The Planning Commission's purpose is to serve as an advisory and recommending body to the Fairview Township Board of Supervisors as it relates to proposed subdivision, land development and land use proposals. The Planning Commission utilizes several established sets of guidelines to make these recommendations. A few of these guidelines are the Fairview Township adopted Subdivision/Land Development Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance, the 2010 Comprehensive Plan and the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan. The Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Fairview Township Municipal Building.Meeting dates for the Planning Commission can be found HERE.
The Planning Commission is currently composed of five members who serve a four-year staggered term and are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. They are as follows:
Michael Thompson - Chairman
H. Adam Williams - Vice Chairman
Michael Mehaffey - Member
Mark Koellner - Member
VACANT - Member
Planning Commission Workshop Meeting
As part of the planning review process, Fairview Township has instituted a Planning Commission Workshop meeting. The meeting is commonly attended by the applicant, their representative, the Township Engineer, a York County Planning Commission representative and the Township Codes Administration Director. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss with the Applicant/Representative, the staffs preliminary TECHNICAL comments associated with the proposed plan. Any PLANNING comments are addressed with the Planning Commission at the regular meeting.
Attendance at the workshop meeting, while not required, will afford the applicant/representative an opportunity to make revisions to the submitted plan prior to the next Planning Commission meeting. This opportunity to revise the plans can ONLY be realized if the applicant/representative for the plan attends this meeting. If the plan is not represented at the workshop meeting, the originally submitted plans and all associated staff comments will be forwarded directly to the Planning Commission for their review.
The procedures and timelines on how a plan progresses through the reviews and meetings can be found HERE.
Fairview Township has found that representatives that take advantage of this workshop meeting have shortened the length of time for action by the Planning Commission on their proposed plan. These meetings are also held at the township building. Dates and times for those meetings can be found HERE.