Notice of Special Meeting
Hellertown Borough Council will meet on September 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm to review plans, specifications, cost estimates and location for a new public works facility. The meeting will be held at Hellertown Borough Hall, 685 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055.
Borough of Hellertown
Zoning Hearing Board Vacancy
The Borough of Hellertown is seeking a qualified resident to fill an unexpired term 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 September 14, 2018 to Cathy Hartranft, Borough Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates will be requested to meet with Borough Council on September 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm to be considered. A copy of the The Zoning Hearing Board in PA can be found Zoning Hearing Board Publication
LANDFILL BID DOCUMENTS
BOROUGH OF HELLERTOWN