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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ligonier Borough Council accused of not following the rules. I do hope this challenge is successful.

Two Ligonier council members are challenging a recently adopted ordinance that dissolved the borough's planning commission.

A zoning appeal claims that council did not abide by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code in enacting the change.

Officials plan to replace the commission with a planning committee of three council members, which is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Ligonier's Town Hall.

Council members Judy Hoffer and Jim McDonnell claim that the ordinance amended the borough zoning ordinance, but council did not follow the planning code's procedures for making the amendment, according to the zoning appeal.

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