Municipal Data

County

Classification

School District

Population as of 2010 Census

Land Area

Acres

State road miles

Two. road miles

Sate Game Land

Lebanon

Twp. of the 2nd Class

Cornwall / Lebanon

2,025

8.6 sq. miles

5,504 acres

13.09

10.98

207.3 acres

Tax Structure

County

School

Township

Total

3.29 mills

15.06 mills

1.25 mills

19.6046 mills

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

SECRETARY/ TREASURER

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. 

PLANNING COMMISSION

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

BUILDING CODE

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. 

Township Departments

Sewage Enforcement Officer

Gorden Sheetz, Lebanon County Planning Dept., 717-274-2801 Ext 2324
Mr. Sheetz is responsible for all on lot sewage systems.

Municipal Authority

The Authority meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at 73 S. Zinns Mill Road, Lebanon, PA. Questions concerning Municipal Authority billing may be answered.

Police Department

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.

Polling Place

West Cornwall Township residents vote at the Quentin Fire Company located on S. Lebanon St., Quentin, PA.

School District

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. 

Street Sweeping will be April 12 & 13, 2019 (no leaves).

 

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