Borough of Beaver, PA • Established 1802

Municipal Departments, Boards & Commissions

Borough Government

Municipal Departments, Boards & Commissions


Public Safety – Beaver Volunteer Fire Department

The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department located at 165 Market Street, is an organization of nearly 40 dependable, highly committed and extensively trained volunteers. Since 1836 the Beaver VFD has been protecting area residents from fire and providing many other valuable services to the community. If you are a resident of the Borough of Beaver, the Beaver VFD encourages you to join their team. For more information, visit the “Contact” page on their website or contact 724-773-6713.

Line Officers

  • Fire Chief, Dave Meers
  • 1st Assistant Chief, Jon Lambert
  • 2nd Assistant Chief, John Coffey Jr.
  • Captain, Jim Meers
  • Lieutenant, Bill Kirby
  • Appt. Lieutenant, Kaden Herbert
  • Safety Officer – Chris Starkey

Regular Department Officers

  • President, Bill Kirby
  • Vice President, Sammy Coffey
  • Secretary, Jamie Malloy
  • Treasurer, Mike Mundy

Public Safety – Beaver Police Department

The Beaver Police Department serves the residents of Beaver Borough with a department staffing including a Police Chief, two Sergeants, and six full-time Patrolmen and eight to ten part-time Officers.  They are a devoted and skilled group of professionals, committed to serve and protect the citizens of our town. Through their hard work and dedication, Beaver Borough is a safe place to live. *Emergency dial 911
Chief of Police – Dan Madgar Phone: (724) 773-6709 
 Police Non-emergency Number – 724-775-0880

Boards and Commissions

All Board and Commission meetings are held in the Community Room of the Borough Building unless noted otherwise. Inquiries should be referred to the Borough Manager– 469 3rd Street, Beaver PA 15009, 724-773-6700.

  • Planning & Zoning Commission – Meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Police Civil Service Commission – Meets as needed
  • Shade Tree Commission – Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Zoning Hearing Board – Meets as needed
  • Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) – Meet the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission maintains rules and regulations governing the hiring, promoting or personnel matters of Beaver police officers. They also provide as a first line appeal for officers should they challenge any disciplinary action imposed by Council on a Beaver police officer. This commission meets as needed.

  • Civil Service Commission Members: James Todd, Midge Sefton, Martha Scheidmantel, John (Jason) Foster, Michael J. (Jake) Hummel – Solicitor  

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a seven-member body, appointed by Council, and responsible for short and long-term planning within the Borough. The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land development plans and upon request makes recommendations to the Borough Council concerning issues such as the Borough Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Commission’s monthly public meetings are held each third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. virtually via Zoom. Please contact the Borough Office for access to the virtual link.

Shade Tree Commission

Trees help make Beaver the special place it is. We are proud to have been named a “Tree City USA.” for over ten years. To protect and nurture this valuable resource, Beaver operates a three-person Shade Tree Commission that implements a tree maintenance ordinance. Extensive pruning or removal of a tree within the Borough R-O-W requires an application for permit (no charge) from the tree commission. After reviewing your application, a Commission member will visit your property, examine the trees, and make a determination. The Beaver Shade Tree Commission meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

  • Shade Tree Commission Members: J. Philip Colavincenzo, Nancy Lonnett-Roman, and Tim Stancec
     Shade Tree Ordinance  

Zoning Hearing Board

The primary purpose of such a board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance by hearing appeals on the zoning officer’s determinations and by granting relief from the literal enforcement of the ordinance in certain hardship situations.

  • Zoning Hearing Board Members: Mike Helms, George Patterson – Solicitor, Mike Kelley, Megan Laughlin, Fred Lloyd

Historical & Architecture Review Board (HARB)

The HARB is a Board that conducts a systematic review of proposed demolition application of listed contributing properties within Beaver’s designated historic district. The HARB then makes written recommendation to Borough Council, who then make the decision to permit such demolition.