Presenting before an audience of zoning officers, planners and municipal officials at the Pennsylvania Zoning Officials Fall Educational Forum, Gawthrop Greenwood partners Stacey L. Fuller and Patrick M. McKenna shared a must-have checklist for preparing for zoning hearing board meetings.
The forum was held by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) on November 8, 2018 at the Radisson Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA.
Fuller and McKenna, who practice in Gawthrop Greenwood’s Government and Education Law Department, shared guidelines for the following areas of the zoning hearing board process:
- The application and notice process leading up to the hearing, including what to double-check for before submission
- The hearing process itself and the exhibits required
- Responsibilities of the zoning board officer at the hearing itself
- Appeal of the zoning officer’s determination
- Appeal of enforcement notice
Gawthrop Greenwood’s Government and Education Law Department provides legal counsel to cities, townships, boroughs, police departments, planning commissions, municipal authorities and zoning hearing boards. The firm advocates at government meetings; advises elected boards on governance, open records and other issues; litigates municipal, school, land development and zoning matters through appeal; and drafts legislative and policy documents for municipal governments.
The firm’s attorneys are members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Municipal Law Section, Chester County Bar Association and its Municipal and Real Estate Law Sections, the Chester County Association of Township Officials, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, the Pennsylvania Borough Solicitors Association and the Transportation Management Association of Chester County.