Boards and Commissions Handbook

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Official Boards and Commissions
of the Township of Lower Merion
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The Township of Lower Merion has been extremely fortunate to have concerned citizens who are willing to volunteer their time, energy and expertise to serve the community as members of our various Boards and Commissions.

Lower Merion has approximately 70 volunteers who actively serve our municipal government in every facet of community service from planning, zoning and historic preservations issues to a Cable Television Advisory Committee, Health Advisory Council and a Shade Tree Commission.

Lower Merion is an involved, high-spirited community whose citizens are proud to claim their township as progressive and uniquely beautiful. As citizens with a stake in the Township's future, the members of the various Boards and Commissions take their responsibility seriously.

This handbook provides brief descriptive material on each of the citizen Boards, Commissions and Committees of the Township. It is designed to further familiarize all on the vast scope of our Boards.

By legislative mandate, there may be specific requirements for certain appointments. For example factors such as geographical distribution and professional or occupational disciplines may be relevant. For details for these requirements or any additional information, please call Jody Kelley, Township Secretary (610.645.6145) or e-mail jkelley@lowermerion.org or your Ward Commissioner. Please see the Board of Commissioners page for information on your Ward Commissioner.

The Other Boards and Commissions page lists the current members, their tenure and anniversary dates. The responsibilities, terms of service and contact persons are listed below:


Board of Historical Architectural Review (HARB)

Membership: A Board of Historical Architectural Review is to be composed of nine members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, one of whom shall be a registered architect, one a licensed real estate broker, one the Director of the Department of Building and Planning of the Township of Lower Merion and six additional persons with knowledge of and interest in the preservation of historic districts. At least four members shall be residents of or have their principal business within the historic districts. All appointed members of the Board of Historical Architectural Review shall be residents of Lower Merion Township or have an ownership interest in property in the Township.

Term of Office: The terms of the nine members of the Board shall be five years, staggered so that no more than two shall expire each year.

Meeting Time and Place: First Tuesday of the month at 8:00 AM in the Board Room; Township Administration Building

Department Liaison: Zoning Officer

Requirements for Membership: One shall be a registered architect, one a licensed real estate broker, one the Director of the Department of Building and Planning and six additional persons with knowledge of and interest in the preservation of historic districts. At least four members shall be residents of or have their principle business with the historic districts. All appointed members of the Board of Historical Architectural Review shall be residents of Lower Merion Township or have ownership interest in property in the Township.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Board shall give counsel to the Board of Commissioners of the Township regarding the advisability of issuing any certificates required to be issued pursuant to the Act of June 13, 1961, and this article. Property owners may also seek the advice of the Board concerning the appropriateness of the proposed erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of a building or installation of signs. For this purpose, the Board may, for its own organization and procedure, make and alter rules and regulations consistent with this article and the laws of the commonwealth. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum, and action taken at any meeting shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation and shall make an annual report of their transactions to the Board of Commissioners. The Board may, pursuant to appropriations by the Board of Commissioners, employ secretarial assistants, pay their salaries and wages and incur other necessary expenses. The Board shall obtain permission of the owner before entering into or onto the property.
  2. The duties of the Historical Commission set forth in Article II, § 88-17 of this article shall be performed by the Board with respect to properties located in a local historic district.

§ 88-6. Certificate of appropriateness required for issuance of building permits. [Amended 6-8-1993 by Ord. No. 3326; 1-19-2002 by Ord. No. 3631]

The Director of Building and Planning of the Township shall not issue a permit for the erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of any building or installation of signs, in whole or in part, within the historic districts created by this article until the Board of Commissioners has issued a certificate of appropriateness. The term "alteration" shall include exterior surface treatment to existing structures (i.e., siding, a roof replacement or other nonstructural exterior changes).

