Government

Government

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Overview of Township Government
College Township is a Township of the Second Class under an Optional Plan, as designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

College Township, now recognized as the "Gateway To The Centre Region," was formed on November 22, 1875, from parts of Benner and Harris Townships. For the first 100 years, College Township existed as a Township of the Second Class under Pennsylvania Law and was politically organized in accordance with the regulations governing townships of that class.

On January 1, 1976, College Township changed to a Council-Manager Plan of Government as one of the permissible options under Act 62 of 1972. This important change allowed for a separation of policy-making functions from the administrative functions of Government.