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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    

*2018 Summer Park and Recreation Camp information is now available.  Please see the Summer Park and Rec page above.

Valley View Road will be closed on Monday, May 21 from Purdue Mt. Road to Armagast Road for pipe replacement.  A detour using Armagst Road, Fillmore Road and North Fillmore Road will be in place.  Tuesday through Friday (May 22 – 25) remaining work on the headwall, wing walls and rock placement will take place.  For this work an alternating traffic pattern will be enforced by roadway flaggers.

Rishel Hill Road in Spring and Benner Townships will be closed Beginning April 23rd until June 8th, to allow for a gas line installation. The road closure will allow for a safer installation for the contractor and the traveling public.

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PURDUE MT ROAD IS CLOSED AT THE BELLEFONTE END.  THE ROAD IS CLOSED FOR A REASON!  THOSE CAUGHT IGNORING THE SIGNS WILL BE FINED.  Please see the Purdue Mt page at the top for additional pictures and information.

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 - May 10th

 at 7:00 p.m.  - cancelled.

Benner Township Supervisors   – June 4th @ 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)

Compost Sale Benefits Education Endowment Fund  

College Township – The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority is currently selling State College Borough compost at their facility located at 253 Transfer Road.

This is local compost made and bagged at the State College Borough Compost Facility.

Bags are available for purchase at the Scale House.  The compost comes in 40lb bags at the cost of $6/bag.  All proceeds from the sale of compost benefit the Authority’s Education Endowment Fund.

For questions regarding the sale of compost, please call our office at 814-238-7005, or contact us by e-mail at aschirf@centrecountyrecycles.org.

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

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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

BAC

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.  Click here to download an application form.  BAC 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.