Boards, Commissions & Committees

Boards, Commissions & Committees

In addition to the 6 departments that make up the Township of Hampton government, there also exists 7 boards, commissions, and committees that help to set policies and provide services within the township. These boards, which are composed primarily of community members, not only give private citizens the ability to participate in civic action, but also give voice to specific issues that may not otherwise receive proper attention.  
Township Boards

Volunteering for the Township

Approximately 42 volunteers serve on a township board, commission, or committee that has been created by either township regulation, a resolution, or a motion of Township Council itself. The responsibilities, powers, terms of office, membership size, qualifications, and meeting schedule vary for each board, commission, and committee.  A list of Boards, Commissions and Committees, including a brief description of their responsibilities, is below.

Information About Joining a Board, Commission, or Committee

Township Council seeks nominations of citizens interested in serving on a board as vacancies arise. For more information about joining a particular board, commission or committee, stop by the municipal offices located at:
3101 McCully Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

The office is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or feel free to call at 412-486-0400.

Boards, Commissions and Committees

Planning Commission

Township Council appoints a five (5) person Planning Commission with staggered four (4) year terms.  The Planning Commission is a recommending body charged with the review of applications for development, subdivision approvals and rezoning requests.  The Planning Commission also oversees growth management regulations, and initiates zoning and subdivision ordinance amendments as well as comprehensive plan updates.  The Commission currently meets on the second Monday of each month.

UCC (Building Code) Appeals Board

The UCC Appeals Board is a five member board that reviews and decides upon appeal requests related to provisions in the Building Code (UCC).

Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board, a five (5) member board appointed by Township Council to staggered five (5) year terms, hears appeals from the provisions of the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, which was most recently updated in September, 2017.  The Zoning Hearing Board is authorized to grant variances and special exceptions to land use regulations where literal enforcement results in an unnecessary hardship.  Appeals are heard on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  The Zoning Hearing Board’s authority has been expanded since Act 170 of 1988, which amended the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.  Appeals are now heard on floodplain regulations, erosion and sedimentation controls and transfers of development rights.

Environmental Advisory Council

The Township’s Environmental Advisory Council consists of seven (7) residents appointed by the Township Council, and is responsible for reviewing land development applications to ensure compliance with environmental protection regulations.  In addition, issues relative to the protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources, including air, land and water resources are also within their review.  The E.A.C. currently meets on the first Monday of each month.

Hampton Shaler Water Authority

The Hampton Shaler Water Authority consists of five (5) members responsible for overseeing the financing, construction and operation of the community’s water distribution system.  Should you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the Authority’s operations, they can be directed to Samuel Scarfone, Authority Manager, by telephone at 412‑486-4867 or by email at

Hampton Community Association

Created as a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization, the Hampton Community Association Board is comprised of seven (7) members.  The principle purpose of the Association is to serve as a conduit for those who wish to make a charitable donation towards a Township sponsored program or facility.  The Association Board meets the third Tuesday of the month and welcomes your input for specific Association-sponsored programs.

Depreciation Lands Museum Association

The nine (9) member Association board oversees both regional and local historical events as well as perspectives on community artifacts which are housed at the Depreciation Lands Museum located on Route 8 at South Pioneer Road.  Many of the area’s early settlers have been identified, and some of the cultural landscape created by those pioneers has been preserved through this group’s efforts.