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  Noise  / Zoning  Variance & Special Exceptions  /  Zoning Designation Line Issues / Flood Plain Conservation District Guidelines /   Soil Issues  ( County & State suidelines) Other Misc codesOur Codebook Itself
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   NUISANCES generally  http://www.ecode360.com/9007277#9007277

   NOISE specifically  http://www.ecode360.com/9007246#9007246
 106-1. Legislative declaration. A. (2) The making, creation and maintenance of loud, unnecessary or unusual noises which are prolonged, unusual or unnatural in their time, place or use does affect and is a detriment to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, repose, welfare or prosperity of the residents and persons within the township.
 106-3. Prohibited acts.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the Township of Abington limits.

D. No person shall use, operate or permit to be played any radio receiving set, musical instrument, television, phonograph, public-address system or other machine or device for producing or reproducing sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of neighboring inhabitants. The operation of any such instrument in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located is prohibited.

H.  The erection, including excavation, demolition, alteration, construction or repair, of any building other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., except for emergency work, as defined in  106-2, is prohibited. (For Future reference )

 106-4. Enforcement.

A. It shall be the duty of the Abington Health Department and the Abington Police Department and members of those Departments to enforce the provisions of this chapter….,

B. The measurement of sound or noise shall be made with a sound-level meter meeting the standards prescribed by the American Standards Association. The instrument shall be maintained in calibration and good working order. …..Measurements shall be recorded so as to provide a proper representation of the noise source. …..The slow-meter response of the sound-level meter shall be made at the property line of the property on which such noise is generated or perceived as appropriate, five feet above the ground. In case of an elevated or directional sound or noise source, compliance is to be maintained at any elevation at the boundary.

 106-5. Violations and penalties. Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof by any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $300, together with the costs of prosecution….

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  ZONING VARIANCES AND EXCEPTIONS REQUESTED FROM : 
  
1110 - J.
Expansion of a Nonconforming Use:
1.  A
use that does not conform to the use regulations of the district in which it is located may not be expanded by more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the tota1 ground-floorsquare footage devoted to the non-conforming use that existed on the date that such use first became nonconforming. Such expansion shall be permitted only by special exception, provided:
     a.
'The proposed expansion shall take place only on the lot containing the non-conformity or upon lots bordering the lot containing the non-conformity , provided all such lots were held in single and separate ownership at the time  the use became  nonconforming.
       b.
The proposed expansion shall conform with the dimensional requirements of the use to be expanded or the requirements of the district in which the said expansion is located, whichever is the more restrictive: as contained in this  Ordinance. Such requirements shall  include but not be limited to those pertaining to area, building height, parking, sign, yard, and buffer yard.
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706  E
10.
Use E-10: Place of Worship: A tax-exempt institution That people regularly attend to participate in or hold religious services, meetings, and other activities related to religious ceremonies. The term church shall include those buildings and structures in which the religious services are held:
         a. The minimum lot size for a newly proposed place of worship, and related residential
facilities shall be five (5) acres.

  
     b. If the place of worship is located on a parcel or property in conjunction with a school as defined in this article, the minimum lot size shall be ten (10) acres, and use conditions associated with schools shall also apply.
         c. For places of worship located in residential zoning districts, accessory uses which occur with a frequency greater than once a month, may only be permitted by special exception approval. Supporting residential housing facilities is not an applicable accessory use. Uses included in this requirement are amusements, classes, counseling services, dances, day care programs, fund raising events, meetings and events open to the public a t large, plays, tailgate sales, outreach programs and the like.

       d.
In granting a special exception for accessory uses, the Zoning Hearing Board shall  consider the impact of the proposed activities on the ability of the site to sustain it and the impact on the surrounding neighborhood. Demand on available parking, scheduling and coordination of events, the hours of operation, and special restrictions shall bc evaluated.
      e.
In order to promote available parking within the Township, places of worship may rent or lease parking spaces to other uses and entities during days or times when church facilities  or other functions are not in operation. Such agreement must be  approved by the Township through the issuance of a use permit.

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  ZONING  DESIGNATION ISSUES
St Michael's  property  is 2 parcels zoned differently  --CS & R1 : see this page
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 FLOOD PLAIN ISSUES
The new building St Michael's dining hall will be area that previously was designated Flood Plain Conservation District  - click here to learn more about that code ,
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 OTHER ORDINANCE ISSUES -
 
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Property Maintenance - Lawn maintenance, debris   http://www.abington.org/code/property_maintcode.htm
Weeds  
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http://www.ecode360.com/9006852
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http://www.ecode360.com/9010505
Sewers and Sewage
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http://www.ecode360.com/9007865
 

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Part 2 Zoning Portion of Township Codebook
   
 
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