Honey Brook Township, Chester County, PA

Honey Brook Township

Chester County, PA

500 Suplee Road • PO BOX 1281 • Honey Brook, PA 19344

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-3PM
Phone: (610) 273-3970
Fax: (610) 273-3909

Boards, Committees and Commissions

All meetings are held in the Township Administration Building. Meeting days and times are subject to change. Check the “Calendar of Events” on this website for the latest information.

Planning Commission (PC)

The PC is an advisory body that reviews the following applications and then recommends action to the Board of Supervisors on:

  • Land development, subdivision, and annexation plans,
  • Zoning Applications for Conditional Use and Special Exceptions and/or Variances, and 
  • Proposed amendments to the Township’s Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO).

The PC meets at 7:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month from January through October and on the 2nd Thursday in November and December.

The filing deadline for preliminary and final subdivision, land development and annexation plans is at Noon, 12 business days prior to the meeting date.  The deadline for sketch plans is Noon, 5 business days prior to the meeting date.

Current PC members are:  Levi Kauffman, Susan Lacy, Gary McEwen , Melissa Needles, Terry Schmidt, Troy Stacey, and Bob Witters.

Agendas

2020 Agendas

The September meeting has been canceled.

Thursday, August 27, 2020.

There ws no July 2020 meeting.

There was no June 2020 meeting.

There was no May 2020 meeting.

There was no April 2020 meeting.

There was no March 2020 meeting.

Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Re-Organization and Regular Meeting Thursday, January 23, 2020.

2019 Agendas

The December Meeting was CANCELED.

The November 14 Meeting was CANCELED.

Thursday, October 24, 2019.

September 26 Meeting was CANCELED.

Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Thursday, Feburary 28, 2019.

Re-organization and Meeting Thursday, January 24, 2019.

This page was last updated September 22, 2020.

Minutes

2020 Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting – August 27, 2020.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next meeting.

There was no July 2020 meeting.

There was no June 2020 meeting.

There was no May 2020 meeting.

There was no April 2020 meeting.

There was no March 2020 meeting.

Regular Meeting – February 27, 2020.  

Re-Organization and Regular Meetings – January 23, 2020.

2019 Meeting Minutes

The December Regular meeting was CANCELED.

The November Regular meeting was CANCELED.

Regular Meeting – October 24, 2019.

The September Regular Meeting was CANCELED.

Regular Meeting – August 29, 2019.

Regular Meeting – July 25, 2019.

Regular Meeting – June 27, 2019.

Regular Meeting – May 23, 2019.

Regular Meeting – April 25, 2019.

Regular Meeting – March 28, 2019.

Regular Meeting – February 28, 2019.

Regular Meeting – January 24, 2019.

This page was last updated September 1, 2020.

Land Preservation Committee (LPC)

The LPC is an advisory body that works closely with the Chester County Open Space Department and Brandywine Conservancy to promote the agricultural preservation and conservation easement programs available to Township landowners.  The Committee also reviews applications for inclusion in these programs and then recommends the purchase of easements for action by the Board of Supervisors.

The Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of odd-numbered months, except for January, when the meeting is held at 8:00 am.  

The January meeting is followed by a “Farmer’s Breakfast” beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a hearty breakfast followed by presentations about the land preservation program and other agricultural topics.  All residents and property owners in the Township are invited to attend. Reservations are required and the program is free! Contact the Office for a reservation.

LPC members are:  Shane Hadden, Chip Jones, Susan Lacy, John R. Stoltzfus, and Mike Zook.

Agendas

2020 Agendas

Regular Meeting & Report to the Board of Supervisors – September 15, 2020.

There was no July 2020 meeting.

There was no May 2020 meeting.

There was no March 2020 meeting.

Reorganization Meeting – January 21, 2020.

2019 Agendas

December 10, 2019.

November 19, 2019 meeting was cancelled.

September 17, 2019.

 July 16, 2019.

May 28, 2019 meeting was canceled.

March 19, 2019.

This page was last updated September 15, 2020.

Minutes

2020 Meeting Minutes

The September meeting was canceled.

Regular Meeting – September 15, 2020.  The minutes from this meeting will be uploaded after their approval at the next meeting.

No July meeting was held.

No May meeting was held.

No March meeting was held.

Re-organization Meeting – January 21, 2020.

