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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Agricultural Security Area Committee Openings

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Cecil Township is currently accepting applications for the following positions:  three (3) active farmers, each representing a different private or corporate farm, and one (1) citizen residing within the unit of local government.  Applications may be submitted in person at the Township Municipal Building, by mail, or electronically to the Township Manager before September 2, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact Jacque L. King, Planning Director and Assistant Township Manager: jking@ceciltownship.com or via telephone at: 724-745-2227 x107.  

The Agriculture Area Security Law, 3 P.S. Section 901 et seq., provides for an Advisory Committee as follows:

 The governing body of any local government may establish an Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee which shall consist of three active farmers, each representing a different private or corporate farm, and one citizen residing within the unit of local government, and one member of the governing body of such local government, who shall serve as the chairman of the committee.  Such a committee shall be established when a proposal is received by the governing body for the creation of an agricultural security area.  Pursuant to this act the members of such committee shall be appointed by and shall serve at the pleasure of the chairman of the governing body.  The members shall serve without salary, but the governing body may entitle each such member to reimbursement for his actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties.  Such committee shall advise the governing body and work with the planning commission in relation to the proposed establishment, modification, and termination of agricultural security areas.  In particular, the committee shall render expert advice relating to the desirability of such action, including advice as to the nature of farming and farm resources within the proposed area and the relation of farming in such area to the local government unit as a whole.  3 P.S. 904


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