Commission is an advisory board consisting of five (5) members serving
four (4) year terms. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to
Borough Council on all land development and subdivision applications
submitted to the Borough. The Commission plays an important role in
developing the Borough’s Comprehensive Plan, as well as keeping the
Subdivision and Land Development and Zoning Ordinances up to date and in
compliance with Pennsylvania's Municipalities Planning Code (MPC).
The majority of
the Planning Commission’s duties pertain to the review of land
development and subdivision plans, however, it also reviews proposed
changes to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map; proposed changes to the
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan
revisions, rezoning petitions, and conditional use applications.
A Planning Commission member cannot serve
on the Zoning Hearing Board. Only a certain number of Planning
Commissioners can be officers or employees of the Borough. On a
commission of five (5) members, at least three (3) shall be citizen
members. The Commissioners are appointed by Borough Council and
receive no compensation
Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in
Borough Council Chambers, Borough Hall, 21 Locust Street, Macungie.
Commissioners are encouraged to attend education and training seminars.