Commissions


CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (6 Year Term)

The Civil Service Commission consists of three Commissioners who shall be qualified electors of the Borough and shall be appointed by the Borough Council to serve for the term of six years. Primary duties: Write Rules and Regulations for hiring of police officers, oversee and monitor the hiring process, and sit as a hearing body for candidate challenges and disciplinary matters.

Commissioners:

  • Joseph Hayes (July 1, 2020)

  • Lynn Nickel (July 1, 2022)

  • Vacancy (July 1, 2024)

  • Alt: Anthony Fletcher (May 20, 2020)

  • Alt: David O’Brien (February 1, 2023)


CRAFTON PLANNING COMMISSION (4 Year Term)

  • Lydia Herring, Chairwoman (April 13, 2020)

  • Phillip Levasseur (April 13, 2021)

  • Ashley McCullough (April 13, 2021)

  • Richard Kraemer (April 13, 2022)

  • Kirsten Compitello (April 13, 2023)

Planning & Zoning page


CRAFTON ZONING HEARING BOARD (3 Year Term)

  • Stephen Palchowski, Chairman (December 31, 2020)

  • Katherine DeAngelis (December 31, 2021)

  • James Schriver (December 31, 2019)

  • Alt: Eric Valcheff (December 31, 2021)

  • Alt: Vacancy (December 31, 2019)

Planning & Zoning page


CRAFTON BUILDING APPEALS BOARD (3 Year Term)

  • Mark Viola (December 31, 2019)

  • Vacancy (December 31, 2021)

  • Vacancy (December 31, 2020)


PARK & SHADE TREE COMMISSION (5 Year Term)

Appointed by Council to supervise and maintain recreation places within the Borough of Crafton, comprised of public parks, parkways and playgrounds, playfields, swimming pool, and indoor recreation centers.

Commissioners:

  • Susan Mucha (March 31, 2024)

  • Vacant (March 31, 2020)

  • Season Ciechanowski (March 31, 2020)

  • Mary Luxbacher, Chairperson (March 31, 2021)

  • James Peterson (March 31, 2022)

Shade Tree Commission page


RECREATION BOARD (4 Year Term)

Appointed by Council, the seven members of the Recreation Board have the authority to plan recreational programs for residents of the Borough, supervise and schedule recreational events in the existing recreation places maintained by the Borough, and shall for these purposes equip, operate and maintain the recreation places and make further recommendations to Council affecting the recreational activities at such recreation places and parks within the Borough of Crafton.

Board Members:

  • Roy Niemann, Secretary (September 30, 2019)

  • Vacant (September 30, 2019)

  • Mary Luxbacher (September 30, 2019)

  • Elizabeth Palmer (September 30, 2020)

  • Wayne Nock (September 30, 2020)

  • Angela Palchowski, Co-Chair (September 30, 2022)

  • Linda Breeden (September 30, 2022)

NEW TERMS created at May 13, 2019 Council Meeting:

  • Vacant (first term will end December 31, 2021)

  • Vacant (first term will end December 31, 2021)

Notes: In 2013, Ordinance No. 1617 reduced the Recreation Board membership from nine to seven and allowed members to be appointed at-large (no longer required members to be from certain organizations or sports leagues).

In May 2019, Council passed Ordinance No. 1656 expanding the Recreation Board membership from seven to nine again with no change to the at-large appointments. Future appointed terms will end on December 31 of the final calendar year instead of September 30.


LIBRARY BOARD

The Borough Council appoints two members of the Library Board. Council’s current appointees are:

  • Gerard Eonta (February 28, 2021)

  • Megan Grabowski (February 28, 2021)


VACANCY BOARD - 2018 & 2019

David O’Brien