||The Wallace Township Planning Commission meets on the second
Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Township Building. Work sessions may
also be scheduled for the fourth Wednesday as required. All meeting are open to
Jim Mackrell – Chairman
Grashof - Vice Chairwoman
Bill Fenn - Secretary
|The seven volunteer members of the Planning Commission are
appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Their role, as defined by the Municipal Planning Code, is to review all Subdivision and Land Development Applications in
conjunction with the Township Engineer and other consultants to the Township.
When their review is completed, the Planning Commission recommends either
approval or denial of the application to the Board of Supervisors. The MPC also
requires the Planning Commission to review and recommend any change to the
Township Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.
|The Supervisors may also ask the Planning Commission to assist in
other ways. Often ordinance changes are developed and proposed by the Planning
Commission. Special Planning Task Forces have been created from time to time
to study various issues such as updating the Township's Act 537 Sewage
Facilities Plan and preparing a Water Resources Study to determine the quality
and quantity of our groundwater. |
|Any resident who is considering a subdivision of their property or
building a new home in Wallace should contact the Township Secretary to request
time on the Planning Commission agenda. Often informal discussions prior to
submission of an application can save time and money. Application forms,
copies of the ordinances, and a summary of Commission procedures are available at the Township Building.
|Any resident who wish to volunteer for service on the Planning
Commission should obtain an application from the Township Secretary. |
|All residents are encouraged to attend Planning Commission
meetings and participate in the discussions. The Municipal Planning Code
sharply limits the Township’s authority to control or direct development.
Property owners have a fundamental right to use their land as they see fit.
But the law permits the Township to enforce a zoning code and protect the rights
of others. The Township also has an obligation to guide developers toward the
type of community most residents would like to have. The Planning
Commission is the forum where you can influence the next generation of