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APPEAL AFFECTED AND AGGRIEVED RESIDENTS FROM ADVERSE ACTION SUPERVISORS WHITPAIN TOWNSHIP. JULES DORNBERG ET AL. (08/17/81)

COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: August 17, 1981.

IN RE: APPEAL OF AFFECTED AND AGGRIEVED RESIDENTS FROM THE ADVERSE ACTION OF THE SUPERVISORS OF WHITPAIN TOWNSHIP. JULES DORNBERG ET AL., APPELLANTS

Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County in case of In Re: Appeal of Affected and Aggrieved Residents from Adverse Action of the Supervisors of Whitpain Township, No. 80-15178.

COUNSEL

William W. Spalding, Fell, Spalding, Goff & Rubin, for appellants.

John P. Knox, with him David R. Weyl, Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand, Marc B. Kaplin, Lesser & Kaplin, and J. Peirce Anderson, for appellees.

Judges Mencer, Blatt and MacPhail, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Blatt.

Author: Blatt

[ 61 Pa. Commw. Page 306]

This is an appeal from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County which dismissed the zoning appeal of certain residents of Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, for failure to post bond. The residents had sought to overturn the action of the Board of Supervisors of Whitpain Township in reclassifying a 59-acre tract of land owned by the appellees, John F. Rotelle and Alfred F. Rotelle, from residential to industrial. They contended that the rezoning was invalid because it constituted spot zoning and because the vote of the Board of Supervisors contained procedural irregularities.

[ 61 Pa. Commw. Page 307]

We have reviewed the record and are of the opinion that the lower court properly imposed a bond requirement and that the resolution of the case reached by the lower court was correct. We will therefore affirm the lower court's order on the basis of the opinion of Judge Anthony Scirica at No. 80-15178 in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, filed March 31, 1981.

Order

And Now, this 17th day of August, 1981, the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County in the above-captioned case is affirmed.

Disposition

Affirmed.

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