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BOARD SUPERVISORS HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP AND HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP v. JOHN S. MANOS (03/18/83)

COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: March 18, 1983.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP AND HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, APPELLANTS
v.
JOHN S. MANOS, APPELLEE

Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County in the case of John S. Manos v. Board of Supervisors of Highland Township and Highland Township, a Township of the Second Class, No. 435 October Term, 1980.

COUNSEL

Roger E. Legg, for appellants.

Patrick O'Donnell, with him John E. Good, for appellee.

Judges Rogers, Craig and MacPhail, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Rogers.

Author: Rogers

[ 73 Pa. Commw. Page 10]

This is the appeal of a municipality from an order of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas directing

[ 73 Pa. Commw. Page 11]

    the municipality to approve a developer's preliminary plan of subdivision by reason of the municipality's failure to render a decision concerning the approval or rejection of the developer's plan and communicate its decision to the developer in writing not later than 90 days following the date of the regular meeting of the governing body or the planning agency next following the date the application is filed, as required by Section 508 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act of July 31, 1968, P.L. 805, as amended, 53 P.S. ยง 10508. The municipality made a decision to reject the plan on October 6, 1980, the last day allowed, but the decision was not composed by the municipality's solicitor or put in the mail to the developer until the next day, October 7, 1980, and not received by the developer until some days still later. We affirm the order of the common pleas court on the opinion of Judge Melody reported at Pa. D. & C.3rd ( ).

Order

And Now, this 18th day of March, 1983, the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County dated September 29, 1981 is affirmed.

Disposition

Affirmed.

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