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SUPERVISORS


Monthly Public Meetings
Supervisors:  1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Workshop Meetings:   3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
202 South 13th Street, Suite 3
Huntingdon, PA  16652
Township Phone:  814-643-6702     Township Fax:     814-643-1951
Township Email:  smithtwp@comcast.net
 
Chairman
Doyland L. Gladfelter
1111 Juniata Avenue
Huntingdon, PA  16652
Home Phone: 814-643-9448     Cell:  814-599-6315
 
Vice Chairman
Kenneth B. Shea
400 Ridge Road
Huntingdon, PA  16652
Home Phone:  814-643-6018     Cell:  814-599-9131
 
Supervisor
Jeffrey C. Shaffer
109 S. 10th Street
Huntingdon, PA  16652
Home Phone:  NA             Cell:  814-599-6295
 
Role of the board of Supervisors
 
Section 607 of the Second Class Township Code charges the board of supervisors with the general governance of the township and gives the board both legislative and executive powers. The board of supervisors combines many of the roles found in separate branches of the state and federal governments. The board exercises its legislative functions by setting policy, enacting ordinances, adopting budgets, and levying taxes.  The board also performs all executive functions such as formulating the budget, providing for ordinance enforcement, approving expenses, and hiring and overseeing employees.
 
It is important to note that the Township Code vests all authority and responsibility for the township in the board of supervisors, not the individual elected township supervisors. Election to the office of township supervisor authorizes that individual to participate as a voting member at meetings of the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors exercises its authority through affirmative action of a majority of the entire board at legally advertised meetings that are open to the public. It is the board of supervisors, through majority action, that is the decision-maker in all township matters. As such, any township supervisor must first receive authorization from the board of supervisors before proceeding to act on behalf of the township.
 
The Township Code gives the board of supervisors’ flexibility to determine how a particular township will operate on a day-to-day basis. The organization of each township is based on local needs and is determined by the board of supervisors.
 
From: Township Supervisor's Handbook, Thirteenth Edition, March 2018
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