Administration

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Administration

Richland Township administration is committed to providing the best service to the citizens of Richland. To that end, the Township Manager routinely attends training exercises provided by the Government Finance Officers Association and other governmental agencies to be prepared for emerging challenges faced by local municipalities in Pennsylvania. The Township employs one full-time manager, one full-time assistant manager, one full-time administrative assistant, one full-time public works superintendent, one-full time assistant treasurer, one part-time accounts payable & receivable employee, one full-time parks and recreation coordinator, one full-time land development administrator/MS4 coordinator, one part-time building/zoning assistant, and one-full time sewer clerk.  Our township engineer and zoning officer is contracted with Scott Shoup of Shoup Engineering. The building inspector is outsourced to Professional Code Services.


North Hills Council of Governments

Richland Township is a member of the North Hills Council of Governments (Click here to view the webpage). The North Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG) is a voluntary coalition of nineteen municipalities in Allegheny County. The organization was initiated as a result of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1972, and is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation. The COG acts as a mutual forum to discuss and bring into focus regional challenges and opportunities, collect and maintain data of a regional interest, strives to improve communication, coordination and intergovernmental cooperation between all


Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreements

The Township is successfully working with surrounding municipalities.  This multi-municipal department proves how successful intergovernmental cooperation agreements can be and can also serve as an example for other municipalities in Allegheny County to save costs and provide the best services for the public.

The Township is served by a regional police department, Northern Regional Police Department of Allegheny County.  The Township is in an agreement with the municipalities (Bradford Woods Borough, Marshall Township, and Pine Township)  served by NRPD.


Board of Supervisors

In accordance with the PA Second Class Township Code, the Richland Township Board of Supervisors is charged with the general governance of the Township, the execution of legislative, executive and administrative powers in order to ensure the sound fiscal management of the Township and securing the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the community.

Richland Township is a Home Rule Charter , where there are regulations outside of the PA Second Class Township Code.