Agricultural Security Area
The Board of Supervisors in 1992 adopted Resolution No. 92-12 creating a joint Agricultural Security Area with the Townships of Skippack and Towamencin comprising a total of 1,082 acres. The acreage in Lower Salford’s Agricultural Security Area has grown from 405 acres to approximately 650 acres. The benefits to landowners in an ASA are as follows.
- Local governments are not to enact ordinances that would unreasonably restrict normal farming practices or structures.
- Local governments shall not define as a public nuisance normal farming practices.
- Eminent domain protection (added levels of review)
- Hazardous waste and low-level radioactive waste sites are not to be located on land in an ASA.
- Farmlands in ASA’s are eligible for agricultural easement programs.
- State funded development projects that might affect ASA’s are to be reviewed.
To apply for ASA designation, contact Assistant Township Manager Mary L. West at 215-256-8087. For information on the Farmland Preservation Program, contact Elizabeth Emlen, Montgomery County Farmland Preservation Administrator at 610-278-3754 or click here to visit the Montgomery County Farmland Preservation website.
Lower Salford Township’s Agricultural Security Area
Advisory Committee (ASAAC)
Mary L. West, Secretary, Joseph S. Czajkowski, Pete Retzlaff, Barry Swartz, Brent Allebach, William Moore and Chris Canavan
For more information on the ASAAC, please contact Mary West at the Township Office: 215-256-8087