2019 Meeting Minutes

The November LPC meeting was postponed to December 10, 2019.  The December meeting minutes were not discussed at the January 2020 meeting.

 July 16, 2019.

March 19, 2019.

January 15, 2019.

This page was last updated September 22, 2020.

Recreation and Parks Board

This Board is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding Township park areas, facilities, trails, and recreation programs and services.  This Board meets at 7:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month January through October.

The Trails Committee is a sub-committee appointed by the Recreation and Parks Board that typically discusses their activity at the start of each Recreation and Parks Board meeting.  Membership on this committee is open to individuals from the Borough or Township who are interested and have the time to help plan and promote the development of pedestrian and bicycle trails.

Board members are:  Lee Heller, Scott Holt, Christine Luke, Therese Mauchline, Ray Shaefer, Kevin Wynant, and Sheri Zynn.

Agendas

2020 Agendas

September 17, 2020.

No agenda for August was provided.

There was no June 2020 meeting.

There was no May 2020 meeting.

There was no April 2020 meeting.

There was no March 2020 meeting.

February 20, 2020.

January 16, 2020.

2019 Agendas

There was no meeting in October 2019.

Agenda for September 19, 2020 was unavailable.

August 19, 2019.

There was no July 2019 meeting.

June 20, 2019.

Agenda May 9, 2019 was unavailable.

April 18, 2019.

Agenda for March 21, 2019 was unavailable.

February 21, 2019.

Agenda for January 17, 2019 was unavailable.

This page was last updated September 17, 2020.

Minutes

2020 Meeting Minutes

August 20, 2020.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next meeting.

There was no June 2020 meeting.

There was no May 2020 meeting.

There was no April 2020 meeting.

There was no March 2020 meeting.

February 20, 2020.  

January 16, 2020.  

2019 Meeting Minutes

There was no October 2019 meeting.

 September 19, 2019.  Minutes for this meeting were not approved at the January 16, 2020 meeting.

August 15, 2019.  Minutes for this meeting were not approved at the September 19, 2019 meeting.

There was no July 2019 meeting.

June 20, 2019.  Minutes for this meeting were not approved at the August 15, 2019 meeting.

There was no May 2019 meeting.

April 18, 2019.  Minutes for this meeting were not approved at the June 20, 2019 meeting.

March 14, 2019.

February 21, 2019.

January 10, 2019.

This page was last updated on September 17, 2020.

Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB)

The ZHB is a quasi-judicial body that conducts hearings and renders decisions for landowners seeking either variances from zoning regulations or a Special Exception Use.  The Zoning Hearing Board also hears appeals from the Township’s interpretation of the zoning ordinance.  This Board meets as announced on an as-needed basis.  Typically, zoning hearings are held at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Members are:  Jeff Emberger, John Riehl, and David Rodgers.
Darlene Olear is an Alternate.

Hearings

2020 Hearings

ZH 2020-5, application of Dave King, variance from Sections 27-1703.A.9. and 27-1703.A.5 of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to construct a poultry barn within 30′ of the rear property line and within the 60′ minimum rear yard depth.  Continued to October 19.

ZH 2020-4, application of Melvin S Stoltzfus, variance from Section 27-1703.A.6. of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to construct an additional dwelling and barn in excess of the allowable impervious coverage.  

ZH 2020-3, application of Amos L & Mary L Fisher, variance from Section 27-1033.H(10)(b) of the 2018 Zoning Ordinance, as amended, in order to construct a Rural Occupation building with the side yard setback.  

ZH 2020-2, application of Willam Brackley, III, variance from Sections 27-1401.B(4) and 27-1002.A.(1) of the 2018 Zoning Ordinance, as amended, in order to construct an accessory dwelling on less than two acres.

ZH 2020-1 was not held.  The applicant withdrew the application.

 

This page was last updated September 22, 2020.

Minutes

2020 Decisions

ZH 2020-5, hearing held September 21, 2020.  This hearing is continued to October 19, 2020.

ZH 2020-4, hearing held August 17, 2020.  A written decision is due within 45 days of the hearing date.

ZH 2020-3, hearing held August 17, 2020.  A written decision is due within 45 days of the hearing date.

ZH 2020-2, hearing held March 16, 2020.

ZH 2020-1 – no hearing held.

 

This page was last updated September 22, 2020.