Commonwealth Court Limits Zoning Hearing Boards on Short-Term Rentals by Thomas J. Grant, Esquire

The Commonwealth Court recently issued a ruling that emphasized the importance of statutory drafting when it comes to Zoning Ordinances. In Hoefling v. ZHB of Monroe Township, the Court held that because the Township’s Zoning Ordinance did not expressly prohibit short-term rental of the entire property, such rentals are permissible. (1437 C.D. 2017). The property…

Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire and Michael G. Crotty, Esquire featured in Risk Management Article Published in PSATS’ Township News

Siana Bellwoar recognizes Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire and Michael G. Crotty, Esquire for their recent feature in the December 2018 Issue of PSATS’ Township News article, Managing Risk – Awareness and an Emphasis on Safety Can Keep Your Township From Becoming a Liability Target by Amy Bobb, Assistant Editor. In the article, Mr. Gerber and Mr. Crotty…

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Commonwealth Court Offers Reminder that Land Development Waivers Must Meet Undue Hardship Threshold

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently emphasized to developers and municipalities the need to properly justify waivers from provisions of a subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) during the land development process. In Lake MacLeod Homeowners’ Association, Inc. v. Pine Township Board of Supervisors and Cavalier Partners, LP, the Court sided with the objectors by holding…