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Valencia council enacts zoning

March 19, 2019 News Extra

Valencia borough building

Ordinance aims to preserve town, control growth

VALENCIA — The borough council made history Monday night, enacting the town's first zoning ordinance in 121-years.

Council voted on the ordinance following a hearing in which residents raised clarifying questions about the impacts zoning would have on the community.

Jackson Township manager Chris Rearick, who the borough brought on as a consultant to help craft the ordinance, presented the plan.

Most questions from residents centered on how the ordinance would impact existing businesses situated in the residential zones.

Officials explained these businesses would be grandfathered in.

There's more to this story. Read it in Tuesday's print edition of the Butler Eagle.

Caleb Harshberger

Caleb Harshberger

Caleb Harshberger is a reporter covering Adams, Forward and Middlesex Townships and Evans City, Callery and Valencia Boroughs. He started as an intern with the Butler Eagle in Jan. 2017 and was hired as a staff writer in June of that year. Harshberger earned a degree in philosophy at Grove City College in 2017 and is originally from Syracuse, N.Y.