Penn Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

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Penn Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,781 at the 2000 census.

Penn Township is home to the Selinsgrove Speedway, a 1/2-mile high-banked oval dirt track.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.1 square miles (46.8 km²), of which, 17.9 square miles (46.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.

Penn Township is crossed by Penns Creek. This creek originates a spring found in Penn's Cave in Centre County and eventually drains into the Susquehanna River. Penns Creek is highly prone to flooding with moderate to heavy rainfall. The upper waters are famous for flyfishing in the spring.

Government

Penn Township is governed by three elected supervisors. The township offices are located in the Penn Township Municipal Building 228 Clifford Road, Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870. 570-374-4778 Fax: 570-374-4931. The Supervisors meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Penn Township Municipal Building.

There are two polling places for the community. One is located at Grayson View and the other is in the township building. Voters are assigned to them based on home address.

Recycling is offered monthly at the township building.

Penn Township Planning Commission meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m. with exceptions, at the Penn Township Municipal Bldg.

Penn Township Municipal Authority meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Penn Township Municipal Authority Office located at 2595 Route 522, Suite 20, Selinsgrove, PA, 17870. 570-374-8256 Fax: 570-374-6026

Penn Township Zoning Hearing Board meets as needed.

Snyder County Government directory

Snyder County is governed by three elected county commissioners.

Parks

Selinsgrove borough government is participating in a regional effort to increase and improve outdoor recreation in Eastern Snyder County. A regional plan has been developed by Shamokin Dam borough, Selingrove borough, Monroe Township, and Penn Township officials. Their hope is to garner state tax dollars through grant and matching fund applications. Officials assert that a poll of 10% of residents showed that they were willing to paying higher taxes to add more recreation facilities to the area.

The East Snyder Park is a multiuse facility which is under development using state grants and local donations. It is located along the upper end of University Ave. near Rt. 522, at the location of the existing Penn Township ball fields. The master plan of the park calls for nine professional grade horseshoe pits, baseball, softball, football and soccer fields, a preschool playground with age appropriate apparatus (Kaboom grant) a playground for older children, and a small wetland conservation education area. The facilities are governed by the East Snyder Regional Recreation Association, a 501 (c) organization with a board made up of interested parties, local youth recreation organization representatives and area government officials.

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