Greene County Municipalities, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

Greene County Municipalities
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County government as provided for in the county codes, may be described as a "no-executive" type. The chief governing body is the three-member board of county commissioners, but numerous other elected officials are, to a large extent, independent of the commissioners. Unlike most other states, Pennsylvania's counties geographically overlap municipalities such as boroughs, townships and cities, but they provide a different set of services. Therefore, every Pennsylvanian is both a resident of their county and their city, borough or township at the same time. Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and towns. Greene County is made up of 26 municipalities (20 Townships and 6 Boroughs). The largest municipality being Franklin Township with a population of 7,694 (2004 U.S. Consensus stat).






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Greene County Municipalities — 6 Boroughs and 20 Townships

Jeffrey Marshall, Chief Clerk

Contact Person: Charlotte (Cookie) Popielarcheck, Assistant Chief Clerk


Greene County Office Building, 3rd Floor
93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5210 / Fax: 724-852-5327
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

Or contact your individual municipality supervisor or council man listed below.



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County government as provided for in the county codes, may be described as a "no-executive" type. The chief governing body is the three-member board of county commissioners, but numerous other elected officials are, to a large extent, independent of the commissioners.

Unlike most other states, Pennsylvania's counties geographically overlap municipalities such as boroughs, townships and cities, but they provide a different set of services. Therefore, every Pennsylvanian is both a resident of their county and their city, borough or township at the same time.

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and towns. Greene County is made up of 26 municipalities (20 Townships and 6 Boroughs). The largest municipality being Franklin Township with a population of 7,694 (2004 U.S. Consensus stat).

Click on any municipality from the map below for detailed information or choose from the quick link menu below the map:


Townships — are the oldest form of organized government in the United States, dating back to the 17th century. When the Pilgrims came to America from England, they brought the concept of townships with them, and by order of the Mayflower Compact, townships became the first political subdivision in the new world.

The 1899 legislation also was later amended to allow for a transition from second to first class township status, and these transition requirements remain the same today. To become a township of the first class, townships of the second class must have a population density of at least 300 people per square mile, and voters must approve the classification change in a referendum. However, many townships of the second class meeting the density requirement have chosen to maintain their form of government since there are few differences between the two classes of townships.

Even though townships now consist of more than 10 families, they are still governed by a few elected local residents who provide the functions necessary to protect the health and safety of the residents. The governing body of Greene County Townships (second class townships) is composed of three supervisors who are elected at large. Two additional supervisors may be elected if approved by the voters in a referendum, and all are elected for six-year terms. Supervisors may also be employed by the municipality. Some townships have a professional manager or secretary who is hired by the board of supervisors to carry out the policies and enforce the ordinances of the board, relieving the board of routine administrative duties.

Boroughs — Before the American Revolution, one borough was established in each of the three original counties. Since then, the number of boroughs has increased to 961, making them the second most common form of municipal government in Pennsylvania. Greene County has six (6) boroughs: Carmichaels, Clarksville, Jefferson, Rices Landing, and Waynesburg.

Unlike the state’s other municipalities, boroughs are not divided into classes. Borough government is described as the “weak mayor” system because the borough mayor has no power to hire employees or direct programs. He does, however, have the power to veto decisions of the borough council. And while the mayor is considered to be a “weak” executive, his responsibilities include executing and enforcing borough ordinances and regulations, representing the borough at community events and other functions, and taking charge of the police department if the borough has one. The mayor is elected for a four-year term.

The true governing body of a borough is an elected council, which normally consists of seven council members who are elected to serve four-year overlapping terms. Boroughs with a population of less than 3,000 may reduce the number of council members to three or five. The council elects one of its members as president to preside at meetings. In some boroughs, the chief administrative officer is a manager or secretary who is appointed by the council. As in townships, the manager or secretary is responsible for relieving the council of routine administrative tasks.

Municipal Reorganization — at the beginning of each year, the township boards of supervisors in Greene County hold reorganization meetings to make appointments to leadership positions and to determine schedules for monthly meetings. The results of these meetings are reflected in the following township information and on the individual webpages.


  BOROUGHS LISTING — LOCATION & CONTACT
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CONTACT NUMBERS

1. CARMICHAELS BOROUGH
Charles M. Walker III, Borough Council President
David Jack, Mayor
Email: Carmichaelsboro@gmail.com
Website: www.carmichaelsboro.com
100 West George Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320
Phone: 724-966-5506
Fax: 724-966-5518

2. CLARKSVILLE BOROUGH
David Teagarden, Mayor
Jason Dikun, President Borough Council
102 East Street , Clarksville, PA 15322
Phone: 724-377-0155

3. GREENSBORO BOROUGH
Shawn McManus, President Borough Council
Keith McManus, Mayor
Borough Website: www.greensboropa.com
PO Box 153, Greensboro, PA 15338
Phone: 724-943-3612

4. JEFFERSON BOROUGH
Theresa Knight, President Borough Council
Edward A. Shipley, Mayor
Email: jeffersonboro@yahoo.com
P. O. Box 87, Jefferson, PA 15344
Phone: 724-883-3123
Fax: 724-883-3044

5. RICES LANDING BOROUGH
Bill Kozich, President Borough Council
Ryan T. Belski, Mayor
Email: rlborough@atlanticbbn.net
P.O. Box 185, 137 Main Street, Rices Landing, PA 15357
Phone: 724-592-6055

6. WAYNESBURG BOROUGH
Michael Simms, Borough Manager
Duncan Berryman, Mayor
Email: wbgboro@windstream.net
90 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Website: waynesburgboro.com
Phone: 724-627-8111


