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MeKelvey Urges Supervisors to Amend Commercial Zoning Ordinance

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MeKelvey Urges Supervisors to Amend Commercial Zoning Ordinance

Supervisors in East Franklin Township agreed to pursue an amendment to their zoning ordinance on how large of a building a business can build. Retail businesses in the Commercial 1 zone of East Franklin Township are limited to 5,000 square feet, according to an ordinance established years ago. At last night’s public meeting, Zoning Officer…

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Fire Department to Benefit from Gas Well Impact Money

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Fire Department to Benefit from Gas Well Impact Money

A fee imposed on shale gas wells is providing additional spending money to municipalities in Armstrong County. It’s called an Act 13 Impact Fee that is paid by extractors of Marcellus gas to the state, and trickles down to counties across Pennsylvania. Manor Township budgeted $30,000 income from Act 13, but received $130,000. At last…

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