Annville’s governmental bodies meet and conduct their business in public. Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings and make their comments and concerns known. Each meeting begins with an open invitation for comment and questions. In addition, anyone who so desires may ask to appear on the agenda. Please call the Township Office (717-867-4476) at least a day or two in advance.
Township Administrator Nicholas Yingst and office staff manage the Township’s daily affairs and stand ready to assist residents and visitors. Click here for more information and services.
The five member Board of Commissioners is elected at large by the township voters. This board is responsible for the general governance of the Township with legislative, executive, and administrative powers to ensure sound fiscal management and secure the health, safety, and welfare of community residents.
Members: Thomas Embich, Nevin Hoover, Henri Lively (Vice President), Rex Moore (President), Joann Zimmerman.
Meets: First Tuesday of the month* at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, 36 N. Lancaster Street
Meeting Schedule for 2018: Tuesday, Jan. 2*, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1, Jun. 5, Jul. 3, Aug. 7, Sep. 4, Oct. 2, Wednesday, Nov. 7*, Dec. 4, and Adjourned Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 26.
* When a meeting date falls on a legal holiday, the meeting occurs on the following day
The Township Authority oversees the sewage treatment plant located at the Public Works facility at 675 West Main Street just west of town.
Members: Anthony Deaven, Barry Ludwig, David Myers (Chairperson), Anthony Perrotto, Hugh Rooney Jr.
Meets: 5:30 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Town Hall (*exceptions)
Schedule for 2018: Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 22, Jun. 26, Jul. 24, Aug. 28, Sep. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, *Dec. 18.
Zoning Hearing Board
The Lebanon County Planning Department administers the Township Zoning Ordinance. Questions regarding permits should be directed to that office.
The Zoning Hearing Board has five members. It considers requests for variances to the Annville Township Zoning Ordinance and decides whether to approve them or not.
Members: Martin Brandt, David Casciotti, Laura Charelian, Vicki Gingrich, Fredric Richter (Chairperson), Jill Palanzo (Alternate), Robert Yorty (Alternate).
The Planning Commission reviews proposals for subdivision and land development and recommends a course of action to the Township Commissioners. The members are also responsible for creating a comprehensive plan to guide future development.
Members: Gordon Kirkessner, Jr. (Chairperson), Gary Kotsch, Conrad Liles, Karen Mailen, David Ober, Anthony Perrotto, Tanya Richter.
Meets: Third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM as needed. Anyone having business for the Planning Commission should contact the Township Office, 36 North Lancaster Street, Annville, PA 17003 (717-867-4476) at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting date for that month.
Potential dates for 2018: Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20, Sep. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17.
Economic Development Authority
The Economic Development Authority was incorporated on April 14, 2008. It envisions and coordinates projects to enhance Annville’s viability. Building on a successful streetscape renovation, several years ago the Authority completed a downtown revitalization project which provided additional free parking and attracted new businesses to renovated structures.
Authority Members: Rex Moore (Chairperson), Steve Kreamer, Jonathan Johnson, Rich Raiders, Meghan Winslow.
Meets: No meetings scheduled for 2018.
The Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) considers proposals for changes to the exterior of buildings in the historic district, provides advice and ultimately recommends approval of the plans or not according to the provisions of the HARB ordinance (Chapter 4 of the Code of Ordinances). The board also reviews all proposals for demolition or new construction in the historic area. Click here for more information.
Members: Joseph Connor (Chairperson), Amy Dellinger, David Palanzo, Tanya Richter, Richard Wherley, Melissa Barlow (Alternate), John Hinshaw (Alternate).
Meetings: HARB meets at 7:30 P.M. on the 2nd Monday of each month as needed. Anyone having business for HARB should contact the Township Office, 36 North Lancaster Street, Annville, PA 17003 (717-867-4476) at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting date for that month.
Potential dates for 2018: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, Jul. 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10.
MS4/Stormwater Management has come to Annville. Click here to learn about this program and its consequences for the Township.
The Treasurer reviews financial reports, expenditures, and signs checks for the Township. Annville Township’s appointed Treasurer is Thomas Embich.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission administers the Civil Service Test to prospective members of the Police Department, oversees the hiring of full-time members of the force and hears appeals to decisions by the Board of Commissioners in police matters.
Members: Michael Miller, Thomas Shott, Allen Yingst (Chairperson), James Scott (Alternate)
MEETS: As needed
Links to Other Elected Officials:
Pennsylvania General Assembly
Representative: Russ Diamond
Senator: Mike Folmer
United States Congress
Representative: Charlie Dent