The purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance by hearing appeals of the Zoning Administrator's decisions and by granting relief from the literal enforcement of the ordinance in certain hardship situations. Since the board has no legislative power, it can neither make nor modify policy. It is a quasi-judicial body. Appeals from it's decision may be taken to the County Court of Common Pleas. The board schedules hearings on applications and appeals that come before it, takes evidence, and issues written decisions or findings of fact. Its hearings are public and formal with testimony being taken under oath and all proceedings recorded by the Zoning Board Secretary. A review copy of Sandy Township's zoning ordinance can be found here: Municipal Code 27 - Zoning. A copy of the township's current zoning map can be found here. These copies are for review only and are not to replace the printed copy located at the township office. If a discrepancy is to be found between the two, the printed copy will over-rule the copy found here.
The board is comprised of 4 members. The current board members are: