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Planning Commission

The Manheim Township Planning Commission is an independent advisory board established by the Board of Commissioners in accordance with the PA Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247.  The Planning Commission serves the community by providing specialized assistance to the Board of Commissioners and the community in formulating Township long-term planning policies and providing comments and recommendations (current planning) on subdivision plans and land development projects being undertaken in the Township.  The Planning Commission also is involved in policy-making processes and ordinance preparations regarding land use, development and similar growth management tools and techniques.  

In its role as a recommendation body to the Board of Commissioners, the Planning Commission does the following:

  • Reviews and comments on Comprehensive Plan issues,
  • Prepares zoning ordinance amendments for consideration by the Board of Commissioners, 
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on proposals to rezone land in the Township,
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on land development and subdivision plan applications,
  • Reviews and comments on the Township's Capital Improvements Program, and
  • Conducts public meetings, planning studies and performs other related projects independently and/or at the request of the Board of Commissioners.

The Manheim Township Planning Commission has seven (7) members who are residents of the Township.  Each member is appointed by the Board of Commissioners for a term of four (4) years.


  • Michel Gibeault, Chairperson 
    Term Expires: January 2020
  • Jeffery E. Swinehart, Vice-Chairperson
    Term Expires: January 2020
  • Stacey W. Betts
    Term Expires: January 2022
  • John Hendrix
    Term Expires: January 2019
  • Walter B. Lee
    Term Expires: January 2022
  • Maryann Marotta 
    Term Expires: January 2020
  • John Shipman 
    Term Expires: January 2022

Meetings Times and Location

  • Second Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. (Planning Meeting)
  • Third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (Regular Meeting)
  • Municipal Building
    1840 Municipal Drive
    Lancaster, PA  17601

Agendas and Minutes

  • Please click the "Agendas and Minutes" button for all minutes from all boards and commissions serving Manheim Township.  Thank you.


Manheim Township • 1840 Municipal Drive • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 • 717-569-6408
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