Our challenge is front page of the Times-Tribune today. We will not stop until we prevail!
Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA
Kyle Wind, Staff Writer
January 22, 2015
“Through the law firm Curtin & Heefner, Friends of Lackawanna appealed Wednesday a preliminary zoning opinion from Dunmore code enforcement officer Joseph Lorince stating the borough’s maximum height restriction does not apply to the landfill.
In the 27-page appeal, excluding attachments, attorney Lauren Williams attacked Mr. Lorince’s 12-page written opinion point-by-point, including the central question about maximum heights in the zoning ordinance.
“In an attempt to get around the zoning ordinance’s application to KSL, the decision engages in semantic gymnastics and effectively attempts to rewrite the zoning ordinance,” Ms. Williams and the plaintiffs argued.”
“The [Dunmore Zoning Officer’s] opinion echoed some points Keystone attorney Jeffrey Belardi made in a position paper he submitted to the borough when the landfill sought clarification on its zoning status.
Friends of Lackawanna, a nonprofit civic group formed to fight the expansion, strongly disagreed in its appeal.
“This absurd interpretation ignores the fact that (the ordinance) clearly does subject ‘structures’ to height limitations,” the appeal states.”