Volunteer Opportunities Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) (1) – The HARB is a seven member Board, consisting of six residents and one Building & Codes Official, and meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The HARB safeguards the heritage of the Township by preserving and regulating the Kemblesville Historic District to reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history. Per the Ordinance, two of these three vacancies must be filled by one Registered Architect and one Real Estate Broker.
Information about the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB)
Reminder for Homeowners in the Historic District
If you are considering doing exterior work on your property, the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) would like to remind you that a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) may need to be obtained before a Building Permit can be issued. The COA process involves an application to the HARB, a vote of recommendation from the HARB, and a subsequent vote of approval from the Board of Supervisors. The members of the HARB would like this process to be as easy and straightforward as possible, and urge residents to talk with Jeff Vogels, the Township Code Enforcement Officer, very early in your planning—even before you have spoken to a contractor—to understand what is involved.
If you are an owner of property in the District and need a copy of the Historic District information package, please contact the Township office at 610-255-5212.
Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, as needed. Meetings are held at 7 PM in the Township Building, 20 Municipal Lane, Kemblesville, PA. The public is welcome to attend.
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