DECEMBER Meeting Schedule:  

The Planning Commissions Regular Monthly Meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 at the Buffalo Township Municipal Building, 109 Bear Creek Road. 

PUBLIC HEARING regarding Par-Mar Inter-Municipal Liquor License Transfer at 7:00 pm prior to the Board of Supervisors’ 2022 Adoption of Proposed Budget of all Funds and Regular Monthly Meeting to be held at 7:30 pm on  Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 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 – MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM – DISCUSSION, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND SOLICITATION OF PARTICIPATION BY BANKSON ENGINEERS – PUBLIC NOTICE – November 2021 Buffalo Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania updated the written Policies and Procedures of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program.  The Minimum Control Measures (MCM’s) MCM1-MCM6 of the MS4 program written Policies and Procedures have been updated.  The updated written Policies and Procedures are available for public review and comment at the Township Building located at 109 Bear Creek Road, Sarver, PA 16055 beginning November 10, 2021 through and including December 10, 2021 weekdays, during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The update is also available for review beginning November 10, 2021 at the Township’s website at www.buffalotownship.com/ms4-stormwater-management.  Written comments will be accepted in person or by mail at the Township office address above no later than close of business on December 10, 2021.  Public comment concerning the update will also be accepted at public meetings to be held on November 10, 2021 and December 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Township Building.  The proposed adoption of the updates by the Township Supervisors will be considered at a public meeting on January 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. during the Supervisors regularly scheduled Board Meeting.

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

Click HERE for Events Calendar:    TO VIEW THE POSTED AGENDA

 

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.

Winter Break Camp for Kids

Need a fun activity to keep your kids busy over winter break? December 27-29, middle schoolers can learn outdoor survival skills in our winter camp! They’ll learn to how to stay warm and dry in challenging winter condition and how to build proper shelters and fires. Participants will also learn about natural fibers, and how to cook over an open fire like a pro. Each day builds upon their skills. Camp takes place from 9 am to 3 pm.

Click here for details.

SCHOOL TAX COLLECTION

Robyn Fleishman, Twp. Tax Collector will be in the Township Municipal Building on the following dates/times:

Wednesday, November 10th and Wednesday, November 17th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm as well as Tuesday, November 30th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

JULY 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

AUGUST 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting  has been CANCELLED due to lack of Agenda Items

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting – CANCELLED due to lack of Agenda items.

OCTOBER 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting – CANCELLED due to lack of Agenda Items.

Sunday, October 9, 2021 at 8:00 am Budget Workshop – All residents are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting has been CANCELLED due to lack of Agenda Items.

NOVEMBER 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting and Presentation of the 2022 Buffalo Twp. Budget of all Funds

DECEMBER 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm Planning Commission Regular Monthly  Meeting

Public Hearing – Par-Mar Inter-Municipal Transfer of Liquor License Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm Board of Supervisors Regular Monthly Meeting and Adoption of the 2022 Buffalo Twp. Budget of all Funds

THERE WILL BE NO SECONDARY BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING 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