Elected and Appointed Officials
The Township of Washington is governed by an elected body organized under the Second Class Township Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That Board is called the Council and consists of five (5) elected officials, each serving staggered four (4) year terms. During a typical municipal election year either two (2) or three (3) positions will be open for election.
Council is charged with the general government of the Township to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Community. To accomplish that task Council adopts laws, known as ordinances, that governs various activities within the Township. The Board is restricted in areas in which it can exercise control by both the Second Class Township Code and various other laws of the Commonwealth.
Yearly Council appoints a Township Manager who is charged by Council to implement the ordinances it passes and to manage the annual budget of the Township which is adopted by Council by December 31st for the following calendar year.
The Council meets on a semi-monthly basis (first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m., with a Workshop scheduled on an as-needed basis every fourth Tuesday of the month, in Council chambers) to conduct business on behalf of the Township. All meetings of Council are open to the public with an opportunity at each meeting for public comment. If a resident has a concern he or she feels needs to be addressed by the Township, the individual is encouraged to contact the Township Manager’s Office which may be able to address the manner promptly and/or schedule an appropriate time for that individual to present concerns to Council. Residents are encouraged to present their views on Township matters on any of the means that are available, including letters, e-mail, and telephone or voice mail. Council strives to have all means available to facilitate your communication with Township officials.
Washington Township is located within the General McLane School District, 49th Senatorial District, 5th Representative District, and the 6th County Council District.
|50th Senatorial District||Michelle Brooks||814-734-2783|
|49th Senatorial District||Dan Laughlin||814-453-2515|
|4th District State Representative||Ryan Bizzarro||814-734-2773|
|6th County Council District||Scott Rastetter||814-790-8497|
|District Justice||Denise Stuck-Lewis||814-734-5626|
|Real Estate/ School Tax Collector||Jon Foulkrod||814-402-7580|
|EIT & OPT / Em. Serv. Coll.||Berkheimer Associates||814-833-4870|
|Washington Township Tax Collector||Jon Foulkrod||814-402-7580|
Washington Township is managed by Norman Willow.
The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by Council. They serve 4-year overlapping terms. The Planning Commission has the responsibility to review all proposed subdivision/land development plans, conditional use, and non-conforming use applications and to make recommendations to Council.
Under the authority granted by the PA Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1986, as amended), the Planning Commission’s main purpose is to guide land use and development, a responsibility delegated by the State to local municipalities. To accomplish this, the Planning Commission has formalized its goals and policies in a Comprehensive Plan, a Zoning Ordinance, and an official map. All are revised and updated to reflect the evolving ideas about how a community should grow. In these and other activities, the Commission attempts to solve current problems and to present to the community a plan for the future.
When requested by Council, the Commission is responsible for making recommendations concerning zoning in the Township; promoting public interest in, and understanding of, the comprehensive plan and planning in general, plus numerous other matters.
The Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building.
|Chuck Weiss, Chairman||814-734-3023|
|Tim Dillen, Council Representative|
Sewer & Water Authority
|Dennis Bake, Vice Chairman||814-323-7218|
|Karl Nordberg, Treasurer||814-734-1360|
|Randy Grabill, Assistant Treasurer||814-734-7171|
|Norm Willow, Temporary Secretary||814-572-8797|
|Brian Burke, Council Representative|
Zoning Hearing Board
|Ed Betza, Solicitor||814-456-4000|
|Lydia Laythe Council Representative||814-734-7649|
Parks and Recreation