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
Upcoming Meetings: All meetings are held at the municipal building unless otherwise noted.
Benner Township Supervisors - June 24th @ 10:00 a.m.
July 1st, at 7:00 p.m.
Benner Township Planning Commission – June 13th @ 7:00 p.m. – Meeting has been cancelled.
Benner Township Water Authority – Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Detour Notice: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 10, 2019
Bridge Removal and Pipe Installation to Start in Centre County
Bellefonte, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that work to remove a bridge and begin pipe installation on Route 550 (Buffalo Run Road) in Benner Township is scheduled to start Monday June 17. The project will allow PennDOT to remove the bridge from Centre County’s list of bridges in poor condition. A detour will be in effect during the project.
The bridge spans Big Run on Route 550 near the intersection with Bloom Lane in Benner Township. The bridge will be removed and replaced with a large pipe. Work will get underway June 17, as the bridge is closed, and an official detour goes into effect. The detour will use Purdue Mountain/North Fillmore Road (Route 3008), and Armagast Road (Route 3006). Motorists familiar with the area may choose alternate routes.
The project is expected to be completed on July 3. PennDOT will re-open the road and lift the detour earlier if work progress allows. The existing bridge is 17-feet long, dates from 1924, and carries an average of 2,700 vehicles each day.
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. 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
The Township’s trash hauler is Advanced Disposal. They can be reached by calling (814) 237-3713. 2015 Refuse/Recycling Contract
|Level of service||Monthly Total||Quarterly (billing) Total|
|Curbside Regular Service||$16.12||$48.36|
|Curbside Low-Usage Service||$13.07||$39.21|
|Door Service (Unlimited) (+$2.47/mo.)||$18.59||$55.77|
|Door Service (Low-Usage) (+$2.47/mo.)||$15.54||$46.62|
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:
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.