Boards & Commissions

//Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions 2018-03-14T18:16:02+00:00


The Finance Committee is responsible for long-range financial planning, to include but not limited to, revenue and expenditure projections, investment advice, and insurance recommendations.
The Planning Commission advises Council, the Mayor, and the Planning Department upon all matters related to planning and development in the Municipality. It functions as the planning agency for the Municipality in all matters prescribed by law which are not assigned by the Murrysville CODE to the Planning Department.
The Environmental Advisory Council advises local governmental agencies, including the Planning Commission, the Parks and Recreation Commission, Council, and the Mayor on matters dealing with environmental impact statements and with protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources, including air, land and water resources, located within the municipality.
The F.T.M.S.A. was established in December 1967 as a Municipal Authority by the board of Supervisors of Franklin Township. The treatment plant was completed and went into operation in May of 1970. In 1985, the plant was doubled in capacity and in 1992, the plant was upgraded to advanced secondary treatment to meet all current laws and in 2004 a new egg-shaped digester, a pasteurization process for the sludge and a septage receiving station was added to the plant. In 1978, Franklin Township became the Municipality of Murrysville. Municipal Authorities are different from regular boards and commissions in that they are independent state agencies with appointments to the board made by the incorporating local government. Each year, Murrysville Council appoints one member to the five member board. A term lasts for 5 years. Any vacancies to the board are also filled by Council. The Purpose of the FTMSA is to:

  • Regulate all sanitary sewer service within the service area which comprises the entire Municipality of Murrysville.
  • Operate the sanitary sewage treatment plant located at the end of Meadowbrook Road.
  • Provide for the efficient cost-effective transportation and treatment of sewage generated within the service area.
  • Ensure that all aspects of sanitary sewage service are in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
The Library Board of Trustees represents the public’s interest in achieving good library service. An effective Board should be comprised of a cross section of the community and work in a spirit of friendship, enjoyment, and cooperative effort. A Library Trustee is a non-paid appointee of the Municipal Council for a three-year term as described by “The Library Code,” Act of June 14, 1961 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Parks and Recreation Commission makes recommendations to Council, the Mayor and the Chief Administrator pertaining to recreation programs and the purchase, development, maintenance, proposed uses, supervision and regulation of public park and recreation areas and facilities located in the municipality.
The Murrysville Personnel Board is appointed by Council to perform the following duties:

  • Provide advice on matters of personnel policy
  • Represent the public interest in the improvement of personnel administration in the municipal service
  • Arrange for competitive examinations for the hiring and promotion of police officers
  • Adjudicate grievances Other actions in accordance with Section 47-5 of the Murrysville Code
The Traffic Impact Fee Advisory Committee consists of the members of the Planning Commission and additional ad hoc members appointed by Municipal Council. The Committee serves in an advisory capacity and develops land use assumptions, conducts roadway sufficiency analysis studies, and makes recommendations as to the development of transportation improvements, capital improvements, and impact fees for the entirety of the Municipality of Murrysville.
The Municipality of Murrysville has elected to enforce and administer the PA Uniform Construction Code. Chapter 403, Section 121, of the Uniform Construction Code mandates the establishment of a Board of Appeals, and outlines the standards and requirements related thereto.
The Zoning Hearing Board is a five-person panel that is appointed by the Municipal Council to hear appeals from property owners for relief from the Municipal Zoning Ordinance
The Pension Plan Investment Committee reviews the Municipality’s Pension Plans and advises Council on all matters pertaining to the plans.