2022 Commissions, Committees & Boards

Meeting dates subject to change or cancellation. All meetings are held at the Tinicum Township Municipal Building located at 163 Municipal Road, Pipersville, PA 18947, unless otherwise noted. Check the Home Page for updates. Some meetings may be held remotely, All meetings are open to the public.

All committee members must be current residents of Tinicum Township. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. If you are interested in joining a committee, please write a letter of interest and email to tlewis@tinicumbucks.org or mail to the above address.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of 7 volunteer residents appointed to 4-year terms for the purpose of advising the Board of Supervisors in matters relating to planning and zoning, subdivisions and land development applications, planning modules, and proposed ordinances.

  • David Upmalis, Chairperson, 2022
  • Carl Ruthardt, Vice-Chairperson, 2024
  • John Clement, Secretary, 2025
  • John Cole, 2023
  • Terry Johnston, 2024
  • Neil Sullivan, 2023

Meetings 7:00 PM:
January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28 - cxld, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, December 13.

Work Sessions 7:00 PM:
January 11, February 8, March, 8 April 12, September 13, October 11.

Link for Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes

Communication Ad Hoc Committee
The Communication Ad Hoc Committee consists of ? volunteer residents appointed to 1-year terms for the purpose of developing a Township Newsletter.

  • Anita Nolan, Editor, 2022
  • Kris Becker, 2022
  • Patty Leonhardt, 2022

Meetings:
The August 24 meeting was continued to Friday, September 2 at 1:30pm. Future meeting dates will be posted when available.

Environmental Advisory Ad Hoc Committee
The Environmental Advisory Adhoc Committee consists of up to 7 volunteer residents appointed to 1-year terms for the purpose of advising the Board of Supervisors on environmental matters that impact the Township.

  • Sasha Hall, Chairperson, 2022
  • Claudia Cummings, 2022
  • Mikayla Fasone 2022
  • Cindi Gasparre 2022
  • Martie Kyde 2022
  • Riley Murphy 2022
  • Kim Rosamilia 2022

Meetings 7:30 PM:
March 2, April 6 - Cxld, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.

Historical Commission
The Historical Commission consists of up to 7 volunteer residents appointed to 3-year terms for the purpose of preserving the character of the historic properties and buildings in Tinicum.

  • Janine Black, Chairperson, 2022
  • Michael Kauffman, 2022
  • Ethan Perry, 2022
  • Stephen Victor, 2022

Meetings 7:30 PM:
January 10 - cxld, February 14 - cxld, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.

Zoom Link for meetings location:

Link for Most Current Historical Commission Minutes

Joint Bridgeton-Nockamixon-Tinicum Groundwater Management Committee
The BNTGC, was created as a joint venture to provide a reliable, safe and adequate water supply to its residents through scientific studies, regulatory review, and educational programs. Up to 2 volunteer residents are appointed to 1-year terms.  

  • Riley Murphy, 2022
  • Carrie Manfrino 2022

Meetings 7:30 PM @ Nockamixon Township, 589 Lake Warren Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA  18972:
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21.

Link to the BNTGMC Website and the EPA Website & USGS for more info.

Land Preservation Committee
The Land Preservation Committee consists of up to 7 volunteer residents appointed to 1-year terms who work to preserve open space and natural resources; support environmental and historical preservation.

  • Timothy Hall, Chairperson 2022
  • Mary Pucci, Vice Chairperson 2022
  • William Ballantine, Secretary 2022
  • John Cole 2022
  • Rob Galdo, 2022
  • John Quinby, 2022
  • Luke Sorensen 2022

Meetings 7:30 PM:
January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25cancelled, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28. No meeting in December.

Link to Land Preservation Committee Agenda

Microplastics Ad Hoc Committee
Microplastics Committee is a new, ad hoc committee seeking solutions to microplastics in our waterways. Volunteer residents are appointed to 1-year terms.

  • Eleanor Breslin, Chairperson, 2022
  • Sasha Hall, 2022
  • Marion Kyde, 2022

Meetings @ 2 PM at Brig O'Doon Coffee House at 239 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942:
February 18, May 20, August 19, November 18.

Park & Recreation Board
The Park & Rec Board consists of up to 7 volunteer residents appointed to 5-year terms to help maintain, operate and supervise Township-owned parks, recreation areas, and facilities.

  • Michael Bernstein, 2027
  • Michelle Grundahl, 2023
  • Terry Johnston, 2022
  • Philip Kain, 2027
  • Phil Szymanowski, 2024

Meetings 8:00 PM:
January 12 - cxld, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 - cxld, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14.

Zoning Hearing Board
The Zoning Hearing Board is quasi-judicial and consists of 3 volunteer residents and 1 alternate appointed to 3-year terms. The Board hears zoning variance requests, special exceptions and appeals to Zoning Officer determinations and renders decisions as permitted by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and the local Zoning Ordinance.

  • Eric Hinrichs, Chairperson, 2022
  • Mike Zavoda, 2024
  • Tom Casola, 2023
  • Joy Von Glueck, 2024, alternate

Meetings 7:00 PM:
When there are cases to be heard, meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thurs at 7:00 p.m. with only one meeting in Nov and Dec. Hearing notices will be published.

Building Code Board of Appeals
The Building Code Board of Appeals is independent quasi-judicial body that hears appeals from the decision of the Building Code Official and consider requests from the Building Code. Volunteer residents are appointed to 1-year terms.

  • Joe Billingham 2022
  • John Quinby 2022
  • Chris Weaver 2022

Meetings 7:00 PM:
Hearings are scheduled as required. Hearing notices will be published.

Any person with a disability requiring a special accommodation to attend a meeting of the Tinicum Township Board of Supervisors should notify the Township Office at (610) 294-9154 as early as possible, but not later than 3 working days prior to the meeting. The Board of Supervisors will make every effort to provide a reasonable accommodation.