Planning and Zoning

Planning/Shade Tree Commission

 

Name

Title

Gwyn Smith

Chairman

Frank Campbell

Vice-Chairman

Drew Gross

Secretary

Melanie Schubert

Member

Thomas Fitzpatrick

Member

The Newport Borough Planning commission consists of five members, each serving a four-year term. Responsibilities include the review of plans for subdivision and land developments submitted to the Borough for compliance with the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.

Following review, plans are forwarded to the Borough Council with a recommendation for final approval or denial. The Planning Commission reviews the current Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, and is involved in long-term comprehensive planning issues.

The Planning Commission meets the second Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M., in the Borough Office.

Zoning Hearing Board

 

Name

Title

Paddi Sharar

Chairman

Lorri McNaughton

Vice-Chairman

Eugene Alex

Member

The Newport Borough Zoning Hearing Board consist of three appointed member serving vfour year terms. Its responsibilities include the hearing of requests for variances, special exceptions, appeals. According to Pennsylvania law, the Zoning Hearing Board cannot interpret the Zoning Ordinance, it can only uphold the law of the procisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

The zoning Hearing Board considers the requests submitted for compliance with the Zonng Ordinance, and takes into consideration the degree of hardship and impact on the neighorhoods in making its decisions.

The Zoning Ordinance is established by council, and amendments and changes in zoning designation are not responsibilities of the zoning Hearing Board, but rather that of the Borough council.

The Newport Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets in the Borough Office, when a variance is requested.

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