The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land development plans (Sketch, Preliminary & Final Plans) in accordance with the PA Municipal Planning Code (MPC) and makes recommendations on same; reviews ordinances as directed by the Board of Commissioners; works within guidelines of the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan.

Planning Commission members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve four-year terms without compensation.

This committee typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the 2nd Floor Township Meeting Room, 5021 Pennell Road Aston, Pa. 19014.


Commissioner Michael Higgins – (Liaison)

  • Joseph McColgan – Chairman (7th Ward – Term expires 12/31/2022)
  • John Marchlik – Vice Chairman (4th Ward – Term expires 12/31/2022)
  • Kenneth H. Novotni (1st Ward – Term expires 12/31/2023)
  • Brian Matteo (2nd Ward – Term expires 12/31/2021)
  • Sister Corinne Wright (2nd Ward – Term expires 12/31/2022)
  • Cathy Shortlidge (3rd Ward – Term expires 12/31/2025)
  • Thomas D’Alonzo (4th Ward – Term expires 12/31/2023)
  • Tom Fooks (5th Ward – Term expires 12/31/2022)
  • Ed Finn (6th Ward – Term expires 12/31/2023)

Liaison to Board of Commissioners

  • Michael Higgins – Insures two way communications between the Planning Commission and the Township especially in the areas of land development and ordinances.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes



Planning Commission January 27, 2021 Meeting Minutes
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