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Quick Information

WHEN ARE THE REGULAR SUPERVISOR’S MEETINGS?

Regular monthly meetings will be the 1st Monday of the month at 6 PM at the township building on Hickory Lane except for (2019):

Monday June 3 at Mount Dewey Community Hall
Monday September 9 at Township Building
Monday October 7 at Mount Dewey Community Hall
Wednesday, November 6 at Township Building
Monday, December 9 at Township Building

                Special monthly meetings (work sessions) will be Wednesdays prior to the monthly meeting at 5 PM at the township building at which time the agenda for the upcoming meeting is set.  All other special meetings will be advertised in the local newspapers at least 24 hours before the meeting.

 

WHEN ARE THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING’S?

Planning Commission meetings are the third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM

(To be added to the Planning Commission meeting, your information MUST be received in the Business Office 2 weeks prior)

 

WHAT ARE THE BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS?

Township office hours are Monday through Friday 7 – 3 and Saturday’s by appointment

 

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A COMPLAINT?

If you have a complaint regarding garbage, junk, overgrown land, etc. you MUST submit your concern in writing to the Ransom Township Business Office either via a direct email to ransom2435@epix.net or go to ransomtownship.com and click the “submit a concern” link. Once the information is received and reviewed, the proper authority will investigate.

 

WHEN ARE THE RECYCLING DAYS?

The dates for recycling can be found in several places; the quarterly newsletter, the front page of the website, the calendar of the website and pinned to the top of the Ransom Township Facebook page

 

WHAT IS THE LAND SUBDIVISION PROCESS AND FEES?

Click HERE for a subdivision application, review rates for Ransom Township are:

                                Minor subdivision = $35 & $10 per lot created

                                Major subdivision = $200 & $25 per lot created

These rates do NOT include, PA DEP, Lackawanna County Planning Commission review fees or filing fees

 

WHAT ARE THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW RATES?

Set land development review rates as:

                                Non-Residential Structures (Commercial, office, professional, Manufacturing, warehousing / distribution and similar facilities) = $75.00 plus $7.50 per 1,000 square foot of floor area

Two Single – Family Residential Dwellings on an existing lot = Flat Fee $75.00

Multi-Family Residential (Three or more residential unit, such as apartments, townhouse, condominiums, dormitories, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc) = $75.00 plus $15 per unit. Minimum fee: $105.00

Set rate to re-sign approved subdivision plans = $200

Set rate to change form B Waivered non-buildable lot to buildable lot = $200

 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS/FEES TO REQUEST AN APPEAL HEARING?

Set zoning board, conditional use, and special exception hearing deposit:

$800 deposit per hearing date, plus any additional fees .

Submit a letter stating why you feel an appeal should be granted.

 

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR ON-LOT SEWAGE AND WHO DO I CONTACT?

Click HERE for a fee schedule.

Contact Ransom Township Sewage Enforcement Officer, Osbert Patton at 570-378-2907.

A copy of the sewer permit is required to be given to the building inspector when applying for a building permit.  Once issued, the sewer and / or building permit (covered in plastic) shall be posted within 10 feet from the edge of the property involved

 

WHAT REQUIRES A BUILDING PERMIT, WHAT IS THE FEE AND WHO DO I CONTACT?

All building and all remodeling within the township are governed by the Uniform Construction Code and their required permits. You MUST present your sewage permit for a new commercial/home construction permit.

                                $300 = commercial building up to 5,000 square feet then $50 for each additional 5,000 square feet; over 50,000 square feet the fee will be reviewed

                                $400 = house

                                $300 = addition

                                $150 = pole barn over 500 square feet

                                $150 = Structural changes

                                $150 = Roof – Residential

                                $  75 = Roof of non-attached accessory structure

                                $200 = garage attached to house

                                $150 = free standing garage / carport / shed over 500 square feet

                                $150 = plumbing

                                $150 = electrical

                                $150 = deck (over 24”)

                                $125 = pool

                                $  36 = each visit above the standard number of visits per permit

                                $  75 = Driveway permit (If on a Twp. Road, otherwise contact PennDOT)

                                $150 = Logging permit

Contact Ransom Township Building Code Officer, Dennis Macheska at 570-388-2539

 

WHAT REQUIRES A ZONING PERMIT, WHAT IS THE FEE AND WHO DO I CONTACT?

Fencing = Zoning permit: $70

Shed under 500 Square Feet = Zoning permit: $70

Contact Ransom Township Zoning Officer, Donald Wells at 570-498-4486