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§ 265-609        Tentative Approval Process

  1. The Zoning Officer shall review an application for tentative approval within one week of delivery and shall notify the applicant of any deficiencies of certify the applicant as complete.  Submissions of deficient items shall be reviewed in the same manner.  The Zoning Officer shall, when all application materials are submitted, certify the application as complete.  The date on which completion is certified shall constitute the official filing date.
  2. The Planning Commission shall review the application at the next regular meeting scheduled twenty one days or later from the official filing date.
  3. The Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the matter pursuant to public notice within 60 days of the official filing date.  The commission or governing body may hold subsequent hearings provided that all hearings are concluded within 60 days of the initial hearing.
  4. Decision.  Within sixty (60) days following the conclusion of the public hearings, the Borough Manager shall, by official written communication, either grant Tentative Approval of the Development plan, as submitted; grant Tentative Approval of the Development plan, subject to specified conditions not included in the Development plan as submitted; or deny Tentative Approval. Failure to act within said period shall be deemed to be a grant of Tentative Approval of the Development plan as submitted.  In the event, however, that Tentative Approval is granted subject to conditions, the landowner may, within thirty (30) days after receiving a copy of the official written communication of the Borough, notify the Borough of his refusal to accept all said conditions, in which case, the Borough shall be deemed to have denied Tentative Approval of the Development plan.  In the event that the landowner does not, within said period, notify the Borough of his refusal to accept all said conditions, Tentative Approval of the Development plan, with all said conditions, shall stand as granted.  The decision will be filed with the secretary of the Borough and the applicant.  The decision shall include an approved schedule of final plan application filing which shall not be less than three months from the tentative approval date.
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