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At Tuesday’s meeting, the South Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors discussed an ongoing revision to the zoning ordinance, as well as other routine business.

The zoning ordinance revision is still undergoing changes and will not be accessible to the public until it is closer to complete.

While no action was officially taken, the supervisors agreed to change various special exceptions throughout the ordinance into conditional uses. This would require those uses go before the board for approval rather than the zoning hearing board.

Also on Tuesday, the newly trained K-9 unit Freyja was introduced to the public, alongside her handler Officer Nicholas Ague.

K-9 officer Freyja and her handler, Officer Nicholas Ague.

Read More: South Londonderry Township police set $25,000 fundraising goal for new K-9 unit

(Stay tuned for an in-depth LebTown feature on Freyja next week.)

Supervisors also received a framed portrait of former K-9 officer Rex, who retired in January.

The board also approved the promotion of Officer Robert Lighty to detective.

In other news, supervisors:

  • Conditionally approved a subdivision and land development plan for the Vanderhoef property at the intersection of Heavy and Schoolhouse roads. Supervisor Jack Custer abstained due to a business relationship with the applicant.
  • Unanimously conditionally approved the stormwater management plan for 26 Chesterfield Drive.
  • Tabled discussion on placing “Young Lungs at Play” signs in township parks. The supervisors plan to look into the current ordinance surrounding local parks and smoking first.
  • Unanimously approved the DEP sewage planning module for 7081 Colebrook Road with Resolution 11-2023.
  • Agreed to amenda the agenda to include paying reimbursable upfront funds out of Fund 95 for a Lawn Fire Company LSA grant, and agreed to upfront the funds. Custer abstained.
  • Heard reports from the township manager and fire companies.
  • Unanimously approved bill and payroll lists.
  • Unanimously approved minutes for their May 9 meeting (PDF), June 13 meeting (PDF), and June 28 workshop (PDF).

South Londonderry Township supervisors meet at 27 W. Market St. on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Aug 8. These meetings are open to the public and do not require registration.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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