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PART TIME SUMMER EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE
BOROUGH OF HELLERTOWN
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Summer Seasonal employment with the Borough of Hellertown Sanitation and Park Departments, Pool, and Refreshment Stand.
All applications shall be submitted on Borough-provided forms which can be obtained, in person at Borough Hall, 685 Main Street, Hellertown, PA, during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the Borough website at www.hellertownborough.org
PA Child Protective Laws were recently updated and mandate that employees and volunteers who have direct contact with children because they provide care, supervision, guidance or control of children or have routine interaction with children obtain the following three clearances:
Report of criminal history from the PA State Police
Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services
Fingerprint based federal criminal history submitted through the PA State Police or its authorized agent (FBI).
Interested applicants will not need these clearances to apply. Clearances will be required prior to employment.
Applications must be returned to Hellertown Borough Hall at the above address no later than the close of business on Friday, April 26, 2019, in order to be considered. The Borough is an equal opportunity employer.

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Hellertown Borough Council will consider for adoption at its April 1, 2019 meeting

Ordinance no.: 829

An Ordinance of the Borough of Hellertown amending certain provisions of Ordinance No.: 644, as amended, known and cited as the Hellertown Borough Zoning Ordinance of 2002 as amended and as set forth in Borough Code chapter 450 adding definitions and standards related to Small Wireless Facilities. The full text of the ordinance may be viewed here

BOROUGH OF HELLERTOWN

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

ORDINANCE NO.: 829

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF HELLERTOWN AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCE NO.: 644, AS AMENDED, KNOWN AND CITED AS THE HELLERTOWN BOROUGH ZONING ORDINANCE OF 2002 AS AMENDED AND AS SET FORTH IN BOROUGH CODE CHAPTER 450 ADDING DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS RELATED TO SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES.

            THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF HELLERTOWN, County of Northampton, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hereby enacts and ordains the following amendments to Ordinance No. 644, the Hellertown Borough Zoning Ordinance of 2002 as adopted by said Borough Council on July 1, 2002 and as set forth in the Code of the Borough of Hellertown Ordinances Chapter 450 and as subsequently amended; and

            WHEREAS, The Borough recognizes the importance of wireless communication facilities in providing high quality communication service to its residents and businesses.  The Borough also recognizes that it has an obligation to protect public safety and to minimize the adverse visual effects of such facilities; and

            WHEREAS, the Hellertown Borough Council has reviewed the proposed zoning amendments; and

            WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Borough Council, such an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania is consistent with the overall Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance adopted by the Borough; and

            WHEREAS, to protect the established character and the social and economic well-being of private and public property and to ensure proper development and uses of property and to ensure all uses are accounted for and developed in accordance with the characteristics of the surrounding neighborhood.

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ENACTED AND ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF HELLERTOWN, COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON AND COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 644 AND AS AMENDED AND AS SET FORTH IN CHAPTER 450 AS FOLLOWS:

            1.         SECTION 1.  Section 450-7 entitled “Definitions”; word usage” shall be modified by adding the below definitions as follows.  Underlined text shall be added, strikethrough text shall be deleted.

                        A.        Facilities.

                                    i.          Mounted on structures 50 feet or lower in height, including their antennas; or

                                    ii.         Mounted on structures no more than 10 percent taller than other adjacent structures; or

                                    iii.        That do not extent existing structures on which they are located to a height of more than 50 feet or by more than 10 percent, whichever is greater.

                        B.        Each antenna associated with the deployment, excluding associated equipment, is no more than 3 cubic feet in volume.

                        C.        All other wireless equipment associated with the structure, including the wireless equipment associated with the antenna and any pre-existing associated equipment on the structure, is no more than 28 cubic feet in volume.


                        D.        The facilities do not require antenna structure registration under FCC rules.

                        E.         The facilities do not result in human exposure to radio frequency radiation in excess of the applicable safety standards specified by the FCC.

            2.         SECTION 2.  Section 450-55 entitled, “Commercial Communication Tower/Antenna shall be amended by adding new Section 450-55(X) and be entitled, “Small Wireless Facilities.  Underlined language shall be added.

                        X.        Small Wireless Facilities.

                                    a.         All Small Wireless Facilities mounted on a tower shall meet the                                                       regulations as set forth in Section 450-55(V) including the                                                               provisions incorporated into Section (V) excluding said height                                                         restrictions.  The height restrictions are defined and applied as set                                                   forth in Section 450-7.

                                    b.         All Small Wireless Facilities which meet the definition of an                                                            antenna shall meet the regulations as set forth in Section 450-                                                          55(W) including the provisions incorporated into Section (W)                                                          excluding said height restrictions.  The height restrictions are                                                           defined and applied as set forth in Section 450-7.

            3.         SECTION 3:  Section 450-55(Q) shall be modified by adding the below underlined language regarding the Small Wireless Facilities fees for Small Wireless Facilities the following fee schedule is established:

                        A.        Up-front Fees:  $500.00 for non-recurring fees, including a single up-front application that includes up to five small wireless facilities, with an additional $100.00 for each small wireless facility beyond five; or $1,000.00 for non-recurring fees for a new pole intended to support one or more small wireless facilities.  These fees may be amended by the Hellertown Borough Council by Resolution annually or through terms of multi-year contracts.

                        B.        Recurring fees:  $270.00 per small wireless facility, including antennas and poles; per year for all recurring fees, including any possible ROW access fees or attachment fees to municipality- owned structures in ROW.

            4.         SECTION 4:  Section 450-55(U) entitled, ‘Time Frame for Approvals” shall be modified by adding the below underlined new subsection 450-55(U)(4) as follows:

                        All Small Wireless facilities shall be acted upon by the Borough as follows:  (1) 60 days for small wireless facilities added to existing structures, regardless of whether the structure currently supports a wireless facility; and (2) 90 days for small wireless facilities that require a new support structure (i.e. new poles).  This time frame shall include obtaining any zoning approvals, applicable permits, and any necessary agreements between the municipality and the applicant. 

                        The applicable time period shall commence on the day the application is submitted to the Borough of Hellertown.  If an applicant for a small wireless facility submits an incomplete application, the time frame for approval may be reset by the Borough of Hellertown which shall notify the applicant within ten (10) days of submission that the application is incomplete.  For any subsequent determinations of incompleteness, the time frame for approval is tolled if the Borough notifies the applicant within ten (10) days of submission that the additional information provided is insufficient.

            5.         SECTION 5:  Section 450-66 entitled, “Borough Council’s functions conditional uses: Section 450-66(G)(10) is hereby modified by modifying the first sentence by deleting the crossed out language and adding the underlined language:

                        (10)      The Borough Council may shall keep a stenographic record of the proceedings.

            6.         SECTION 6:  Severability.  The provisions of this Ordinance shall be severable, and if any provision hereof shall be declared unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance.  It is hereby declared as a legislative intent of the Borough that this Ordinance would have been amended as if such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid provision or provisions had not been include herein. 

            7.         SECTION 7:  Repealer.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

            ORDAINED AND ENACTED as an ordinance as a regular meeting of the Borough of Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, this ______ day of ______________ 2019.