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Borough council approves changes to a number of borough properties

9 November 2012 No Comment


With approval from Shippensburg Borough Council Thursday, several borough properties will be getting changes in appearance, boundary lines or zoning.

President Andrea Lage was absent.

In a conditional use hearing, council granted Tom Kligge permission to convert a property at 36 W. King St. from a residential dwelling into a commercial property.

The property will be used by his son, Ra Kligge, as an office for graphic design and computer services. The facility had been an office in the past, but was converted back to a residential dwelling, said Mayor Bruce Hockersmith.

Tom Kligge said remodeling is completed, per approval from the Historical Architecture Review Board.

Borough council voted 5-0 to approve recommendations from the Planning Commission to waive a preliminary subdivision plan and approve a final subdivision plan for a property at 135 W. King St., owned by William H. Cressler II.

Tim Murphy with Carl Bert and Associates Professional Land Surveyors and Engineers explained to council that Cressler owns three properties near the intersection of U.S. 11 and Spring Street, which now consists of one single-family dwelling and a parking lot. Cressler wants to subdivide the three properties into two lots, one being the dwelling and the other being the remainder of the property which is the parking lot. The rear of the building property will remain accessible via Spring Street.

Council voted 5-0 to proceed with a re-zoning request at 40 Lurgan Ave., the location of Architectural Woodworks Inc. According to a memo from Mark Wescott, company vice president, the request is to convert the two acres of residential property back to a light manufacturing property.

The planning development process started in March, Parshall said. It will take a few months until the change is completed.

Council also voted 5-0 to approve a motion to add up to $3,500 to the 2013 budget for Carl Bert and Associates to complete a lot addition survey/subdivision plan for a borough-owned property at 115 N. Fayette St.

The property consists of a community center, parking lot and small park. According to documents from Carl Bert and Associates, the plan is to split this into two, putting the community center and parking lot in one lot and the park in the other. The park’s lot will be an addition to an adjacent parcel where Shippensburg Borough Office stands.

After throwing around a few suggestions to pay the $2,500 fixed fee, council voted for Parshall’s recommendation to take the “simple solution” and add up to $3,500 to the budget.

This plan is part of a larger project to develop the park. Council recently gave its approval for the project to receive $5,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding.
Amber South can be reached at asouth@publicopinionnews.com and 262-4771.

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