The Board of Supervisors meet monthly at the Township Municipal Building at 595 Hahns Dairy Road Palmerton, PA 18071. Currently, the Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. We invite you to attend these meetings and appreciate any concerns or comments you may have regarding Township matters.
The Board of Supervisors play a central role in Township government. Article 15 of the Second Class Township Code places the general supervision of the affairs the Township in the hands of the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors combine many of the roles found in separate branches or levels of state and federal governments. The Board serves as the legislative body of the Township, through setting policy enacting ordinances and resolutions, adopting budgets, and levying taxes. Since there is no separately elected executive, the Board also performs executive functions such as formulating the budget, enforcing ordinances, approving expenditures, and hiring employees. Although some Township's have hired Managers, most use a Secretary-Treasurer who handles general administration purposes, while the Board of Supervisors oversee and play a larger role in administrative activities and general day to day operations of Township government.