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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 Benner Township Water Authority has recently launched their own website.  We encourage you to visit their site at  https://bennerwater.com

ACT 537 Special Study:  The Act 537 Study is too large for our website to be able to load.  Please go to www.sbwja.com to view the document.  It can be found under documents on their page.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Written comments on this document should be turned in by no later than 12/31/19.  Written comments should be mailed to Gwin, Dobson and Foreman, Inc. Atten:  Andrew Johnson, 3121 Fairway Drive, Altoona, PA  16602.  A special meeting will be held on December 16, 2019 at the Benner Township Municipal Building, 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, PA  16823 beginning at 7:00 p.m. for an overview of the document.

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

Benner Township Supervisors - November 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

Benner Township Planning Commission – October 24th @ 7:00 p.m.  – Meeting cancelled.

Benner Township Water Authority – Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Scouting for Food Event: Saturday – November 9th. 

Participating residents who receive a Scouting For Food door hanger are asked to please place non-perishable food items that have NOT expired into a grocery bag and leave it on their front porch in clear sight. Scouts will collect the bags of food on Saturday, Nov. 9th. Please make sure that your bags of food are on your porch no later than 8:30 a.m.

Suggested items are all types of canned foods (vegetables, fruits and meats), cereals, pastas, rice, baby food, baby products, etc.

If Scouts miss your donation or if you do not receive a door hanger and would like to participate, please phone one of the following food banks between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to arrange drop off of your items: Bellefonte Faith Center 814-355-4400

Looking for a part-time job?  The Census Bureau is hiring.  See the link below:

2020 Census Jobs Available! (2)

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.  Please visit the proposed zoning page above to view the proposed ordinance and to view the comments that we have received to date.  The draft ordinance can be viewed by clicking on the following link Ordinance Booklet (1)    plus the airport regulations Airport Regulations    This is the zoning map that accompanied the pending ordinance zoning map BennerZoning_2018 (7)   Click this link BennerZoning_March_2019 (1)  for the proposed zoning map (updated 3/19).  The only changes to this map from the previous one is in the colors of the various zoning districts and the addition of slightly more commercial area on the property owned by Trevor Meyer along the Benner Pike.  

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. 2015 Refuse/Recycling Contract

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 2020 are:

Level of service Monthly Total Quarterly (billing) Total
Curbside Regular Service $19.53 $58.59
Curbside Low-Usage Service $16.21 $48.63

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

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.