Zoning Hearing Board
The Zoning Hearing Board meets, as needed, on the second Tuesday of the month.
The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial board appointed by the Borough Council to hear and decide on appeals about the validity of zoning regulations or any decision made by the zoning officer; decide on exceptions to the regulations; and authorize variances or special exceptions from the terms of the zoning ordinance.
Legal notice of the proposed meetings must be given in the local newspaper. Copies must also be sent to the applicant as well as neighbors of the applicant, and a notice must be posted at the proposed site. Parties have the right to representation by an attorney, and all concerned citizens are invited to be heard at the meeting.
Meet The Zoning Hearing Board
Gwen Robbins is the Zoning Hearing Board alternate, and a Council Member acts as liaison to Council.
What Is the Purpose of Zoning?
Zoning is a method of controlling land use. It establishes permitted uses for different areas and the properties for those uses. Some of the purposes of zoning are to lessen street congestion; secure safety from fire hazards; prevent over-crowding of land; facilitate adequate provision for community services; and promote health, safety, peacefulness, and the general welfare of the community.
The zoning ordinance specifies types of activities permitted in various areas of the municipality such as residential, commercial, and industrial. Link to the Mount Holly Springs Zoning Ordinance.