Newberry Township has postponed a hearing between its board of supervisors and Golf Enterprises Inc. concerning Valley Green Golf Course.
The curative amendment hearing - to discuss Golf Enterprises' request to have the golf course zoned as residential rather than open space - was scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25.
The curative amendment hearing is needed because Golf Enterprises contends that the ordinance to zone the course open space was wrong to begin with, township manager Don Keener said.
A new meeting date - possibly for next month - has yet to be determined, said Supervisor Ernest Helmick.
The township posts meeting schedules and updates on its website at www.newberrytwp.com.
Golf Enterprises Inc., which does business as Valley Green Golf Course, requested the hearing postponement to get extra time to review the township's zoning comprehensive plan prior to the hearing, Keener said.
He said that on Oct. 10, Golf Enterprises presented the township with a right-to-know request for the comprehensive plan, which he is in the process of sending.
He said Golf Enterprises Inc. has proposed to amend the zoning to residential so that McNaughton Homes - which owns Valley Green Golf Course - can have room for a 400-unit development. The plan would pave the township's only green space, opponents say.
In July, the Valley Green Residents Organization formed to create awareness of the issue and stall the plan, attending public meetings and hosting rallies.
Most recently, the York County Planning Commission recommended Valley Green be rezoned to a residential district, Kurt Leitholf, chief of the municipal planning section, has said.
The Newberry Township Planning Committee last month rejected McNaughton's proposal in a 3-2 vote that supported the current zoning of the golf course.
Neither recommendation is binding. The decision is up to the supervisors.
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