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Township of White, PA
Indiana County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of White 5-25-2016 by Ord. No. 1074.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning Commission — See Ch. 49.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 270.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 275.
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded from Ch. 46, Official Map, adopted 1-26-2011 by Ord. No. 1041.
The Township hereby adopts the Official Map of the Township of White all that certain Map thereto designated as the "White Township Official Map," dated May 25, 2016.
The property depicted as proposed Township property, including roadway improvement and transportation corridors, may be reserved for future taking or acquisition for public use.
For acquisition of lands and/or rights-of-way pursuant to the Official Map, boundary descriptions by metes and bounds descriptions shall be made and sealed by a licensed surveyor.
The Township directs that upon adoption of this chapter, a copy of the Official Map, verified by the Board of Supervisors, shall be submitted to the Recorder of Deeds of the County of Indiana to be recorded within 60 days of the effective date hereof.
The adoption of the Official Map shall not, in and of itself, constitute or be deemed to constitute the opening or establishment of any street nor the taking or acceptance of any land, nor shall it obligate White Township to improve or maintain any such street or land.
After adoption of the Official Map, or part thereof, all streets, watercourses, and public grounds and the elements listed in § 401 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code[1] on final, recorded plats which have been approved as provided by this chapter shall be deemed amendments to the Official Map. Notwithstanding any of the other terms of this chapter, no public hearing needs to be held or public notice given if the amendment of the Official Map is the result of the addition of a plat which has been approved as provided by this chapter.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10401.
For the purposes of preserving the integrity of the White Township Official Map, no permit shall be issued for any building within the lines of any street or public ground shown or laid out on the Official Map. No person shall recover any damages for the taking for public use of any building or improvements constructed within the lines of any street or public ground after the same shall have been included in the Official Map, and any such building or improvement shall be removed at the expense of the owner.
When the property of which the reserved location forms a part cannot yield a reasonable return to the owner unless a permit shall be granted, the owner may apply to the Board of Supervisors for the grant of a special encroachment permit to so build. Before granting any special encroachment permit authorized in this section, the Board of Supervisors may submit the application for a special encroachment permit to the White Township Planning Commission and allow the Planning Commission 30 days to review and comment on the special encroachment permit and shall give public notice and hold a public hearing at which all parties in interest shall have an opportunity to be heard. A refusal by the Board of Supervisors to grant the special encroachment permit may be appealed by the applicant in the same manner, and within the same time limitations as is provided in the Article IX of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10901 et seq.
The Board of Supervisors may fix the time for which streets, watercourses and public grounds on the Official Map shall be deemed reserved for future taking or acquisition for public use. However, the reservation for public grounds shall lapse and become void one year after an owner of such property has submitted a written notice to the Board of Supervisors announcing his intentions to build, subdivide or otherwise develop the land covered by the reservation, or has made formal application for an official permit to build a structure for private use, unless the Board of Supervisors shall have acquired the property or begun condemnation proceedings to acquire such property before the end of the year.