Planning & Zoning

Crafton Planning Commission

Reviews all development plans submitted by builders within the Township, suggests modifications where needed, advises the Supervisors on development matters under the Borough Zoning Ordinances and Comprehensive Plan, and recommends appropriate actions. Five Members – Four Year Term. Meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM.


  • Michael Crown (April 13, 2019)
  • Lydia Karlheim (April 13, 2020)
  • Ashley McCullough (April 13, 2017)
  • Phillip Lavasseur (April 13, 2017)

Crafton Zoning Hearing Board

Hears and rules on appeals by applicants for variances or special exceptions from determinations by the Zoning Officer under provisions of the Township Zoning Ordinance. Five Members – Three Year Term. Meetings/Hearings are scheduled as needed.


  • James Schriver (December 31, 2016)
  • Stephen Palchowski, Chairperson (December 31, 2017)
  • Jeffrey Harlich (December 31, 2018)
  • Alt: Katherine DeAngelis (December 31, 2018)
  • Alternate: Vacancy (December 31, 2016)

Crafton Building Appeals Board

Reviews cases involving enforcement of the Building Code. Members have qualifying criteria and construction/builder background. Five members – Three Year Term.


  • Mark Viola (December 31, 2016)
  • Vacancy (December 31, 2017 )
  • Douglas Clark (December 31, 2018)
  • Alternate: Vacancy
  • Alternate: Vacancy


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