Abington Journal

Zoning ordinances and subdivision land ordinances upgraded in Ransom Twp.

RANSOM TWP. — At the beginning of the July 2 township supervisors meeting, secretary JoAnn Pane spoke about a public hearing held June 27 about the township’s SALDO (Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance) program. She said Solicitor Edmund Scacchiti explained at that hearing what SALDO stands for.

Pane also reported that chairman Dennis Macheska read the roadwork update, noting seven dumpsters were at the township building and two dumpsters were at the Mount Dewey Community Center during the spring cleanup.

The board voted to approve to pass SALDO.

“In the last six months, Ransom Township has significantly upgraded its zoning ordinance and subdivision land ordinance to bring us into the 21st century, so to speak,” said Scacchiti. “A lot of things that we’ve done piecemeal over the years have been incorporated into the new zoning ordinance and subdivision land ordinance, including all that legislation we did two and a half years ago. The gun range is now part of our regular zoning ordinance, so we really stepped into the 21st century. For the benefit of the residents, the new legislation enabled the township to get a better handle on development.”

In the emergency operation report, supervisor Al Myers said the township is looking for volunteers for traffic control or drivers. He said interested candidates may call or text him.

Also, Macheska said the salt shed will be up for bid at PennBid in July.

“It’s (PennBid) is a new service to streamline the bidding process,” he said.

Also, Macheska said the township’s business office will be closed from July 9-13 and that limited hours for contact via voicemail or emails will be from 7 to 9 a.m. during that week.


By Ben Freda

For Abington Journal

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