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East Brandywine Township

Posted on: June 19, 2020

How to Apply for the Vacancy on the Board of Supervisors

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Duties of a Township Supervisor

Section 607 of the Second Class Township Code charges the Board of Supervisors with the general governance of the Township and gives the Board both legislative and executive powers.  The Board exercises its legislative functions by setting policy, enacting ordinances, adopting budgets, and levying taxes.  The Board also performs all executive functions such as formulating the budget, providing for ordinance enforcement, approving expenses, and hiring and overseeing employees. 

Eligibility & Requirements

  • You must have resided in East Brandywine Township continuously for one year.
  • Supervisors are required to take an Oath of Office prior to serving.
  • Supervisors are annually required to complete and file the Statement of Financial Interests provided by the State Ethics Commission.

Term of Office

Township Supervisors generally serve a term of six years.  The successful appointee for this vacancy will serve as Township Supervisor until January 1, 2022.  This represents only a portion of the remaining term of former Supervisor Kenneth Ader.  The individual who will serve the remaining four years of this term will be determined by the results of the November 2021 election.  

Compensation

  • Per Ordinance 3 of 1993, Township Supervisors receive an annual compensation of $1,500 paid quarterly.  
  • Section 606(c)(1) of the Second Class Township Code allows for Supervisors and their dependents to be eligible for inclusion in health, hospitalization, and prescription plans paid in whole or in part by the Township. Supervisors and their dependents who are over sixty-five years of age are eligible for inclusion in supplemental Medicare insurance coverage paid, in whole or in part, by the Township.

The Application Process

Applicants are required to attend the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board on July 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting may be held via webinar.  Meetings of the Board of Supervisors are typically held at the Township Offices located at 1214 Horseshoe Pike.  

The meeting will be recorded for rebroadcast on the Township’s YouTube channel.

Applicants should prepare to make a presentation at the meeting, not to exceed 5 minutes, stating why you would like to serve and what qualities you would bring to the Board.

All deliberations of the applicants’ strengths will occur as part of the public meeting.

How to Apply

Please submit the following items to Township Manager Scott Piersol:

  1. A letter of interest no longer than two pages, addressed to “The East Brandywine Township Board of Supervisors,” stating why you would like to serve and how you would be an asset to the Township residents, businesses and property owners.
  2. A completed “Application Form for Township Boards, Commissions, and Committees” which may be found at: www.eBrandywine.org/DocumentCenter/View/686

Submit by:

  1. E-Mailing ScottPiersol@eBrandywine.org.  Please use “Board Vacancy” in the subject line.
  2. Mail or hand-deliver the application materials to the Township Offices, ATTN: Township Manager, 1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA  19335.

Submissions are due by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in serving your community!

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