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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     

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

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 1

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 2

Upcoming Collections:

Fall Leaf Collection is now over.   We apologize for any inconvenience, however we must start to prepare our trucks for winter weather conditions.

Upcoming Meetings:

Benner Township Planning Commission – December 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Benner Township Supervisors   –  December 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.    Continuation of the Powell Conditional Use Hearing at 7:00 p.m.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE 118

Notice is hereby given that the Benner Township Supervisors, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, have scheduled a public meeting for Monday, December 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  The purpose of the hearing will be to formally adopt Ordinance 118 which is summarized as follows:

Ordinance Number 118:  An ordinance amended Ordinance 46 of the township of Benner, Centre County Pennsylvania which regulates traffic upon the public streets and highways within the township of Benner.  Such regulations shall be by official signs posed in the prescribed manner and shall pertain to speed limits, restricted parking, truck restrictions and weight limits.  Enforcement of this ordinance shall be in accordance with the Pennsylvania vehicle code.

Any and all interested parties may appear.  Attested copies of the proposed ordinance have been filed with this newspaper, on the Township’s website www.bennertownship.org  and also in the Benner Township Office.  Copies of the proposed ordinance may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof.

Sharon Royer, Secretary -Benner Township

A copy of the proposed ordinance can be viewed by clicking here Ordinance 118

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE 119

Notice is hereby given that the Benner Township Supervisors, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania have scheduled a public hearing for Monday, December 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  The purpose of the hearing will be to formally adopt Ordinance 119 which is summarized as follows:

Ordinance Number 119:  An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 68 of the Township of Benner, Centre County, Pennsylvania, which defines and regulates snow and ice emergency routes on Township roads as well as establishing penalties for failing to follow snow emergency declarations.

Any and all interested parties may appear.  Attested copies of the proposed ordinance have been filed with this newspaper, on the Township’s website www.bennertownship.org and also in the Benner Township Office.  Copies of the proposed ordinance may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof.

Sharon Royer, Secretary

Click here to view Snow and Ice Ordinance 119

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

THE BENNER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON DECEMBER 1, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. AT 1224 BUFFALO RUN ROAD, BELLEFONTE, PA  16823 FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING THE ENACTMENT OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCES, THE TITLE AND SUMMARYS OF WHICH ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 ORDINANCE NO. 120

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PARTICIPATION OF

BENNER TOWNSHIP IN THE PENNSYLVANIA TOWNSHIPS HEALTH INSURANCE COOPERATIVE TRUST PURSUANT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION LAW

            Proposed Ordinance No.120 would confirm Benner Township’s [continued] membership in the Pennsylvania Townships Health Insurance Cooperative Trust (“Trust”), which consists of governmental units from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that have created an intergovernmental cooperative arrangement to permit participating employers to pool resources to develop, administer, and make available medical, prescription, dental, life, disability, and/or other employee welfare benefit coverage in a cost effective manner.

             Proposed Ordinance No. 120 includes provisions addressing the conditions that must be met to participate in and withdraw from the Trust, the organizational structure of the Trust, the appropriation of funds required for the operation of the Trust, the authority of the Trust to enter into contracts and take other actions appropriate to carry out the purposes of the Trust, and the effective date of  Benner Township’s participation in the Trust.  The proposed ordinance also provides for severability and confirms that it does not affect any rights or liabilities existing prior to the adoption of the ordinance.  It also references the Trust Agreement that governs the operations of the Trust.

The full text of Proposed Ordinance No. 120 and the Trust Agreement are on file for inspection and review without charge (or a copy may be obtained for a change not greater than the cost thereof) at Benner Township’s offices at 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, PA  16823.  Complete copies of each have been provided to and may be reviewed at the following newspaper of general circulation: Centre Daily Times.

Click here to view Ordinance 120

ORDINANCE NO. 121

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PARTICIPATION OF

BENNER TOWNSHIP IN THE PSATS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION GROUP TRUST PURSUANT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION LAW

            Proposed Ordinance No. 121 would confirm Benner Township’s [continued] membership in the PSATS Unemployment Compensation Group Trust (“Trust”), which consists of governmental units from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that have created an intergovernmental cooperative arrangement to permit participating employers to pool resources to satisfy unemployment compensation obligations in a cost effective manner.

             Proposed Ordinance No. 121 includes provisions addressing the conditions that must be met to participate in and withdraw from the Trust, the organizational structure of the Trust, the appropriation of funds required for the operation of the Trust, the authority of the Trust to enter into contracts and take other actions appropriate to carry out the purposes of the Trust, and the effective date of Benner Township’s participation in the Trust.  The proposed ordinance also provides for severability and confirms that it does not affect any rights or liabilities existing prior to the adoption of the ordinance.  It also references the Trust Agreement that governs the operations of the Trust.

The full text of Proposed Ordinance No. 121 and the Trust Agreement are on file for inspection and review without charge (or a copy may be obtained for a change not greater than the cost thereof) at Benner Township’s offices at 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, PA  16823.  Complete copies of each have been provided to and may be reviewed at the following newspaper of general circulation: Centre Daily Times.

If any person with a disability wishes to request that special accommodations be made to allow his or her participation, he or she is asked to contact Sharon Royer at (814)355-1419 at least one business day in advance to make arrangements.

Sharon Royer, Secretary

Click here to view Ordinance 121

 

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’s Office hours at the Township Building  for September are:  10, 17 and 24th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.    Office hours for October are:  1, 15, 22, 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the 6th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

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Benner Township Planning Commission  -   November 13, 2014 at the Benner Township Municipal Building The Planning Commission will not be holding a meeting on November 27, 2014 because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Water Authority – October 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. 

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

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.

COG Refuse and Recycling 2014 Rates
Level of service Monthly Trash Rate Monthly Recycling Rate Monthly Total Quarterly (billing) Total
Curbside Unlimited Service $12.57 $3.15 $15.72 $47.16
Curbside Low-Usage Service $9.45 $3.15 $12.60 $37.80
Door Service (Unlimited) (+$2.50/mo.) $15.07 $3.15 $18.22 $54.66
Door Service (Low-Usage) (+$2.50/mo.) $11.95 $3.15 $15.10 $45.30

For 2014, holidays that will cause a one day delays in your service are:

November 27th – Thanksgiving

December 1st – first day of deer season

December 25th – Christmas

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?

BAC

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