Bedford Township is located in Bedford County, in south – central Pennsylvania, with a population of 5,105 (2020 Census). The Township is rural and historical in character, among its 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.
Bedford Township Regular Meeting
The Board of Supervisors of Bedford Township, Bedford County will hold their 2023 Regular Meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm. except on the following specific dates: Our organization meeting Tuesday 1/3/2023, Auditor’s organization meeting will be Wednesday 1/4/2023, final approval of audit 4/4/2023 and Wednesday, May 17, 2023 because of Election Day.
Two budget meetings will be held at 4:00 pm on October 24 and 25, 2023 for the purpose of preparing the year 2024 budget. October 16, 2023 the office is closed for annual conference. Budget adoption will be held at the December 19, 2023 meeting. Legislative Workshops will be scheduled once a month on Thursdays at 8:30 am when needed between regular meetings at the discretion of the Board. All meetings and workshops will be held in the Bedford Township Municipal Building, 1007 Shed Road, Bedford, PA, 15522.
Election Days: May 16, 2023 & November 7, 2023