Township of Chestnuthill, PA
Monroe County
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This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Official Map Ordinance of Chestnuthill Township."
This chapter is enacted and ordained under the grant of powers by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, contained in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act of 1968, PL. 805, No. 247, as reenacted and amended.[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
Purpose. This chapter is enacted for the purpose of protecting and promoting the public health, safety, convenience, and general welfare; to facilitate adequate provision of public streets and facilities; to improve traffic circulation; to provide for the recreational and open space needs of the community; and to facilitate the subdivision of land and the use of land.
Method. This is accomplished by showing existing public streets, grounds, and easements for protection from encroachments and other unauthorized uses, and by showing streets, improvements to streets, conservation open space, and other land identified for public use, and reserving such grounds for acquisition, in fee or by easement or right-of-way, by the Township in accord with this chapter and Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.