Planning for Livable Communities

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Planning Projects

Preparation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision administration and ordinances, recreation planning, community facility planning, environmental assessments, grant writing and administration for a variety of programs including SCPAP, Communities of Opportunities, Community Revitalization Program, CDBG, PennVest, Keystone recreation, HOME, etc

Zoning Regulations

Zoning can regulate the use of land; size, height, bulk, erection, removal and use of structures; areas and dimensions of lots, yards, open spaces & separation distances between structures; density of population and intensity of use; and protection of natural resources and agricultural land.

Community Development

The Community Development Block Grant program is an important funding tool for implementing community plans. Municipalities can regularly apply for funding for qualifying activities and projects. The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission is available to help Mercer County communities apply for funding from this program.

Meeting/Info Notice(s): Updated 9-23-2022

JOB OPENING

Planner/Senior Planner

The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission is seeking a planner/senior planner for a full-time salaried position.  MCRPC has a staff of 7 (5 planners, 1 program administrators & 1 clerical) engaged in an ambitious program of countywide and multi-municipal comprehensive planning, zoning & subdivision, community and economic development programs and transportation planning.

MCRPC is a unique agency that performs planning activities for the county and 38 municipalities that are members of the commission by cooperative agreement.

Responsibilities – Independent and team work in the above planning activities plus more specific responsibilities in land use planning, development and revision of zoning and subdivision/land development ordinances, grant administration such as Community Development Blocks Grants, and administration of the county subdivision/land development ordinance.

Qualifications – Minimum bachelor’s degree in planning or equivalent major required, planning employment or internship experience preferred, all applicants will be considered regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age or handicap.

Compensation – Anticipated salary range is $35,000-$50,000 (depending on qualifications) plus benefits including vacation and sick leave, competitive medical and insurance package, and retirement program.

To apply – Send application letter and resume to:

Daniel M. Gracenin, Executive Director
Mercer County Regional Planning Commission
2491 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA  16148

or

dgracenin@mcrpc.com

Resumes will be accepted until the position has been filled.  Questions may be directed to the above addresses or to 724-981-2412 x3202.

Finance-Personnel Committee Meeting September 27, 2022 6:15 pm. 

Finance-Personnel Committee Agenda

The September 27, 2022 Finance-Perssonel Committee meeting will be held at 6:15 pm virtually via GotoMeeting and in person. Those wishing to attend can join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone at: https://meet.goto.com/710788989 or join in using a phone by dialing  +1 (312) 757-3121 entering in the access code 710-788-989 Please be aware that there may be phone charges if calling into the meeting.  Check with you phone company to see if charges apply.

MPO Coordinating Committee Mtg. October 11, 2022 at 10:30am.

The October 11, 2022 MPO Coordinating Committee meeting will be held at 10:30am virtually via GotoMeeting and in person. Those wishing to attend can join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone at:  https://meet.goto.com/721015909 or join in using a phone by dialing +1 (872) 240-3412 entering in the access code 721-015-909
Please be aware that there may be phone charges if calling into the meeting.  Check with you phone company to see if charges apply.

SVATS MPO Coordinating Committee Meeting
Tuesday October 11, 2022 -10:30am (Hybrid Meeting)

July 12, 2022 Coordinating Committee Meeting Agenda/Meeting Material

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MCRPC Monthly Meeting:

  • September 27, 2022 MCRPC Meeting

The MCRPC will hold their next regularly scheduled monthly meeting September 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm.  and this meeting will be in person and virtual.  The meeting agenda will be posted below and on the doors of the MCRPC office once available.  Please remember that depending on your individual phone plan that there may be a cost when calling in to attend the virtual meeting.  In addition to the virtual meeting the public can make comments on agenda items via email to dgracenin@mcrpc.com, or via regular mail sent to 2491 Highland Rd.. Hermitage, PA  16148.

September 27, 2022 Agenda

Tue, September 27, 2022 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)

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MCRPC Zoning & Subdivision Committee Mtg. 9-20-2022

September Zoning & Subdivision Committee Mtg. CANCELED

The MCRPC Zoning & Subdivision Committee will hold their next regularly scheduled monthly meeting September 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm.  and this meeting will be hybrid (Online/Inperson).  The meeting agenda will be posted below and on the doors of the MCRPC office once available.  Please remember that depending on your individual phone plan that there may be a cost when calling in to attend the virtual meeting.  In addition to the virtual meeting the public can make comments on agenda items via email to dgracenin@mcrpc.com, or via regular mail sent to 2491 Highland Rd.. Hermitage, PA  16148.

September 20, 2022 Z&S Agenda

MCRPC Zoning & Subdivision Mtg.
Tue, September 20, 2022 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/674536501

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 674-536-501

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About MCRPC

Our mission is rooted in the Municipalities Planning Code. We assist our 39 member municipalities to undertake and implement a variety of community and economic development plans/projects each year. Our 7 member staff is available to help you with all your municipal planning needs.

The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission originated in 1952 with seven municipal members. Today MCRPC has 39 member municipalities with 87 individual board seats including Mercer County.

Our mission is rooted in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. Our membership is made up of planning and elected officials and citizens at large.

Our services include, but are not limited to, preparation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision administration and ordinances, recreation planning, community facility planning, environmental assessments, grant writing and administration for a variety of programs including SCPAP, Communities of Opportunities, Community Revitalization Program, CDBG, PennVest, Keystone recreation, HOME, etc. We also serve as the staff of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation, the Redevelopment Authority of Mercer County, the Rodent Control Program and Mercer County 911 addressing. Our full commission meetings are open to the public and are held each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. September through May. (December meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.)

Rooted in our Community

MCRPC is organized as a joint municipal planning commission in accord with Article XI of the Planning Code as existed prior to the amendments of Act 67 of 2000.

PA Municipalities Planning Code Act 247