ADVISORS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS &
Borough Council appoints a number of people to assist them in the
conduct of local government affairs. Some of these people have
particular job skills; others concentrate on a specific area of
community concern. The following describes most of these appointments.
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provides legal advice and represents the Council in legal actions. This
is a paid position.
technical advice, prepares plans and specifications, and provides
oversight on most civil engineering projects. Sometimes specialty
engineers are retained for particular projects. These are paid
Zoning Hearing Board
three-member Board whose function is to hear appeals of the decisions of
the Zoning Officer. The Board has the authority to approve exemptions
from certain requirements contained in the Zoning Ordinance by granting
a variance. Although Council appoints this Board, the Board's decisions
can be appealed only through the State Courts. The Zoning Hearing Board
meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM
in the Municipal Building, provided that there is business to
Codes Management & Appeals Board is
a five-member Board whose role is to hear appeals of the Building
Inspector's decisions relative to compliance with the building codes
adopted by Borough Council. This Board convenes only when there is
is a five-member Board which deals with land-use issues, reviews all
development projects in the Borough, and recommends their findings to
Council. The Planning Commission also prepares amendments to the Zoning
Ordinance with the assistance of the planning consultant and the
engineering consultant. The Planning Commission meetings are scheduled
for the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Municipal
Building, provided that there is business to conduct.
Civil Service Commission is a three-member Commission
which convenes when Council decides to hire a police officer. They
provide a eligibility list of qualified candidates for selection in
accordance with state laws. They may also convene to review appeals
associated with disciplinary problems. The Commission convenes only when
there is pertinent business.
Western Butler County Authority (W.B.C.A.)
is responsible for the sanitary sewage system that serves
Zelienople and surrounding municipalities. Council makes two
appointments to the Authority. Their meetings are held the second
Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at their facility located at 607
Market St., Zelienople.
Municipal Airport Authority
is responsible for overseeing the Zelienople Airport. Council appoints
five members to this group. The Municipal Airport Authority Meetings are
scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the
Zelienople Borough Building Council Chambers. It is advised that you contact them (724-452-1290)
for specific meeting information or visit
The Public Library Boarddirects the operation of the Zelienople Public Library. As
this is supported by Borough taxes, Council appoints one of its members
or a representative to the Board. They also make a second appointment,
a "Community at Large" member to the Board. Meetings are held the last
Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Zelienople Area Public Library.
Vacancy Management Board
is activated only when Borough Council can not produce a majority vote
to replace one of its own members.