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Planning Commission Vacancy

Planning Commission Vacancy

The Board of Commissioners seeks applicants to serve on the Planning Commission for the unexpired term ending 1/1/24 term.  If you are interested and would like to be considered for appointment, please download and complete the application form and submit it along with a resume and references to: Attn: Township Manager, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103 or info@salisburytownshippa.org.


Powers and Duties of the Planning Commission

(a) The planning agency shall at the request of the governing body have the power and shall be required to:
          (1) Prepare the comprehensive plan for the development of the municipality as set forth in this act, and
                present it for the consideration of the governing body.
          (2) Maintain and keep on file records of its action. All records and files of the planning agency shall be in
               the possession of the governing body.
(b) The planning agency at the request of the governing body may:
          (1) Make recommendations to the governing body concerning the adoption or amendment of an official
               map.
          (2) Prepare and present to the governing body of the municipality a zoning ordinance, and make
               recommendations to the governing body on proposed amendments to it as set forth in this act.

          (3) Prepare, recommend and administer subdivision and land development and planned residential
               development regulations, as set forth in this act.
          (4) Prepare and present to the governing body of the municipality a building code and a housing code
               and make recommendations concerning proposed amendments thereto.
          (5) Do such other acts or make such studies as may be necessary to fulfill the duties and obligations
                imposed by this act.
          (6) Prepare and present to the governing body of the municipality an environmental study.
          (7) Submit to the governing body of a municipality a recommended capital improvements program.
          (7.1) Prepare and present to the governing body of the municipality a water survey, which shall
                 consistent with the State Water Plan and any applicable water resources plan adopted by a river
                 basin commission. The water survey shall be conducted in consultation with any public water
                 supplier in the area to be surveyed.
          (8) Promote public interest in, and understanding of, the comprehensive plan and planning.
          (9) Make recommendations to governmental, civic and private agencies and individuals as to the
               effectiveness of the proposals of such agencies and individuals. (10) Hold public hearings and
               meetings.
          (10.1) Present testimony before any board.
          (11) Require from other departments and agencies of the municipality such available information as
                 relates to the work of the planning agency.
          (12) In the performance of its functions, enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys with the
                 consent of the owner.
          (13) Prepare and present to the governing body of the municipality a study regarding the feasibility and
                 practicability of using renewable energy sources in specific areas within the municipality.
          (14) Review the zoning ordinance, subdivision and land development ordinance, official map,
                 provisions for planned residential development, and such other ordinances and regulations
                 governing the development of land no less frequently than it reviews the comprehensive plan.