Well, here is what has been going on:
Aug -2012: Golf Enterprises, Inc, GEI, initiated a curative amendment challenging the validity of the Newberry Townships 2006 Zoning Ordinance as to the open space zoning classification of GEI’s golf course property in Newberry Township.
June- Sept, 2013: The Newberry Township Board of Supervisors, BOS, held four hearings on the curative amendment application.
Nov 8, 2013: The Newberry Township Board of Supervisors upheld the constitutional validity of the Zoning Ordinance against the challenge by GEI.
GEI filed its appeal in support of land use with the York Co. Court of Common Pleas.
Jan 10, 2014: Valley Green Residents Org, VGRO, filed a Brief of Intervention to the Land use Appeal.
Jan 31, 2014: GEI filed a brief to oppose VGRO petition to intervene.
Feb, 2014: VGRO filed a brief in support of our petition to intervene.
Feb , 2014: GEI filed reply brief to VGRO petition to intervene.
Feb 11, 2014: The York Co Motions Court ruled the VGRO had a right to file a Petition to Intervene to the Land use Appeal.
The Court Administrator will now assign a judge to review the case and issue an opinion based on the brief. Either party may request an oral argument prior to the Judge’s ruling. There is no set deadline for a Judge to make a ruling.
This has been a long battle to preserve our Open Space Zoning for Newberry Township. This could not have happened without the support of so many Township residents. Your support is still needed as this is going to be a long court battle.
Contributions can be made to Valley Green Residents Org, VGRO, and mailed to 115 St Andrews Way, Etters, Pa 17319.