Community Development Boards & Commissions

  1. Board of Health

    The Board of Health advises the Board of Commissioners and the Department of Community Development on matters of public health to promote awareness by Township citizens (AIDS, food handling, rabies, and lyme disease have been topics of recent discussion).

  2. Code of Appeals Board

    The Code Appeals Board reviews all building and construction codes and recommends modifications to township ordinances as necessary, and the board hears appeals regarding the township staff's interpretation of the aforementioned codes.

  3. Design Review Board

    The Design Review Board reviews applications for signage, new buildings, and facade renovations for compliance with the Township's Sign Ordinance and related landscaping regulations.

  4. Environmental Advisory Council

    The Environmental Advisory Council serves as a clearinghouse for issues of any environmental nature. The EAC recommends plans and programs to the appropriate Township agencies for identification and resolution of environmental problems.

  5. Garrett Hill Implementation Committee

    The Garrett Hill Coalition (GHC) was formed on October 17, 2007 to change the planning process in the development of the Garrett Hill Master Plan and Overlay District so the people of Garrett Hill can direct and create the future of their community.

  6. Historic & Architectural Review Board

    The Historic and Architectural Review Board (HARB) was created to protect and enhance the North Wayne Historic District for the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through preservation, protection, and regulation of buildings of historic interest or importance within the district, and to safeguard elements of architectural history throughout the district which have been determined to be of historic significance.

  7. Open Space Committee

    The Open Space Committee was formed in 1999 as an ad-hoc committee to advise the Board of Commissioners on the acquisition of land.

  8. Rental Housing Appeals Board

    Formed in 2001, the Rental Housing Appeals Board considers appeals regarding the Township's Code Officials' determinations in the enforcement of the rental housing ordinance.

  9. Zoning Hearing Board

    The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body that conducts legally binding hearings and renders decisions on appeals, variances, and special exceptions to the township's zoning ordinances.