Upon receipt of an application for a building permit for work to be done in the district, the Director of Building and Planning shall act in accordance with the procedures presently being followed in that office, except as those procedures are necessarily modified by the following requirements:

  1. He shall forward to the office of the Board of Historical Architectural Review a copy of the application for a building permit, together with a copy of any plot plan and building plans and specifications filed by the applicant, within 10 days of filing thereof.
  2. He shall maintain in his office a record of all such applications and of his handling and final disposition of the same, which shall be in addition to and appropriately cross-referenced to his other records.
  3. He shall require applicants to submit a sufficient number of additional copies of material required to be attached to an application for a building permit to permit compliance with the foregoing.

Established by: Code of the Township of Lower Merion Chapter 88

For further information:
Director of Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115


Cable Television Advisory Committee

Membership: Eight Township residents

Term of Office: 3 years

Meeting Time and Place: 5:30 PM - Fourth Thursday each month at the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Public Information Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor and advise the Township Board of Commissioners and township administration on the performance of each grantee under the provisions of this article, a franchise agreement and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  2. Serve as an advisory body with respect to the public, educational and government access channels and any institutional network programming and scheduling for the use of such. Encourage the use of the public access channels among the widest range of institutions, groups and individuals within the township.
  3. Advise the township of objectives to be obtained in the township's cable system based upon its continued evaluation of the existing franchise(s), cable technology, performance of grantee(s) and the future cable-related needs and interests of the community.
  4. Prepare an annual report to the Board of Commissioners on the activities of the Advisory Committee, the performance of each grantee, complaints filed and the resolution and outcome of such complaints.
  5. Cooperate with the township and each grantee in fulfilling its responsibilities herein.
  6. Develop a process for handling citizen complaints, including, but not limited to:
    1. Receiving, reviewing and investigating complaints.
    2. Conducting hearings to resolve complaints.
    3. Initiating franchise violation proceedings, including recommendations to the Board regarding the imposition of liquidated damages, as described in the grantee's franchise agreement.
    4. Appeals to the Township Hearing Officer.

Members of the Advisory Committee must be residents of the township and should be representative of a cross section of the varied interests present in the township. They shall not be directors, officers or employees of a grantee, a parent or subsidiary corporation of a grantee or in firms or corporations which do business with a grantee. Members of the Advisory Committee must have a personal interest in cable television or in the fields of information, communications or entertainment. Knowledge of cable television engineering is not necessary.

Established by: Ordinance Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion - Code Chapter 140-44

For further information:
Public Information Officer
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6199


Civil Service Commission

Membership: A three member Commission with 2 alternates all of whom shall be Township residents. Alternates may participate in all proceedings and discussions of the commission but shall not be entitled to vote as a member of the commission unless designated as a voting alternate member pursuant to section 628 of this code.

Term of Office: Six years.

Meeting Time and Place: All meetings shall be held at the call of the Chairperson or at the call of two members of the Commission. The Commission shall have the discretion to determine whether meetings shall be open to the public when not specifically regulated by law or these rules and regulations. The Secretary of the Commission shall give the Township Manager and each member of the Commission 24 hours’ notice of each and every meeting of the Commission.

Department Liaison: Lower Merion Police Department

Duties and Responsibilities: First Class Township Code Section 630.

Established by: First Class Township Code June 24, 1931 reenacted and amended May 27, 1949.
Code of the Township of Lower Merion Chapter A164-4

For further information:
Superintendent of Police
71 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6270


Electrical Examining Board

Membership: Five qualified persons appointed by the Board of Commissioners

Term of Office: Three years

Meeting Time and Place: 4th Tuesday at 2:30 PM.

Department Liaison: Building and Planning Department

Duties and Responsibilities:

Hold meetings for the purpose of considering and disposing of all applications for licenses for master electrical contractor or electrician, oil and gas burner service dealer and refrigeration service dealer. They shall also formulate and publish rules and regulations for the examination, registration and licensing of master electrical or master electricians limited special, chief plant electricians, oil and gas burner service dealers and refrigeration service dealers.

