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3160 County Support of City STMP program Application

RESOLUTION NO. 3160

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF WARREN, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, REGARDING PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATES

 

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, 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; 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.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the County of Warren that the Commissioners do hereby offer their unconditional support of the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update to be undertaken by the City of Warren; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County will work with the City in the selection of a qualified consultant in order to reduce costs and prevent duplication of effort.

 

APPROVED 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