Instructions for Subdivision Approval:
A sewage planning module must be completed and submitted, unless city sewage is available. (For a sewage planning module; contact the Washington County Sewage Council at 724-223-0504).
After subdivision is completed by Engineers, the Mylar (plastic copy) and three paper copies must be taken to the Washington County Planning Commission for review. When their review is completed, they send two copies of the signed plan to the Township along with letters reporting their findings.
When the prints are received from the Washington County Planning Commission by the Township, the landowner is contacted to let them know they may pick up the signed Mylar and other copies at the Washington County Planning Commission Office.
The next step is to bring the following to the Donegal Township Municipal Office: Mylar and any additional copies, sewage planning module or receipt of sewage tap-in or a copy of a current bill if this is a pre-existing sewage system, and the completed subdivision application. The Secretary at that time will contact the Donegal Township Planning Commission to schedule a meeting. The Planning Commission Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Building, located at 34 N. Liberty Street, West Alexander, PA 15376. The landowner or a representative must attend the meeting. The Planning Commission will review the plan and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on the acceptability of the plan.
The plan will then be given by the Planning Commission to the Board of Supervisors who will either approve or disapprove the plan at their monthly meeting, which is the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. If approved, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors will sign all copies of the plan and the Secretary will process by attesting and sealing the subdivision plan.
You will be contacted the following day, informing you that your plan was either approved and ready to be picked up, or denied and what steps are needed for approval.
THE PLAN MUST BE RECORDED WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS AFTER THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE AND SIGN THE PLAN.