Doylestown Township is lucky to have so many resident volunteers staffing our Boards and Commissions. If you are interested in serving on one of our Boards and Commissions please send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org . Positions are open on the following committees for 2017:
|Name of Committee||Positions Available|
|Agricultural Security Area Advisory Council||1|
|Central Bucks Senior Task Force||2|
|Friends of Kids Castle||3|
|UCC Board of Appeals||1|
All meetings are open to the public. Please view the Meeting and Event calendar for the current month’s schedule, or to read committee minutes or agendas. Unless otherwise specified, please direct correspondence to: (Member’s Name), (Board or Commission) c/o Stephanie Mason, Township Manager 425 Wells Road Doylestown, PA 18901
The Agricultural Security Advisory Council considers applications for open space donations and conservation easements. Meeting dates are established upon individual application received. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a one year term.
|Dr. Joshua Feldstein, Chairman||Marge Kohl|
|Jeffrey S. Fehr, P.G.||Jordan Yeager|
|Shawn Touhill, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
|Joseph Paternostro, Chairman||Arthur Zapolski, Esq., Vice Chairman|
|Ted Feldstein||Stu Abramson|
|David Hansen, Secretary||Tina Mazaheri, Esq.|
|Mary Lou Parry||Renu Dalal|
|Beth Long||Barbara N. Lyons, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
Bike & Hike Committee
This Township committee works in cooperation with Doylestown Borough in constructing a pedestrian friendly walk/bikeway that will link residents in both the Borough and the Township. The goal is to complete the community walkway so that pedestrians have a safe route of travel without needing to utilize the sides of roadways. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8 AM. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a one year term. Download Bike and Hike System Map. Download the History of the Bike & Hike Committee.
|Doylestown Township Members||Doylestown Borough Members|
|Judy Hendrixson, Vice Chairman||Lynn Goldman, Chairman|
|Thomas Kelso||Andy Clark|
|Richard A. Bach||Bruce Hochman|
|Bill Wert, III||Dick Patterson|
|Stephanie J. Mason, Township Manager||Phil Elingher, Asst. Borough Manager|
|Ryan Manion, Board of Supervisors Liaison||Elizabeth Wyckoff|
|Peter Fernadez, Plumstead Township||Eileen Bradley, New Britain Township Manager|
|Andrew Hamilton||Angela Benner|
|John Lasala||Jo Ann Lapp, New Britain Township|
|Taylor Thompson, Heritage Conservancy||Vacant, Delaware Valley College|
|Roy Reider, Warrington Township||Mary Pat Holewinski, New Britain Borough|
|Marilyn Jacobson, Chalfont Borough||Sam Bryant, New Britain Borough Manager|
|Sandra Zadell, Chalfront Borough Manager||Louise Silberg, Buckingham Township|
|Rebecca Fink||Tom Price|
|Sara Patterson (Consultant)||Chris Stanford, P.E. (Consultant)|
UCC Board of Appeals
Members are appointed for a five year term.
|Vacant||Judy Hendrixson||Joseph C. Van Houten|
Board of Auditors
Members are elected for a six year term.
|Patricia A. Medd, Chairman||Joseph D. Visco, Secretary||W. Rodney Stone, Vice Chair|
Doylestown Dog Park Advisory Committee
Doylestown Dog Park Members:
1) Have an interest and commitment to the value of the Doylestown Dog Park. 2) Have a commitment to the operational procedures as established. 3) Understand and support the financial commitment and fee structure established for ongoing operations and maintenance. 3) Understand and serve as an advocate for the park as well as rules and regulations. 4) Contribute to the awareness of DP member requirements, rules & regulations and maintain ongoing dialog with DP members.
Areas of Concern/Responsibility:
1) Observation, discussion and recommendations relative to ongoing maintenance, management and operations of the DP. 2) Follow-up review and discussion of incident reports received and action taken. 3) Follow-up review and discussion of incident reports received and action taken. 4) Review, recommendations and support (when necessary) relative to special event requests. 5) Establishment and coordination of Site Watch Program for safety, security and adherence to rules & regulations. 6) Coordinate for clean-up days and or other activities deemed appropriate and/or beneficial. This may be done in cooperation with the FDDP 7) Communicate with FDDP relative to continued fundraising for park amenities and capital needs.
