The Second Class Township Code
The Township of East Brandywine is incorporated under the authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The state enabling legislation that confers powers to the Township is known as "The Second Class Township Code." The link above is to a copy of the code published by the Pennsylvania Local Government Commission. This Commission also periodically publishes "Cumulative Supplements" the Second Class Township Code, the latest of which (#7) may be downloaded here.
Code of the Township of East Brandywine The Second Class Township Code confers an especially important power — the authorization for the board of supervisors to make and adopt all ordinances, bylaws, rules and regulations deemed necessary for the proper management and control of the township in order to maintain good government and protect the safety and welfare of its citizens. Through a process called codification, these numerous local ordinances are compiled into a document called "The Code of the Township of East Brandywine." The Township uses a third-party vendor, General Code, to host our code.
A word of caution: recently enacted ordinances appear under the "New Laws" section of this website!
Dept. Community & Economic Development Library Looking for more? The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development hosts a library of online documents at the link above. Examples material that can be found here are: the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) and guides to local government.