Planning Commission

About the Pike County Planning Commission:

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 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.




    Richard A. Caridi Commissioner Liaison to Planning Commission
    Georgene Snyder - Vice-Chair Blooming Grove
    Dennis Brink - Chair Dingman Township
    Fred Suljic Lackawaxen Township
    Mary Ann Conza Lehman Township
    Vacant Matamoras Borough
    Charles Burnett Greene Township
    Keith Raser Shohola Township
    James Trunzo Palmyra Township
    Steven Vitale Delaware Township


    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 Call For Meeting Agendas or Minutes


    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.


    Office Info

    Hours M-F 8:00 - 4:30
    Phone 570-296-3500
    Fax 570-296-3501
    Internal Extension 1380
    Address 837 Route 6, Unit 3
    Shohola, PA 18458
    Contact Email
    Directions 5 Miles West of I-84 & Route 6 Interchange (Exit 46)