During the General Primary Election on April 26, 2016, Concord Township residents voted to accept the Government Study Commission’s proposed Home Rule Charter. The adopted Home Rule Charter incorporated the need for a transition committee. The seven-member transition committee served without pay and consisted of the township manager, two supervisors, two Government Study Commission members, and two township residents.
The Home Rule Transition Committee reviewed the township’s existing ordinances, rules and regulations in order to align with the new Home Rule Charter. All changes were then presented to the Board of Supervisors. Ordinance Number 375, which amended the Code of the Township by incorporating the Concord Township Charter, was adopted on December 6, 2016. The Charter became effective on January 1, 2017.
For more background information on the Government Study Commission or to view the Commission’s Final Report and Home Rule Charter, visit the Government Study Commission webpage.
Home Rule Transition Committee
appointed June 7, 2016
Dominic A. Pileggi, Board of Supervisors
John J. Gillespie, Board of Supervisors
Brenda L. Lamanna, Township Manager
Josh Twersky, Government Study Commission
Robert Tribit, Government Study Commission
Tracy Gibley, Township Resident
Lisa Lawler, Township Resident
Home Rule Transition Committee – Workshop Meeting Minutes
A Vehicle For Local Government Change
Home Rule Can Bring Flexibility to a Township,
But It Cannot Supersede State and Federal Laws
by Amy Bobb
PA TownshipNews - October 2016
page last revised January 31, 2017