Dingman Township
                           Pike County, PA        

 


                       

Zoning Ordinance

Legal Notice:  While every attempt has been made to be as accurate as possible, the material found on these pages represents an unofficial copy of the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance.  When in conflict, the original signed official documents kept in the Township Building shall prevail.  Persons relying on this version shall do so at their own risk.


Article I - General Provisions

Table of Contents

Article I - General Provisions

Section 101 - Title and Short Title

Section 102 - Purpose

Section 103 - Community Development objectives

Section 104 - Interpretation

Section 105 - Uses Not Provided For

Section 106 - Effective Date

Article II - Definitions

Article III - District Regulations

Article IV - Supplemental Regulations

Article V - Signs

Article VI - Off-Street Parking, Loading and Unloading Requirements

Article VII - Administration

Article VIII - Enactment

Zoning Map


Article I

ARTICLE  I  -  GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 101 - Title and Short Title

An Ordinance establishing regulations and restrictions for the location and use of lots, land, buildings, and other structures; the height, number of stories, and size or bulk of buildings and structures; the density of population; off-street parking and signs in Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania. This Ordinance shall be known as, and may be cited as the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance.

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Section 102 - Purpose

This Ordinance is created for the purposes of promoting and protecting the public health, safety, morals and general welfare; coordinated and practical community development; proper density of population; adequate light and air; necessary police protection, vehicle parking and loading space, transportation, water, sewerage, schools, public grounds and other public requirements as well as preventing overcrowding of land, blight, traffic congestion and hazards, loss of health, life or property  from fire, flood, panic or other dangers.

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Section 103 - Community Development Objectives

This Ordinance is adopted to implement the Dingman Township Comprehensive Plan.  It is in general conformance with the elements of the comprehensive plan and is designed:

1.         To achieve the best use of the land within the Township, insuring that varying land uses will complement one another and thus improve the economic and aesthetic character of the community.

2.         To establish realistic population densities in order to insure adequate circulation, health standards, privacy and open space and in order to provide utilities, protection, services and facilities in the most convenient and efficient manner.

3.         To improve the road system for better internal circulation and movement of through traffic, which will facilitate the efficient and safe movement of people and goods.

4.         To guide the location of future development and establish developmental standards in such a way that negative impacts on the natural environment and natural resources are minimized, and to minimize existing and future water, air and noise pollution.

5.         To encourage and promote the provisions of a wide-range   and variety of housing types to meet the needs of all Township residents, newly-formed households, growing families and senior citizens.

6.         To strive for coordination of policies, plans, and programs in the Township and region through cooperation among governing officials and special interest groups in both the public and private sectors.

7.         To expand and activate a continuing planning program that will serve to continually update and revise planning goals and objectives, and the operational tools necessary for implementation, in light of new data and conditions.

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Section 104 - Interpretation

In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be held to be the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, morals, and/or general welfare of the residents and inhabitants of the Municipality.

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Section 105 - Uses Not Provided For

Whenever, in any District established under this Ordinance, a use is neither specifically permitted nor denied and an application is made by the property owner to the Zoning Officer for such use, the application shall be referred to the Zoning Hearing Board which shall have the authority to permit the use, or deny the use, as a Special Exception. The use may be permitted if it is similar to and compatible with permitted uses (uses listed as permitted, conditional uses, or special exceptions) in the district, and in no way in conflict with the general purpose and intent of this Ordinance and the use is not permitted in any other district. The Zoning Hearing Board may attach reasonable conditions to the issuance of a permit incorporating existing standards from similar uses in the district and such other restrictions as the Board may deem appropriate.

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Section 106 - Effective Date

This Ordinance shall take effect on the 2nd day of April, 1979.

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