The next Bridgeton Twp. Planning Commission/BTPC meeting is today, Tuesday, June 27th at 7:30 pm .
This BTPC meeting will be live at the Township Building and on Zoom and may be recorded.
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Bridgeton Township Planning Commission Agenda for June 27, 2023
1) Call to order at 7:30 p.m. This Zoom meeting may be recorded.
2) Requests from the public to be heard:
3) Review and approval of the May 23, 2023 draft minutes.
4) Sketch Plan Request for TMP # 03-010-032, – 1379 Chestnut Ridge
Road, UBE, PA.; applicant- Linda Emerson.
>Distributed paperwork: Sketch Plan review by B. Twp. Engineer, Timothy
Fulmer, P.E.; and application form.
5) Updating the Bridgeton Twp. Comprehensive Plan Lead/Roger Keller:
Objective for this BTPC meeting: is to complete working toward coming to a consensus on a few last CP update items and moving the CP update forward.
>Requests, discussion of any changes and, or additions to the CP, or to
the ‘Summary’ and ‘Recommendations’ sections of the draft.
>BTPC motion to start the Comprehensive Plan 45-Day review
Going forward,- Per the Bucks County Planning Commission:
The Bridgeton Planning Commission can begin the adoption period once they
are satisfied with the plan. You can announce the start of the review period
at a BTPC meeting, and then the Bucks County Planning Commission will
work on sending letters out to the surrounding municipalities and school
district, notifying these entities of the review period.
The plan just needs to be posted for public viewing. Usually this is on the
municipality’s website with a physical copy also made available at the
municipal building. There is no legal requirement to advertise in the local
news source or on social media, but these extra steps can certainly be
The township just needs to advertise the public meeting as it would any
other meeting and put the action item on the agenda. The date does not
need to be set when you announce the start of the review period. It would
make the most sense to just have the BCPC present the plan at your
regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting via Zoom as we have
been doing. The public meeting can occur within the 45-day review period.
So if you decide to start the review period at your May meeting, we could
meet in June to present the plan to the public.
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Thinking about as we update our current 1994 Comp. Plan…
-What are Bridgeton’s challenges since last Twp Comp. Plan of 1994?
-Should the Comp Plan Map/pg. 31 be changed? How/in what way?
-Ref. the CP Map…What are Bridgeton Townships land use goals?
-Ref. the CP Map… What is our vision? “What do we want to be?”
-Decide what we DON’T want in the plan.
-What maps should be included and available as digital, GIS and paper
>A few census stats from: The U.S. Census, type “Bridgeton Township,
Bucks County, PA” into their search bar. https://data.census.gov/cedsci/
>The county data portal includes a parcel viewer, pipeline viewer, county
documents, historical aerials, ag. and open space properties mapping:
>The parcel viewer has a number of useful overlays, including various
imagery, zoning, land use, and natural resources:
>The 2011 County Comprehensive Plan explores issues on a regional basis.
>With the 2020 census completed, the latest County CP info. updates at:
http://www.bucks2040.com and https://bucks2040-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/
6) Planning Commissioners Comments:
The next BTPC meeting will be on Tuesday, July 25, 2023; this will
be a public presentation of the draft Comprehensive Plan update.
The BTPC does not plan on including any other discussions at this
time to be on the BTPC July 25, 2023 agenda.
7) Public comments