Created by Resolution of the Pike County Board of Commissioners in August 1965, the Pike County Planning Commission has served as an Advisory Board to the Pike County Board of Commissioners on matters of future growth and development over its forty-five-year history. Many of the Planning Commission's efforts are focused on providing assistance to the County's thirteen municipalities.
The following duties summarize the functions and activities of the Planning Commission in Pike County:
- To provide for the active participation of all local governments and public and private agencies in a review of the needs, requirements, and goals of the County
- To establish a continuing program of public education aimed at creating an awareness and understanding among the people of the County of their common interest in the sound development of the county as a whole.
- To undertake research and surveys of existing conditions and future prospects of the physical, economic, social, and governmental resources of the County.
- To prepare and keep updated a long-range comprehensive plan of development that will provide for the best future growth of the County in terms of its specific needs, requirements, and goals; present the Comprehensive Plan for the consideration of the governing body, and promote public interest in, and the understanding of, the comprehensive plan and planning.
- To assist local planning agencies by providing information on matters of county and regional significance.
- To provide technical planning assistance to local municipalities.
- To encourage cooperation among local governments and regional authorities and to encourage and assist with the development of multi-municipal planning efforts.
Authorization for the establishment of a Planning Commission is set forth under Article II, Section 201 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247, as enacted and amended. The Pike County Planning Commission, as per the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), includes nine members who are residents of the County and provide a broad geographic representation of the county. Members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners for a term of four years.
|Ronald Schmalzle||Commissioner Liaison to Planning Commission|
|Kevin Stroyan||Milford Township|
|Dennis Brink||Dingman Township|
|Fred Suljic - Vice Chair||Lackawaxen Township|
|Mary Ann Conza||Lehman Township|
|Thomas Greiner||Matamoras Borough|
|Charles Burnett||Greene Township|
|Keith Raser - Chair||Shohola Township|
|Dave Zeiler||Palmyra Township|
|Frank Tarquinio||Milford Borough|
All meetings of the Pike County Planning Commission are held at the Pike County Office of Community Planning on Route 6 (Shohola Business Center, Unit 3) in Shohola. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 3:30 PM.
Please see Commissioners Office page for Meeting Agendas
In the event of severe weather, a decision to cancel will be made by 10:00am on the meeting date. Our office will contact Planning Commission members on the morning of the meeting should the weather be questionable and cancellation is in the best interest of safety for all. Should we be unable to contact you, please contact our office at 296-3500 before venturing out.