Boards and Commissions provide an opportunity for Township residents to be actively involved with local government. As appropriate under applicable Second Class Township Code articles and other state laws, the Board of Supervisors appoint elected officials, appointed officials and Township residents to represent the Township on the Authorities, Boards, Commissions and Committees listed below. Periodically a position becomes open on one of the Loyalsock Township Boards and/or Commissions. If you are interested in serving your community and devoting personal time to a specific Board please submit a letter of interest to Loyalsock Township.
Building Code Board of Appeals
Five (5) members of the Building Code Board of Appeals serve five (5) year staggered terms. The Board handles and appeal against the international codes adopted by the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and the International Property Maintenance Code. The Building Code Board of Appeals meets at the Township Building on an as needed basis.
The seven (7) members of the Planning Commission serve four (4) year staggered terms. The Commission reviews and recommends approval/denial of subdivision and land development applications to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission also reviews all conditional use and home occupation applications and recommends the Board of Supervisors to schedule the required hearings. The Planning Commission meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5PM at the Loyalsock Township Building to view and comment on monthly plan submittals.
The eight (8) members of the Recreation Board serve five (5) year staggered terms. This is an advisory Board that helps make important decisions dealing with park areas, organizations, and issues in the Township. The Recreation Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12PM at the Recreation Center.
Zoning Hearing Board
Three (3) Members of the Zoning Hearing Board serve three (3) year staggered terms. The Board hears appeals on zoning ordinances, zoning map issues, or any decision of the zoning officer and has the power to grant variances and special exceptions to the zoning ordinance. The Board of Supervisors also appoints a Zoning Hearing Board attorney. The Zoning Hearing Board meets at the Township Office on an as needed basis.
If the Board of Supervisors fails to fill a vacancy of a position of Supervisor, tax collector or auditor within the prescribed limit, then the vacancy board fills the vacancy within 15 additional days by appointing a qualified person. The vacancy board consists of the board of supervisors and one (1) registered voter of the township who is appointed by the board and acts as the chairman of the vacancy board.