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Weather Event - Being Prepared

1.  Fill gas tanks of all cars/trucks 2.  Power failures are typical.  Purchase extra supply of batteries to power radi…

ANNUAL YARD SALE

The annual Township Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Pennsbury Township P…

ReadyChesCo - Sign Up

ReadyChesCo is used to notify you during a major crisis or emergency, and delivers important emergency alerts; such as weathe…

Earned Income Tax (EIT) Return Due April 18th

Keystone Collects is the Chester County EIT Tax Collector.  EIT Tax Return is due by April 15th.  The quickest way to get y…

Summer Road Work

Roads to be worked on summer, 2017 will be all of the road in Chadds Ford Knoll.    Road work will be done after school let…

Township Alert

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED, especially during the summer and alert your neighbors when you go away.  There have been peop…

Pocopson Bridge Renovation

The Pocopson Bridge on Rt. 926 will be renovated this year.  The bridge will be closed starting February, 2017 and reopen Se…

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Townships in Pennsylvania are designated first or second class depending on their population. Pennsbury is second class as are most townships in the state. The governing body is composed of three supervisors, elected for six-year staggered terms. They operate under the Second Class Township Code, the Municipalities Planning Code and various tax enabling acts.

Originally the only responsibility of a township was to keep the roads open for farmers and supervisors were called "road supervisors". Today, the township maintains 26 miles of roads with 34 cul-de-sacs. In addition to maintaining roads, the supervisors are now required to provide planning and zoning, emergency management and certain health related services.  Trash pick up is private.  You must contract with a supplier.  Most homes have on site wells for water.  However, the southern part of the township has the Chester Water Authority main running through it and the northern half (along Rt. 926) has Aqua PA water main available only in certain areas. 

Board of Supervisors

The board of supervisors sets policy, enacts ordinances and resolutions, adopts a budget and levies taxes. Since there is no separate elected executive the Board must also perform executive functions such as preparing the budget, approve expenditures and hire employees. They also make appointments to various boards and committees.

Other Officials

Other elected township officials are: tax collector (four-year term), three auditors (six-year terms) and a constable (six-year term). The duties of the constable, as prescribed by the Pennsylvania Constitution, are to open, close, and maintain order at the polls.