Board of Commissioners

photo of the five commissioners
the 2022 Board of Commissioners

As a first class township, York Township is governed by a Board of Commissioners. Each commissioner is elected for a four-year term from one of the five wards in the township. The Board is responsible for adopting budgets, setting taxes and fees, establishing township operational policies, enacting ordinances, approving subdivisions and land development plans, entering into contracts and agreements and appointing members to the various boards and commissions. The York Township Board of Commissioners meets the second Tuesday of the month at the York Township Administration office, public meeting room, located at 190 Oak Road, Dallastown PA. Meetings start at 6:00 p.m. Other meetings are scheduled and published as needed.

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Board Of Commissioners
Name and Address Ward / Term Expires Telephone
Robert W. Kessler 1835 Stone Hill Drive York, PA 17402 Ward 1    1/1/2024 M 717-309-4677
George W.W. Jones Jr. Vice President, 212 Leaderton Drive Dallastown, PA 17313 Ward 2    1/1/2026 H 717-244-6301
Robert D. Steele, P.E. President, 351 Holyoke Drive York, PA 17403 Ward 3    1/1/2024 H 717-741-3650
George Cronin 60 W. Brook Circle York, PA 17403
Ward 4    1/1/2026 H 717-645-0757
Paul D. Knepper, 205 Coventry Road Dallastown PA, 17313 Ward 5    1/1/2024 H 717-741-3489
Board of Commissioners Secretary
Gary S. Milbrand 190 Oak Road Dallastown, PA 17313 B 717-741-3861 Member (Online Form)
Board of Commissioners Solicitor
Steve M. Hovis Stock and Leader Susquehanna Commerce Center East 221 West Philadelphia Street, Suite E600 York, PA 17404 717-846-9800

Meeting Notice

Public participation in the meetings of the Board of Commissioners of York Township is both a right under the Sunshine Law and is encouraged. However, the right of the public to participate is not unlimited. Members of the public must observe the procedural rules of the Township, such as being recognized by the Chair before addressing the Board, not approaching the dais and not speaking when others are speaking.

Failure to observe these rules of decorum and participation could result in a citation filed pursuant to Section 5508 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, entitled “Disrupting meetings and processions.” A person commits an offense of Section 5508 of the Crimes Code if, with the intent to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession or gathering, he or she disturbs or interrupts it. Such an offense is a misdemeanor of the third degree, which is punishable by a fine of not less than $250, nor more than $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 90 days, or both.

Agendas and Minutes Below

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Meeting Agendas posted to this site are to be considered DRAFT at all times. Agendas may change up to right before the start of a meeting. Official meeting agendas may only be obtained in person at the Township Office just prior to the start of a meeting or at the Township Office after a meeting has been held.

Meeting Minutes posted to this site are to be considered Un-Official at all times. Official meeting minutes may only be obtained in person at the Township Office after a subsequent meeting has been held and the previous meeting minutes have been approved.

Recent Agendas

Recent Minutes

BOC_2022-10-26-Agenda Recessed Meeting.pdf
BOC_2022-05-10-Agenda .pdf
BOC_2023-03-14 Minutes.pdf
BOC_2022-12-13 Minutes.pdf
BOC_2022-11-8 Minutes.pdf
BOC_2022-10-26 Minutes.pdf
BOC_2022-10-11 Minutes.pdf