Zoning Officer

Michael Lesniak serves as the Township’s Zoning Officer.  He has normal office hours on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to Noon.  The Zoning phone number is 355-1448.  If you need information other than on Wednesday he can also be reached at his other office at (814)349-8177 on the following days and times Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  His email address is PVCode@Outlook.com

      The Zoning Officer reviews zoning applications for compliance with the Township’s Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Officer may issue a zoning permit for all “by right” uses. The Zoning Officer acts as a consultant to the Supervisors and Zoning Hearing Board for conditional uses requests and special exception use requests, respectively, for those Board’s determinations. The Zoning Officer also investigates possible violations of the zoning ordinance when a complaint has been filed. This includes an on-site investigation and determination of whether a violation exists and then acting in accordance with the requirements of the ordinance and the Second Class Township Code.  Most violations are resolved without the issuance of a fine.


    Citizens and land owners of the Township may file a complaint alleging violation of the Township’s ordinances with the Zoning Officer by completing a complaint form and returning it to the Zoning Officer. The alleged violation will be investigated and, if found valid, the property owner will be notified of the violation and the required remedy.

    Road hazards and trash dumping along public roadways or on private property are not considered complaints and will be investigated without submission of a complaint form. To report such conditions, please call, 814-355-1419.