The next Bridgeton Twp. Planning Commission/BTPC meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 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 May 23, 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 April 25, 2023 draft minutes.
4) 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.
>Land Use – Zoning Districts
>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 taken.
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.
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: https://dataportal-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/#County%20Initiatives
>The parcel viewer has a number of useful overlays, including various imagery, zoning, land use, and natural resources: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2eda3020dd9847eaa00d1d6c0764a607
>The 2011 County Comprehensive Plan explores issues on a regional basis.
6) Planning Commissioners Comments:
The next BTPC meeting will be on Tuesday, June 27, 2023
7) Public comments