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.
Application to Appeal to the Decision of the Zoning Officer, Revised 5-28-2013
Special Exception Application 7-13-2007
Variance Application 7-13-2007