Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners is the governing body of South Whitehall Township, and is comprised of five (5) elected citizens. Members are elected at-large for four-year terms. All members are residents of the Township.

The members of the Board are:

Board of Commissioners

Township Solicitor – Attorney Joseph Zator, Zator Law Office
Township Engineer – J. Scott Pidcock, The Pidcock Company

The Board of Commissioners generally meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, and occasionally for Special Meetings when time constraints or urgent issues arise. The meetings are normally held at 7:00 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Township Municipal Building located at 4444 Walbert Avenue. Additionally, the Board of Commissioners will hold Workshop Meetings on an as needed basis, which will be held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

At any given meeting, the Board hears and discusses a myriad of problems identified by the general public, the members themselves and their staff. They give the Township staff general direction on what information they may need to make decisions, and the kinds of solutions they would like to see for these problems. The decisions of the Commissioners set or adjust the staff’s duties, priorities, and wherewithal to do their jobs. The Commissioners are the ultimate authority on such issues as tax rates, expenditures, purchases, legal positions of the Township, use of public facilities, the establishment of zoning districts, conditions for land development, budgets, and remuneration and benefits for its staff. It establishes laws by the passage of ordinances, and expresses its wishes by resolution, motion or consensus – however appropriate.

The Board of Commissioners opens the meeting to public comment once during meetings. Please check the meeting agenda for the “Courtesy of the Floor”.

Meeting Schedule

All meetings are open to the public.