Boards & Commissions

The Borough Council appoints a number of people to assist them in the conduct of local government affairs.  The Boards and Commissions listed below are staffed by Conway residents who volunteer their time to serve the community.  With the exception of the Zoning / Code Enforcement Officer, all of these positions are unpaid.

Clicking on the name of the board or commission below will provide additional information about each.

Planning Commission

Zoning Hearing Board

Zoning / Code Enforcement Officer

Recreation Committee

Civil Service Commission

Vacant Property Review Board

Flag Committee

Vacancy Board

Anyone interested in volunteering to serve on any of the Committees and Boards of the Borough should contact the Borough Secretary at (724) 869-5550, any Council or Committee member, or attend a scheduled council meeting.

What is Zoning ?

Zoning is the power of a local government to establish reasonable requirements to guide and coordinate the present and future land use of the community.  Zoning regulations must accommodate reasonable overall community growth as well as the opportunity for the development of a variety of residential dwelling types and nonresidential uses.  Zoning should also lessen street congestion, prevent overcrowding on land, facilitate the provision of community services, and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the community.

Within the zoning powers given to them by law, municipalities may regulate and restrict the height and size of buildings and other structures, their construction, the percentage of lot they may occupy, the size of yards, courts, and open spaces, the density of population, and the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence, and other purposes.

To accomplish this, the municipality may be divided by ordinance into districts, with the type of use in each regulated to restrict the construction, alteration, repair, or use of buildings, structures, and land.   All such regulations must be uniform within each district, but may vary from district to district.  For example, there may be residential, commercial, and industrial districts each allowing a different pattern of land use.

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