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Corona Virus Update from MCRPC

Shenango Valley Area Transportation Study Certification Review Survey

Survey Open: June 12, 2020

Survey Closes: July 17, 2020

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MPO Technical Advisory Committee Virtual Mtg. July 2, 2020 at 10:00 am. 

The Shenango Valley Area Transportation Study (SVATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a Technical Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00am. Due to health and safety directives related to COVID-19, this meeting is being held virtually through GoToMeeting. Those wishing to attend can join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/830916565, or join in using a phone by dialing 1-408-650-3123, and entering in the access code 830-916-565.  Please be aware that there may be phone charges if calling into the meeting.  Check with you phone company to see if charges apply.
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MPO Coordinating Committee Virtual Mtg. July 14, 2020 at 10:30am.

In addition, the scheduled July 14, 2020 MPO Coordinating Committee meeting at 10:30am will NOT be held on-site at the MCRPC offices as originally planned. Instead, the meeting will be held in a virtual format as well. Those wishing to attend can join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/199581565, or join in using a phone by dialing 1-872-240-3311, and entering in the access code 199-581-565.
Please be aware that there may be phone charges if calling into the meeting.  Check with you phone company to see if charges apply.

 

About MCRPC

Our mission is rooted in the Municipalities Planning Code. We assist our 39 member municipalities to undertake and implement a variety of community and economic development plans/projects each year. Our 7 member staff is available to help you with all your municipal planning needs.

The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission originated in 1952 with seven municipal members. Today MCRPC has 39 member municipalities with 87 individual board seats including Mercer County.

Our mission is rooted in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. Our membership is made up of planning and elected officials and citizens at large.

Our services include, but are not limited to, preparation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision administration and ordinances, recreation planning, community facility planning, environmental assessments, grant writing and administration for a variety of programs including SCPAP, Communities of Opportunities, Community Revitalization Program, CDBG, PennVest, Keystone recreation, HOME, etc. We also serve as the staff of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation, the Redevelopment Authority of Mercer County, the Rodent Control Program and Mercer County 911 addressing. Our full commission meetings are open to the public and are held each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. September through May. (December meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.)

What We Do

Planning Projects

Our services include, but are not limited to, preparation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision administration and ordinances, recreation planning, community facility planning, environmental assessments, grant writing and administration for a variety of programs including SCPAP, Communities of Opportunities, Community Revitalization Program, CDBG, PennVest, Keystone recreation, HOME, etc

Zoning Regulations

Zoning can regulate the use of land; size, height, bulk, erection, removal and use of structures; areas and dimensions of lots, yards, open spaces & separation distances between structures; density of population and intensity of use; and protection of natural resources and agricultural land.

Community Development

The Community Development Block Grant program is an important funding tool for implementing community plans. Municipalities can regularly apply for funding for qualifying activities and projects. The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission is available to help Mercer County communities apply for funding from this program.

MCRPC is organized as a joint municipal planning commission in accord with Article XI of the Planning Code as existed prior to the amendments of Act 67 of 2000.