The Lower Macungie Township Zoning Hearing Board tonight dismissed the complaints of residents who are trying to preserve more than 600 acres of farmland from a major development by Jaindl Land Co.
Attorneys for David Jaindl and the township asked the zoning hearing board to reject the case which hinges on whether residents had adequate notice before the township passed changes to the zoning ordinance that would enable Jaindl to go ahead with his plans.
Tonight’s decision by the two-man zoning hearing board, William Royer and Brian Higgins, was not unexpected. Friends for the Protection of Lower Macungie posted on the group’s Facebook page Sunday that the residents didn’t expect to win at the zoning hearing board. The post said that the “real legal battle is in the court system where the appellants claim there were ‘procedural’ defects in the way the township created the Jaindl zoning ordinance.”
Lower Macungie Patch will have the full story on the meeting Wednesday.