|Doylestown Township Members|
|Kathy Brown||Caroline Brinker, Borough Liaison|
|Ada Popek, Co-Secretary||Katelynn Sterk, Doylestown Borough|
|David Cochran, member at large|
|Karen A. Sweeney, Staff Liaison|
|Barbara N. Lyons, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
The EAC is an advisory council that focuses on environmental issues that directly and indirectly affect the Township and its residents. Among the EAC’s monthly tasks are the review of current development plans and discussion of other current or anticipated issues. These issues include waste collection, recycling (batteries, leaves, cardboard, medicine), Tree City USA (since 1998), Arbor day, World Wide day of Play, and the Audubon Society’s Bird Town program. For the past several years, the EAC has been airing the EAC hour every day at 6 am and 6 pm on the government access cable channel. The EAC’s reviews translate into recommendations on the environmental protection standards regarding submitted plans. These comments, in accordance with Township ordinances, are then submitted to the Planning Commission and Township Supervisors to be addressed as part of the overall review of a development project. At the request of the Township Supervisors, or in response to relevant opportunities, the EAC provides advice to the Township Supervisors. This advice may include letters of comment on various environmental issues, reports of progress or proposed action, reviews, evaluation of land development ordinances being written or revised, and the outcome of joining with other Township officials for special events and programs.
|Sean Sablosky, Chairman||Jeannine Mitchell|
|Don Richardson, Vice Chairman||Ann Woodbury|
|Martin Brooks||Dr. Tanya Casas|
|Shawn Touhill, Board of Supervisors Liaison||James Baldassarre|
Please direct all correspondence to: [member’s name], EAC c/o Autumn Canfield, Special Projects Coordinator 425 Wells Road Doylestown, PA 18901
The mission and/or purpose of the Committee shall be to assist the Board of Supervisors in connection with the fundraising, maintenance, management, repair and operation of Kids Castle. It is understood and agreed that the ultimate responsibility for the maintenance, management and operation of the Kids Castle facility rests with the Township, but recommendations and advice from the Committee shall be essential to the successful upkeep and maintenance of Kids Castle. The Committee shall consist of five (5) Committee members, who shall be appointed by the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors upon the recommendation of the Friends of Kids Castle. Members are appointed to a 3 yr term.
|Joe Salvati, Chairman|
|Ryan Manion, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
The HARB gives counsel to the Board of Supervisors regarding the application for a building permit for exterior work that will be visible from a public street to be done in the Historic District. Meetings are to be determined as needed.
|Dori Vincente, Registered Architect, Chairman||Nicholas Molloy, Real Estate Broker, Vice Chairman|
|Joseph Delikat||Robert Klovekorn|
|Sinclair Salisbury, Building Inspector||Harry Mondoil|
Doylestown Township Municipal Authority (DTMA)
The DTMA owns and operates the three systems which supply Doylestown Township water, per an agreement between DTMA and Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, for forty (40) years starting February 16, 1993 and running through February 16, 2033. DTMA is an operating Authority and will follow guidelines per Township approved water utility master plan as prepared by Huth Engineers. DTMA agrees the Board of Supervisors must approve:
- Acquisition or sale of property
- Construction of utility infrastructure
- Creation of capital improvement fund in excess of $500,000.00
- Usage rate structures, districts and means of financing
DTMA agrees to establish an annual budget, pay all obligations, reimburse Township for expenses related to use of Township facilities and staff, and to promote expansion into other Central Bucks areas. Members are appointed to a five year term.
|Richard A. Bach, Chairman||Alfred S. Ciottoni, P.E.|
|Ed Harvey, Treasurer||Richard Magee, Solicitor|
|C. Edward Hege, Vice Chairman||Richard E. John, Executive Director|
|Vacant||Donna Jacobini, Recording Secretary|
|Joseph C. Van Houten||Richard F. Colello, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
Please direct all correspondence to: [member’s name], DTMA c/o Richard E. John, Executive Director 425 Wells Road Doylestown, PA 18901
Open Space & Farmland Preservation Board
Suspended as of July 15, 2014. The Open Spagce & Farmland Preservation Board was created with the goal of protecting and preserving the natural beauty and agricultural potential of the Township’s open spaces and farmlands.
The P&R Board advises the Board of Supervisors on matters of recreation policy and the development and maintenance of parks and open spaces in the Township. Members are appointed to a five year term.
|John Bray, Chairman||Paul DiNella|
|Barbara Kesselring||Robert Salanik|
|Jan Suessenguth, Vice Chairman||Susan Reichwein|
|Blythe Kelly, Secretary||Vijay Balaji, Youth member|
|Shawn Touhill, Board of Supervisors Liaison||Kathy Brown|
Please direct all correspondence to: [member’s name], Park & Recreation Board c/o Karen Sweeney, Director, Parks and Recreation 425 Wells Road Doylestown, PA 18901
The Planning Commission performs three primary functions for the Township. Firstly, the Commission works closely with the Board of Supervisors, planning consultant, and Bucks County Planning Commission to consider current development plans and the ordinances which govern these developments. Secondly, it is responsible for preparing a comprehensive plan for the development of the Township as set forth in the State Planning Code. The most recent comprehensive plan was completed was amended in 2008. Finally, the Commission maintains records of all its actions. These materials are kept in the possession of the Board of Supervisors for their continued reference and use. Members are appointed to a four year term.
|Judy Hendrixson, Chairman||Gregory Reppa|
|Ed Harvey||Judith Stern Goldstein, Township Planning Consultant|
|George Lowenstein||Thomas Kelso, Vice Chairman|
|Cynthia Del Gaudio, Recording Secretary|
|Richard F. Colello, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
|Joseph Van Houten, Chairman||John Canterbury|
|Joseph Krumenacker||Wallace Pattyson|
|Joseph Delikat||Gary Munkelt|
|Richard Colello, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
The Board advises and educates the public and Board of Supervisors on issues involving wastewater and well water management. Wastewater is that which is discharged from a residence or building; then processed through an on-lot septic system (thereby recharging the aquifer below the ground), or through a sewer pipe leading to a wastewater treatment facility.
