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 meeting room of the Township Administration Building, 500 Suplee Road. 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.

Click here for the 2022 Meeting Schedule and Agenda Deadline chart.

Current PC members are:  Erinne Hammell, Levi Kauffman, Susan Lacy, Gary McEwen , Melissa Needles, Troy Stacey, and Levi Stoltzfus.

 

This section was last updated April 8, 2022.

Agendas

2021 Agendas

The May 26 meeting has been CANCELED.

April 28, 2022

March 24, 2022

February 24, 2022 postponed to March 3, 2022.

January 27, 2022

There was no December 2021 meeting.

There was no November 2021 meeting.

October 28, 2021

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 section was last updated May 24, 2022.

Minutes

2022 Meeting Minutes

April 28, 2022.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next PC meeting.

March 24, 2022.

February 24, 2022March 3, 2022.

January 27, 2022

2021 Meeting Minutes

There was no December 2021 meeting.

There was no November 2021 meeting.

October 28, 2021.

September 23, 2021.

 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 section was last updated May 10, 2022.

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.

Starting in 2022, the Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of  January, April, August, and October.

Typically, the January meeting is held at 8:00 am, followed by a hearty “Farmer’s Breakfast” at 9:00 a.m. and including 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.  Stay tuned for details on the 2023 Farmer’s Breakfast.

Click here for the 2022 Meeting Schedule.

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

 

Click here for a land preservation primer, presented by John McHugh.

 

This section was last updated on May 13, 2022.

Agendas

2022 Agendas

Regular Meeting – April 19, 2022.

Regular Meeting – January 18, 2022.

2021 Agendas

Regular Meeting – November 16, 2021

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.

This section was last updated May 24, 2022.

Minutes

2022 Meeting Minutes

April 19, 2022.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next meeting.

Regular Meeting – January 18, 2022.  

2021 Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting – November 16, 2021.

Regular Meeting – September 21, 2021.

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

No November meeting was held.

No September meeting was held.

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 section was last updated May 24, 2022.

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.

Click here for the 2022 Meeting Schedule.

Board members are:  Mike Brugler, Lee Heller, Scott Holt, Ray Shaefer, Bill Pinciotti, Kevin Wynant, and Sheri Zynn.

 

Clean Up PA Day took place on April 23, 2022.  Seven participants collected approximately 24 bags of trash, one tire, a huge number of glass and plastic bottles and cans, and a variety of large metal items.  Following are pictures from the day.  Thanks to all who came out to help!

 

This section was last updated May 11, 2022.

Agendas

2022 Agendas

May 19, 2022

April 21, 2022

March 17, 2022

February 17, 2022

January 20, 2022.

2021 Agendas

The November 18, 2021 meeting was canceled.

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.

This section was last updated May 18, 2022.

Minutes

2022 Meeting Minutes

April 21, 2022.  These minutes will be uploaded after their approval at the next meeting.

March 17, 2022

February 17, 2022

The January meeting was canceled.

2021 Meeting Minutes

October 21, 2021.

September 16, 2021.

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.

August 15, 2019.

There was no July 2019 meeting.

June 20, 2019 – minutes not available.  Click here for the agenda.

There was no May 2019 meeting.

April 18, 2019.

March 14, 2019.

February 21, 2019.

January 10, 2019.

This section was last updated on May 10, 2022.

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 but may be scheduled on other mutually agreed-upon Mondays.

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

 

This section was last updated on January 20, 2022.

Hearings

2022 Hearings

July 18, 2022.

Continuation of ZH 2021-12.

May 16, 2022.

ZH 2022-5, application of Raymond Dymond, 250 Township Line Rd (22-2-9).
Continuation of ZH 2021-12.  This hearing is continued to July 18, 2022 at the request of the applicant.

May 9, 2022.

The special exception sought under ZH 2022-3 was granted with conditions.

April 25, 2022

ZH 2022-3 continued.

 

April 11, 2022

ZH 2022-2 decision rendered:  the variance was granted.

ZH 2022-3 continued.

 

March 28, 2022

ZH 2022-3 continued.

 

March 14, 2022

ZH 2022-3, application of D.R. Horton, special exception to 27-502.B.9, in order to construct 141 townhomes on 22-8-68.5.  

ZH 2022-2, application of Samuel R. Stoltzfus & Norman Beiler, variance to 27-1033.H.(10)(b), in order to construct a Rural Occupation building in the front yard of the principal dwelling (rather than the side or rear yard) in the RC – Resource Conservation zoning district.  The variance was granted.

 

February 21, 2022

ZH 2022-1, application of John S. Kauffman, variance to 27-802.E.1 and G.12., in order to construct an enclosed animal shelter within the floodplain in the MUR – Mixed Use Residential zoning district.  The variance was granted.

ZH 2021-12, appeal of Vision Solar, LLC to a Notice of Violation dated October 18, 2021.  Continued to July 18, 2022.

 

January 10, 2022

ZH 2021-11, application of Jonas Lapp, variance to 27-1035.D.1. & 1035.D.2., in order to operate a kennel on a property less than two acres in lot size and within the rear-yard setback.  The variance was denied.   

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 continued on October 4, 2021, when a decision was reached.

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 was 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 section was last updated May 17, 2022.

Decisions

2022 Minutes & Decisions

ZH 2022-5, hearing to be held May 16, 2022.  The variance was denied.  A written decision is due within 45 days.

Minutes of the May 16, 2022 Zoning Hearing Board.  These minutes will be posted after their approval at the next meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board.

ZH 2022-4 has been submitted but is not yet complete.

Minutes of the May 9, 2022 Zoning Hearing Board.

Minutes of the April 25, 2022 Zoning Hearing Board.  

Minutes of the April 11, 2022 Zoning Hearing Board.  

Minutes of the March 28, 2o22 Zoning Hearing Board.

Minutes of the March 14, 2022 Zoning Hearing Board.

ZH 2022-3, hearings held March 14, and 28 and April 11 and 25, 2022.

ZH 2022-2, hearing held March 14, 2022.

ZH 2022-1, hearing held February 21, 2022.

 

2021 Decisions

ZH 2021-12, hearing held February 21, 2022 and continued to May 16, 2022.

ZH 2021-11, hearing held January 11 and February 21, 2022.

ZH 2021-10, hearing held October 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm.

ZH 2021-9, hearing held October 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

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

ZH 2021-7, the hearing originally scheduled 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 was 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 section was last updated May 17, 2022.