Planning Commission

Planning Commission Members

Kim E. Martin, Term Expires August 2020

Peter Partridge, Term Expires August 2021

Cheryl Bahn, Term Expires August 2021

George Rabenstine, Jr , Term Expires August 2018

Patricia M. Wainwright, Term Expires August 2019

Planning Commission Duty

New Salem has a 5-member Planning Commission appointed by Borough Council for 4 year staggered terms. They meet as needed on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building, 80 North Water Street.

The New Salem Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Borough Council on all land development and subdivision applications that are submitted to the Borough. The Planning Commission plays an important role in developing the Borough’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, as well as keeping the Subdivision and Land Development Codes up to date and in compliance with Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Planning Code (MPC).

Because planning is a continuous process that shapes and guides the physical growth of New Salem Borough in harmony with its social and economic needs, the Planning Commission encourages all residents to attend its meetings to express their views.