Established by: Ordinance: Code of the Township of Lower Merion Chapter A106 –
Electrical Examining Board and Chapter 72-2 - Examining Board
September 24, 1975

For further information:
Director of Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115
or
Electrical Inspector
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6175


Environmental Advisory Council

Membership: shall be composed of not more than seven and not fewer than five residents of the Township of Lower Merion.

Term of Office: Council members shall serve four-year terms appointments shall be so staggered that the terms of approximately ¼ of the members of the Council shall expire each year.

Meeting Time and Place: Meetings shall occur on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Director of Building and Planning Department

Duties and Responsibilities:

Members of the Environmental Advisory council shall provide advice to the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion and the Planning Commission of the Township of Lower Merion and shall coordinate its activities with all appropriate boards, agencies and officials of the township.

Established by: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion 10-16-1985 by Ordinance No. 2087.

For further information:
Director of Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115
or
Planning Supervisor
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6112


Health Advisory Council

Membership: shall be composed of not more than seven and not fewer than five residents of the Township of Lower Merion.

Term of Office: Four years.

Meeting Time and Place: Meetings shall occur on the 2nd Monday each month at 7:00 PM in the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Assistant Township Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Health Advisory Council shall recommend plans and programs to the Board of Commissioners for the protection of the public health of the residents of the Township of Lower Merion and advise the appropriate boards, agencies and officials of the township concerning matters of public health.

Established by: Code of the Township of Lower Merion Ordinance No. 3768 on January 18, 2006.

For further information:
Public Information Officer
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6105


Hearing Examiner

Membership: One member appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

Term of Office: The term of the Hearing Examiner shall be for four years.

Meeting Time and Place: Meets on call in the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Building and Planning Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Board of Commissioners hall appoint a person to serve as a Hearing Examiner to serve for a term of four years. Such person shall not hold any elective office in the Township and shall serve without compensation. An appeal from a decision, action, order or requirement of the Director of Building and Planning, Chief Fire Officer, the Direction of Public Works, not otherwise required to be taken to the Zoning Hearing Board shall first be heard by the Hearing Examiner, unless the committee of the Board of Commissioners to which the appeal must be taken elects to hear the appeal itself. The Township Solicitor shall be an advisor to the Hearing Examiner with respect to matters of law. The Hearing Examiner shall not hear an appeal in which that person has any personal, professional or financial interest. The Hearing Examiner shall file an annual report of proceedings with the Board of Commissioners.

Established by: Code of the Township of Lower Merion Ordinance No. 3372 on November 16, 1994.

For further information:
Director of Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115


Historical Commission

Membership: Appointed by the Board of Commissioners and to be composed of a total of seven members, who shall be residents of the Township or have an ownership interest in property in the Township and shall have knowledge of and interest in the preservation of historic resources. The resume evidencing the qualifications of the members shall be filed with the Township Secretary.

Term of Office: The term of the members of the Commission shall be five years, staggered so that no more than one shall expire each year.

Meeting Time and Place: The 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 PM in the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Building and Planning Department

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Historical Commission shall perform those duties established by Chapter 88 and by Chapter 155 with respect to recommending to the Board of Commissioners those properties to be placed on or removed from the Historic Resource Inventory, distinguishing between those properties to be classified as Class I and Class II Historic Resources. The Historical commission shall further give counsel to the Board of Commissioners, as provided for in this chapter and in Chapters 62, 135 and 155, regarding the preservation or demolition of those resources of historic significance located in the Township, but not within a local historic district. Property owners may also seek the advice of the Historical Commission concerning the appropriateness of the proposed erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of a building, structure or site, not within a local historic district, which may have historical significance. The Historical Commission may, for its own organization and procedure, make and alter rules and regulations consistent with this article and the laws of the commonwealth, subject to the approval of the Board of Commissioners. A majority of the Historical Commission shall constitute a quorum, and action taken at any meeting shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the Historical commission, regardless of the number actual present. The Members of the Historical Commission shall serve without compensation and shall make an annual report of their transactions to the Board of Commissioners. The Historical Commission shall obtain permission of the owner before entering into or onto private property.

