The board of supervisors serves as the township’s legislative body, setting policy, enacting local ordinances, adopting budgets, and levying taxes. The township board of supervisors is directly accessible to the people of the commonwealth with no layers of bureaucracy in between.
Years ago, supervisors were mainly in charge of maintaining roads and bridges and plowing snow in the winter. Today, as the needs of township residents have grown, so has the role of township supervisor. From public safety to emergency services to environmental protection, these elected public servants assume an ever-greater role in providing services and facilities to respond to their citizens’ needs and, especially, to meet the demands of a constantly increasing array of state and federal mandates.