Department of Economic Development for Greene County
Contact Persons: Jeremy Kelly, Planning & Business Development Manager
49 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5300 / Fax: 724-852-5319
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
The vision of the Greene County Planning Commissioner is focused on promoting the safety and security of its community by following smart growth practices, enforcing the Greene County Subdivision and Land Ordinance (SALDO), and by using the PMC as the main planning tool.
What are the dates of the Planning Commission meetings?
Typlically meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, but that changes if that day falls on a holiday. All meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Greene County Office Building, 2nd floor conference room at 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA.
(Disclaimer: all meeting dates are subject to change, and interested persons should call the Department of Economic Development (724-852-5300) to confirm.)
Who are the Planning Commission Board Members?
Click here for curent board members (nine members*)
Are the Planning Commission Annual Reports open to the public?
The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), originally enacted as Act 274 of 1968, establishes the basic authority for the exercise of municipal land use controls in Pennsylvania.
It enables municipalities to plan for community development through preparation of a comprehensive development plan and to govern such development through zoning (with or without planned residential dvelopment procedures), subdivision and land development, and official map ordiances.
The code provides for the establishment of planning commissions, planning departments, planning committees and zoning hearing boards; and authorizes those bodies to charge fees, make inspections and hold public hearings. The code provides for appropriations, appeals and penalties for violations.
About the Planning Commission:
The Greene County Planning Commission was formed over 50 years ago, by the act of the Greene County Board of Commissioners on May 29, 1956; as stated, it"s reason for forming, "improving the economy of the county".
Originially there were five committees formed: agriculture, industry, government, communication, and culture. The first by-laws were approved in July 1956; since that time, the commission has evolved and while still conducting the activities described, have taken on many other tasks as well.
The commission strives to comply with all the procedures and process outlined in the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Click here for 2014 board members (nine members per PA Municipalities Planning Code (Act of 1969, P.L. 805, No. 247 as reenacted and amended.), Article II, Section 204 "at least six shall be citizen members" (not officers or employees of the municipality).
The Planning Commissioner meets at 7:00 pm, typically on the first Monday of each month (should that date fall on a holiday, it is usually moved to the 2nd Monday of the month). All meetings are held in the 2nd floor conference room of the county office building at 93 E. High Street in Waynesburg.
And in most cases, the board members seek both acceptance and preliminary approval of a project in the same meeting; afterward, the commission will review the project until the next meeting this is done so that all adjoining property owners and any member of the community can review the project and meet with the planning commission staff.