Planning Commission

17137 Route 6
Smethport, PA 16749
Richard Fry
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Laura M. Lord,
Assistant Director
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Gabby Howard
GIS Coordinator
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The Planning Commission is responsible for:

  • Preparation of the McKean County Comprehensive Plan
  • Administration of County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance in 18 of 22 municipalities
  • Review proposed zoning and subdivision and land development amendments
  • Preparing & Prioritizing a list of highway/bridge projects for the PennDOT 12-Year Program
  • Provide professional planning and technical assistance to local planning commissions/governments, as well as citizens
 The Planning Commission maintains information on:

  • FEMA Flood maps & flooding determinations
  • Zoning  maps from the 10 zoned municipalities in the County
  • County plans such as the Stormwater Management Plan, Solid Waste Plan, Hazard Mitigation Plan, Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Greenways Plan, Comprehensive Plan
  • Topographic Maps
 Regional and multi-county planning projects: 

Planning Commission Members:
Ron Keim, President – Smethport Borough
Peter Gardner—Foster Township
Jeffrey Rhinehart—Eldred Township
Nancy Rathbun —Eldred Borough
Leroy Shaffer—Norwich Township
Donald Payne—Kane Borough
Robert Dickinson—Smethport Borough  
Don Cummins – Bradford Township
Jim Kallenborn-Port Allegany Borough

*McKean County Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM in the conference room at the 911 center.
*Meetings are held as needed.