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 and their members 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 and Commissions. The following positions offer a unique opportunity to serve your community and learn more about municipal services:
- 1 vacancy Civil Service Commission alternate member
The Civil Service is responsible for personnel administration for Police Officers in the Borough including oversight of testing, promotions, and review of disciplinary matters. The alternate would stand in for a Civil Service Commissioner that might be able to attend a meeting.
- 1 vacancy Perkasie Planning Commission
This board has the responsibility for advising Borough Council on land use planning, zoning proposals and the Borough’s Comprehensive Plan.
- 1 vacancy Zoning Hearing Board alternate member
As an alternate, appointed resident would stand in for Zoning Hearing Board members that may not be able to attend a hearing. The Zoning Hearing Board performs an important function in reviewing appeals and variances to the Borough Zoning Ordinance.
- 1 vacancy Zoning Hearing Board
The Zoning Hearing Board performs an important function in reviewing appeals and variances to the Borough’s Zoning Ordinance.
- 1 Park and Recreation Youth Delegate
This position is for any High School Junior or Senior Borough resident (for the 2022-2023 school year). It is an opportunity to provide input on a variety of matters that come before the Park and Recreation Board. Youth delegates are encouraged to participate in all public discussions, but may not vote.
Interested Perkasie Borough residents should apply by application or letter addressed to the Borough Office, Donna Benner, 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie or by calling the Borough Office at 215-257-5065. An optional application form is available on line at perkasieborough.org. When submitting an application, 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.
Dennis Hurchalla, Secretary (2021)
John Yannaccone, Vice-Chair (2023)
David R. Barndt, Chair (2022)
Dave Worthington (2025)
David Weaver (2024)
John Wilcox (alternate) (2022)
Vacant (alternate) (2020)
Colby Grim, 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)
Lynn Kllus-Rainey (2022)
Robyn Rapp (2022)
Kathleen Rocchetti (2023)
Bethany Schwendy (2022)
Emily Greco (2025)
Lisa Walters (2023)
VACANT, Youth Delegate
Aaron Clark, 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.
Carolyn McCreary, Chair (2022)
Barbara Faust, Vice Chair (2022)
Maureen Knouse (2023)
Mark Orth (2023)
Dan O’Connell (2022)
Dale Schlegel (2025)
Mairi Schuler (2024)
Steve Pizzollo, Council Representative
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 (2021)
Raymond Weidner (2022)
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.
Cheryleen Strothers, Chair
Jeff Crozier, Secretary
Mark Hosterman, Wisler Pearlstine LLP, Solicitor
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.
Dave Caro, Chairman (2023)
Paul McColgan, Vice Chairman (2024)
Neil Fosbenner, Treasurer (2024)
Charles W. Baum, Secretary (2023)
Jonas Homa (2024)
Marc Davis, Solicitor. Fox, Rothschild
Perkasie Regional Authority
The Authority oversees the water and sewer utility. Members serve a 5 year term. The Authority meet on the 1st Monday and the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Steve Algeo (2022)
Dave Bedillion (2021)
Thomas J. Horn (2025)
Ben Rainear (2025)
David Watt (2024)
John Schaeffer, 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.
Dale Haring, Chairman (2021)
Thomas Misnik (2022)
Dan Gilbert (2026)
Edward White (alternate) (2023)
Gavin Laboski, 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 years overlapping terms. The Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month.
The Vacancy Board would select a candidate for Borough Council should a vacancy occur during the regular term of office of that 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.
John Knouse (2021)