Zoning Hearing Board
|Gene Heyman - Chairman
|Mark Galbraith - Vice Chairman
|Victor Neubaum - Solicitor
The Zoning Hearing Board consists of five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. All
members are Township residents and serve a five-year term. A Solicitor who provides legal counsel
assists the Board. By Pennsylvania Statute, the Zoning Hearing Board chooses the Solicitor, but
his compensation is set and paid by the Board of Supervisors. Meetings are held on the second
Monday of each month and are held at the Township Building.
Members are paid a fee for each meeting attended.
The Zoning Hearing Board's purpose is to hear appeals of the Zoning Officer's decision by
interpreting the ordinance and granting relief from the literal enforcement of that ordinance in
certain hardship situations. Also, it decides on applications for variances, home occupations and
special exceptions. The Board schedules hearings on applications of requested appeals. It hears the
evidence presented and renders decisions that contain findings of fact and conclusion of the law.
Legal notices of proposed meetings are listed in the legal section of the local newspaper. Copies
are also sent to the applicant and adjacent neighbors of the applicant. A notice is posted at the