Zoning Hearing Board
The Zoning Hearing Board meets the last Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. of any month in which a zoning application has been filed before the filing deadline. The Board operates in a quasi-legal manner according to the PA Municipalities Planning Code and with the assistance of a solicitor and a court recorder. The public is invited to attend.
The Zoning Hearing Board is primarily responsible to hear testimony on proposed property uses which, by their unlisted, dissimilar and/or intensive nature, require special exception and/or variance approvals for their zoning district location. Approvals generally are associated with conditions for parking, exterior lighting, hours of operation, and/or signage size limitations. Disapprovals can be appealed to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.