West Chester, PA- Lamb McErlane PC partner Mark P. Thompson was a panelist along with Sean High from the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law and Shelly Dehoff of the PA Ag Ombudsman Program/Lancaster County Conservation District. The meeting held at the Chester County Agricultural Development Council discussed Act 38, also known as ACRE (Agriculture, Communities and Rural Environment).
ACRE went into effect to ensure that ordinances adopted by local governments to regulate normal agricultural operations are not in violation of state law. A local ordinance cannot exceed, duplicate or conflict with state law.
At Lamb McErlane Mark concentrates his practice on municipal, land use, environmental law and property tax assessment matters. He advises townships, boroughs, school districts and municipal authorities, as well as corporations and individuals.
Mark serves as Solicitor for numerous municipalities as well as on the Board of Directors of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, the Housing Partnership of Chester County and the West Chester Downtown Foundation. He is also Chairman of the West Chester Borough Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee and a member of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force Committee and the Stormwater Utility Implementation Advisory for the Borough of West Chester.
Mark P. Thompson, Sean High and Shelly Dehoff.