Schuylkill Township is a Township of the second class as defined in the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code and enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board has both executive and legislative powers.
Under the Second Class Township Code, the Board is charged with the general governance of the township to secure the safety, health, and welfare of its citizens. The Board accomplishes this through the enactment of ordinances (laws) that govern the various tasks and activities of the township. However, the Board is restricted in areas that it can control by both the Township Code and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Board appoints a Township Manager who is responsible to the Board to implement the ordinances it passes, manage the day-to-day administration of the township, and develop/manage the annual budget adopted by the Board.
The Township is governed by a five-member elected Board of Supervisors. Supervisors are elected at-large for six-year staggered terms.
During regular business meetings the Board approves bills, reviews the treasurer's report, and takes formal action on agenda items.
2nd Wednesday of every month
Workshop meetings are held for discussions and project planning. No formal action is taken at a workshop meeting.
4th Thursday of each month, as required
Annual Reorganization Meeting
1st Monday of January
All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to make comment on agenda and non-agenda items. Comments on agenda items are generally accepted prior to a final vote on a motion. Comments on non-agenda items are accepted during the "public comment" portion of the agenda at the end of the meeting. Those making public comment are asked to keep their comments to 3-5 minutes at the discretion of the Chair.