Steering committee adds private representatives
Pine Township supervisors plan to add two private sector representatives to the township's Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee in an effort to provide a more diverse outlook on how the municipality should be developed in the coming decade.
Supervisors agreed Monday to add a business representative and a developer's representative to the committee after Richard Brant, chairman of the supervisors, suggested opening up membership to reflect more segments of the community.
The comprehensive plan, which municipalities across the state update about once every 10 years, is considered a road map for the community, indicating what facilities should be built or upgraded and what services are needed.
The committee now consists of Brant; Supervisor Raymond Hildreth; Victoria Raja and Frank J. Zappala III from the township planning commission; one member each from the township Environmental Advisory Council and Parks and Recreation Commission; and Scott D. Anderson, director of code administration and land development.
Although he agreed to expand the committee to nine members, Supervisor Dan Sporrer initially said he favored as many as 13 to tap additional interests.