Cranberry Township is governed by an elected body organized under the Second Class Township Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board of Supervisors consists of five elected officials, each serving a six year term.
Cranberry Township is Butler County’s largest municipality.
Board of Supervisors
front: Mike Manipole, Vice Chairman, Bruce Mazzoni
back: John Skorupan, Bruce Hezlep, Dick Hadley, Chairman
The Board of Supervisors meet on a twice monthly basis (first and last Thursdays of the month at 6:30 pm. in Council Chambers to conduct business on behalf of the Township. All meetings of the Board are open to the public with an opportunity at each meeting for public comment.
The Board of Supervisors is charged with the general governance of the Township to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the community. To accomplish that task the Board adopts laws, known as ordinances, that govern various activities within the Township. The Board, in turn, is governed by both the Second Class Township Code and various other laws of the Commonwealth.
Official Boards, Commissions, and Councils of Cranberry Township
The responsibility for local governance involves many residents serving on a variety of appointed panels. All members of these boards and commissions are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. A series of independent advisory commissions, are involved in different aspects of Township governance.
These include a Planning Advisory Commission, a Zoning Hearing Board, a Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals, a Library Board, and a Police Advisory Council. Special purpose and ad hoc committees are also formed by the Board of Supervisors as needed. Their meeting schedules and agendas vary. Final decisions, however, reside with the Board of Supervisors which normally meets twice a month. Every meeting includes an opportunity for local residents to address its members about any issue, regardless of whether it is on or off the agenda.
More information regarding Cranberry Township Boards, Commissions and Councils