Advisory Boards & Commissions

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is charged with establishing testing and selection criteria for all applicants for entry level and promotion positions within the Police Department

Meeting sChedule

There is currently no scheduled meeting of the Civil Service Commission.

Parks & Recreation Board 

The Parks and Recreation Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Borough Council on matters related to park facilities and serves a critical role in planning and implementing community events taking place within the Borough’s parks. SEE Green, a group dedicated to sustainability efforts, is a subcommittee of the Parks and
Recreation Board.

Board Members

  • Tim Long, Chair
  • James Ashbaugh, Vice Chair
  • Laura Jacko, Secretary
  • Rhea Homa
  • Mike Rybacki
  • Vince Flotta
  • Mike Nuckels

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month in even-numbered months.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets on matters related to land use, land development, and zoning issues. The five Planning Commission members are non-elected community members who are appointed by Borough Council and serve four-year terms.

Commission Members

  • Dan Gould, Chair
  • Frank Paradise, Vice Chair
  • Dan Showalter
  • Bill “Red” Craig
  • Talia Nevitt

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7pm in Council Chambers

Shade Tree Commission

The Shade Tree Commission serves an important role in the Borough to plant and protect the shade trees that add to the visual appeal of neighborhoods as well as to contribute to environmental efforts.

Commission Members

  • Laura Jacko

  • Bridget Seery

  • Rhea Homa

  • Denise Gemellas

Meeting Schedule

The Shade Tree Commission meets at least twice per year for planning tree plantings but the dates are not predetermined.

Zoning Hearing Board

Verona Council appoints a Zoning Hearing Board to hear appeals on zoning ordinances, the accuracy of zoning maps or a decision of the zoning officer. The Board is empowered to grant variances and exemptions to the ordinance. The Board is composed of five, non-elected, Council-appointed community members. The Board must appoint its own solicitor who is not the Borough’s solicitor to avoid a conflict of interest between the Zoning Hearing Board and the Borough Council.

Board Members

  • Dori Tompa, President
  • Ed Jablonski, Vice President
  • Donald Worf, Secretary
  • Angela Occhipinti
  • Bob Geiselhart
  • Rhoda Worf, alternate

Meeting Schedule

The Zoning Hearing Board meets on an as-needed basis. Meetings are advertised in the newspaper per the requirements.