Authorities, Boards, Commissions and Advisory 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, and 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.

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.

Posted below is an application form for positions on these entities:


Full Directory

Board Address Phone
Community Day Committee
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616
Environmental Advisory Committee
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616 Ext. 118
Heritage Center Financial Development and Promotional Committee
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616
McCandless Industrial Development Authority
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616
McCandless Township Sanitary Authority
418 Arcadia Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Administrative Office: (412) 366-2700
Billing Office: (412) 366-8481
McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 367-5883
Northland Public Library Authority
Northland Public Library
300 Cumberland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-8100
Personnel Board
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616
Planning Commission
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616
Town Council
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616
Uniform Construction Code, International Fire Code and Property Maintenance Appeals Board
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616
Zoning Hearing Board
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 364-0616