Utilizing technical data and public input the Board reviews and evaluates current on-lot system and well data provided by the Board of Health and Township. Upon analyzing the data, Board members prepare practical and economically feasible recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding wastewater management and to the Municipal Authority regarding water contamination.
The task force’s goal is to provide senior citizens with information and connections to local resources.
|Kevin Jameson, Chairman||Ernie Gash|
|Roland Bender||Alice Vernon|
|Shawn Touhill, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
Telecommunications Advisory Board
The Board of Supervisors, in 1994, established the Cable Television Advisory Board, presently known as the Telecommunications Advisory Board (TAB), to make recommendations on cable television issues. The TAB reviews cable company residents’ service complaints, recommends cable ordinances, franchises and franchise renewals, and run our Government Access Channels on Verizon Channel 31 and Comcast Channel 22.
|Ed Ebenbach, Chairman||Kurt R. Krause|
|Keith Peters||David Lausten|
|Arthur Zapolski||Ryan Manion, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
The Traffic Advisory Committee was created in 2005 for the purpose of studying traffic issues in the Township and making recommendations where appropriate. Its recommendations shall be made to the Board of Supervisors.
|Mark Shiner, Chairman||Doug Rowe , Vice Chairman|
|Carol Shugars||Dave Tomko, Consultant|
|Matt Johnston, Traffic Engineer|
|Ken Snyder, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
Unsung Hero Community Service Award Committee
|Barbara N. Lyons, Liaison|
|Emil Kiss, Jr.|
Member appointed for a one year term.
The Ways and Means Committee develops well researched information and analysis and makes recommendations to help the Township’s leadership make objective and transparent decisions that directly impact the financial condition of the Township. The Core Financial Objectives are:
- Provide a long-term perspective (multi-year outlook) for planning
- Provide short-term operating results reports
- Maintain stability of the operating base
- Effectively allocate tax millage
- Set rationalized capital spending levels
- Utilize a consistent, cost-effective financing strategy
- Identify measures to mitigate shortfalls
The committee meets the 4th Wednesday of the month @ 7:00 pm in the township building except July, November and December. Additionally there are 4-5 budget work sessions (Sept-Nov). All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Visit our new web page called Tax Dollars at Work to see related articles from the township newsletter and other useful budget information as we develop it.
|Joseph Delikat||Ed Ebenbach, Vice Chairman|
|Edward Denton||Robert Salanik|
|Brenda Bray, Chairman||Ken Snyder, Board of Supervisors Liaison|
Zoning Hearing Board
The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Board has the following powers:
- To hear and decide appeals from a decision or determination of any administrative official in connection with the Zoning Ordinance and amendments thereto. Such appeals must be made within 30 days after the date of the decision.
- To grant Special Exceptions, where the Special Exception is authorized by a provision of the Zoning Ordinance which applies to the Zoning District within the property, which is the subject of the application, lies. Such Special Exception will only be grated when the proposed use of the property use of the property and /or the physical characteristics of the property conform to the standards and criteria set forth by the Zoning Ordinance as prerequisites for the granting of the Special Exception. A Special Exception will not be granted where the public interest will be injured. The burden of proving that the grant of Special Exception would be contrary to the public interest shall be upon those opposing the grant of such a Special Exception.
- To grant Variances from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance. The Board may only grant a Variance where, owing to special conditions prevailing on the subject property, a literal enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance will result in an unnecessary hardship, meaning that the property owner will be prevented from making reasonable use of the property. The burden of proving the existence of an unnecessary hardship and proving that the proposal will not harm neighboring properties or the public good rests upon the applicant. The circumstances which give rise to such hardship must be unique to the subject property. The possibility that the applicant will gain a greater financial return if a Variance is granted does not in itself constitute a sufficient reason for the granting of a Variance.
No decision by the Zoning Hearing Board relieves any applicant from the responsibility of obtaining any required permits in the manner prescribed by Township Ordinance or State Law. Members are appointed to a staggered five year term.
|Mitchell I. Aglow||William Lahr III, Chairman|
|William J. Bolla, Solicitor||Richard Gaver, Vice Chairman|
Please direct all correspondence to: [member’s name], Zoning Hearing Board 425 Wells Rd Doylestown, PA 18901 Don’t have Adobe Reader? Download it here.