Groups of citizens appointed by Council aid in the administration of specific functions. These Boards and Commissions include the Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, Perkasie Borough Authority Board and Perkasie Industrial Development Authority. A full list of Boards & Commissions, including a list of their members and an overview of the function of each group, appears below.
Perkasie Borough Seeks Volunteers for Various Boards and Commissions
Perkasie Borough Council seeks Borough residents who would be interested in serving on various appointed Boards, Commissions and Authorities. The following positions offer a unique opportunity to serve your community and learn more about municipal services:
- 1 Youth Delegate to the Perkasie Parks & Recreation Board
- 1 resident for a five-year term to the Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals
Interested Perkasie Borough residents may apply by sending a letter of interest to Perkasie Borough, ATTN: Megan McShane, 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie, PA 18944 or by calling the Borough Office at 215-257-5065. Residents may also apply by completing an optional Citizen Board Application, which may be found by clicking HERE. When submitting an application, please clearly mark the envelope “Board Application Enclosed”.
Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB)
The ZHB performs an important function in reviewing appeals and variances to the Borough Zoning Ordinance. The ZHB usually meets on the fourth Monday of each month. ZHB members serve a 5-year term. Alternates are residents who stand in for ZHB members that might be unable to attend hearings. Alternates serve a 3-year term.
Laura Auger (2026)
David R. Barndt, Chair (2027)
Suzanne Bower, Alternate (2025)
John Knouse (2024)
Timothy Rimmer, Secretary (2025)
John Wilcox, Sr. Alternate (2025)
John Yannaccone, Vice-Chair (2023)
Colby Grim, Esq. – Solicitor
Perkasie Park and Recreation Board
The Board advises Council on issues associated with Parks and Recreation. The Board usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Board members serve a 3-year term.
Members must be willing to assist at evening and weekend parks and recreation programs. The Youth Delegate is a Council appointed non-voting member and is a High School Junior or Senior.
Dave Broadbent (2023)
Emily Greco (2025)
Lynn Kllus-Rainey (2025)
Robyn Rapp, Secretary (2025)
Kathleen Rocchetti, Chair (2023)
Bethany Schwendy (2025)
Lisa Walters, Vice-Chair (2023)
VACANT, Youth Delegate
VACANT, Council Representative
The Commission advises Borough Council on land use planning, zoning proposals and the Borough’s Comprehensive Plan. Members serve a 4-year term. The Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month when there are agenda items requiring review and discussion.
Kim Bartells (2026)
Maureen Knouse, Chair (2023)
Kelly Laustsen (2026)
Mary McKay (2023)
Heather Nunn, Vice Chair (2025)
Dale Schlegel, Secretary (2025)
Mairi Schuler (2024)
Jeremy Wano (2026)
David Weaver (2026)
Judith Stern Goldstein, Planning Services
Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals
Members have at least 10 years experience in a relevant field; a detailed list of qualifications is available at the Borough office. The Board of Appeals serves a quasi-judicial function but meets just a few times each year as necessary.
Keith Heil (2024)
J.R. Hunsberger (2026)
Robert Winn (2025)
Dave Worthington (2023)
Board of Appeals for Uniform Construction Code
The Board hears and rules on appeals, requests for variances, and requests for extension of time regarding building code matters. Members may not hold any other office in the Borough. The Board meets only as an agenda requires.
Jeff Crozier, Secretary
Cheryleen Strothers, Chair
Mark Hosterman, Esq. – Solicitor – Wisler Pearlstine LLP
Pennridge Wastewater Treatment Authority
The Authority establishes rates for sewer treatment and oversees the operations of the regional sewer treatment plants. Members serve a 5-year term. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month.
Ben Rainear (2023)
Steve Rose (2025)
Bob Wasson (2023)
Perkasie Industrial Development Authority
The Authority is a conduit for private financing of economic development projects in Bucks County. Members serve a 5-year term. They meet only when they receive an application.
Charles W. Baum, Secretary (2023)
Dave Caro, Chairman (2023)
Neil Fosbenner, Treasurer (2024)
Jonas Homa (2024)
Paul McColgan, Vice Chairman (2024)
Marc Davis, Esq. – Solicitor – Fox, Rothschild
Perkasie Regional Authority
The Authority oversees the water and sewer utility. Members serve a 5-year term. The Authority meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.
Steve Algeo (2023)
Thomas J. Horn (2025)
Victoria Miller (2027)
Ben Rainear (2026)
David Watt (2024)
John Schaeffer, Esq. – Solicitor
Civil Service Commission
The Commission is responsible for personnel administration for Police Officers in the Borough, including oversight of testing, promotions and review of disciplinary matters. Members serve a 6-year term. The Commission meets only when necessary.
Kim Bedillion, Alternate (2028)
Dan Gilbert (2026)
Dale Haring, Chairman (2027)
Edward White, Secretary (2023)
Gavin Laboski, Esq. – Solicitor
Perkasie Borough Council
The Borough’s governing body consists of a Mayor and nine Council persons, three from each of the Borough’s wards. Council is organized into committees that cover all areas of municipal government responsibility. The Borough Manager, appointed by Council, serves as the Borough Secretary. Council members are elected to 4-year overlapping terms. The Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month.
The Vacancy Board would select a candidate for Borough Council should a vacancy occur during the regular term of office of a Council member. The Board is composed of the remaining members of Borough Council plus one citizen member who serves as Chairman and acts as the tie breaker.
Bill Beno (2023)