  TOWNSHIPS LISTING — LOCATION & CONTACT
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CONTACT NUMBERS
(list last updated 01/10/2017)

1. ALEPPO TOWNSHIP
David Logan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
815 Aleppo Road, New Freeport, PA 15352
Phone: 724-428-3875

2. CENTER TOWNSHIP
Edward "Butch" Deter, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: centertwpgr@windstream.net
100 Municipal Dr, PO Box 435, Rogersville, PA 15359
Phone: 724-499-5487
Fax: 724-499-5701

3. CUMBERLAND TOWNSHIP
William Groves, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: cmbtownship@windstream.net
Police Department Website: www.CumberlandTwpPolice.net
100 Municipal Road, Carmichaels, PA 15320
Phone: 724-966-5805
Fax: 724-966-9700

4. DUNKARD TOWNSHIP
Joseph Gacek, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: dunkardtwp@windstream.net
PO Box 369 or 370 N. Moreland St, Bobtown, PA 15315
Phone: 724-839-7273
Fax: 724-839-7319

5. FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
T. Reed Kiger, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: franksup@comcast.net
568 Rolling Meadows Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-627-5473 or
724-627-8542
Fax: 724-627-6220

6. FREEPORT TOWNSHIP
Barbara Cunningham, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
773 Golden Oaks Road, New Freeport, PA 15352
Phone: 724-447-2082
Fax: 724-447-2082

7. GILMORE TOWNSHIP
Charles Wise, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: gatrell@windstream.net
181 Hero Road, New Freeport, PA 15352
Phone/Fax: 724-451-8390

8. GRAY TOWNSHIP
Andrew Wise, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: janice52@windstream.net
Gray Township Municipal Building
193 Stringtown Road, Graysville, PA 15337
Phone: 724-428-9878

9. GREENE TOWNSHIP
Keith Golden, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: greentwp@windstream.net
P.O. Box 100
243 Garards Fort Road, Garards Fort, PA 15334
Phone: 724-966-5765
Fax: 724-966-9741

10. JACKSON TOWNSHIP
Raymond S. Kiger, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: jack104@windstream.net
104 Tunnel Road, Holbrook, PA 15341
Phone: 724-499-5713
Fax: 724-499-5883

11. JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP
Richard L. Tekavec, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: jefftwp@windstream.net
173 Goslin Road, Rices Landing, PA 15357
Phone: 724-883-4900
Fax: 724-883-3629

12. MONONGAHELA TOWNSHIP
William Monahan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: montwp@atlanticbbn.net
128 Maple Ridge Road, Greensboro, PA 15338
Phone: 724-943-3935
Fax: 724-358-2005

13. MORGAN TOWNSHIP
James E. Gayman, Sr, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: morgantownship@gmail.com
1019 Third Street Extension, PO Box 3, Mather, PA 15346
Phone: 724-883-2150
Fax: 724-883-3044

14. MORRIS TOWNSHIP
Robert Keller, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: morristwp@windstream.net
1317 Browns Creek Road, Sycamore, PA 15364
Phone: 724-627-9844
Fax: 724-852-4068

15. PERRY TOWNSHIP
Ronald Howard, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: perrytwp@windstream.net
Website: www.co.greene.pa.us/perrytwp/
799 Big Shannon Run Road, Mt. Morris, PA 15349
Phone: 724-324-2861
Fax: 724-324-2860

16. RICHHILL TOWNSHIP
Thomas A. Chess III, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: richhilltwp@windstream.net
109 Municipal Lane, Wind Ridge, PA 15380
Phone: 724-428-4465
Fax: 724-428-3216

17. SPRINGHILL TOWNSHIP
Richard Debolt, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: sprnghll@windstream.net
268 Windy Gap Road, Aleppo, PA 15310
Phone: 724-447-2455
Fax: 724-447-2521

18. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
Walter Stout, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: washtwpgc@windstream.net
112 Municipal Lane, Prosperity, PA 15329
Phone: 724-627-6471
Fax: 724-627-0731

19. WAYNE TOWNSHIP
Tim V. Chapman, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: waynetownship@windstream.net
132 Spraggs Road, PO Box 37, Spraggs, PA 15362
Phone: 724-435-7316
Fax: 724-435-7703

20. WHITELEY TOWNSHIP
Jeff Raddish, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Email: whiteleytwp@windstream.net
1426 Kirby Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-627-8935
Fax: 724-627-8934


Greene County Pennsylvania Districting — Congressional Districts 9 & 18; Senatorial District 46; and Representative District 50 — Click here for a breakdown of districts.


Association of Township Officials — The Greene County Association of Township Officials provide by-laws, forms, resolution guidelines and more for our county municipalities.


Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Townships are the oldest form of organized government in the United States. Years ago, township supervisors were mainly in charge of maintaining roads and bridges. Today, however, the role of the township supervisor has expanded to include public safety, land use, and environmental protection, among many other responsibilities. And as state and federal mandates increase, these public servants assume an ever greater role in meeting these demands while providing needed services and facilities for their residents. Municipalities are provided with guidance by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, a board of three or five supervisors, elected at large for six-year terms, governs each township. As the township’s legislative body, this board enacts ordinances, adopts budgets, and levies taxes. Because there is no separately elected executive, except in some home rule townships, the supervisors also perform such functions as enforcing ordinances, approving expenditures, and hiring employees. For additional information go the PSATS Website: PA State Asso of Township Supervisors


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