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.

Please note:  The August 26th meeting was rescheduled to August 25th, 2021.

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:  Erinne Hammell, Levi Kauffman, Susan Lacy, Gary McEwen , Melissa Needles, Terry Schmidt, and Troy Stacey.

This page was last updated August 23, 2021.

Agendas

2021 Agendas

September 23, 2021.

August 25, 2021 (moved from the originally scheduled date of August 26, 2021).

July 22, 2021.

June 24, 2021.

May 27, 2021.

April 22, 2021.

Thursday, March 25, 2021.  Meeting canceled.

Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Re-Organization and Regular Meeting – Thursday, January 28, 2021.

2020 Agendas

There was no December 2020 meeting.

Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Thursday, October 22, 2020.

There was no September 2020 meeting.

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, 2021.

Minutes

2021 Meeting Minutes

September 23, 2021.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next Planning Commission meeting.

 August 25, 2021.

 July 22,2021.

June 24,2021

May 27, 2021.

April 22, 2021.

There was no March 2021 meeting.

Regular Meeting – February 25, 2021.

Regular Meeting – January 28, 2021.

2020 Meeting Minutes

There was no December 2020 meeting.

Regular Meeting – November 12, 2020.

Regular Meeting – October 22, 2020.

There was no September 2020 meeting.

Regular Meeting – August 27, 2020.

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 28, 2021.

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

2021 Agendas

Regular Meeting – September 21, 2021.

Regular Meeting – July 20, 2021.

The May 11 meeting was CANCELED.

The March 16 meeting was CANCELED.

Regular Meeting – January 19, 2021.

2020 Agendas

There was no November 2020 meeting.

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.

The November 19, 2019 meeting was rescheduled for December 10, 2019.

September 17, 2019.

 July 16, 2019.

May 28, 2019 meeting was canceled.

March 19, 2019.

This page was last updated September 20, 2021.

Minutes

2021 Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting – September 21, 2021.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next meeting.

Regular Meeting – July 20, 2021.  

The May 11 meeting was canceled.

The March 16 meeting was canceled.

Reorganization and Regular Meeting – January 19, 2021.  

2020 Meeting Minutes

The November 2020 meeting was canceled.

The September 2020 meeting was canceled.

Regular Meeting – September 15, 2020.

No July meeting was held.

No May meeting was held.

No March meeting was held.

Re-organization Meeting – January 21, 2020.

2019 Meeting Minutes

December 10, 2019.    The December meeting minutes were not discussed at the January 2020 meeting.

The November LPC meeting was postponed to December 10, 2019.

 July 16, 2019.

March 19, 2019.

January 15, 2019.

This page was last updated October 13, 2021.

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 November.

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.

 

This page was last updated January 12, 2021.

Agendas

2021 Agendas

October 21, 2021.

September 16, 2021.

August 19, 2021

July 15, 2021.

The June 17 meeting was canceled.

No agenda for the May 20, 2021 meeting was provided.

No agenda for the April 15, 2021 meeting was provided.

March 18, 2021.

The February 18, 2021 meeting was canceled due to weather conditions.

No agenda for January 21, 2021 meeting was provided.

2020 Agendas

November 19, 2020.

October 15, 2020.

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 October 20, 2021.

Minutes

2021 Meeting Minutes

September 16, 2021.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next meeting.

August 19, 2021.

July 15, 2021.

There was no June 2021 meeting.

May 20, 2021.  

April 15, 2021.

March 18, 2021.

There was no February 2021 meeting.

January 21, 2021.

2020 Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2020.

October 15, 2020.

September 17, 2020.

August 20, 2020.

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 20, 2021.

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

2021 Hearings

October 18, 2021

Continuation of ZH 2021-7 – CANCELED.

October 4, 2021

ZH 2021-10, application of Jonas Stoltzfus, variance to 27-1033.H.10(a) and (b), in order to reconstruct a burned structure for a Rural Occupation in excess of 3,000 s.f., to employ more than two non-family employees, and to allow a side yard setback of less than 100 feet at 6430 Emery Road in the A – Agricultural zoning district.

ZH 2021-9, application of Elam F. Smucker, variance to 27-1025.D.(2), in order to operate a kennel within the setbacks at 2134 Compass Road in the A – Agricultural zoning district.

Continued deliberations on a decision for ZH 2021-3.

September 20, 2021

ZH 2021-3, application of Home Courts Advantage, LLC, variance to Sections 27-2104.A, C, E, F, G, and 27-2106.C and D for the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to expand a non-conforming mobile home community at 2160 Horseshoe Pike (TPN 22-8-85.1B). Please note:  the hearing has been postponed to September 20 at the request of the applicant; time 7:30 pm. Although the hearing concluded, no decision was reached.  Deliberations will continue on October 4, 2021.