Established by: Code of the Township of Lower Merion Historic Districts Article II, Chapter 88-16

For further information:
Director of Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
610.645.6115
or
Planning Supervisor
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6112


Human Relations Commission

Membership: Seven residents of the Township. No member shall hold any office in any political party.

Term of Office: 3 years.

Meeting Time and Place: Meetings shall occur on the first Thursday of the month at 7:15 PM in the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Assistant Township Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. In order to ensure that all persons, regardless of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or because of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression enjoy the full benefits of citizenship and are afforded equal opportunities for employment, housing, commercial property, and the use of public accommodations, Ordinance 3931 was enacted by the Board of Commissioners.
  2. The Human Relations Commission shall have jurisdiction over Unlawful Practices committed within the Township of Lower Merion.
  3. The Commission receives, investigates, mediates, and conciliates complaints pursuant to Chapter 93 of the Township Code. The Commission may also conduct public hearings on complaints, issue subpoenas, issue findings, and make awards.

Established by: Ordinance 3931, adopted by the Board of Commissioners, December 8, 2010.

For further information:
Director of Human Resources
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6120


Lower Merion Township Municipal Police Pension Fund

Membership: The Fund shall be administered and managed by five individual trustees, three of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Board of Commissioners, subject to confirmation by the Board. The fourth trustee shall be the Township Manager, who shall serve ex-officio with all the rights and duties of the trustee. The fifth trustee shall be an active police bargaining unit member to be appointed annually by the Lower Merion Fraternal Order of Police.

Term of Office: Initially, one trustee shall be appointed to serve for one year, one for two years and one for three years. Thereafter, each trustee shall be appointed for a three-year term. The five trustees may, with the approval of the Board of Commissioners, appointment a corporate fiduciary to act with them as a co-trustee. The trust shall be managed and administered under an appropriate deed of trust to be prepared by the Township solicitor and approved by the Board of Commissioners.

Meeting Time and Place: Quarterly morning meetings – January, April, July and October in the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Finance Department

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Municipal Police Pension Fund created by this article shall be managed and administered by five individual trustees, three of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Board of Commissioners, subject to confirmation by the Board. The fourth trustee shall be the Township Manager, who shall serve ex-officio with all the rights and duties of a trustee. The fifth trustee shall be an active police bargaining unit member to be appointed annually by the Lower Merion Township Fraternal Order of Police. Initially, one trustee shall be appointed to serve for one year, one for two years and one for three years. Thereafter, each trustee shall be appointed for a three-year term. The five trustees may, with the approval of the Board of Commissioners, appoint a corporate fiduciary to act with them as a co trustee. The trust shall be managed and administered under an appropriate deed of trust to be prepared by the Township Solicitor and approved by the Board of Commissioners.

Established by: Act No. 600, approved May 29, 1956, P.L. 1804, 53 P.S. Sections 767 to 778.
Code of the Township of Lower Merion – Police Pension Fund, Article II, Chapter 32-7 Adopted February 16, 1966 by Ordinance No. 1503

For further information:
Chief Financial Officer
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6139


Advisory Committee for Employee Retirement Plan

Membership: Three individual members to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners and the Township Manager or his/her designee, who shall serve ex-officio with all the rights and duties of a member.

Term of Office: One member shall be appointed to serve for one year, one for two years and one for three years. Thereafter, each member shall be appointed for a three-year term.

Meeting Time and Place: Quarterly morning meetings: January, April, July and October in the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Finance Department

Duties and Responsibilities:

The plan shall be administered by the Finance Committee of the Board of Commissioners. The plan shall be monitored by a Pension Advisory Board which shall advise the Finance Committee on the administration of the plan. The Pension Advisory Board shall consist of three individual members to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners and the Township Manager or his/her designee, who shall serve ex-officio with all the rights and duties of a member. Initially, one member shall be appointed to serve for one year, one for two years and one for three years. Thereafter, each member shall be appointed for a three-year term. The Finance Committee shall make and adopt rules and regulations for the efficient administration of the plan, subject to the approval of the Board of Commissioners.

