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2016 Meeting Dates

All meetings are held in the Walker Township Municipal Building, 816 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

Board of Supervisors (1st Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

January 4, 2016 (1st Monday - Reorganization)                         July 6

February 3                                                                    August 3

March 2                                                                         September 7

April 6                                                                            October 5

May 4                                                                             November 2

June 1                                                                           December 7

 

Planning Commission (3rd Wednesday of each month @ 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

January 20, 2016                                                            July 20

February 17                                                                     August 10 (2nd Wednesday)

March 16                                                                         September 21

April 20                                                                            October 19

May 18                                                                             November 16

June 15                                                                            December 14 (2nd Wednesday)

 

Park & Recreation (3rd Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

January 19, 2016                                                            July 19

February 16                                                                     August 9 (2nd Tuesday)

March 15                                                                         September 20

April 19                                                                            October 18

May 17                                                                             November 15

June 21                                                                            December 13 (2nd Tuesday)                                                                    

   

Little Known Facts About Walker Township

- One of the oldest Native American artifacts in Centre County was found on a farm in the township.  It was dated about 9000 B.C.

- We had an early battlefield in Walker Township as evidenced by the cannonballs which were found in a field near the Zion Cemetery.  It may date to the French and Indian War.

- There is evidence of Indian cabins located in the Hecla Mountains on a warrant map of 1770.

- Walker Township had some of the largest and best iron ore banks in Centre County from which much iron ore was mined for furnaces in five townships including Walker.

- One of the first township high schools was opened in Pennsylvania in 1866.

- We had one of the earliest major recreational areas in Central Pennsylvania when the Central Railroad developed Hecla Park.

- In 1912 the state took over the roads in the state with the Nittany Valley road becoming the first road paved by the state with water bound macadam.

- The first golf course in Centre County was laid out in 1913 at the Nittany Country Club.

- Calvin and Robert Henry were well known Centre County basket makers from Walker Township.  These baskets were sold at market in Bellefonte and are known as Bellefonte Baskets.

- Walker Township had the first FHA financed water system in the United States.

These are just a few of the interesting facts about Walker Township.  If you are interested in learning more of the history of the township the following books are available for purchase at the Walker Township Municipal Building:

History of Walker Township 1810 - 1999, $15

Schools of Walker Township, Centre County, $10

 

   

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Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

Location:

816 Nittany Valley Drive
Bellefonte, PA  16823 

Supervisors

  • Ronald Burd, Chairman
  • Keith Harter, Vice-Chairman
  • James Heckman, Road Master

Secretary / Treasurer

  • Donna L. Reese

Public Works

  • James Heckman, Road Master
  • Brian Saiers, Road Foreman
  • Paul Gentzel, Crew

Solicitor

  • John R. Miller, III

Zoning Officer

  • Vaughn Zimmerman

Township Engineer

  • Donald M. Franson, P.E., P.L.S.

 

Contact Information

  • 816 Nittany Valley Drive
    Bellefonte, PA  16823
  • Office: (814) 383 - 2859
    Garage: (814) 383 - 2900
    Fax: (814) 383 - 2330
  • walkertownship@gotmc.net