Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body that hears and renders decisions regarding specific types of land use actions, as established by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.  The primary purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board is to ensure the fair and equitable application of the Zoning Ordinance. It has jurisdiction to hear and decide the following, but it is not limited to: applications for Variances, applications for Special Exceptions, procedural challenges to the Zoning Ordinance and appeals from the determination of the Zoning Officer.

The most common request before the Zoning Hearing Board is a Variance Request:  When an applicant believes the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship, the applicant may request the Zoning Hearing Board grant a variance.  Click here for the hardship criteria.

Another request before the Zoning Hearing Board is a Special Exception Request:  A special exception is a use permitted or denied by the Zoning Hearing Board provided certain standards are met. 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Betsy Logan Asst. Township Manager 717-901-6050

Board Members

Name Title
Gary A. Rothrock Liaison to Board of Commissioners
Jody Rebarchak

Zoning Hearing Board Appointments

NameTitleTerm
Beryl Kuhr

Member

2025

LuAnn Karns Fick

Member

2024

Member

2026

Bub Manning

Alternate

2024

Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor

NameTitlePhone
Michael J. Pykosh, Esq.

Solicitor

717-975-9446