BOROUGH OF HELLERTOWN
ORDINANCE NO.: 823 Hellertown Borough Council will consider for adoption at its July 16, 2018 meeting, an ordinance of the borough of Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania establishing no parking on portions of the west side of Main Street thirty feet north from the intersection of Main Street and Saucon Street. The full text of the ordinance may be obtained by clicking here.
Zoning Hearing Board Vacancy
The Borough of Hellertown is seeking a qualified resident to fill an 1) unexpired term and 2) alternate on the Zoning Hearing Board. The zoning hearing board is a quasi-judicial body that renders decisions on specific types of land use appeals and applications. The primary purpose of the zoning hearing board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance. The zoning hearing board hears appeals from the zoning officer’s determinations and grants relief from the literal enforcement of the zoning ordinance in certain hardship situations by means of a variance. The right to appeal for relief is an important step in ensuring that due process is followed when restricting use of private property for a predetermined public good. The zoning hearing board also hears applications for special use and challenges to the substantive validity of ordinances. The Pennsylvania Municipalities planning Code (MPC) provides a specific set of rules that must be followed for applications submitted to the zoning hearing board. The zoning hearing board has no legislative power; it can neither make nor modify zoning policy. Neither does the zoning hearing board have enforcement powers. The zoning hearing board schedules hearings on applications and appeals that come before it, takes evidence, and issues written decisions with findings of fact and conclusions of law. A zoning hearing board must limit its scope of activities to those permitted by the MPC and by the local zoning ordinance.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest by 4:00 pm June 15, 2018 to Cathy Hartranft, Borough Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates will be requested to meet with Borough Council on June 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm to be considered. A copy of the The Zoning Hearing Board in PA can be found PlanningSeries-ZHB
Applications are now being accepted for 2018 seasonal employment with the Borough of Hellertown Sanitation, Parks and Pool.