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Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board conducts public hearings at the request of developers and residents seeking zoning relief to an existing provision of the zoning ordinance via variance or special exception. The Board meets when an application and/or zoning petition has been submitted. Meetings are advertised in advance in the local news, and are posted on the Borough’s website. The Borough also mails notices to property owners within 500 feet of the subject property. 

The Zoning Hearing Board interprets the Borough’s zoning ordinance and makes decisions whether applications should be approved or denied. Records of the proceedings are maintained. An appeal of their findings may be taken to the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County. 

New appointments and re-appointments usually occur in December or January annually.

Solicitor

Michael P. Clarke, Esq.
Rudolph Clarke LLC
Seven Neshaminy Interplex
Suite 200
Trevose, PA 19053

Meeting Schedule

  • Meets: 3rd Monday of each month or as needed (based on submitted applications)
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Borough Hall or held remotely

All meeting dates, changes and/or cancellations are reflected on the Borough’s website calendar. Meetings are open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Remote meeting information, including video and audio participation, is advertised on the Borough’s website under News. Those requiring special accommodations for in-person, and/or remote meetings should contact the Borough Administrative Office at 610-828-1092 as soon as possible to make arrangements.

Members

  • Size of Board: 5 Members
  • Term Length: 3 Years
  • Term Limit: None
Member Term Expires (3 Year Term)
Richard Barton, Chair 12/2021
Gregory Scharff 12/2021
Marlowe Doman 12/2022
Alan Chmielewski 12/2022
Mark Danek 12/2020

Zoning Hearing Meeting Agendas & Packets

To learn more about the Borough's Zoning Ordinance or to find information on zoning application requirements, please visit Zoning Services or contact the Borough's Zoning Officer directly by using the contact information provided below. 

Contact Information

Zoning Services

Hours
Zoning Officer's Hours:
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: by appointment

Telephone & Email Directory

Name Title Telephone
Eric P. Johnson
Zoning Officer (610) 828-1092 x116