2023 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, 2026
  • Carl Ruthardt, Vice-Chairperson, 2024
  • John Clement, Secretary, 2025
  • Tim Cashman, 2024
  • John Cole, 2023
  • Terry Johnston, 2024
  • Neil Sullivan, 2023

Meetings 7:00 PM:
January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 12.

Work Sessions 7:00 PM:
January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, September 12, October 10, November 14.

Link for Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes

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

  • Anita Nolan, Editor, 2023
  • Kris Becker, 2023
  • Patricia Leonhardt, 2023
  • Andre Becker, 2023
  • Ray Albergotti, 2023

Meetings:
Meetings are scheduled as needed and will be posted on the website main page www.tincumbucks.org. To contact the committee with suggestions or to submit articles, email: Tinicumtribune@tinicumbucks.org

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, 2023
  • Mikayla Fasone, 2023
  • Cindi Gasparre, 2023
  • Martie Kyde, 2023
  • Riley Murphy, 2023
  • Kim Rosamilia, 2023

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

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, 2024
  • Michael Kauffman, 2025
  • Ethan Perry, 2023
  • Stephen Victor, 2025

Meetings 7:30 PM:
January 9, April 10, July 10, October 9.

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, 2023
  • Carrie Manfrino, 2023

Meetings 7:30 PM @ Nockamixon Township, 589 Lake Warren Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA  18972:
January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12.

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.

  • Mary Pucci, 2023
  • John Cole, 2023
  • Rob Galdo, 2023
  • John Quinby, 2023
  • Luke Sorensen, 2023

Meetings 7:30 PM:
January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 18, October 23, November 27. No meeting in December.

Link to Land Preservation Committee Agenda.

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, 2028
  • Philip Kain, 2027
  • Phil Szymanowski, 2024

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

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, 2028
  • 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 Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. with only one meeting in November and December. 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, 2023
  • John Quinby, 2023
  • Chris Weaver, 2023

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.
Updated 1/19/23 12:20 PM