Welcome To

West Penn Township

Help Troop #30148 Make a Difference!

Madison Schock, along with her Girl Scout Troop #30148, are striving to make their Bronze Award Project a success. They would like to make a difference in their community by supporting the Tamaqua Public Library & the Hometown Nursing Home. Madison & her Troop #30148 are asking you to recycle your old, not torn, slightly used books for the Tamaqua Public Library. They are also collecting personal hygiene items, such as tissues, nail polishes, or games for the Hometown Nursing Home. Please help them be a success by donating today!  You can drop off your donations, Monday – Thursday 8:30AM-3:30PM, Friday – 8:30AM-12PM at West Penn Township Municipal Building, 27 Municipal Rd., New Ringgold, PA 17960. Last day to donate is April 5, 2020

Thank you in advance for your Donations!
Madison Schock & Troop # 30148



Latest News

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Planning Commission Meeting

Forms and Ordinances

View and download city forms and ordinances straight from our website for all your official needs.

Emergency Services

Find contact information for the emergency services like the West Penn Fire Company.

Outdoor Recreation

Learn about our local parks and trails so you can go enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful township.

Holiday Closures

Holidays are a special time of year. Find out when we’re closed so we can spend time with our families.

We are closed on The Following Holidays

New Year's Day

Tuesday, January 1, 2020

MLK Jr's Birthday

Monday, January 20, 2020

Presidents Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

Good Friday

Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter Monday

Monday, April 13, 2020

Primary Election Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2020

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day

Monday, September 7, 2020

Columbus Day

Monday, October 12, 2020

General Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Veteran’s Day

Observed Monday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day

Observed Thursday, December 24, 2020 and Friday, December 25, 2020

New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day

Observed Thursday, December 31, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021

History of

West Penn


History of West Penn Township

The early settlers of West Penn Township came from south of the Blue Mountain and were primarily of German origin. These settlers found evidence of Indian villages, mounds and burial grounds. Skirmishes with the Indians in the Township were not uncommon. Fort Franklin was built in 1756 near Snyders as part of a series of forts along the Blue Mountains to help maintain the safety and welfare of the first settlers. Among the first settlers in the 1760’s were Steigerwalt, Gilbert, and Ohl, who settled in the Lizard Creek area. Learn More
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Board of Supervisors:

Anthony Prudenti, Timothy Houser, Glenn Hummel

Karen Wittig
Paul Datte Esq.
Engineer / Zoning Officer:

Lehigh Engineering, LLC, Arro Consulting, Inc

Police Chief:
Brian Johnson
Emergency Management Coordinator:

Chief Brian Johnson

Sewage Enforcement Officer:
William C. Brior
Planning Commission:

Dean Meiser – Chairman, Tom Ackerman – Vice Chairman, Tory Graver – Alternate, Robert Miller, RoseAnne Georgiades, Dave Frederick

Zoning Hearing Board:
Robert Frycklund ESQ., Ronald Calarco, James Dean, David Imschweiler
Tax Collector:
Helene V. Zeigler
John Sarge
Penn Mahoning Ambulance:
Val Coombe – President
Road Department:
Clint Schock – Road Master
Park Commission:
Blaine Seip – Chairman, Dennis Kabana – Vice Chairman, Marlin Zehner – Secretary, Bill Tucket – Treasurer, Darryl Fritz, Paul Barth, Scot Dietrich, Bruce Zehner, Robert Neumoyer