Township of North Codorus, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of North Codorus 6-5-2001 by Ord. No. 161-06-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 165.
The Official Map for North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, as prepared by RETTEW Associates, Inc., is hereby adopted as the municipality's Official Map pursuant to Article IV of the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC).[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10401 et seq.
After adoption of the Official Map, or part thereof, all streets, watercourses and public grounds and the elements listed in Section 401 of the MPC on final, recorded plats which have been approved as provided by the MPC shall be deemed amendments to the Official Map.
The adoption of any street, street lines, proposed watercourses, public grounds or other public lands as part 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 the Township to improve or maintain any such street or land.
For the purposes of preserving the integrity of the Official Map of North Codorus Township, no permit shall be issued for any building within the lines of any street, watercourse 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, watercourse 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. However, 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 build. Before granting any special encroachment permit authorized in this section, the Board of Supervisors may submit the application for special encroachment permit to the North Codorus Township Planning Commission and allow the Planning Commission 30 days for review and comment 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 applied for may be appealed by the applicant to the Zoning Hearing Board in the same manner, and within the same time limitation, as provided in Article IX of the MPC.[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 or her 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 one-year period.
The Board of Supervisors may designate any of its agencies to negotiate with the owner of land under the following circumstances:
Whereon reservations are made;
Whereon releases of claims for damages or compensation for such reservations are required; or
Whereon agreements indemnifying the Board of Supervisors from claims by others may be required.
Any releases or agreements, when properly executed by the Board of Supervisors and the owner and recorded, shall be binding upon any successor in title.
The words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in Section 107 of the MPC[1] unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10107.