Bedford Township is located in Bedford County, in south - central Pennsylvania, with a population of 5,395 (2010 Census). The Township is rural and historical in character, among it's farms, covered bridges and small villages are quaint family homes and unique shops. Bedford County Business consist of Three Business Parks with commercial industry such as:Wal-Mart Distribution Ctr., Rex Heat Treat, Smith Transport Warehousing, Kennametal Corp., JLG Industries, Defiance Metals, MDL Mfg.Industries Inc., Recreational Equip. Inc.(REI), LB Foster, Rockland Mfg., and Morton Metalcraft Co., with many Small Business entities providing a multitude of positions in the workforce. We are centrally located between major arteries such as Harrisburg 100 miles, Pittsburgh 100 miles, Philadelphia 204 miles, Baltimore-Washington 145 miles, Allentown 180 miles, with a small Airport located beside Business Park II.
LERTA and KOZ & KOEZ are available. Land development, building construction, commercial signs, communications towers and septic systems are regulated by Township ordinances and permits are required. Ordinances: Open burning, Floodplain, Airport, Subdivision and Land development. Permits: Land Development Application, Sewage, Road Occupancy, Junk Yard Fire and Rescue services are provided by Bedford Area Fire Department and Ambulance Service, located in Bedford Borough. Bedford Memorial Hospital, services our local needs for emergency treatment.
Burning Ordinance No. 2009-04
These items are permitted:
Leaves, Branches, Untreated Wood, and other Non - Putrescent - garden vegetable matter.
These items are NOT permitted:
Burning of Construction debris, plastics, by-products of manufacturing and processing operations, and wastes of items from or in the conduct of commercial operations, including but not limited to salvage operations is strictly prohibited.
Burning Hours are Monday thru Saturday, daylight to dusk for all permissible items.
No Sunday Burning. NO BURNING DURING A BURN BAN.