In 1933, Pennsylvania enacted the Second Class Township Code, which sets forth the general powers of the Township and the manner in which the supervisors can exercise these powers. Second Class Townships are prohibited from exercising any powers that are not specifically authorized in the Code.
The voting public elects three supervisors and three auditors, each to a six-year term of office, and one tax collector to a four-year term of office. All must be residents of the Township.
The Board of Supervisors must meet on the first Monday in January (unless that date is a legal holiday, in which case they meet on the first Tuesday) to organize the Township. At this meeting, they organize as a board by electing one of their members as chair and another as vice chair. The Board also appoints a treasurer and secretary. At this meeting, they appoint new members and fill vacancies to the different boards and commissions of the Township.