Mt. Lebanon is always on the lookout for talented volunteers. There are 18 municipal advisory boards, some with members appointed by ward, other with at-large members. Applicants usually are considered during the first three months of the year, as most terms expire March 31. A common application for boards is available at the municipal building, 710 Washington Road, or online.
It is best to apply for a specific board rather than all. Here is a list of boards and authorities, and the staff liaisons.
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD
Hears appeals regarding disciplinary actions and dismissals of sworn police and fire department contract employees. Hears appeals regarding the applicants to such positions, either through appointment or promotion. Supervises the overall appointment and promotion process for sworn police and fire department positions. Aaron Lauth, 412-343-4015.
CODES REVIEW BOARD (APPEALS)
Reviews codes affecting construction in Mt. Lebanon. Advises the Commission about present and projected policies and procedures pertaining to the enforcement of such codes. Serves as a Board of Appeals for the International Codes. Reviews revised editions of all building, fire prevention and housing codes that exist within the municipality. Joe Berkley, 412-343-3475.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD
Advises the Commission in connection with the board’s mission of promoting and ensuring a high quality of life for all residents. Encourages compliance with all laws regarding the rights of citizens. Functions in a conciliatory manner pertaining to problems that may arise among neighbors or regarding citizen rights. Susan Morgans, 412-343-3780.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Advises the Commission about economic and community development with a view to attracting and retaining private and public investment. Conceives, evaluates and facilitates economic growth strategies. Eric Milliron, 412-343-3412.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY BOARD
Advises the Commission on matters relating to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, including proactive programs, goods and services such as: Exploring programs and practices that promote environmental awareness; monitoring municipal environmental efforts; promoting environmental and energy awareness in the community, and recommending implementation strategies for energy efficiency and environmentally improved practices for municipal facilities and programs. Bonnie Cross, 412-343-3625.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BOARD
Receives and investigates and may pass on complaints of discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public accommodation. May study the problems of discrimination and foster, through community effort or otherwise, good will among groups and elements of the population of Mt. Lebanon. Bonnie Cross, 412-343-3625.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
Advises the Commission on matters relating to preservation of the community’s historic built environment, including: Identifying significant structures or sites within the municipality; recommending nominations for historic designations; monitoring developments in historic preservation and educating Mt. Lebanon property owners on preservation issues. Laura Pace Lilley, 412-343-3552.
Serves as a funding vehicle to finance improvements to St. Clair Hospital using the municipality’s tax-exempt status. Keith McGill, 412-343-3684.
Oversees the day-to-day operation of the library, including staff, facilities and expenditure of municipal, Regional Asset District and state funds. Robyn Vittek, 412-531-1912.
Reviews parking studies and plans. Reviews information concerning parking demands and facilities repairs/replacement issues. Recommends strategies and technologies for more efficient use of parking resources. Reviews parking facilities problems and opportunities in business districts. Recommends a five-year capital improvement plan. Rudy Sukal, 412-343-3869.
PARKS ADVISORY BOARD
Inventories parks and existing facilities. Recommend policies, programs and funding for park aesthetics and development. Reviews park programming. Promotes resource preservation. Works to fundraise, including recommending public/private partnerships. Rudy Sukal, 412-343-3869.
PENSION INVESTMENT BOARD
Makes recommendations to the Commission regarding the investment of funds in the municipality’s three pension plans, which are managed by an independent investment consultant. Reviews fund performance and other investment matters. AndrewMcCreery, 412-343-3949.
Reviews plans presented to the municipality for construction, development and redevelopment. Makes recommendations on matters regarding planning and zoning. Reviews and recommends zoning ordinance amendments. Prepares subdivision and land development regulations. Reviews site and development plans. Ian McMeans, 412-343-3620.
Recommends possible changes/improvements to sports-related facilities. Helps ensure that residents and others who utilize municipal programs and facilities are provided with safe athletic opportunities. Supports and promotes sports-related programs and services. David Donnellan, 412-343-4519.
Makes recommendations to the Commission to improve traffic conditions. Receives and investigates citizen requests pertaining to traffic and parking. Recommends to the Commission and manager the means to improve the administration and enforcement of traffic laws. Reviews traffic regulations and controls. Works with the traffic consultant in the preparation of traffic studies. Mark Rayburg, 412-440-2051.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
Hears and decides upon appeals to the Mt. Lebanon Zoning Ordinance. Hears and decides on requests for variances and special exceptions. Joe Berkley, 412-343-3475.