Municipal Authority

2022 ORGANIZATION:

The White Township Municipal Authority board of directors on Tuesday, Jan. 18, re-elected A. Eugene Gemmell as chairman and Kenneth E. Brown as vice chairman for 2022.

In a reorganization session at the start of the board’s monthly business meeting, the directors named Kristen Lytle as recording secretary.

The panel retained all other officers: Brown as treasurer, William Smith as board secretary, and William R. Beck as assistant treasurer and assistant secretary.

George Lenz also is a member of the authority board.

Attorney Ryan Fritz of Delaney & Fritz PC, of Indiana, was designated solicitor.

(Photo: From left, seated, board member George Lenz, board Chairman A. Eugene Gemmell; standing, White Township Manager Chris Anderson, Township Engineer Dan Jageman, board member William Smith, Secretary Kristen Lytle, and board members Kenneth E. Brown and William R. Beck.)

HISTORY:

Realizing the importance of further development opportunities and correcting sewage disposal problems in the community, the Board of Supervisors created the White Township Municipal Authority on Aug. 1, 1959. The authority consists of five members appointed by the supervisors, and works with the Board of Supervisors in the operation of the central sewage collection system. 

On Jan. 23, 1964, the White Township Board of Supervisors and the White Township Municipal Authority entered into an agreement with the Borough of Indiana whereby a sewage collection system would be constructed within the township and connected to the borough's main interceptor, thus delivering sewage to the Borough-owned sewage treatment plant. 

In 2015, the White Township Municipal Authority charter was renewed to include oversight of stormwater management.