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
NOTICE -CATA SERVICE UPDATE:
Bellefonte Borough council has elected to not pay the increase in local match share for FY 2015/16. As a result, CATA will be forced to reduce service on the XB and XG routes by approximately 22 percent.
We will be holding a meeting on Thursday, July 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bellefonte YMCA, 125 W. High Street for the purpose of providing the residents of Bellefonte Borough, and Benner and Spring Townships an opportunity to weigh in on the two service reduction options currently under consideration. Residents may also review these options on our website at www.catabus.com as of Friday, July 17, after 5 p.m.
Comments on the service reduction options can be made in person at the meeting, by phone, or in writing by mail or e-mail using the number and addresses below. The final reductions are not scheduled to go into effect until October 5, 2015 in order to give regular passengers time to make alternate transportation arrangements.
CATARIDE paratransit services mirror the XB and XG routes therefore; reduction in hours and/or days of availability of that service for your residents will also take effect on October 5, 2015.
Benner Township Planning Commission -The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for July 9, 2015 at 7:00.
Benner Township Supervisors – July 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. -PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONDITIONAL USE HEARING SCHEDULED FOR THE POWELL’S WILL BE CONTINUED, AT THE REQUEST OF THE POWELLS.
The hearing for the Fearless Athletics LLC will be held as scheduled beginning at 7 p.m.
August 3, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular meeting
Water Authority - July 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings will be held in the meeting room at the Municipal Building (unless noted otherwise)
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:
July 16, 23, 30 from 1 to 3.
A copy of the adopted ordinance is available by clicking here. Ordinance 117
Kepler Pool is open for the season. For more information please see the Kepler Pool page listed above.
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.
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.
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.
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