January/February 2022 Meeting Schedule:  

The Board of Supervisors Secondary Monthly Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm has been “CANCELLED” due to lack of Agenda items.

The Planning Commissions Regular Monthly Meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at the Buffalo Township Municipal Building, 109 Bear Creek Road. 

The Board of Supervisors’ will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:15 pm and their Regular Monthly Meeting will be at 7:30 pm at the Buffalo Township Municipal Building, 109 Bear Creek Road.

Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask or social distance. 

Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

MS4 Update

The Updated Buffalo Township MS4 Resolution was  adopted January 3, 2022. To see the resolution and for more information please visit www.buffalotownship.com/ms4-stormwater-management.

The Bellweathers of Buffalo Creek – Educational Series

The Buffalo Creek region contains some of the highest quality habitat in western Pennsylvania. It is home to many species that are not commonly found. Come learn about some of these amazing species, their importance, and how they help us to understand the state of the watershed. Click here to learn more

2021 Butler County Holiday Recycling Guide

At this time of the year, we often produce more standard recyclables while also having some items that we aren’t quite sure what to do with. Here is a guide for some of those items. (Note: If dropping an item off, always call first to be sure they can accept it and to be sure there are no COVID restrictions.) Holiday Recycling Guide 2021 (PDF)

Click HERE for Events Calendar:    TO VIEW THE POSTED AGENDA

Board of Supervisors Secondary Monthly Meeting to be held Wednesday, January 26, 2022 has been “Cancelled” due to lack of Agenda Items.

Public Hearing for Conditional Use of Twin Oaks Phase 4 & 5 to a Planned Residential District on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Township Secretary/Treasurer, Janice L. Zubrin will be available from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday for general inquiries by phone at 724-295-2648 or you can contact her via email at:    treasure@zoominternet.net

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If you have an emergency and are attempting to contact the Buffalo Township Police Department please dial 911.

For non-emergencies, call the Township Police at 724-295-9500.  If noone answers, please leave a detailed message and an officer will get back in contact with you.

Get Outside with the Audubon Society this Month

January 11:

Preschool: Fledglings — Whooooo’s Awake? – January 11 at Succop Nature Park from 10 – 11:15 am. See Details…

Beechwood After-School Series – January 12 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve from 4:30 – 6 pm. See Details…

January 12:

Preschool: Fledglings—Chicka-dee-dee – January 12 at Buffalo Creek Nature Park from 10 – 11:15 am. See Details…

January 13:

Preschool: Fledglings—Whooooo’s Awake? – January 13 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve from 10 – 11:15 am. See Details… Birds and Climate Change – January 13 Online Program via Zoom from 7 – 8:30 pm. See Details…

January 15:

Weekend Volunteer Naturalist Training – January 15 from 9 am – 12 pm. Learn more about options at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve or Succop Nature Park.

January 20:

Buffalo Creek Bellwethers: Louisiana Waterthrush: Life History and Ecology – January 20 Online Program Via Zoom from 7 – 8 pm. See Details…

January 22:

Snowshoe Making Class – January 22 at Succop Nature Park from 2 – 4 pm. See Details…

January 24:

Bald Eagle Camera Watching Skills – January 24 Online Program Via Zoom from 7 – 8 pm. See Details…

January 26:

Beechwood After School Series – January 26 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve from 4:30 – 6 pm. See Details…

January 28:

Homeschool Program – January 28 at Succop Nature Park from 10 am – 1 pm. See Details…

January 29:

Snowshoe Making Class – January 29 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve from 2 – 4 pm. See Details…

 

REMINDER TO ALL RESIDENTS

The Township Tax Collector “DOES NOT” have an office in the Township Building

The Township Office Personnel “ARE NOT” licensed to collect Tax Payments

Tax payments “MUST” be mailed to:  Robyn Fleishman at PO Box N, Sarver, PA 16055

Robyn is available by phone “ONLY” between the hours of 10:00 am & 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Robyn’s number is 724-524-1624

If necessary, an In-Person appointment can be scheduled with Robyn at the Township Building by calling her at the above number.

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     Please direct any inquires regarding Property, Revenue and Assessments in Butler County to Janet Mentel at jmentel@co.butler.pa.us or phone 724-284-5323
 

                                  

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS

Please Note:  Due to issues at the County level, some per capita tax cards have not been printed.  The County is diligently working to correct this issue.  As soon as they are available, they will be sent out.  We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.  If you have further questions, you can reach out to: 

Click here for Buffalo Township 2021 Spring Tax Notice Application

JANUARY 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Monday, January 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm Board of Supervisors Reorganization Meeting with the Regular Monthly Meeting to immediately follow

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Reorganization and Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

FEBRUARY 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Public Hearing – Twin Oaks Phase 4 & 5 Conditional Use for a Planned Residential Development Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

MARCH 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

APRIL 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

 MAY 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

JUNE 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting 

JULY 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

AUGUST 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting  

Wednesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting 

OCTOBER 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 8:00 am Budget Workshop – All residents are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting 

NOVEMBER 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting and Presentation of the 2023 Buffalo Twp. Budget of all Funds

DECEMBER 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly  Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors Regular Monthly Meeting and Adoption of the 2023 Buffalo Twp. Budget of all Funds

THERE WILL BE NO SECONDARY BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETINGs IN THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY & AUGUST OR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
**Reminder:  DEP mandates that all households and businesses in Buffalo Township participate in the recycling program**
**Girl Scouts have a Recycling Location at the Township Building for glass, aluminum and metal items only.  
**If you are in need of a “Recycling Bin”, please stop by the Township Building.

