitions of Dwelling Unit,  Family, Group Home, Housekeeping Unit and Treatment Center. Section 2 amends Section 255-15 D to permit Group Home as a use permitted by right in the R-1 Low Density Residential District subject to compliance with Section 255-199A(18).  Section 3 amends Section 255-77 to delete subsection L, Group Homes, as a special exception use in the C-3 General Commercial District. Section 4 amends Section 255-83 by adding subsection V which allows treatment centers by right in the C-4 Neighborhood Commercial District. Section 5 deletes subsection A from Section 255-84 to delete Group Homes as a special exception use in the C-4 Neighborhood Commercial District. Section 6 amends Section 255-98 to deleted subsection A, treatment centers, as a special exception use from the I-1 General Industrial District. Section 7 amends Section 255-120 to include new items (46) group home, subject to Section 255-199A(18), and (47) treatment center subject to Section 255-199A(52), as permitted uses in the UM Urban Mixed Use District. Section 8 deletes Section 255-197.G, persons with disabilities, from the Zoning Ordinance. Section 9 amends Chapter 255 by adding Section 201 to allow the Borough Zoning Officer to grant reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities as an administrative decision, and specifying the content of a reasonable accommodations request.   Section 10 amends and restates Section 255-199.A.(18) specifying 11 requirements and limitations for group homes, to include limiting occupancy to no more than 10 persons except as permitted by special exception, adequate supervision by qualified persons, license requirements, registration requirements, off street parking requirements, and that the building in a residential district be close to appearance to other residential structures in the area. Section 11 amends Section 255-199.A(52) with respect to treatment centers, specifying seven requirements, to include a description of residents, that there will be adequate supervision, number of clients, location and sign requirements for non-residential treatment centers, parking requirements and no signs for residential treatment centers. Section 12 amends Section 226-9, definitions, of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance by deleting the definition for Dwelling and amending the definition of Dwelling Unit. Section 13 provides for Chapters 255 and 226  to remain in effect and repeals conflicting ordinances and parts and provides for severability in the event of invalidity. Section 14 provides for the ordinance to be effective upon enactment.

The hearing and Council meeting on July 11, 2024 will be conducted in person and virtually using Zoom. If you would like to attend the hearing or meeting via Zoom, please email the Borough Secretary, Patricia Blair (pblair@carlislepa.org) for the Zoom sign-in registration information required to attend.  All emails must be received by July 11, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Borough Secretary at 717-240-6920, 48 hours prior to the public meeting.  Telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY) users may contact this number by using the Pennsylvania Relay System at 800-654-5894. The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at no charge at the Office of the Carlisle Borough Manager, 53 West South Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, during regular business hours and copies of same may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof. 

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