Borough of North East
North East, Pennsylvania • (814) 725-8611

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing the Borough’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance, and making recommendations to Borough Council for appropriate changes to these documents. The Planning Commission also reviews applications for Subdivision & Land Development plans, as well as applications for Variances and Special Exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance.

Planning Commission Meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Borough Hall.

 

Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board hears applications for Variances, Special Exceptions, and Interpretations to the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Hearing Board is a Quasi-Judicial body, and the decision rendered by the Board may be challenged in the Court of Common Pleas by the applicant, adjoining property owner, or Borough Council.

The Zoning Hearing Board is held the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Borough Hall.  (When needed)

Questions concerning Zoning can be answered on the Zoning Information Page.


North East Borough Water Authority

The North East Borough Water Authority was incorporated in 1955 under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act of 1945.  The Authority was formed to acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain, operate, own and lease the capacity of lessor or lessee, a water works, water supply works and water distribution system in North East Borough.  In 1985 the Water Authority acquired the water system of the Pennsylvania Water Company located in western North East Borough and in Fairview Township.  The water system in Fairview Township was sold to the Fairview Township Water Authority in 1985.

North East Borough operates and maintains the water purification and distribution system under a lease agreement with the Water Authority.  Semi-annual debt service payments are made by the Borough from water usage fees paid by the system's users.  The Borough employs 5 people to operate and maintain the system.  The water distribution system contains approximately 20 miles of water distribution lines and 2 pumping stations including a five mile long pipeline from Lake Erie to the Filter Plant.

The Authority’s water system is supplied primarily by water drawn from Lake Erie supplemented by three surface water reservoirs located in North East Township.  Most recently the Authority relinquished water rights back to the landowners dating back to the 1800’s.

The Borough office staff consists of 3 full time personnel who administer the billing system for both the water and sewer systems.  The Water Authority is made up of Borough residents and meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm.  All meetings are held at the Borough Hall at 31 W. Main St.

 

North East Borough Sewer Authority

The North East Borough Sewer Authority was incorporated in 1956 under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act of 1945.  The Authority was formed to acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain, operate, own and lease either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, sewers, sewer systems or parts thereof, sewage treatment works, including work for treating and disposing of industrial waste in North East Borough.  The sewer system provides for collection and transmission of sewage, with treatment at the Boroughs two waste water treatment plants.  Sewage flows from North East Township are carried through the North East Borough system in accordance with agreements.

North East Borough operates and maintains the sewer system under a lease agreement with the Sewer Authority.  Semi-annual debt service payments are made by the Borough from sewer fees paid by the system's users.  The Borough employs 10 people to operate and maintain the system.  The sewer system contains approximately 20 miles of sewers and 3 pumping stations.  The sewers range in size from 6-inch to 24-inch in diameter.

The Borough office staff consists of 3 full time personnel who administer the billing system for both the water and sewer.  The Sewer Authority is made up of Borough residents and meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.  All meetings are held at the Borough Hall at 31 W. Main St.

The Authority finished a $16 million construction project which increased capacity and modernized the system to meet current and future waste water demands and regulations.