This Web site has been established to provide information to the citizens of the Township and others who are interested in our community. The site will be updated as often as possible to reflect current information. However, the Supervisors of Benner Township do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. For the most up-to-date information, contact the Township office at 814-355-1419 or you may email us at BENNERTWP@aol.com     

Upcoming Meetings:

Benner Township Planning Commission -  March 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The Benner Township Board of Supervisors shall hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Benner Township Municipal Building, 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823 to consider a Conditional Use for an Auto Mechanic Shop at 3013 Benner Pike, at 7:15, a Public Hearing will be held to consider Ordinance Number 125 (link to Ordinance is below). All interested parties are encouraged to attend these Public Hearings.

Amendment 125

Amendment 126-Application WITHDRAWN, this Amendment is no longer proposed and the Hearing scheduled, as advertised for the Amendment to change the Zoning Map from Mobile Home Parks to Multi-Family Residential is not longer applicable.

If you have any questions, please contact the Zoning Officer,  The Planning Commission will be discussing this Ordinance in detail at our upcoming meeting in March, all are welcome to attend. 

Benner Township Supervisors   –  April 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Water Authority -  March 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Meetings will be held in the meeting room at the Municipal Building (unless noted otherwise)

Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt and Skating Party – Saturday, March 28th  10:30 to 12:30 at Penn Skates Roller Rink  (High Tech Road – across from the University Park Airport)

Bring the entire family!  Tell your friends, everyone is invited.  No one is excluded.  Free admission, skate rental and snacks.  The only money you’ll need is if you want to purchase something at the snack bar or to play arcade games.

Septic Management Ordinance - Was adopted on May 19, 2014.  Below is the map indicating the various pumping/inspection schedule.

Rita Herr is the Administrator of this program.  She can be reached by calling (814)470-0606. Her mailing address is 288 Beaver Dam Road, Spring Mills, PA  16875.  Rita will have office hours at the municipal building the following dates and times:

March 11, 18, and 25  from  1 to 3

April 1st  - 1 to 3

April 6th –  5 to 7


April 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 1 to 3

A copy of the adopted ordinance is available by clicking here.  Ordinance 117


Save the Date: April 25, 2015 is the 19th Annual Watershed Clean-up Day!  Volunteers are always needed and welcome! The following is a link to the flier for the event.  A picnic at Spring Creek Park is always offered at the end of the day!!  Watershed Cleanup Day

Recent News:                                                                                 

New Voting Precinct Lines Established –  The Centre County Board of  Elections has completed its public hearing process and the voting precinct lines for the Township have changed.  A map of the new precincts can be viewed by clicking here.  Precinct 36 will vote at the Benner Township Municipal Building located at 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte.  While precinct 37 will vote at the Remodelers Workshop located at 105 Stonecrest Drive (Off of the Benner Pike), Bellefonte.  All of Benner Independent will vote at Precinct 37.  Those who were reassigned to a new precinct should have received a new voter registration card in the mail.  Any questions regarding this changed should be directed to the Board of Elections Office at 355-6703.

The Township’s trash hauler is Advanced Disposal.  They can be reached by calling (814) 237-3713.

2015 Refuse/Recycling Contract

Through a competitive bidding process, the sixth contract for the residential refuse and recycling services was awarded to Advanced Disposal on September 22, 2014 for a 5 year term, January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2019.

The COG continues to keep the monthly rate for the contracted Refuse and Recycling Program much lower than the average rate prior to the program’s inception; the current rate is about $5.00 per month below the average 1991 rate for refuse service. Customers with regular service will see an 11¢ monthly decrease.  Rates for 2015 are:

Level of service Monthly Total Quarterly (billing) Total
Curbside Regular Service $15.61 $46.83
Curbside Low-Usage Service $12.61 $37.83
Door Service (Unlimited) (+$2.47/mo.) $18.08 $54.24
Door Service (Low-Usage) (+$2.47/mo.) $15.08 $45.24

This contract will include the following changes for residents:

  • Service levels: The levels of service have been re-defined. Unlimited service will be replaced with a limit of 8 bags or containers of refuse per week. Low Usage service will remain 1 bag or container of refuse per week. 1 bag or container is defined as 35 gallons and no more than 40 pounds.  For the handful of customers who produce more than 8 bags every week, the cost will be negotiated with the contractor.  If an additional amount of refuse is needed to be disposed of, please contact Advanced Disposal at (814) 237-3713.

Below is the ordinance that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors meeting to be held on December 7, 2009.

Ordinance 105

Benner Township 150 Years of Families, Forging, Farming, Fishing and Flying

Looking for a unique gift?  There are still a number of  the Benner Township History Books available.  This hard bound book is now available at the cost of $15.00.   This book is filled with pictures and lots of stories about the families that settled here in Benner Township and the industries that followed.  Stop by the office during regular business hours or call 355-1419 for a list of evening hours for your copy.

Nittany Valley Comprehensive Plan

Need to file a complaint?

The Kepler pool study is available for viewing by clicking below:

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 1

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 2


Benner Township’s BAC (Boards, Authorities, and Commissions) Bank is seeking interested people who reside in the Township and have a concern for the well-being of the community to be available to give service by volunteering for positions that become open on the various Boards, Authorities, and Commissions/Committees that are appointed by the Supervisors. The Township needs dedicated people who are willing to serve in many different capacities. If you have any particular talents, concerns or interests that you feel would be appropriate, please contact the Township Office at 355-1419 for more information.

ACT 13 Report of Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report.

Click here to view Benner Township’s 2012 report.

Click 2013 ACT 13 Reports to view Benner Township’s 2013 report