Established by: Code of the Township of Lower Merion Chapter 32, Article III, Employee Retirement Plan adopted April 20, 1977 by Ordinance No. 1791

For further information:
Chief Financial Officer
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6139


Personnel Review Board

Membership: Three members

Term of Office: Six years or until their successors are appointed

Meeting Time and Place: Shall meet at the call of the Chairman or, in his absence, at the call of the Vice Chairman. Special meetings shall be called at the request of a majority of the members of the Board or at the specific request of the Township Manager or by resolution of the Board of Commissioners. Each member shall be notified, in writing, of each and every meeting and at least 48 hours in advance thereof. Two members shall constitute a quorum and no action of the Board shall be valid unless it shall have the concurrence of a majority of the members in attendance.

Department Liaison: Township Manager’s Office

Duties and Responsibilities:

The principle purpose shall be to ensure fair and equitable methods and standards, free from political interference, for the terminating, promoting, transferring and disciplining of township employees, excluding those employees under the jurisdiction of the Civic Service Commission.

Established by: Code of the Township of Lower Merion – Administrative Code – Chapter 5-37

For further information:
Township Manager
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6103


Planning Commission

Membership: Is composed of 7 members all of which shall be members of the Township appointed by the Board of Commissioners. An officer or employee of the Township may be a member of the Planning Commission, but at least five of the seven members of the Commission shall be citizen members.

Term of Office: 4 years or until his/her successor is appointed and qualified.

Meeting Time and Place: First Monday of each month at 7:00 PM held in the Board Room of the Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Director of Building and Planning

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Shall, upon request of the Board, revise the Comprehensive Plan, and may from time to time submit amendments to the comprehensive Plan.
  2. Shall review all subdivision and land development plans and submit its recommendations thereon to the Board.
  3. Shall review such proposed amendments to chapter 135, Subdivision and Land Development, Chapter 155, Zoning and Chapter 121, Stormwater Management and Erosion Control, as may be referred to it by the Board or any of its committees and may recommend amendments to any of such ordinances on its own motion.
  4. Shall review the Capital Improvement Program and submit its recommendations thereon.
  5. Shall review all plans for the location, demolition, removal or sale of any school district structure or land.
  6. May make recommendations to the Board concerning land development policies and their implementation.
  7. Shall promote the preservation of the natural environment of the Township, including adherence to and enforcement of any conservation agreements, which are in existence, such as the Mill Creek Valley Conservation Agreement.
  8. Shall hold public meetings and may hold public hearings on the CIP and on other matters before the Commission.

Established by: First Class Township Code – Pennsylvania Municipalities Code
Act 247 of 1968, Article II, Section 201.
Code of the Township of Lower Merion Ordinance No. 1773 of July 21, 1976 - Chapter 34 – Planning Agencies Section 34-2

For further information:
Director of Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115
or
Assistant Director of Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115


Shade Tree Commission

Membership: Not more than 9 residents of the Township

Term of Office: 5 years

Meeting Time and Place: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Township Administration Building

Department Liaison: Public Works Department, Shade Tree Division

Duties and Responsibilities:

Shall have the 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.

Established by: First Class Township Code – Article XXX and Code of the Township of Lower Merion - Chapter 128

For further information:
Township Arborist
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.667.1590 Ext. 240


Vacancy Board

Membership: shall consist of the Board of Commissioners and one registered elector of the Township, who shall be appointed by the Board of Township Commissioners at the Board’s first meeting each calendar year or as soon thereafter as practical, and who shall act as chairman of the vacancy board.

Term of Office: Annual Reappointment

Meeting Time and Place: On Call

Department Liaison: Office of the Township Secretary

Duties and Responsibilities:

If the Board of Commissioners of any Township shall refuse, fail, or neglect, or be unable for any reason whatsoever, to fill such vacancy within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs, then the vacancy board shall fill the vacancy within fifteen (15) additional days by appointing a registered elector of the ward or township, as the case may be, in which the vacancy occurs.