ZH 2021-7, application of Shared, LLC, variance to 27-503.A.2. and 27-503.A.4.b., in order to develop 166 units (83 twin homes) at 2351 Chestnut Tree Road (22-8-68.5) in the MUR – Mixed-Use Residential zoning district.  Please note:  the hearing has been postponed to September 20 at the request of the applicant; time 8:00 pm.  The hearing was planned to continue on October 18, 2021 but the application was withdrawn on October 13, 2021.

August 16, 2021

ZH 2021-8, application of Sam King, variance to 27-1003.R.(1).(a). and 27-1803.A.(3), in order to construct a carriage barn within the front yard setback at 434 Beaver Dam Road (22-11-73) in the RC – Resource Conservation zoning district.

July 19, 2021

ZH 2021-6, application of Stephen Stoltzfus, special exception to 27-1702.B(2) and variances to 27-1033.G(2) and (4) of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to operate a Limited-Impact Home Occupation (LIHO) at 375 Pleasant View Road (22-7-51.3) in excess of the allowable square footage for a LIHO and for more than two customers at once in the A – Agricultural zoning district.

June 28, 2021

ZH 2021-5, application of Benuel S. Stoltzfus, variance to Sections 27-1703.A.(3) and (6) of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to construct an Agricultural building within the front yard setback in in excess of the allowable impervious coverage for 200 Locust Drive (TPN 22-8-8.4B) in the A – Agricultural zoning district.

March 22, 2021

ZH 2021-4, application of Kevin Burkholder, special exception to Section 27-1033 of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to operate a Limited-Impact Home Occupation at 307 Dampman Road (TPN 22-7-103).

March 1, 2021

ZH 2021-2, application of Matthew Dunn, a variance application to Section 27-1002.B.(1) of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to allow a free-standing accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on a non-conforming lot at 207 Cupola Raod (TPN 22-8-21).

ZH 2021-1, application of Ferdous Jan, a special exception to Section 27-1102.C(2) of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to allow a change to the secon non-conforming use of the property at 1250 Walnut Road (TPN 12-4-3) from agricultural to commercial use onf the existing garage on the property.  In the alternative, the applicant seeks a variance to Section 27-602.A to allow a second principal use on the same property as a business use.  Please note:  this hearing was held March 1, 2021, at 7:30 pm due to inclement weather on the orginal date of Feb. 15.

2020 Hearings

ZH 2020-9, application of Jonas G. Stoltzfus, to Section 27-1033.H.(10)(a) of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to to construct a principal building to house a Rural Occupation in excess of 4,000 s.f. employing more than four non-family members and utilizing more than one acre on a 13.5-acre property at 155 Mount Pleasant Road (TPN 22-6-54).

ZH 2020-8, application of Michael Reilly, JT & MR Enterprises, LLC, to Section 27-502.B.(9) of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to construct a multi-family dwelling (24 townhouse units with associated improvements) at 3125 Horseshoe Pike (Tax Parcel Number 22-8-6.1).

ZH 2020-7 was was not held.  The applicant withdrew the application.

ZH 2020-6, application of Stephen Stoltzfus, variance from Sections 27-1705.F.(6) and 27-1705.F.(7) of the Zoning Ordinance of 2018, as amended, in order to construct a high tunnel for tobacco drying within the 60′ minimum rear and side yard depth and to allow the impervious coverage of the parcel to exceed 20%.

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.

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 October 14, 2021.

Decisions

2021 Decisions

ZH 2021-10, hearing to be held October 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm.  The variance was granted on October 4, 2021.  A written decision is due within 45 days.

ZH 2021-9, hearing to be held October 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm.  The variance was granted on October 4, 2021.  A written decision is due within 45 days.

ZH 2021-8, hearing held August 16, 2021, at 7:30 pm.

ZH 2021-7, hearing on September 20, 2021, at 8:00 pm was planned to continue on October 18, 2021.  However, the applicant withdrew the application.

ZH 2021-6, hearing held July 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

ZH 2021-5, hearing held June 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

ZH 2021-4, hearing held March 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

ZH 2021-3, hearing held September 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm.  

ZH 2021-2, hearing held March 1, 2021, at 7:30 pm.

ZH 2021-1, hearing originally scheduled to be held February 15, 2021, at 7:30 pm, postponed to March 1.

2020 Decisions

ZH 2020-9, hearing held January 11, 2020, at 8:30 pm.

ZH 2020-8, hearing held January 11, 2020, at 7:30 pm.

ZH 2020-7 was withdrawn; no hearing held.

ZH 2020-6, hearing held October 6, 2020.

ZH 2020-5, hearing held September 21, 2020.

ZH 2020-4, hearing held August 17, 2020.

ZH 2020-3, hearing held August 17, 2020.

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

ZH 2020-1 was withdrawn; no hearing held.

 

This page was last updated October 14, 2021.