For Questions regarding Building Permits, Inspections and Stormwater/Grading Applications please contact the persons below at the numbers provided:  

Rick Healey, Township Zoning Officer (Building Permits and Zoning Issues) at 412-549-1056 ~ Dave McGuigan, Code Enforcement Officer (Inspections) with Code-Sys Consulting at 412-821-0337  at ext. 24 ~ Ken Howard, Township Engineer (Stormwater/Grading) with Bankson Engineers at 412-767-5100

For a copy of the Buffalo Township “Grading Permit Application”, please click on link below:

Grading Permit Application
Grading Ordinance #113

For a copy of the Buffalo Township “Small Projects Stormwater Management Application”, please click on link below:

Small Projects Stormwater Management Application
Stormwater Management Ordinance #134

For a copy of the Buffalo Township “Driveway Permit Application”, please click on link below:

Driveway Permit Application
Leaf Drop-Off at Lernerville Speedway is “open” Drop off location:  Northern end of the Lernerville Speedway Parking Lot.  Follow the Signs to the back side of the property.
Hours:  8:00 am – Dusk
Please note:  Leaves Only!!!  No twigs, branches, or garden debris
Leaves should be loose or in Biodegradable Bags!!!  No plastic bags, Biodegradable bags can be purchased at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Sarver True Value or any hardware store
**THE SITE IS BEING MONITORED – ALL VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED**

Local Government Services

In case of emergency, call 911! The police department is located inside the Municipal Building. For non emergencies please call 724-295-9500.

Volunteer Fire Departments The Buffalo Township Supervisors have designated Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and Sarver Volunteer Fire Company as the Fire Departments that provide emergency service for Buffalo Township. Both departments work together to provide emergency service for residents of Buffalo Township through Butler County 911. These fire departments operate through a volunteer force and are always in need of new individuals willing to serve their community. If interested please contact the stations. Ask yourself: if not you, then who?

Dial 911 for Emergency Service; do not call the Departments directly. Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company BVFC is located in the northeastern part of the township just off Route 356 along Sarver road. It is next to the Sarver Trail Head on the Butler-Freeport Community Trail. Sarver Volunteer Fire Company SVFC is located in the southwestern part of the township just off Ekastown Road on Elliot Road. Freeport Volunteer Fire Department FVFD supports the residents of Buffalo Township by assisting Buffalo Township VFC and Sarver VFC as requested. Organized in 1916, Freeport VFD remains committed to serving the residents of Freeport and surrounding communities. Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company SVFC supports the residents of Buffalo Township by assisting Buffalo Township VFC and Sarver VFC as requested. Herman Volunteer Fire Company HVFC supports the residents of Buffalo Township by assisting Buffalo Township VFC and Sarver VFC as requested. South Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Department SBVFC supports the residents of Buffalo Township by assisting Buffalo Township VFC and Sarver VFC as requested. Fawn Township Volunteer Fire Department FTVFC supports the residents of Buffalo Township by assisting Buffalo Township VFC and Sarver VFC as requested.

EMS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 

The Buffalo Township Supervisors have designated Freeport EMS and Saxonburg EMS as the Emergency Medical Service providers for Buffalo Township. Both services work together to provide emergency service for residents of Buffalo Township through Butler County 911. Dial 911 for Emergency Service; do not call the Departments directly. Freeport EMS Freeport EMS is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Advanced Life Support Ambulance and has two ALS ambulances available to serve the residents of Buffalo Township. Organized in 1941, Freeport EMS continues to innovate with the latest technology to assure that Paramedics are available to serve the residents of Freeport and surrounding communities. Saxonburg EMS Saxonburg’s Ambulance responds to approximately 2500 emergency medical calls annually. They cover approximately 75 square miles in Jefferson Township, Clinton Township, Winfield Township, Buffalo Township, and Saxonburg Borough. They operate three, fully-equipped Advanced Life Support ambulances and offer mutual aid assistance to the areas of Northern Allegheny County and southern Butler

The Municipal Authority provides public water and sewage to the township.

 

 

Act 13 PA Public Utility Commission

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Allocation for 2020:  $60,109.25

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Allocation for 2019:  $88,696.83

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Allocation for 2018:  $122,949.21

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Allocation for 2017:  $95,671.47

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Allocation for 2016:  $65,734.05

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Allocation for 2015:  $84,737.66