NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Pocono Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, beginning at 5:00 P.M. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the appeal of Ryan N. Possinger (Appellant) from the Zoning Officer’s May 12, 2020 revocation of Permit No. 190030 issued on March 25, 2019 to enlarge an existing sign on property owned by Appellant. The sign in question was originally constructed pursuant to Permit No. 150444 issued on September 19, 2016. Appellant contends that (1) he has a vested right to Permit No. 190030 and the Township is equitably estopped from revoking it; (2) the revocation exceeded the authority of the Building Code Officer and is not within the jurisdiction of the Zoning Officer; and (3) proper notice of revocation was not provided. Appellant requests the following relief: (1) an interpretation of certain provisions of the Pocono Township Zoning Ordinance including Sections 470-121, 470-109.4.K, 470-107, 470-108.C, 470-38, 470-105, 470-109.1; (2) an interpretation of Section 403.43(f) of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code; (3) reinstatement of Permit No. 190030; and (4) deemed approval of his building plan.
Appellant owns the property where the sign is located. That property is located off Rimrock Road in Pocono Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The property is identified as Tax Code Number 12.112370 and PIN 12-6381-00-14-3700. It is located in the Commercial (C) zoning district.
Due to health considerations and for the safety of members of the public and township officials, the hearing will be conducted both in-person and by dial-in conference call. With social distancing protocols in place, there is seating capacity at the Pocono Township Municipal Building, 112 Township Drive, Tannersville, Pennsylvania 18372, for eight (8) members of the public. Anyone desiring to observe or participate in the hearing remotely may contact the Township at 570-629-1922 for dial-in instructions. Party participation will be governed by the rules of standing contained in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
Any party desiring to submit documents or exhibits into the record must provide complete copies to the Township Manager by email at [email protected] at least three (3) business days prior to the hearing. All submitted exhibits will be posted to the Township’s website prior to the hearing.
The complete application is on file for inspection and review without charge (or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof) at Pocono Township’s offices at the address listed above during regular business hours. If any person with a disability wishes to request that special accommodations be made to allow his or her participation, he or she is asked to contact the Township by calling (570) 629-1922 at least one business day in advance to make arrangements.