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Summit Township is governed
by an elected body organized under the Second Class Township Code of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That Board is called the Board of
Supervisors and consists of three (3) elected officials, each serving a
six (6) year term. Each
Supervisor has designated areas of
responsibilities for specific services within the Township and is
The Board of Supervisors 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 the Board 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.
The Board of Supervisors meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM to conduct business on behalf of the Township. All meetings of the Board are open to the public with an opportunity at each meeting for public comment.
The Recreation Board presents recommendations regarding the programs content, physical properties, staffing and equipment requirements to the Board of Supervisors. The Recreation Board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:00PM.
The Summit Township Sewer Authority is an Operating Authority which provides municipal sanitary sewer to designated Summit Township residents. The Sewer Authority meets the last Thursday of every month at 9:00 AM at the Sewer Authority Building.
The Summit Township Water Authority is an Operating Authority which provides municipal water to designated Summit Township residents. The Water Authority meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30PM.
Industrial and Economic Development Authority
Meetings will be held the fourth Monday of the month, as needed at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Meeting Room. Agenda item submittal deadline is the first Tuesday of each Month by 4:30 p.m. to the attention of John Troutman or Marjorie Hudak at 8900 Old French Road, Erie, PA 16509.
The Summit Township Planning Commission is an advisory board responsible for reviewing subdivision and land development plans prior to submission to Board of Supervisors as well as ruling on alternate greenspace plans. The Planning Commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30PM.
Zoning Hearing Board
The purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board is to consider appeals, challenges, variances and special exceptions from provisions of the Summit Township Zoning Ordinance. The Board holds public hearings as needed on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM.
Board of Auditors
The Board of Auditors audit, settle and adjust the accounts of all elected or appointed officials of the township and its boards or agencies that received or disbursed funds of or owing to the township during the immediately preceding calendar year. The Board of Auditors shall determine the compensation for the current year for supervisors employed by the township.
The Summit Township Vacancy Board member is a one-year appointment whose purpose is provided for according to the provisions set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code. The vacancy board shall consist of the board of supervisors and one elector of the township, who shall act as chairman of the vacancy board. In the event a vacancy occurs in the board of supervisors by death, resignation, removal from the township, or otherwise, the vacancy board could be convened to appoint a successor.
“Satellite” office hours at the Summit Township Bldg every Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00PM
Brian M. McGowan, Esq.
Real Estate Tax Collector
Township Office Staff
Township Road Crew
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