Looking to share some time and expertise with your Township? We currently have openings on the Recreation and Zoning Hearing boards in 2021. A brief description of roles and responsibilities of members are listed below. If interested, please fill out the Board Interest Form and return it via email to email@example.com.
What is the Zoning Hearing Board?
Positions are currently available on the following Boards & Committees:
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body, consisting of five regular members all of whom are residents of the Township. Members are appointed by Township Commissioners to serve 5-year terms.
During their tenure, members of the Zoning Hearing Board are not permitted to hold any other office in the municipality.
The Board is responsible for the following activities:
- Hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged that the Zoning Officer(s) has erred in applying or interpreting regulations.
- Hearing and making decisions on special exceptions.
- Authorizing variances from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance, as permitted by the Municipalities Planning Code.
For more information or interest in volunteering for the Zoning Hearing Board, call 717-732-0711, option 4.
Roles and Responsibilities of Recreation Board Members:
- Attend Board Meetings
Attendance at board meetings is extremely important, both to get business done and to keep members involved and informed.
- Give Advice & Provide Recommendations
A board advises its elected officials on all aspects of municipal recreation and parks services including setting policies and accepting grants, gifts, donations, personal property or real estate.
- Plan for Future & Help Implement Plans
A board develops goals, inventories the existing park areas, recreation facilities and programs within the community, determines what the needs are and sets priorities. Boards also help to develop individual park master plans and establish short and long-range park development goals.
- Promote & Publicize Services
A board promotes parks, recreation facilities, and recreation programs and services to the community by distributing materials, interacting with residents at sponsored events and sharing information via social media.
- Encourage Participation
A board serves as a community forum for new ideas, programs, policies and procedures for recreation and parks. To improve recreation and parks operations, boards welcome citizen involvement by seeking suggestions and constructive criticism.
For more information or interest in volunteering for the Recreation Board, please contact Skylar or Caroline at 717-732-0711, option 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org