Brookville to annex Clay Township land


BROOKVILLE — Council approved three resolutions dealing with the proposed annexation of 85.611 acres of land on Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road in Clay Township.

A petition to annex the land to Brookville was filed with the Clerk of the board of Montgomery County Commissioners on Sept. 28.

“The property is located adjacent to the property on Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road that was recently annexed to the city of Brookville,” law director Rod Stephan said.

The recently annexed land consists of 58 acres located at the corner of Upper Lewisburg-Salem and Brookville-Phillipsburg roads.

Resolution 23-29 requires that the city will provide police, fire and emergency services to the area on a 24-hour basis if the annexation is approved by the commissioners.

The resolution also states the city “agrees to provide street maintenance, waste collection, water, sanitary sewer and any such other necessary public improvements as street and road improvements, sidewalks and curbs, storm sewer improvements, street lighting and any other public improvements.”

Resolution 23-30 requires a state-required buffer established by the owner of the annexed territory if the city approves zoning for the annexed area that is determined “clearly incompatible with the uses permitted under current county or township zoning regulations in the adjacent land remaining within the township from which the territory was annexed.”

The resolution states a buffer shall include:

• open space

• landscaping

• fences

• walls and other structured elements

• streets

• street right-of-ways

• bicycle and pedestrian paths

• sidewalks

Resolution 23-31 is the city’s consent to annex the territory.

Stephan noted even though the land will be annexed to Brookville, Clay Township will continue to receive taxes from the property.

“That includes any property taxes generated by development on the property,” Stephan said.

Reach Terry Baver at [email protected].

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