PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE       

The Board of Supervisors held two prior public hearings on a prior draft of the proposed zoning ordinance.  The proposed zoning ordinance that is the subject of this Notice modifies the prior draft ordinance.  A public hearing on this will be held at 7:05 p.m.on October 5, 2017 at the Township Municipal Building located at 902 Hoffman Home Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the  modified proposed zoning ordinance, Appendix (street tree list) and zoning map.  (You can access the documents by left clicking on the blue highlighted text).  

Mount Joy Township is a 2nd class township located in scenic Adams County.  An elected Board of Supervisors are responsible for the governance of the township.  Our township has five supervisors. They serve on the Board for six year terms.

The Supervisors meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at the township municipal building at 7:00 p.m.  Your participation in the government of your township begins at these meetings where you have the opportunity to speak to the Board during public comments.

Mount Joy Township has both a Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board.

The Planning Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors. The Planning Commission consists of five members who serve four year terms.  Their meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The Zoning Hearing Board’s primary purpose is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance.  They hear applications for variances, special exceptions and also appeals of Zoning Officer’s determinations. The right to appeal for relief is an important step in insuring that due process is followed.  The Zoning Hearing Board consists of three members and one alternate who serve on the Board for three year terms. The Zoning Hearing Board on the third Wednesday of the month when necessary.

All  meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public.