Indiana, PA - Indiana County

Center Township

Center Township



Board of supervisors
• John Bertolino, chairman (101 Oak St., Homer City, PA 15748) (Term expires January 2020)
• Robert A. Pozik Sr., vice chairman  (1390 Old Route 119 South, Homer City, PA 15748) (Term expires January 2018)
• Dave “Butch” Smyers (100 Riverside Ave., Homer City, PA 15748) (Term expires January 2016)

Meeting dates and locations: 3:15 p.m. on the first Monday of each month except September and December (Jan. 6; Feb. 3; March 3; April 7; May 5; June 2; July 7; Aug. 4; Tuesday, Sept. 2; Oct. 6; Nov 3; and Monday, Dec. 8) and at 3:00 p.m. every other Thursday (Jan. 9; Jan. 23; Feb. 6; Feb. 20; March 6; March 20; April 3; April 17; May 1, May 15; May 29; June 12; June 26; July 10, July 24; Aug. 7; Aug. 21; Sept. 4; Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16; Oct. 30; Nov. 6, Nov. 20; Dec. 4, Dec. 18).

Secretary: Esther Yankuskie (1212 Neal Road, Homer City, PA 15748)
Treasurer: Esther Yankuskie
Open records officer: Esther Yankuskie
Roadmasters: Supervisors Bertolino, Pozik and Smyers
Solicitor: Bonya, Gazza & DeGory (134 S. Sixth St., Indiana, PA 15701)
Engineer: Gibson-Thomas Engineers, Latrobe
Ordinance enforcement officer: Charles Westover, Robert White
Code enforcement officer: Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
Sewage enforcement officer: Indiana County Sewage Enforcement Agency
Emergency management coordinator: Harold Lockard

Vacancy board: Robert Nymick

Board of auditors: (please indicate officers)
• John Tony Maggio (46 Hemlock St., Homer City, PA 15748) (Term expires January 2016)
• Robert V. Yancy Sr. (63 Third St., Graceton, PA 15748) (Term expires January 2018)
• Michael Grimes Jr. (159 Six Flats Road, Homer City, PA 15748) (Term expires January 2020)

Constable: Vacant (Term expires January 2016)

Police service: Pennsylvania state police
Fire departments serving the township: Coral-Graceton Volunteer Fire Company, Aultman Volunteer Fire Company, Homer City Volunteer Fire Company
School district: Homer-Center School District
Voting districts and polling places:
• Center 1, Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1470 Bethel Church Rd., Indiana, PA 15701
• Center 2, Coral/Graceton Fire Hall, 437 1st St., Coral, PA 15731
• Center 3, Roman Catholic Church/Rec. Hall, 427 Lucerne Rd., Lucernemines, PA 15754

Municipal services
Water: Central Indiana County Water Authority, Indiana County Municipal Services Authority

Sewage: Central Indiana County Joint Sanitary Authority, Indiana County Municipal Services Authority

Recreation and parks: Homer-Center Recreation and Parks Department

Representatives to county tax collection committee: John Bertolino, delegate; Esther Yankuskie, alternate

Township budget: $1,164,133
Taxes: 7.4 mills on real estate for general purposes
    1.7 mills on real estate for other purposes (fire protection)
    $2.50 per capita
    $47 local services
    0.5 percent earned income
    0.5 percent real estate transfer

Tax collector: Monica L. Jones (31 Tillio Lane, Homer City, PA 15748; 724-479-2840)

Township office address: 1212 Neal Road, Homer City, PA 15748
Telephone: 724-479-2688
Fax: 724-479-3692
Website: n/a

Settled: 1807

Land area: 40.5 square miles

Population (2010 census): 4,764

Elevation: 1,598 feet

Namesake: The land for the township originally was situated roughly in the center of the county.

State representation: Rep. Dave Reed, R; Sen. Don White, R

Congressman: U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R


Updated Aug. 12, 2014