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
Benner Township Planning Commission – August 11 and August 25 at 7:00
Benner Township Supervisors – September 1, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Water Authority - September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.
Public Education Forum – “Water – Where does it come from and how to protect it.” Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Benner Elementary School. More details to follow.
Meetings will be held in the meeting room at the Municipal Building (unless noted otherwise)
OTHER MEETINGS OF INTERESTBiosolids Public HearingHosted by Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democratic Policy CommitteeAugust 29, 2016 at 2:00 PMQuality Inn, Milesburg, PA
Compost Sale Benefits Education Endowment Fund
College Township – The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority is currently selling State College Borough compost at their facility located at 253 Transfer Road.
This is local compost made and bagged at the State College Borough Compost Facility.
Bags are available for purchase at the Scale House. The compost comes in 40lb bags at the cost of $6/bag. All proceeds from the sale of compost benefit the Authority’s Education Endowment Fund.
For questions regarding the sale of compost, please call our office at 814-238-7005, or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the following office hours at the township building located at 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte for the remainder of August 2016 as follows: August 24 and 31st from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A copy of the adopted ordinance is available by clicking here. Ordinance 117
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.
2016 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. Rates for 2016 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.
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.
The Kepler pool study is available for viewing by clicking below:
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. Click here to download an application form. BAC 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.