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Zoning Hearing Board Hearings and Decisions
A. Hearings and decision. The Zoning Hearing Board shall conduct hearings and make decisions in accord with Section 908 of the MPC and the provisions of this section. The hearings shall be conducted by the Board, or the Board may appoint any member or an independent attorney as a hearing officer. The decision or, where no decision is called for, the findings shall be made by the Board; however, the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, in addition to the Borough, may, prior to the decision of the hearing, waive decision or findings by the Board and accept the decision or findings of the hearing officer as final.
B. Notice.
(1) In addition to the notice and posting requirements of the MPC, notice of all conditional use hearings shall be mailed by the applicant to the owners of all properties contiguous to, and across the street from, the parcel which is the subject of the hearing not less than 14 calendar days prior to the hearing. Such notice shall be by certified mail to the last-known address of the contiguous owners and owners across the street as listed in Monroe County tax assessment records, and the applicant shall provide proof of the certified mailing to the Borough.
(2) Failure of the applicant to complete and provide proof of the required certified mailing to the Borough shall result in the suspension of the hearing and toll the sixty-day period for the commencement of the required hearing before the Borough Council. Notice of any rescheduled hearing shall comply with all applicable requirements.

See Zoning Hearing Board application for more information.