Venango County Planning Commission Approves New Cell Tower in Frenchcreek Township

| April 17, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – The Venango County Planning Commission gave their conditional approval for the construction of a new cell tower in Frenchcreek Township.

The proposed tower is on a 27.48-acre parcel located at 3678 Georgetown Road Frenchcreek Township. McKay Bros, Pierce Broadband will be leasing a small portion of the parcel, no parcel/lot lines will be altered and ownership of the land will be retained by the current owner.

The project will add a 49’ x 49’ gravel maintenance/parking area and a 250 foot long by 10-foot wide extension to an existing access drive.

The Commission gave their conditional approval to the project, contingent upon receipt of financial security in the amount of $167,614.70; receipt of the lease agreement granting use of the property; and receipt of six fully executed plan sets along with the requisite recording fees.

The Commission also approved an associated waiver of regulations requiring non-residential two-way driveways to be at least 24-feet in width, allowing the developer to extend the length of the existing ten-foot wide drive, considering the minimal vehicle traffic expected at the site.

In other business, the planning commission approved a major subdivision of property in Cranberry Township.

Seneca Development Corporation requested subdivision of three parcels situated in Cranberry Township. The subdivision created six lots, one part and parcel, and a Cranberry Township road approximately 700-feet long.

Since there had already been more than ten parcels subdivided off of the parent tract of land, and there is the creation of a road involved, the request qualified as a Major Subdivision and required board approval per the Venango County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.

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