Zoning’s recognized purpose is to promote the common good and general welfare of the community as a whole. It establishes that the interests of private property owners must be balanced against the interests of the public. Zoning regulations promote and protect public health, safety, and general welfare along with maintaining the character and stability of residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and agricultural areas while insuring the orderly and beneficial development of such areas.
Zoning/Codes Enforcement Officer Hours are:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturdays by appointment.
If you have any Zoning questions he can be reached by:
Phone at 570-839-8436 ext. 4
Duties and powers:
The Zoning Officer shall:
Administer the Zoning Ordinances.
Provide information to applicants regarding required procedures.
Receive and examine all applications required under the terms of this chapter, and issue or refuse permits in accord with this chapter.
Receive written complaints of violations of this chapter, and issue a written notice of violation to any person violating any provision of this chapter.
Keep records of applications, permits, certificates, written decisions and interpretations issued of variances and special exceptions granted by the Zoning Hearing Board, of conditional uses approved by the Council, of complaints received, of inspections made, of reports rendered and of notices of orders issued.
Make all required inspections and perform all other duties in accord with this chapter.
Not have the power to permit any activity which does not conform to this chapter or all other ordinances of the Borough known to the Zoning Officer.