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Zoning Hearing Board

As required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), any community enacting a Zoning Ordinance must also create a Zoning Hearing Board. The primary purpose of such a board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the Zoning Ordinance by hearing appeals on the Zoning Officer's determinations and by granting relief from the literal enforcement of the ordinance in certain hardship situations. Since the board has no legislative power, it can
neither make nor modify zoning policy. Neither does the Zoning Hearing Board have enforcement powers. It is a quasijudicial body; that is, its powers are to some extent judicial in nature.

The board schedules hearings on applications and appeals that come before it, takes evidence, and issues written decisions with findings of fact and conclusions of law. It must limit its scope of activities to those permitted by the MPC and by the local Zoning Ordinance.
 
Walker Township Zoning Hearing Board 
 George King 618 Deerville Rd, Mifflintown, PA  717-436-6624
 Don Prye II 27 Zimmerman Hill Rd., Mifflintown, PA  717-436-6124
 Mervin Zendt 152 Zendt Hollow Rd. Mifflintown, PA  717-436-6386
 Andrew Winder,
 Solicitor
25 N Main St., Mifflintown, PA
717-436-8799

The Walker Township Zoning Hearing Board meets as needed.