May/June 2022 Meeting Schedule:  

The Board of Supervisors’ Secondary Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Buffalo Township Municipal Building, 109 Bear Creek Road.

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The Planning Commissions Regular Monthly Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the Buffalo Township Municipal Building, 109 Bear Creek Road.

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The Board of Supervisors’ Regular Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Buffalo Township Municipal Building, 109 Bear Creek Road.

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PLEASE NOTE:  There are NO SECONDARY MEETINGS the months of June, July, August, November & December

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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.

Press Release from FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy personnel are prepared to respond to service interruptions caused by a major winter storm which is expected to bring heavy snow and damaging ice across the company’s service area beginning Wednesday. The below news release highlights preparations. 2022-02-01 FirstEnergy Utilities Preparing for Winter Storm (PDF)

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.

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

NOTICE TO PUBLIC!

Crescent Hill Drive will be “CLOSED” Monday, May 16, 2022 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to install a Cross-Pipe.  For more information “Click” the Road Closures Link.  Sorry for this inconvenience. 

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Building Permit Application Packets can be picked up at the Township Office during regular business hours only.  There are no longer pick up and drop off bins outside the front door per The Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 5/13/22.

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Lernerville Speedway Leaf Drop Off Location is “CLOSED” until further notice.

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There is NO longer a Recycling Location at the Township Building.

Township Manager, Rich Hill will be available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday for general inquires by phone at 724-295-2648 or you can contact him via email at: manage@zoominternet.net or Rhill@buffalotownship.com.

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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 or Jzubrin@buffalotownship.com.  Janice also supplies Vendor/Solicitiation Permits and Road Bonding.

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Police Chief Tim Derringer is available from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

If you have an emergency or non-emergency and are attempting to contact the Buffalo Township Police Department please dial 911.  This way your call can be documented by the Dispatchers and the Buffalo Township Police can be notified.  If you call the Township Police Office number (724-295-9500) you will get a recording telling you the above information.  The call goes directly to the voicemail.  Per Chief Timothy Derringer

BUTLER COUNTY TIRE COLLECTION DAY

Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm location is Forward Township Municipal Building – 207 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033 – Please “CLICK” on link below for all Event Information

Please note this is a “CASH ONLY” Event

https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.145.201/nbk.cf3.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-Butler-County-Tire-Collection-Event.pdf

Pennsylvania Landowners Guide to Utility-Scale Solar Leasing

https://extension.psu.edu/pennsylvania-landowners-guide-to-utility-scale-solar-leasing

Attention Anglers!

Buffalo Creek Nature Park & Duquesne University are conducting a study on Trout Gill Lice, small parasites that attach to the gills of trout. For more information and Trout Gill Lice and the study see the flyer below  (click flyer to enlarge). Gill Lice Flyer

Residents in southern Butler County can now schedule an appointment to recycle electronics and household waste at a collection event in April. The Public Works building in Cranberry Township will serve as the collection site on Saturday, April 2nd. Residents can bring things like paint, pool chemicals, televisions and other items to be recycled. You will be charged a fee for the program. Appointments are required and can be found here.

Robyn Fleishman will be in the Lobby of the Township Building on “WEDNESDAYS ONLY” starting March 9th through June 29th to collect 2022 Spring Taxes from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

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Please call Robyn at 724-524-1624 for an appointment.

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 & 4:00 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

Click here for Buffalo Township 2022 Spring Tax Notice Application – This applies to Full-Time College Students and Full-Time Military ONLY!

BUFFALO CREEK WATERSHED AND IMPORTANT BIRD AREA – WINTER 2022 NEWS

With winter in full swing, so is the necessity to keep people safe during winter weather conditions. Salt is used to help de-ice roads, sidewalks and parking lots, making them safer to use during the winter months.  The amount of salt used for deicing these surfaces has increased recently. PennDOT uses an average of 844,000 tons of salt per year to keep Pennsylvania’s roads free of ice.  Road salt is effective at de-icing roads and other surfaces, but has serious negative effects on aquatic ecosystems.

Read more…

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-CANCELLED

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-CANCELLED

MARCH 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:15 pm Public Hearing for Amendment #7 to Zoning Ordinance #135 – CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED

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-CANCELLED

APRIL 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:15 pm Public Hearing for Amendment #7 to Zoning Ordinance #135 

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 – CANCELLLED

 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**

**As of March 31st, 2022 the onsite recycling loction at the Township Building will be CLOSING indefinitley**

**If you are in need of a “Recycling Bin”, please stop by the Township Building.

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Leaf Drop-Off at Lernerville Speedway is “CLOSED” until further notice due to inproper dumping!!!  per Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors

Drop off location:  Northern end of the Lernerville Speedway Parking Lot.  Follow the Signs to the back side of the property.

Hours:  CLOSED

Please note:  Leaves Only!!!  NO TWIGS, BRANCHES OR OTHER 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**

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

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