Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[Amended 11-13-1972 by Ord. No. 11-13-72A; 11-14-1983 by Ord. No. 11-14-83G; 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89F]
Planning Commission report.
The Municipal Council may, from time to time, on its own motion or on petition, amend, supplement, change, modify or repeal, by ordinance, the boundaries of districts or regulations or restrictions herein established. Any proposed amendment shall be first submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission for its recommendation and report. If the Planning and Zoning Commission makes no report within 45 days, it shall be considered to have made a report approving the proposed amendment.
At least three working days before a Planning Commission meeting, written notice must be given by any applicant in order to request that its rezoning application be withdrawn from any Planning Commission agenda. "Working days" are defined as those days that the municipal offices are open for regular business. All postponements of rezonings will be placed on the next regularly scheduled Planning Commission agenda for action. No applicant may request more than one postponement. Any changes in the request after filing a rezoning request shall require the filing of a new application with payment of a new filing fee.
[Added 3-12-1989 by Ord. No. 3-12-89B]
Public hearing.
Before voting on the enactment of an amendment, the Municipal Council shall proceed to hold a public hearing thereon, pursuant to public notice required by the MPC. For amendments involving real property, at least four placards shall be posted in conspicuous places located within the area affected by the proposed amendment. Additional placards shall be posted for sites in excess of one acre at a rate of one additional placard per acre up to a maximum of 10 placards. All placards shall be posted at least one week prior to the date of the hearing. In addition, the Municipality shall submit the proposed amendment to the Allegheny County Planning Department for recommendation as required by the MPC.
Publication and advertisement of ordinances.
Proposed zoning amendments shall not be enacted unless notice of proposed enactment is given in the manner set forth in the MPC.
Editor's Note: Former Section 69.69, Adverse reports, as amended 12-9-1985 by Ord. No. 12-9-85A, was repealed 12-11-2006 by Ord. No. 12-11-06E.
[Amended 6-10-1974 by Ord. No. 6-10-74A; 12-8-1980 by Ord. No. 12-8-80A; 2-13-1984 by Ord. No. 2-13-84F]
Fees. Application fees for Zoning Ordinance amendments shall be as follows:
[Amended 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 2-12-96B; 11-12-2012 by Ord. No. 11-12-12E]
Text change only: $750.
Property boundary change: $750.
An additional public hearing fee of $400 shall be paid to the Municipality at the time of the application. All fees shall be credited to the general fund and are not refundable if said application is withdrawn by the applicant or disapproved by Council.
[Amended 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 2-12-96B; 11-12-2012 by Ord. No. 11-12-12E]
Any application modified by the applicant after formal review by the Planning Commission shall be considered a new application. This provision shall not apply to modifications reducing the amount of land area on an application submitted by a single applicant on property solely owned by him, provided further that nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit Council's right to alter, amend or change requested boundary lines on its own motion.
The fee schedule for zoning-related items contained within this section of the Code may be changed from time to time by a resolution of Council. The fees are to be identified within the Bethel Park Code, Chapter 34, Fees.
[Added 11-12-2012 by Ord. No. 11-12-12E]
In the event Council refuses to enact an amendment, supplement, modification or change as requested by petitioner, the petition requesting amendment, supplement, modification or change may not be reconsidered by the Council until one year of the date of Councilmanic action in refusing to enact such requested amendment, supplement, modification or change.