The Board of Appeals is a three member board with a five-year term. They meet on call.
This judicial board was established to hear and rule on appeals, requests for variances, and requests for extensions of time arising under the PA Uniform Construction Code (UCC) for matters related to the Borough's Building Code. In addition, the Board may hear and rule on appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Borough Fire Code Official relative to the application and interpretation of the adopted Fire Code. Members shall be qualified based on training and experience in building construction, such as licensure as an architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry or training or experience as an inspector or plan reviewer, certified fire inspector or fire plans examiner. Further qualifications shall include experience and training in fire hazards, explosions, hazardous conditions or fire protection systems.
Board of Appeals members do not receive compensation. No member of Borough Council nor any code official employed by the Borough may serve on the Board of Appeals. If Borough Council is unable to find a sufficient number of qualified individuals who reside within Newtown Borough, it may appoint a qualified person(s) who resides outside of the Borough to fill a position. In accordance with the PA UCC, the Board of Appeals shall not act upon appeals, requests for variances or requests for extensions of time relating to accessibility.
Additional information regarding the Board of Appeals can be found in pertinent chapters of the Newtown Borough Code.
Warren Woldorf - Chair/Secretary