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3159 Application for Phase IV of STMP Program

RESOLUTION NO. 3159

 

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF WARREN, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

PERTAINING TO A COUNTY OF WARREN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

 

WHEREAS, the Municipalities Planning Code, Act of 1968, P.L. 247, as amended (MPC), governs the development of comprehensive plans for local and county governments in Pennsylvania; and

 

WHEREAS, the MPC was enacted largely to protect and promote safety, health, and morals; to coordinate development; to provide for general welfare; to promote the preservation of prime agricultural land and historic districts; to promote economic development; and to ensure that municipalities enact zoning ordinances that facilitate the foregoing goals; and

 

WHEREAS, Warren County (County), is enrolled in the Strategic Management Planning Program (STMP), formerly known as the Early Intervention Program, which is overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED); and

 

WHEREAS, the Recovery Plan prepared by the County’s STMP consultant recommended that the County engage a consultant to update the County’s Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, upon application, DCED will provide partial funding to the County to complete its Comprehensive Plan Update; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Warren (City), is also enrolled in STMP; and

 

WHEREAS, the Recovery Plan prepared by the City’s STMP consultant recommended that the City engage a consultant to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which Plan has not been revised since its adoption in 1998; and

 

WHEREAS, the City’s Recovery Plan also recommends a complete review and revision of the City’s Zoning Ordinance;

 

WHEREAS, upon application, DCED will provide partial funding to the City to complete the Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Review and Revision; and

 

WHEREAS, the County and the City are engaged in a cooperative venture regarding the update of their respective Recreation, Park and Open Space Plans (RPOSP); and

 

WHEREAS, the RPOSP’s will be incorporated by reference into each of the Comprehensive Plan Updates; and

 

WHEREAS, it is deemed advisable and in the best interests of both the County and the City that the RPOSP partnership be expanded to include the update of their respective Comprehensive Plans; and

 

WHEREAS, the County and the City will engage in a joint effort to request proposals from qualified consultants (RFP), to prepare the Comprehensive Plan Updates.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the County of Warren that the Commissioners hereby authorize and direct County staff to apply for a Phase Four grant pursuant to the guidelines of STMP in order to obtain funding for the update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan; and

 

 

 

 

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon DCED’s approval of the County’s Phase Four application and the City’s Phase Three application, County staff is hereby authorized to solicit proposals for consulting services for completion of the Warren County Comprehensive Plan Update.

 

ADOPTED this 10th day of June 2020.

                                                                                               

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

 

Tricia D. Durbin

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair

 

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                   Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Commissioner