Mission: The Schuylkill Township Planning Commission (PC) advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on issues of land use, land development, subdivision, ordinance amendments, zoning and the comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission is committed to providing the community with high-quality, proactive services and programs to enhance the quality of life of the Township’s residents, businesses, and visitors, and to promote a well-designed, physically-integrated, livable, and prosperous community. The PC is served by seven volunteer residents of the Township appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
To apply for an open position on the PC, please fill out our Volunteer Application and send it with a letter of interest to the Township Manager. If you are applying for a specific and currently open position, you will be notified by the Township Manager’s Office following the application deadline whether you are being considered by the applicable entity. If you are submitting an application to be considered in the future as openings occur, you will be contacted by Township staff when the vacancy is announced in order to confirm your interest in this specific opportunity.
Meetings: 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.
Commission: 7 Members 4-Year Term
Commission Members and Their Terms
|Member||Term Expiration||Date Appointed||Date Reappointed|
|Michael Bauer||December 2023||January 2012||January 2020|
|Peter Bigelow||December 2022||May 2020||n/a|
|Barbara Cohen||December 2021||January 2018||n/a|
|David Demey||December 2022||May 2020||n/a|
|Curt English - Chair||December 2021||January 2015||January 2018|
|Andrew Jacob||December 2023||January 2021||n/a|
|Michael Pellegrino||December 2021||January 2019||n/a|
|Tom Gresko - Alternate||December 2021||July 2021||n/a|
|Vacancy - Alternate||December 2024||n/a||n/a|
|Secretary - Kim Yocom|
|BOS Liaison - Mark Donovan|
How the Schuylkill Township Planning Commission Operates
The Schuylkill Township Planning Commission is an independent, volunteer panel of seven citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve as an advisory body on issues of land use throughout the Township.
Focused on, but not limited to:
- the promotion of the public health, safety, and general well-being of the community, and
- accommodation of the constantly changing needs and demands of the community, and
- the evaluation of the overall economic benefit to the Township when reviewing applications
Resulting in, but not limited to:
- the development of a sense of Township-wide “community”, by building upon and preserving Schuylkill Township’s natural, historic, and scenic features, and
- a continuous process of thorough, thoughtful, and deliberative review of land development that is in the best interests of the Township and its residents, and
- the development of policies, programs, and projects that support public and private efforts to meet these ends
It does so:
- in accordance with the powers and duties of planning agencies and planning commissions in accordance with Article II of Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, and
- with the guidance of:
- the 1991 Schuylkill Township Comprehensive Plan as amended June 2005, and
- the benefit of citizenry input