Borough Boards & Comissions
Lend Your Talents to Benefit the Borough
Borough Council works hard to always act in the best interests of our residents. We make many decisions during votes at our bi-monthly public meetings. We could not make these sometimes-tough decisions without the valuable input from the Borough’s boards and commissions.
These volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes using their knowledge and expertise to make recommendations to Borough Council for action. For this – we thank them.
Whitehall residents interested volunteering are encouraged to send your resume and a short note including the name of the board or commission on which you’d like to serve to:
Borough Administrative Office
Attn: Courtney M. Wertz
100 Borough Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-2009
You may also email your resume and note to Borough Manager Courtney M. Wertz.
There are no vacancies at this time.
WHITEHALL BOROUGH BOARDS
With the formation of the Recreation Board, the scope of recreation in the Borough expanded dramatically. The 11-member Board works under the Borough Recreation Director to plan and host a multitude of activities throughout the year for residents including the Summer Recreation Program and annual Community Day.
UCC Appeals Board
Residents wishing to appeal Borough decisions under the Property Maintenance Code do so to the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Board of Appeals. This Board comprises three members of the community with professional backgrounds in construction and engineering.
Zoning Hearing Board
Zoning was one of the primary reasons that Whitehall Borough seceded from Baldwin Township (now Baldwin Borough). The Zoning Hearing Board was established to oversee zoning laws that would encourage growth in an orderly manner. This three-member Board hears appeals of decisions made by the Borough Building Inspector.
WHITEHALL BOROUGH COMMISSIONS
Civil Service Commission
The Whitehall Borough Civil Service Commission comprises three individuals whose main task is to administer the civil service exam for Police Officers. These volunteers are responsible for preparing eligibility lists which are presented to Borough Council for hiring consideration.
This independent Commission also oversees promotional tests for the Police Department.
Founded alongside Whitehall Borough itself, the Planning Commission reviews “proposed Ordinances pertaining to the location of any public buildings or the location or relocation of any street, road, park, playground or parkway” in the Borough. The five members of the Planning Commission work closely with the Borough Director of Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement to scrutinize proposed Ordinances before making recommendations to Borough Council.
Shade Tree Commission
The Borough established its newest commission in the Spring of 2012 as part of an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with Baldwin Borough and Brentwood Borough. Whitehall Borough appoints three of the nine total members to the Multi-Municipal Shade Tree Commission. The Shade Tree Commission is responsible for advising member municipalities on matters related to the inventory of trees on public property throughout the three Boroughs.