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SPEAK OUT and SEND an OPPOSITION Letter/Email to the TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS.


Below is a SAMPLE DRAFT letter for you to consider. Feel free to edit and sign and send it off. Also provided email and mailing addresses to other necessary and involved officials regarding the PARKHOUSE FARM.   Feel free to share or send the letter to neighbors, business, school officials, etc. and any others to let them know you are OPPOSED to any proposed changes in zoning at Parkhouse Farm. 


Just before Montgomery County sold this parcel, Upper Providence Township Board of Supervisors wrote this ordinance in order to protect the land to keep this from happening.

This is what the developer is trying to have changed. And remember the buyer of the land knew when he purchased it how it was zoned and told the Township he is not a developer.


PLEASE COME OUT ON JANUARY 16TH TO VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION!

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!




Sample Letter — Copy and Paste into your email or Word

Date:


Dear Upper Providence Township Supervisor _________________________,


I am writing to you as a concerned citizen and resident of Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County regarding the recently released 1) the proposed zoning amendment related to the Parkhouse Farm property AND 2) proposed Parkhouse Development Sketch/Plan.


I am strongly and adamantly opposed to any changes to the zoning ordinance for this property of the last 176 acres of contiguous property in our township.    


The current  zoning classification of OPEN SPACE CONSERVATION DISTRICT (OSC)(Code§ 182-38.1) with Institutional Overlay (IN) (Code § 182-79.1). should remain for this property.


There is no compelling reason to consider changing this zoning classification and this property should NOT be considered for high density residential housing (R2) as is being proposed.  Upper Providence Township provides more than an adequate amount of high-density housing in the parts of the Township where that use is appropriate.  This property also is identified in the Montgomery County 2040 Shared Vision plan as a “Conservaiton Opportunity Area” – citing “These environmentally-sensitive areas and greenways should have minimal development, if any.”


If development were to proceed, there are numerous negative implications, such as: increased and overwhelming traffic, demand on police, fire and EMS services, negative impact to the already over populated and strained Spring-ford School District, environmental and agricultural damage increasing likelihood of flooding just to name a few.   


Most of all, this will certainly increase our taxes and negatively impact our community. There is no positive outcome for the township, the residents, or the surrounding communities to consider changes to the zoning nor to allow this high density plan.  I ask you to NOT permit this plan to proceed forward to the township’s planning commission. As a tax paying resident of Upper Providence, I support your decision to DENY and to NOT accept any zoning changes and oppose this proposed high density residential use for this property.


Sincerely,

Resident Name

Address



Cc:  Upper Providence Board of Supervisors

Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

Montgomery County Planning Commission

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro



TO CONSIDER MAILING / EMAILING YOUR LETTER TO ALL PARTIES:


Listing of the UP Township Supervisors and EMAILS:
Upper Providence Township Board of Supervisors
1286 Black Rock Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

William Starling — Chairman - bstarling@uprov-montco.org

Helene Calci — Co-Chair -  hcalci@uprov-montco.org

Maria Sadler — msadler@uprov-montco.org

Kelly Stevens — kstevens@uprov-montco.org




Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404-311

Jamila H. Winder — jamila@montgomerycountypa.gov

Thomas DiBello— Tom@montgomerycountypa.gov




Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Rachel Carson

State Official Building

400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105



Department of Environmental Protection

Attention: Patrick Patterson, Regional Director

Southeast Regional Office

2 E. Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401



Governor Josh Shapiro

508 Main Capitol Building

Harrisburg, PA 17120


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