Volunteer Position Available

The township zoning hearing board has a vacant alternate member position. An appointed alternate member of the zoning board may participate and may vote to meet quorum of the zoning board or hearing officer present. The zoning hearing board is a quasi-judicial agency of the township that makes decisions regarding specific types of land use actions. The zoning board functions like a court, although formal court procedures are not necessarily required. The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code provides a specific set of rules that must be followed for applications submitted to the zoning board, on the township zoning regulations and the law.

Volunteer Application

Zoning Hearing Board Duties and Procedures

The zoning board hears requested:

  1. Special exceptions
  2. Variances
  3. Substantive challenges to the validity of any land use ordinance
  4. Challenges to the validity of a land use ordinance that raise procedural questions or allege defects in the process of enactment
  5. Appeals from zoning officer determination
  6. Appeals from a determination by municipal engineer or zoning officer on the administration of a floodplain ordinance
  7. Appeals from a determination of any officer or agency regarding a transfer of development rights
  8. Appeals from a zoning officer’s decision on a preliminary opinion
  9. Appeals from a determination of a zoning officer  municipal engineer on the administration of sedimentation and erosion control or stormwater management regulations