At the February 2, 2021 meeting of the Springfield Township Board of Supervisors, there was a discussion of Act 47, which applies to distressed communities. This matter appeared on the agenda and was a topic of discussion for informational purposes only. Our Solicitor was asked for his opinion as were other individuals at the meeting. It was never intended to imply that the Township in any way is a distressed community or that there are any unusual or extraordinary concerns for the Township.
We want to assure the community, including businesses and potential businesses, together with our surrounding communities that Springfield Township remains solvent and optimistic regarding continued economic development in our community.
Springfield Township has served as a bright area for economic growth over the years in Mercer County and other surrounding areas. We believe growth will continue as the pandemic hopefully is brought under control. Springfield Topwnship remains a viable and energetic community for new businesses.
The professional assistance the Township receives from its employees and retained professionals remains in place so that every check and balance is in place to monitor the business of the Township to make sure we remain solvent. The Township continues to be concerned about the pandemic and its effect on our citizens and the economy. Act 47 was never contemplated nor would it be applicable to Springfield Township. Our interest in Act 47 was purely for discussion purposes only.
We are always on the lookout for grants and other assistance to the Township and thought perhaps Act 47 might be helpful down the road in that regard. Clearly it is not, and, further, it is not something the Township considers applicable to its operation. We are making this statement to assure any individuals and businesses that the economic outlook in the Township remains positive and our optimism remains at a high level.
Hopefully, this statement clarifies the article that was published in the Allied News in the February 10, 2021 edition.
Springfield Township Board of Supervisors
Springfield Township is a 2nd Class Township located in the southeast corner of Mercer County, PA, approximately 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA with a size of 28.7 square miles and population of 2011.
Our Township has benefitted by being located at the crossroads of I-79 and I-80. We are home to Premium Outlets-Grove City with over 6,000,000 visitors per year, numerous hotels and restaurants, manufacturing and residential development. Grove City Area School District is rated one of the top Districts in the County. We are within a few miles of Grove City College, Slippery Rock University, and Westminster College.
Click on our "Links" page to access information for locating your business or family in Springfield Township.
From Rt 19 and points West:Go East on Rt 208 approximately 2.5 miles to the flashingyellow light at Old Ash Road. Turn Left onto Old Ash Rd and the building will be on the Right.
From I-79 & Rt 208: Go West on Rt 208 approximately 1 mile to the flashingyellow light at Old Ash Road. Turn Right onto Old Ash Rd and he building will be on the Right.