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Government : Departments : Planning

Planning and Development

Ginger Patterson, Assistant to the Township Manager

Administration is responsible for the processing of applications for land development, subdivision, planned residential development and conditional use. The department coordinates meetings with applicants and developers in order to assist with the approval process.

Overview

Some of the key functions include communications with the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and citizens as they relate to the land development approval process.

The department is responsible for reviewing all submittals for code compliance using the Land Development/Subdivision Ordinance. In addition, this department administers the preparation and implementation of the community’s long range plan known as the Comprehensive Plan.

Commission

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.

The Planning Commission acts in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on Subdivision and Land Development applications. The Board consists of 5 members, each of whom is a full-time resident. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve for a 4-year term.

Security

Acceptable Forms of Security
Security is required upon approval of plans involving public and private improvements. Approved forms are listed below.

  • Form of Irrevocable Letter of Credit - Performance
  • Form of Irrevocable Letter of Credit - Maintenance
  • Performance Bond
  • Maintenance Bond
  • Performance Bond (Grading Permits)
  • Performance Bond/Dual Obligee
  • Escrow Agreement

Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

Antis Township is an Entitlement Community

The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
Each Activity must be determined to be eligible as per Section 105 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. To be fundable, each activity must be analyzed in relation to the need and the intended beneficiaries. Each activity must meet one of three national objectives:

  • Benefit to low-to-moderate income persons
  • Elimination of Slums
  • Blight and Urgent Need

At least 70% of the funds available for fiscal years must be used to benefit low-to-moderate income persons. The following is a partial listing of activities that may be assisted with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds:

  • General Administrative Costs Associated with Eligible CDBG Projects
  • Environmental Review Costs Associated with Eligible CDBG Projects
  • Public Services
  • Water System Projects
  • Sewer System Projects
  • Removal of Architectural Barriers
  • Property Acquisition
  • Clearance & Demolition
  • Fair Housing Activities
  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Senior Citizen Centers
  • Economic Development

If you would like to learn more about this program please visit the following website links provided to the right or you can speak with the Assistant to the Township Manager directly, please call the Municipal Office during regular business hours.

Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Ginger Patterson, Assistant to the Township Manager
Antis Township Municipal Building
909 North Second Street
Bellwood, PA 16617
Phone: (814) 742-7361
Fax: (814) 742-9820

Gpatterson@antistownship.org