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Boards and Commissions

Chalfont Borough’s Boards and Commissions serve as advisory boards for Borough Council.  All meetings are open to the public.  Please view the Borough’s Calendar for specific meeting dates and times.  Meetings are held in Borough Hall at 40 North Main Street, Chalfont, PA.  If interested in serving on one of Chalfont Borough’s Boards or Commissions, please send a completed volunteer application form and resume to info@chalfontborough.com

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of five members, headed by a chairman, and their duties include the review of all land use and construction plans.  Our Commission works with the Bucks County Planning Commission to develop uniformity between the Borough and the County.  Recommendations by the Planning Commission are then forwarded to Borough Council for review and action.  Members are appointed to a four-year term.  Chalfont Borough Planning Commission meets, as needed, on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.

Current Commission Members and term expiration dates are as follows:
Paul Borgia, Chair, 12/31/24
Greg Bustamante, Vice Chair, 12/31/26
Michael St. John, 12/31/24
Linda Goodwin, 12/31/26
Robert Milligan, 12/31/24

Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB)

The function of the HARB is to maintain the unique architectural character of Chalfont Borough.  The combination of Victorian, Craftsman, Gothic, and Second Empire edifices that can be seen in a short walk down Main Street are what set Chalfont apart.  Chalfont Borough HARB meets, as needed, on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.  The exceptions are months when the first Monday is a nationally observed holiday or if a Council Reorganizational meeting is held, in those months, HARB usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month.

Current Members and term expiration dates are as follows:
Troy Hill, AIA, role of Architect, Chair, permanent appointment
Marilyn Becker, Vice Chair, 12/31/27
William Weir, 12/31/26
Mike Mooney, filling role of Real Estate Broker, permanent appointment
Rachel Leach, 12/31/23
Christian Laird, 12/31/24
Dan Jenkins from Keystone Municipal Services, permanent appointment

HARB Walking Tour Guide Pamphlet

Building Code Appeals Board

Meets as needed.  Current Board Members and term expiration dates are as follows:
Osvil Acosta-Morales, 12/31/24
Diane Cervasio, 12/31/25
Robert Nase, 12/31/23

Property Maintenance Code Appeals Board

Meets as needed.  Current Board Members and term expiration dates are as follows:
Osvil Acosta-Morales, 12/31/24
Janice Engel, 12/31/24
Robert Nase, 12/31/25
Thomas Scary, 12/31/23

Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body, consisting of three regular members and one alternate member, all of whom are residents of the Borough.  Members are appointed by Council to serve three-year terms.  During their tenure, members of the Zoning Hearing Board are not permitted to hold any other office in the municipality.

The Zoning Hearing Board is responsible for the following activities: hearing and deciding appeals from a decision or determination of the Zoning Office in connection with the Zoning Ordinances and amendments thereto; hearing and making decisions on special exceptions; and authorizing variances from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance as permitted by the Municipalities Planning Code.

Applications must be received by the Zoning Officer (through Chalfont Borough’s administration office) at least 30 days prior to the meeting. Only complete applications will be accepted.

For a Zoning Hearing Board application, please click here.

The Zoning Hearing Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, as needed, at 40 N. Main Street in Chalfont @ 7:00 PM.

Current Board Members and their term expiration dates are as follows:
Steven Goldblum, 12/31/24
Hunter Heppe, 12/31/25
Michael McNally, 12/31/23
Alternate:  Joanna Doyle, 12/31/25
David M. Shafkowitz, Esquire (Zoning Solicitor, permanent appointment)