Boards & Commissions
Applications to serve on a Board or Commission
To assist the Borough Council in providing knowledgeable and efficient government, the Council appoints qualified citizens to boards and commissions. Council invites citizens who are interested in serving on a board or committee to submit an application for consideration. Applications to serve on a board or commission are available here or at the Borough Building. If you have any questions regarding applying for a board or commission, please contact Borough Administration at (412) 828-3232.
Council encourages you to apply even if the Board or Commission you wish to serve on has no openings. All remaining applications are reviewed throughout the year to fill vacancies.
Oakmont Carnegie Library Board
This Board makes recommendations regarding the development of the book collection, programming, and other services provided by the Oakmont Carnegie Library. This board updates the Long-Range Plan for the Library annually and serves to promote library programs and services in the community. Learn more about the Oakmont Library at http://www.oakmontlibrary.org/.
Meeting Date, Time, & Location: 2rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Boulevard. The meeting date and time is determined each year at the first meeting after a new Board is appointed.
Zoning Hearing Board
The Zoning Hearing Board is a board appointed to hear and grant requests for Variances from the zoning standards of the Unified Construction Code (UCC). This Board also makes decisions regarding requests for Special Exceptions from the UCC standards. This is a quasi-judicial board and any appeal of its decision must be taken to a court of law.
Meeting Date, Time, & Location: This Board meets only as needed in the Council Chambers.
The Planning Commission is an appointed five-member body assigned the task of reviewing various types of development related applications and providing recommendations on such to Borough Council. These applications cover topics such as future land uses planned for the Borough, zoning amendments to determine current land uses and development standards, the subdivision of properties and many more.
Meeting Date, Time, & Location: 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chambers.
This Board advises the Council on the uses of parks, recreational facilities, improvements in programs and activities, and facilities to meet community recreation needs and interests. Find out about the great resources in Parks and Recreation at http://www.oakmontrecreation.org/main-page/oakmont-recreation-board/.
Meeting Date, Time, & Location:
3rd Wednesday of each month, except in July and December, at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chambers.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for adopting, maintaining and enforcing rules governing the hiring process in the Oakmont Borough Police Department. The Commission is comprised of three commissioners appointed by Borough Council.
Meeting Date, Time, and Location: The Civil Service Commission will meet on an as needed basis. The meeting date, time, and location will be indicated on the advertisement.
Dr. Thomas R. Kerr Memorial Museum
This Board maintains and directs the all-volunteer staff for the Kerr Memorial Museum along with year-round tours exhibits, and events. The Kerr Museum is a fine example of late nineteenth-century middle-class America. Find out about their programs and tours at http://kerrmuseum.com/index.html.
Meeting Date, Time, & Location: The Kerr Museum Board will meet on an as needed basis at the Kerr Museum.
Shade Tree Commission
This Board ensures that trees located in Borough Right of Way are planted, maintained, and fostered with due regard for public safety, environmental benefits, and enjoyment.
Meeting Date, Time, & Location: 2nd Tuesday of January, March, June and September, at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chambers.
Oakmont Boulevard Project
The Oakmont Boulevard Project Board maintains and improves the area between Allegheny River Boulevard and Allegheny Avenue, including the arboretum walking trail, pavilion, clock tower, both entrances into town, and the section of Hulton Road between the bridge and Allegheny River Boulevard. The project also helps ensure safety by maintaining thoroughfares between the Boulevards and across the railroad tracks.
Meeting Date, Time, & Location: Last Tuesday of each month, except December, at 7:15 p.m. at Council Chambers.