Five township residents are appointed for four-year terms to the Planning Commission by the township Board of Supervisors.
Planning Commission members review plans for land developments and subdivisions, proposed zoning changes, and zoning ordinance amendments. They present their reviews to the Board of Supervisors.
Planning Commission meetings are held as needed at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Rush Township Municipal Building in Hometown. Changes are advertised in a local newspaper and posted at the Municipal Building.
Planning in Rush Township is governed by the 2009 Eastern Schuylkill Planning Region Joint Subdivision And Land Development Ordinance (SALDO), which was enacted by the township supervisors on Oct. 20, 2009.
Members of the Planning Commission:
- Chairman Cathy Riotto (7/11/11 -7/11/15)
- Vice Chairman Thomas Murphy (12/31/12-12/31/16)
- Secretary Lisa Price (7/21/09 -7/21/13)
- Member Robert Ritsick (7/21/09-7/21/13)
- Member Michele Griffiths