Population as of 2010 Census
State road miles
Two. road miles
Sate Game Land
Twp. of the 2nd Class
Cornwall / Lebanon
8.6 sq. miles
Township Officials & Departments
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30pm at the Township Building at 73 S. Zinns Mill Road.
The township is governed by three elected supervisors. Supervisors are elected from the Township to a six year term. The Board of Supervisors appoint the members of the various advisory boards. At present the Supervisors are:
Russell Gibble – Chairman
David Lloyd – Supervisor
Dennis Tulli – Supervisor
The Secretary/ Treasurer is an appointed public officer whose formal status is defined in the sate laws and local ordinances, resolutions and policies of the Township. Secretary/ Treasurers are appointed by the governing body of the municipality. Some of the various duties of this position include, but are not limited to, preparing the budget which is adopted by resolution by the Board annually, responsibility for the proper accounting and reporting of financial transactions of the Township, providing financial information to the Board, providing a monthly agenda and keeping meeting minutes, preparing official records of the Township according to state codes, preparing grant applications, acting a liaison with various government and professional agencies, serving as purchasing officer and purchasing all supplies and equipment for the agencies, serving as purchasing officer and purchasing all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards and departments, and managing the daily function of the Township government and office.
Lisa Geist – Secretary/ Treasurer
BOARD OF AUDITORS
This elected Board consists of three members they are elected by the voters for a six year term, a four year term and a two year term. In addition to their annual audit they are responsible for setting wages for Township Supervisors who are employed by the Township.
The Planning Commission is a five member Board representing the overall interest of the Township. The members are appointed by and act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors. Members meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month, as needed. The members, review the Official map, recommend changes to the Zoning Ordinance.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board is comprised of three township residents, which are appointed by the Supervisors. They serve staggered three year terms and meet as needed. Their duties are to hear requests for variances of special exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance.
ZONING OFFICER/ ZONING ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT
West Cornwall Township utilizes Lebanon County Planning Department as their Zoning Officier. If you have questions concerning sign permits, zoning regulations, building permits or subdivision regulations, please call:
717-274-2801 – ext 2228 and ask to speak to a Zoning Officer for West Cornwall Township
Edward Kline, BCO
717-274-2801 ext 2325
West Cornwall Township implements the PA Uniform construction Code (UCC) through the Lebanon County Planning Department. Please call Mr. Kline for further information and questions.
Sewage Enforcement Officer
Gorden Sheetz, Lebanon County Planning Dept., 717-274-2801 Ext 2324
Mr. Sheetz is responsible for all on lot sewage systems.
The Authority meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at 73 S. Zinns Mill Road, Lebanon, PA. Questions concerning Municipal Authority billing may be answered.
West Cornwall Township contracts the services of Cornwall Borough Police Department. If you have questions or police related concerns please call:
Cornwall Borough Police Department – 717-274-2071
Or Dispatcher – 717-274-2054
Police Chief, Bruce Harris
Volunteer Fire Companies
Mt. Gretna Community Volunteer Fire Company
Quentin Volunteer First Company
These companies earn most of their funds through community fund raisers as well as contributions from the municipality and residents. All fire calls are dispatched through the 911 system.
West Cornwall Township residents vote at the Quentin Fire Company located on S. Lebanon St., Quentin, PA.
West Cornwall Township is served by the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. The district administrative office is located on E. Evergreen Road, Lebanon. 717-272-2031
Roads and Streets
The Township has the responsibility of maintaining 10.98 miles of township roads. The road system is continually improved with at least one contracted project annually plus any maintenance needed done by the road crew. Residents should be aware that Township roads have at least a 33 foot right-of-way. All new developments have a 50 foot right-of-way. Fences, trees, shrubs, decorations, planters etc., should not be placed with the Township’s right-of-way, as it is necessary for our road crew to perform snow removal effectively and maintain proper drainage.
Annual Leaf collections take place in the spring and fall of the year. Leaves are collected in the fall at curbside, leaves only, no branches and no bagged leaves. Spring leaf pick-up will be March 20 & April 8, 2019 (leaves only).
Street Sweeping will be April 12 & 13, 2019 (no leaves).
Free Shred Event will be held on July 19, 2019, 8:00 AM to Noon (Lebanon County only). Paper documents only! Limit per vehicle is 5 file boxes (12″ x 18″) or 5 brown paper grocery bags, no plastic bags! Event location is at the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority, 1610 Russell Road, Lebanon. More specific details about this event will be posted at the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority website in June 2019.