Township Advisory Board Vacancies: Residents Sought
The Township of Lower Merion is seeking qualified Township residents to serve on the following advisory boards:
- Shade Tree Commission: The Shade Tree Commission (STC) is composed of not more than 9 residents of the Township who serve 5-year terms of office. The STC has exclusive custody and control of all shade trees on Township property and is authorized to plant, remove, maintain and protect all shade trees on the public streets and highways in accordance with the published rules and regulations of the Township. Experience in landscape architecture, social media, and communications are preferred but not required. More information about the STC can be found here in the Township Code: Chapter 128: Shade Trees
- Zoning Hearing Board Alternate: The Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) is composed of three members and two alternates who are residents of the Township. The ZHB has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render final adjudications in various matters relating to zoning. Alternates to the ZHB serve 3-year terms of office. When seated, an alternate shall be entitled to participate in all proceedings and discussions of the ZHB to the same and full extent as provided by law for regular members. An alternate may participate in any proceeding or discussion of the ZHB but shall not be entitled to vote as a regular member of the ZHB unless designated as a voting member. Experience in planning, zoning or land use law is preferred but not required. More information about the ZHB can be found here in the Township Code: Chapter 155:Zoning
- Environmental Advisory Council: The Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is composed of seven residents of the Township who serve 4-year terms of office. The EAC provides advice to the Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission for the promotion and conservation of natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the Township. Experience in the development of environmentally sensitive land or technical training in the environmental sciences or energy conservation is preferred but not required. More information about the EAC can be found here in the Township Code: Chapter 13:Environmental Advisory Council
- Cable Television Advisory Committee: The Cable Television Advisory Committee (CTAC) is composed of eight residents of the Township who serve 3-year terms of office. CTAC serves as an advisory body to the Board of Commissioners with respect to the Township’s franchise agreements with both Comcast and Verizon. Members represent a cross section of varied interests in the Township. Knowledge of the cable television industry and the PEG system (public-, educational- and governmental-access TV stations) is preferred. Members do not advise on satellite TV, telephone/cellular or Internet issues. More information about the CTAC can be found here in the Township Code: Chapter 140:Telecommunications Facilities
- Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board: The Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board (UCCAB) is composed of five members and two alternates who are residents of the Township. These individuals serve 5-year terms of office. The purpose of the UCCAB is to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Code Official relative to the application and interpretation of the Uniform Construction Code. Members must be qualified by experience and training to deliberate on matters pertaining to building construction. More information about the UCCAB can be found here: Chapter 143: Uniform Construction Code
Qualified individuals should complete the Boards & Commissions Application Form, which can be found on www.lowermerion.org under “I Want To… Apply For… Boards & Commissions.” The completed application and a current resume should be submitted to Jody L. Kelley, Township Secretary, 75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 or by e-mail to email@example.com by Friday, October 19, 2018.
For further information please contact the Township Secretary via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 610-645-6145.