DAUPHIN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
ANNUAL REPORTS FOR PLANNING AGENCIES ––
Section 207 of the PA Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) requires a municipality’s planning agency to keep a full record of its business and submit an annual report of those activities to its governing body by March 1 of the following year. Although a requirement, this section of the MPC is often overlooked. In fact, only 26 percent of municipalities complete their annual reports.
The report not only fulfills the MPC requirement, it also serves as a resource document for the governing body and its residents. The document typically illustrates the subdivision and land development activity that took place in the previous year. It can also illustrate membership changes or special topics the planning commission may have worked on or considered, as well as reviews of zoning ordinances and map changes, subdivision ordinances, street vacations and capital improvement programs.
The report has no required minimum length (some are only a few pages long) and can be as complex as the community feels is necessary to convey the information regarding their activities.
TCRPC provides a template on its website to help communities complete their annual reports. You can find it here.