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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ligonier Township pondering comprehensive plan

Ligonier Township planning commission learned more about comprehensive development plans last week.
The township's comprehensive plan — a vision for community development — was last updated in 1989.
It should be updated every 10 years, according to zoning officer Shelly Kaltenbaugh.
Estimates to update the plan and the township zoning ordinance range between $100,000 and $150,000.
Funding and assistance are available through county and state agencies, two experts told the board at a Feb. 18 meeting.
Dennis Puko, planning program manager for the state Department of Community and Economic Development, and Brian Lawrence, assistant deputy director of the Westmoreland County planning department, detailed issues to be considered.

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