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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    

    Garbage Notes:  To see changes please refer to the “Garbage” page.

Upcoming Meetings: All meetings are held at the municipal building unless otherwise noted.

Benner Township Supervisors -   MONDAY – August 2nd at 7 p.m.-

Zoning Ordinance Hearing Zoning Ord Legal Ad

Conditional Use Hearing Chris Reese Solar Array    Chris Reese Conditional Use Legal Ad

Conditional Use Hearing Dubbs/Payne Townhomes in Commercial District Dubbs Payne Conditional Use Legal Ad

Conditional Use Hearing Bellefonte Campground on the grounds of Bellefonte Airport Bellefonte Campground Conditional Use Legal Ad

August 2, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Benner Township Planning Commission - August 12th at 7 p.m.

Benner Township Water Authority – Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  The Benner Township Water Authority has recently launched their own website.  We encourage you to visit their site at  https://bennerwater.com 

ZONING ORDINANCE:   The Township’s Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors have been working to revise the Township’s Zoning Ordinance for the last several years.  The June 2021 version of the Zoning Ordinance can be viewed by clicking Benner Township Zoning Ordinance7-15-21 (1) .  This draft will be submitted to the County Planning Commission as well as the Nittany Valley Planning Commission municipalities and our adjoining municipalities for their 45 day review period.   The previous draft of the Ordinance has been removed from the website.  The major changes from the last version can be viewed by clicking here Changes to Zoning Ordinance.    The Zoning Map can be viewed by clicking here BennerZoning_May2021 map.  Please ignore the map that is shown within the draft zoning ordinance document.  Any comments may be mailed to Benner Township, 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, PA  16823.  A hearing on the adoption of the ordinance is scheduled for August 2, 2021.

Click the link below for the Updated Nittany Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan -  Nittany Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan

Septic Management Ordinance - Was adopted on May 19, 2014.  Below is the map indicating the various pumping/inspection schedule. Pamela Winter is the Administrator of this program.  She can be reached by calling (814) 470-0606   Her mailing address is P.O. Box 117, Millheim, PA  16854 .     A copy of the adopted ordinance is available by clicking here.  Ordinance 117 img002  

The Township’s trash hauler is Advanced Disposal.  They can be reached by calling (814) 237-3713.   Through a competitive bidding process, the seventh contract for the residential refuse and recycling services was awarded to Advanced Disposal for a 5 year term, January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2024. 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 $2.00 per month below the average 1991 rate for refuse service.   Rates for 2021 are:

Service

Monthly Rate

Quarterly Invoice

Regular (up to 8 bags) Service

$20.15

$60.45

Low-Use (1 bag/week) Service

$16.54

$49.62

Regular + At-Door Service

$30.15

$90.45

Low-Use + At-Door Service

$26.54

$79.62

 

 

 

Late fee

$10.95

 

Special Pick-up

$30

 

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

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

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 1

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 2

ABCs

Benner Township’s ABC ( Authorities, Boards, 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.  Click here to download an application form.  ABC Application form

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

Click  2014 Gas Usage Report  to view Benner Township’s 2014 report.

Click  2015 PUC Act 13 Usage Report  to view Benner Township’s 2015 report.

Click 2016 Act 13 Report to view Benner Township’s 2016 report.

Click  2017 Act 13 Report  to view Benner Township’s 2017 report.

Click  2018 Act 13 Report  to view Benner Township’s 2018 report.

Click 2019 Act 13 Reports  to view Benner Township’s 2019 report.