Boards and Committees


Under State law, municipalities can establish a board or commission to perform a specific task. The Town of McCandless has a Personnel Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Community Day Committee, Environmental Advisory Committee, Uniform Construction Code, International Fire Code, and Property Maintenance Appeals Board.

Additionally, state law allows municipalities to create, separately or jointly, a municipal authority to perform a specific task or function. The Town of McCandless has separately created the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority and the McCandless Industrial Development Authority. McCandless joined with Ross Township, Franklin Park Borough, Bradford Woods Borough, and Marshall Township to create the Northland Public Library Authority. Together, McCandless and Franklin Park formed the McCandless–Franklin Park Ambulance Authority.

Appointment Policy

Town Council on May 23, 2016, adopted a new appointment policy for authorities, boards, commissions, and advisory committees.

Under the policy, an application form for positions on these entities will be made available on the Town's website and at Town Hall. These applications will be accepted at any time for any positions, and they will be kept on file at Town Hall for two years.

If a vacancy occurs, the position will be advertised on the Town website for 30 days, unless a different length of time is set by Town Council. If feasible, the position will be advertised in other Town publications.

Applicants will be interviewed by Town Council, and a majority vote by Council will lead to appointment. 

Reappointments will be considered by Town Council after consulting with the entity's Council Liaison or Committee Chair. Additionally, people appointed to these entities after June 1, 2016, may not hold more than two appointed positions at a time.

Application & Related Documents