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 Zoning Hearing Board

The Selinsgrove Zoning Hearing Board consists of a five member board who serve 5-year overlapping terms.

This Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers of the Selinsgrove Community Building, provided that there is business to conduct. In Selinsgrove Borough, the members of the Zoning Hearing Board receive no compensation.

As required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, any community enacting a Zoning Ordinance must also create a Zoning Hearing Board. The primary purpose of such a board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the Zoning Ordinance by hearing appeals on the Zoning Officer’s determination, Special Exception Use requests, and by granting relief from the literal enforcement of the ordinance in certain hardship situations.

Since the Board has no legislative power, it can neither make nor modify zoning policy. Neither does the Board have enforcement powers. It is a quasi-judicial body; that is, its powers are to some extent judicial in nature. The Board schedules hearings on applications and appeals that come before it, takes evidence, and issues written decisions and findings of fact and conclusions of law. It must limit its scope of activities to those permitted by the Municipalities Planning Code and by the Borough Zoning Ordinance.

A Zoning Hearing Board decision can be appealed only through the Court of Common Pleas.

Zoning Hearing Board Members

Cyril Runkle, Chairman
300 East Bough Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Term expires 12/31/21


Brenda Fabian
534 Eighth Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Term expires 12/31/18

James Forster
908 Eighth Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Term expires 12/31/19


Edward Mann
216 West Snyder Street
Selinsgrove,  PA  17870
Term expires 12/31/20

Arnold Gentner
108 South High Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Term expires 12/31/17

Dena Gentner
First Alternate

108 South High Street
Selinsgrove, PA  17870
Term expires 12/31/17


Robert Slivinski, Solicitor
111 North High Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Second Alternate

Term expires 12/31/17




 Meeting Dates

Zoning Hearing Board 2017 Meeting Dates

The regular monthly meeting of the Selinsgrove Zoning Hearing Board will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove,  PA on the first Thursday of each month, except as noted below.

January 5, 2017
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 4, 2017
June 1, 2017
July 6, 2017
August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017
October 5, 2017
November 2, 2017
December 7, 2017