SMETHPORT — The McKean Commissioners will accept submissions and nominations to fill a vacancy on the county’s planning commission.
The planning commission is a nine-member board, with each member appointed to a four-year term by the commissioners.
Any county resident who is interested in this appointment or would like to submit a nomination is asked to send details including name, contact information, residential address and any related experience to the attention of Pamela Burlingame, Chief Clerk, by June 18, 2021.
The planning commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the 911 center and by special meeting if there are matters pending for the board to address. The planning commission is responsible for review and approval of major subdivisions, land developments and other matters related to planning within McKean County.
In 2018 the commission coordinated the preparation of the McKean County Comprehensive Plan by conducting a study based on public participation and engagement.
This ten- year Comprehensive Plan was finalized and approved in 2020 and will serve as a guide for local development considerations.
Members of the commission board must be a resident of McKean County.
The appointed member will serve for the balance of the vacancy, until Jan. 31, 2022. There are no term limits on members and the next full-term appointments will be in January 2022.