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INTER-MUNICIPAL BOARDS

East Norriton-Plymouth-Whitpain Joint Sewer Authority  (3 members with 5 year terms)
Meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday.Function is to construct, improve, maintain, operate and finance sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities

Historical Architectural Review Board (3 members with 4 year terms)
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December and at the call of the chairman as needed. Function is to advise Council on the issuing of certificates of appropriateness for properties in the Historic District

QUASI-JUDICIAL BOARDS
Zoning Hearing Board (5 members with 5 year terms)
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, with some months requiring 2 or 3 meetings. Function is to hold hearings and make rulings on requests for special exceptions, variances, zoning appeals and such other duties and responsibilities as prescribed by the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC)

ADVISORY BOARDS
Planning Agency (7 members with 4 year terms)
Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month and on the 3rd Wednesday at the call of the chairman. Function is to review zoning appeals, subdivision and land development applications and other functions as set forth in the MPC and provide recommendations to the Zoning Hearing Board and P.T. Council

Property Maintenance Code Appeals (3 members with 3 year terms)
Meets on call of chairman.Function is to hear appeals of the International Property Maintenance Code which controls the rental structures and properties in the Township

Park, Recreation and Shade Tree Advisory Board (7 members with 4 year terms)
Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month.Function is to advise Council regarding the operation, maintenance, and supervision of public parks, playgrounds and recreation areas, the establishment of recreation programs and to further advise Council with respect to the preservation, maintenance and planting of shade trees

Building Code Appeals (5 members with 5 year terms)
Meets on the call of the chairman.Function is to hear and decide on applicants' appeals of the Building Code

Emergency Services Board (10 members with 3 year terms)
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of every other month.Function is to advise the Plymouth Township Council on any matter relating to fire, rescue and EMS services

Environmental Advisory Board (7 members with 3 year terms)
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Function is to advise Council on matters relating to protection, conservation, management, promotion of the natural resources of the Township and for the protection and the improvement of the quality of the environment

 

AUTHORITATIVE BOARD
Civil Service Commission (Police) (3 members with 6 year terms)
Meets on the 2nd Thursday or at the call of the chairman.Function is to establish fair and equitable methods and standards, free from political interference, for the hiring, firing, promotion, and disciplining of township employees.  In addition, the board is responsible for certifying applicants for hiring and promotion and conducting examinations so only the best qualified employees are hired and promoted.

Many of these board positions require a certain background to be eligible for appointment.