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Carbon planners approve Penn Forest subdivision

Published February 18. 2010 05:00PM

One proposed subdivision plan received approval from the Carbon County Planning Commission on Tuesday.

During the monthly meeting of the planning commission, which meets the third Tuesday of every month, the board unanimously gave Mary P. Wargo the green light to subdivide 108.433 acres at 1 Wargo Lane, Penn Forest Township. The plans call for the creation of an 89.937-acre plot that is to be donated to the nature conservancy. The remaining 18.496 acres would be subdivided into a 10.447-acre lot, a 3.767-acre lot, and a 4.282-acre lot.

Ivan O. Meixell Jr., planner, said in his report to the board that Wargo would retain the largest lot, while the smaller two lots would be added to land owned by her daughters, Barbara Wargo Griffith and Audrey Wargo Nicols.

Meixell said that the proposal contains all final plan requirements of the Penn Forest Township Subdivision and Land Development ordinances and recommended the approval.

In other matters, the commission said "thank you for your years of service" to one of its' members, Len Alabovitz. Alabovitz announced that he is resigning from his post on the commission due to personal matters. The resignation will now be acted on by the Carbon County Commissioners, who will then appoint a new member to the planning commission.

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