The DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT is responsible for matters related to engineering, planning, zoning, land use, subdivision and land development. It’s also responsible for codes enforcement, building inspection as well as overseeing Public Works including Township highways, parks and wastewater treatment facilities. The Department also administers and supports various advisory boards including: Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Health Board, Environmental Advisory Council and Fire Board.
The Department of Housing and Community Development staff consists of a Director, who serves as the Zoing Officer, an Engineer who services as the Public Works Director, two Building Inspectors/Codes Enforcement Officers, one Health/Codes Enforcement Officer, one part-time Codes Enforcement Officer, a part time Fire Marshall/Fire Administrator and one support staff member. The Township solicitor conducts legal reviews. The staff is augmented by private agencies and engineering companies, as needed. Subdivision and land development plans are also reviewed by Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, which provides written comments and also attends Township meetings.
The Code Enforcement Officer deal with a myriad of issues including building and zoning permits, plan reviews, permit issuance, multiple stages and aspects of construction inspection, restaurant and food sanitation inspection, environmental health and sanitation issues, operational fire safety inspections, compliance investigation, rental property inspection and property maintenance violations and nuisance abatement.