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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

NOTE:  THE TOWNSHIP HAS RECEIVED A PHONE CALL THAT IT APPEARS THAT OUR PHONE NUMBER (814)355-1419 IS BEING USED AS PART OF A SPOOF SCAM.  THE CALLER SAID THAT OUR PHONE NUMBER APPEARED ON HER CALLER ID AND THAT THE PERSON ON THE OTHER END WAS SAYING THAT SHE WAS LATE ON HER CREDIT CARD PAYMENT AND THAT A PAYMENT NEEDED TO BE MADE IMMEDIATELY OVER THE PHONE.  PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THIS INFORMATION TO ANYONE WHEN OUR NUMBER IS SHOWING UP AS THE CALLER AND JUST HANG UP.

Upcoming Meetings:

       Benner Township Planning Commission -  November 8th at 7 p.m.  Meeting has been canceled.  Next meeting is December 13th at 7 p.m.


Benner Township Supervisors   – November 5th @ 7:00 p.m

Water Authority - The Third Tuesdays monthly at 6:30 p.m. 

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

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.  Click below to view the latest DRAFT of the document.  This is a DRAFT.  The document will need to undergo several public hearings and reviews prior to being adopted.  The draft ordinance can be viewed by clicking on the following links Articles 1 through 12    Articles 13 through 15    Articles 16 through 18 + Airport Regulations Click this link  BennerZoning_2018 (7)  for the proposed zoning map (updated 9/24/18). The airport regulations can be viewed by clicking here Airport Regulations  The Township Supervisors will be hosting their public hearing on this document on November 27th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte.  The public is encouraged to attend and/or submit their written comments.

Veterans Tribute Bricks (NOTE – Deadline has been extended until 12/31) available for purchase for the Buffalo Run Veterans Park – Click here for more information. Brick Flyer (2)  And click here for the order form Veterans Tribute Bricks Form (3) (1)  The Eagle scout doing this project would like the order forms returned by December 31st.  Bricks can be purchased for $30 each with no limit on the number of bricks to purchase.

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

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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 2017 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.

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.