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Welcome to Wilmington Township Mercer County

Wilmington Township Mercer County was formed in 1846 and is located at the South end of Mercer County bordering on the Borough of New Wilmington in Lawrence County. Currently, the Township has a population of 1415 as of the last U.S. Census. Assessed valuation of the land within the Township is $14,492,500 with millage set at 4.67. This allows for a value of $67,680 in property taxes for the township annually. An additional millage of .80 has been set for fire protection.

Wilmington Township has 17.3 miles of road that are maintained by all part-time staff. A small area bordering the Borough of New Wilmington is serviced with public water and sewers.

The Township is mainly an agricultural community with a small portion zoned Industrial/Business and Multifamily Residential. Throughout the Township, horse drawn buggies can be found sharing the roadways with vehicles. Part of Wilmington Township’s charm is the simple life of the Amish community. The beauty throughout the township can be seen in its farms, small streams, and countryside views.

The Wilmington Township Board of Supervisors meets the second Wednesday each month at 7:30 p.m. at the township building.

News Items

Reward Yourself with a Purpose Driven Life….Volunteer!

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. You will learn a lot and it should be interesting. The Township is looking to fill vacant position on the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board.

As an alternate member of the Planning Commission, your duty is to determine how to balance the public good with private rights and interests. Being a good listener is important. You would work together as a team with fellow members and other township officials and staff. You will have to attend public meetings and be fair and civil to all involved. Decisions will be made based on the Township ordinances. The meetings are once a month based on applications for land development or other legislative requests from the Supervisors. Alternate members only need to attend meetings if other members cannot attend and a quorum cannot be met. Planning Commission members receive compensation for their meetings.

The Zoning Hearing Board shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render decisions based on applications for variances and special exceptions, and certain challenges and appeals in accordance with all applicable requirements of Article IX of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. Zoning Hearing Board meetings only take place if a hearing is requested which averages 2- 3 times per year. Members of the Zoning Hearing Board receive compensation for the meetings.

If either position appeals to you, please contact the township office. Members of the Zoning Hearing Board may not hold any other elected or appointed position.

Brooks and Kelly Working to Resolve Medicare Issue

Senator Michele Brooks is working to resolve an issue affecting thousands of senior citizens who recently received letters from the Social Security Administration stating that their Medicare Part B State Buy-In has been terminated.

Sen. Brooks began working with Cong. Mike Kelly’s office and the state Department of Human Services (DHS) today, after Cong. Mike Kelly reported that his office had received numerous calls from concerned Medicare recipients. They are working to determine why the letters were sent, and if they were sent in error. Mercer County residents are among those affected. DHS officials said they are investigating the issue as a possible systems error.

If you receive such a letter, you are urged to contact Sen. Brooks’ Greenville office at 724-588-8911, or email her at mbrooks@pasen.gov.

2018 Dog Licenses Available

The 2018 dog licenses are in and available at the township building for purchase. The cost is as follows:

  • Male or Female - $9.00
  • Spayed or Neutered - $7.00
  • Male or Female (Senior Citizens) - $7.00
  • Spayed or Neutered (Senior Citizens) - $5.00

If you would like to make out your form prior to coming in to purchase the licenses, you can obtain a copy of the form by clicking on Documents/Applications on the left toolbar. Wilmington Township collects $0.50 for each dog license sold through the office.

Telephone Scams

Please be aware that there is a scam going around in which a person with a heavy accent calls a home stating that there are reports of error messages and viruses coming in from the user’s computer and they give you steps on how to help them “fix” these issues on your computer. By doing so, they have accessibility to your personal information, and they can infect your computer with a virus. Please be careful with this and do not allow them access to your computer. To read the FBI Report associated with this scam, click here.

ALSO, there is a scam with individuals claiming to work with the IRS. Please do not fall for these scams. For more information about this scam, please click here.

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