Zoning Hearing Board
 

 Information

 

Purpose

This five (5) member board is appointed by the Mayor for a term of five (5) years.  Three (3) residents shall be appointed by the Mayor to serve as alternate members with three year terms. *Residency requirement.  The Zoning Hearing Board is created by the Municipalities Planning Code and Title I Article III Sections 301 through 3091

The Zoning Hearing Board is responsible for hearing and deciding requests for variances and/or special exceptions where it is alleged that the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship unique to the applicant.  In granting any variance or special exception, the Board may attach such reasonable conditions as it may deem necessary to implement the purposes of the Zoning Ordinance.

Enabling Legislation

Per Article VI of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Plan (Act 247), as amended by Act 93 of 1972.

Staff

  • Lee Slusser, Director,
    Community Development Department
    814-949-2470
  • Marilyn Morgan, Zoning Administrator,
    Community Development Department
    814-949-2470
  • Solicitor, William Stokan, Esq.

Meetings

Held the second Wednesday of each month at 1:15 PM, City Hall 4th Floor Conference Room, 1301 12th Street, Altoona PA 16601.

 

Meeting Decisions

 

 Zoning Hearing Board Members

 
  • Richard Andrews
    876 Waterloo Road
    Altoona PA 16601
    Residence Phone: 814-946-1521
    Resolution: #0015-13
    Term End: January 2018
  • Cory Gehret
    4102 3rd Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Residence Phone: 814-937-9311
    Resolution: 1/11/17
    Term End: January 2022
  • Michael Halloran
    315 Coleridge Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Office Phone: 814-949-4650
    Residence Phone: 814-944-6634
    Resolution: #0035-14
    Term End: January 2019
  • Julie Hirchak
    Alternate
    1112 14th Avenue Apt. 2
    Altoona PA 16601
    Residence Phone: 814-946-0168
    Resolution: #0016-13
    Term End: January 2018
  • Horace McAnuff
    902 N. 3rd Street
    Altoona PA 16601
    Office Phone: 814-949-2343
    Residence Phone: 814-941-1713
    Resolution: #0023-16
    Term End: January 2021
  • Donna Royer
    1301 Monroe Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Residence Phone: 814-944-6621
    Resolution: #0022-15
    Term End: January 2020
  • Vacant - Alternate
    Altoona PA
    Term End: January 2017
  • Vacant - Alternate
    Altoona PA
    Term End: January 2017