Established by: First Class Township Code - Section 530

For further information:
Township Secretary
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6153


Zoning Hearing Board

Membership: Is composed of 3 members all of which shall be residents of the Township appointed by the Board of Commissioners as provided by law. An officer or employee of the Township may not be a member of the Zoning Hearing Board.

Term of Office: 3 years or until his successor is appointed and qualified.

Meeting Time and Place: The meeting dates vary but are typically held on Thursday evenings each month at 7:15 PM in the Board Room, Township Administration Building.

Department Liaison: Director of Building and Planning & Township Zoning Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

The zoning hearing board shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render final adjudications in the following matters:

  1. Substantive challenges to the validity of any land use ordinance.
  2. Challenges to the validity of a land use ordinance raising procedural questions or alleged defects in the process of enactment or adoption.
  3. Appeals from the determination of the zoning officer, including, but not limited to, the granting or denial of any permit, or failure to act on the application, the issuance of any cease and desist order or the registration or refusal to register any nonconforming use, structure or lot.
  4. Appeals from a determination by a municipal engineer or the zoning officer with reference to the administration of any flood plain within a land use ordinance.
  5. Applications for variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance.
  6. Applications for special exceptions under the zoning ordinance.

Established by: First Class Township Code – Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code Article IX
Code of the Township of Lower Merion Section 155 – Zoning adopted March 16, 1927

For further information:
Director of Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115
or
Zoning Officer
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115


Other Township-related Volunteer Boards

The Lower Merion Fire Department Board of Directors

The member companies of the Fire Department shall be the following volunteer Fire Companies and such additional volunteer Fire Companies as the Board of Commissioners may from time to time receive into the Fire Department.

Member Companies

  1. The Belmont Hills Fire Company
  2. The Bryn Mawr Fire Company
  3. The Gladwyne Fire Company
  4. The Merion Fire Company of Ardmore
  5. The Penn Wynne/Overbrook Hills Fire Company
  6. The Union Fire Association of Lower Merion
  7. The Narberth Fire Company

Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held on the fourth Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, September and October. The November/December meeting is held on the second Thursday in December at 7:30 PM.

For further information contact:
Chief Fire Officer/Fire Marshal
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6190

 

The Lower Merion Library System

The Lower Merion Library System (LMLS) is a dynamic group of six libraries located just west of Philadelphia. The System serves approximately 60,000 residents of Lower Merion Township and offers reciprocal borrowing to neighboring residents through the ACCESS Pennsylvania program. LMLS is an active participant in interlibrary loan and other cooperative projects among libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Member Libraries

  1. Ardmore
  2. Bala Cynwyd
  3. Belmont Hills
  4. Gladwyne
  5. Ludington
  6. Penn Wynne

Most of these Boards meet once a month at 7:30 PM; except for July and August (Ludington meets at 4:30 PM)

For further information contact:
Director of Libraries
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6107

 

Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board (UCC)

In 2004, the Uniform Construction Code Act (Act 45 of 1999) established a statewide code that regulates commercial and residential construction, which required that only state certified/registered code officials enforce the new Uniform Construction Code (UCC). Prospective resident members should be qualified by training and experience to pass on matters pertaining to building construction. Training and experience may consist of licensure as an inspector or plan reviewer. This Board meets on call.

For further information contact:
Assistant Director, Building and Planning
75 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610.645.6115


Application and Appointment

How and Where to Apply

To be considered for appointment to a Board or Commission, applicants should go to the Office of the Township Secretary, located in the Township Administration Building at 75 E Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA and fill out an application (or download one and bring it to the Township Secretary). The application along with an up-to-date resume and cover letter of interest will be forwarded to the members of the Board of Commissioners for their review and consideration. It is valuable in the appointment process to include, or have sent, recommendation letters from those who know you personally in the community.

All applicants will be contacted if interviews for the position are scheduled.

Download an application form