April 7, 2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Diana McPherson Secretary/Treasurer (717)582-8784

Centre Township Observes

Pa. Local Government Week April 6-10

      Pennsylvania Local Government Week is April 6-10, and Centre Township will be observing the week by reminding its residents and businesses of the critical role local government plays in their lives, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

      Townships have a public safety responsibility to govern their communities, ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their residents, and continue providing essential services even in the face of the pandemic that is gripping the commonwealth and the nation.

      Now, more than ever, we must make sure our residents and businesses have access to the critical infrastructure they need to conduct their lives, whether staying at home as directed by the governor or providing essential services. These include roads, bridges, water, sewer, trash collection, public safety, and passable roads, among other things.

      Centre Township and the more than 1,400 other townships in the state are the “boots on the ground” in helping the community stay safe during this crisis and at other times of need.

      Chairman of the Board Colin Reynolds says that the township supervisors know their community best. “Our neighbors trust us to have their best interests at heart because we live and work in the same community,” says Reynolds “Local government in Pennsylvania works because we are committed to serving our community and solve problems to the best of our ability and very often with a common-sense approach.

      “As far as the pandemic,” he says, “we have been getting excellent guidance and advice from the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors on how to conduct public meetings, keep our residents and employees safe, protect our first responders, and plan for a potential outbreak in our community. We want to do things right, and we care about how to best serve our constituents in these trying times.”

      Centre Township wants to reassure residents that basic public services will continue and that we are here for them.

      “As we celebrate Local Government Week,” Reynolds says, “we are reminded of how important townships are to our democratic system of government and the provision of services to Pennsylvanians. We’re on the front lines serving every day, not just in good times but in bad also, like now. Our residents can count on us to be there for them.”


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The Centre Township office will be open during normal hours which are 9:00am-2pm, we are asking that if you have township business to please call the office first at 717-582-8784, or email us at centretownship2971@gmail.com. we are trying to abide by the governor’s orders by limiting public contact!! so please contact us before coming to the office, thank you for your cooperation!!

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Board of Supervisors Next meeting is April 7 at 7:00pm at the Township Building, 2971 Cold Storage Rd., New Bloomfield, PA. We will be opening the bids for Paving at approximately 7:30 p.m. the meeting will be held by teleconference, anyone interested in joining the meetinguse the information provided below. thank you and stay safe

Date and Time: 04/07/2020 7:00 PM US/Eastern
Dial-in number (US): (617) 793-8009There is no pass-code required. Just dial the number above.

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