Open Committee & Board Vacancies

News Release Date
02-08-2024
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Chadds Ford Township currently has several volunteer position vacancies. If you are a Chadds Ford Township Resident and are interested in one of the below vacancies, please submit your resume to info [at] chaddsfordpa.gov () by February 25, 2024. After resumes are received, the Township will begin scheduling interviews with interested persons. If you have any questions, please contact the Township office at 610-388-8800 or email info [at] chaddsfordpa.gov. Thank you!

 
Open Space Committee

Chadds Ford Township seeks a dedicated resident to serve as a member of the Open Space Committee. Open Space Committee members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. As a member, you will contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the township's open spaces, conservation areas, and recreational facilities. Your responsibilities will include identifying existing open spaces, developing comprehensive open space plans, and assessing properties suitable for conservation, wetland use, and passive recreation, including trails for hiking and biking. You will provide valuable advice to the Township Supervisors on implementing open space initiatives and ensuring compliance with relevant municipal regulations. Additionally, you will participate in electing committee officers, engaging necessary consultants, and crafting rules and regulations to govern committee operations. While serving on the committee, you will submit annual reports to the Supervisors detailing the status and adequacy of open space resources within the township. Although this position offers no compensation, it provides an excellent opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the community's environmental stewardship and recreational opportunities. 

The Open Space Committee vacancy is a two-year commitment and the meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month. 

If you are passionate about preserving natural habitats and promoting outdoor recreation, have the time and dedication required to serve as a committee member, we encourage you to apply and join us in safeguarding Chadds Ford Township's natural heritage for future generations. CLICK HERE to visit the Open Space Committee portion of the Township website.

 

Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Board of Appeals:

Chadds Ford Township seeks a qualified resident to serve as members on the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Board of Appeals. As a board member, you will play a crucial role in interpreting and adjudicating appeals, requests for variances, and requests for extensions of time related to building construction regulations. Your responsibilities include ensuring compliance with the true intent of the UCC and assessing claims of misinterpretation or non-applicability of its provisions. Ideal candidates will possess a background in building construction, demonstrated through licensure as an architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry, or training as an inspector or plan reviewer. Members serve at the pleasure of the municipality's governing body and must avoid conflicts of interest, abstaining from voting or participating in matters where personal, professional, or financial interests are involved. Additionally, you will participate in scheduling and conducting public meetings in accordance with the Sunshine Act, ensuring transparency and community involvement in the decision-making process. Please note that members of the governing body and code administrators are ineligible for board membership. Furthermore, while the board may not address appeals concerning accessibility under the act, it plays a vital role in upholding the integrity of construction standards within the municipality. If you are committed to upholding building safety and regulatory compliance, we invite you to apply and contribute to the effective administration of the UCC in our community. The UCC Board of Appeals meets on an as needed basis when applications are received. 

 

Zoning Hearing Board Alternate:

Chadds Ford Township seeks a dedicated resident to serve as an alternate member on the Zoning Hearing Board. Alternate members play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of the Board and contribute to the fair and efficient resolution of zoning matters within the community. As an alternate member, you will attend meetings regularly and your primary responsibility is to stand in for regular members in the event of a conflict of interest or an absence, thereby helping to maintain a quorum for Board proceedings. You will participate fully in all discussions and proceedings, including the right to cast a vote when seated as a voting alternate member. Your participation will be in accordance with the laws governing the Zoning Hearing Board, ensuring that all decisions are made with careful consideration and adherence to relevant regulations. Alternate members serve three-year terms and are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. It's important to note that alternate members may not hold any other office within the Township, including positions such as Zoning Officer or membership on the Planning Commission. While alternate members do not receive compensation for their participation unless designated as a voting alternate member, they play a vital role in upholding the integrity of the zoning process and contributing to the well-being of Chadds Ford Township. 

The Zoning Hearing Board Alternate vacancy is a three-year commitment and the meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month. 

If you are passionate about community service and have a commitment to upholding zoning regulations, we encourage you to apply and become an integral part of the Zoning Hearing Board. CLICK HERE to visit the Zoning Hearing Board portion of the Township website.

 

State and National Parks Representative:

Chadds Ford Township seeks a dedicated resident to serve as a State and National Parks Representative. In this role, you will act as a liaison between the township and state and national parks located within the community. Your primary responsibilities will be to act as the liaison between the township and collaborate with park management to address any concerns or issues that may arise, ensuring that the interests of our township are effectively represented. This role requires strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a genuine passion for environmental conservation and outdoor recreation. If you are enthusiastic about promoting the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered by state and national parks and are committed to serving the community of Chadds Ford Township, we encourage you to apply.