Planning Commission

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Planning Commission Agenda

Planning Commission Agenda for January 23, 2024

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Upper Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Subdivision and Land Development Plans General Requirements for Approval and Recording

The following is a list of procedural requirements that will be required by Upper Bern Township in order to satisfy the approval and recordation requirements for a subdivision or land development plan:

(1) Your Plan must be reviewed by Upper Bern Township and the Berks County Planning Commission. If you do not have a copy of the review letters, please check with the professional consultant responsible for preparing your Plan.

(2) The Plan should address all comments issued by Upper Bern Township and the Berks County Planning Commission. The professional consultant responsible for preparing the Plan should assist you.

(3) All required application fees must be paid the landowner or applicant. Please check with the Upper Bern Township Secretary at 610-488-1191 to see if there is an outstanding balance due.

(4) The Certification of Ownership must be executed by all record and equitable landowners.

(5) The Certification of Accuracy must be executed by the professional consultant ( engineer and/or surveyor) responsible for preparing your Plan.

(6) A minimum of six (6) plan sets must be submitted to Upper Bern Township for municipal approval. Upper Bern Township recommends that you have eight (8) sets ready for municipal approval.

(7) The Upper Bern Township Planning Commission shall consider the approval of your Plan at a public meeting. Conditions of approval may be noted for the record.

(8) The Upper Bern Township Board of Supervisors shall consider approval of the Plan at a public meeting. If conditions of approval are considered, they will be noted for the record and resolved.

(9) The approved and endorsed Plan shall be released to you for recording. Please take the Plans to the Berks County Planning Commission, which is located in the Berks County Services Center (14th Floor), 633 Court Street, Reading, PA (Telephone Number 610-478-6300). They will provide you with their directions and recording fees. Please be advised that two (2) copies of the approved Plan shall be retained by the Berks County Planning Commission for recording purposes. The remaining plan sets should be certified b y the Berks County Planning Commission and Recorder of Deeds.

(10) Upper Bern Township requires that the landowner or applicant bring two (2) certified copies of the recorded plan back to Upper Bern Township. Upper Bern Township recommends that the remaining certified copies of the Plan be retained by landowner, applicant and professional consultants.

(11) The landowner or applicant shall be responsible to resolve all conditions of approval of the Plan, which may include preparing and recording any subsequent deeds that apply to the approved Plan.

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