Zoning Hearing Board

Purpose of the Board:

The primary purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance by hearing appeals on the zoning officer’s determinations and by granting relief from the literal enforcement of the ordinance in certain hardship situations. The right to appeal for relief is an important step in insuring that due process is followed when restricting use of private property for a predetermined public good.

Meeting Schedule: Scheduled as needed (See Calendar)

Term: 3 Years

Members:

  • Mel Cooksey, Chairperson
  • Bill Baver
  • Hank Phillips

Attorney: Allan B. Greenwood, Esq.
Zoning Officer: Bill Lawrence

Links:
Zoning Hearing Board Application
The Zoning Hearing Board – Planning Series #6 from the PA Governor’s Center for Local Government Services