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    

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

Benner Township Supervisors  December 6, 2021 @ 7 p.m.

AUGUST 2, 2021 Bellefonte Campground Conditional Use HEARING TRANSCRIPT:  Click the link in blue to view the transcript of the hearing Part 1      Part 2

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 Bellefonte Campground Conditional Use hearing Transcript  Click the link to view the hearing transcript    922021 Part 1        922021 Part 2


Exhibits Submitted Exhibit List.8-3-21 (1)

Exhibits Only.8-17-21 (1)

Benner Township Planning Commission - TUESDAY -November 23rd at 7 p.m.   November 23, 2021 agenda 

Benner Township Water Authority – Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  The Benner Township Water Authority has recently launched their own website.  We encourage you to visit their site at  https://bennerwater.com 

Fall Bulk Waste Collection POSTPONED to the week of DECEMBER 13th on your normal garbage day  For all residential curbside collection customers of Waste Management in Benner, College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton Townships. 

The FALL BULK WASTE Collection originally scheduled for October 18-22 for the COG contract area has been POSTPONED to the week of December 13 on your normal garbage day to allow time to put protocols in place to safely and fully staff this collection event.   In addition to a change in dates, residents should expect some changes in procedures.

 Please check the Centre Region COG website at www.crcog.net/refuse for dates and updates, or email recycler@crcog.net 

 Residents are reminded of the following:

*Those with full service may put out up to 3 small items per week.

*Pick up of additional or larger items can be scheduled with Waste Management. 866-272-6861

*The CCRRA Transfer Station allows self-hauling of waste for a fee, and free recycling of appliances and covered electronics.   814-238-7005

 *Many items can be donated to local non-profits; find a list on www.crcog.net 

LEAF COLLECTIONNo need to call.  Since the leaves and weather aren’t cooperating, the road department has decided to bump the date back a week for leaf collection. Leaves must be out at the curb no later than November 8th.  The road crew may pick up leaves prior to the 8th to get a head start on collection.  If they do pick up your leaves you may still place additional leaves out as long as they are out no later than the 8th.   See our brush and leaf page for additional information.

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.  The Supervisors adopted Ordinance 134 on August 2, 2021 which is now the new Benner Township Zoning Ordinance.  The Zoning Ordinance can be viewed by clicking Benner Township Zoning Ordinance7-15-21 (1) .   The major changes from the last version can be viewed by clicking here Changes to Zoning Ordinance.    The Zoning Map can be viewed by clicking here BennerZoning_May2021 map.  Please ignore the map that is shown within zoning ordinance document.  

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) 933-4712   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.   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 2021 are:


Monthly Rate

Quarterly Invoice

Regular (up to 8 bags) Service



Low-Use (1 bag/week) Service



Regular + At-Door Service



Low-Use + At-Door Service






Late fee



Special Pick-up



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

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

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 1

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 2


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.

Click  2018 Act 13 Report  to view Benner Township’s 2018 report.

Click 2019 Act 13 Reports  to view Benner Township’s 2019 report.