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Township of Hereford
Berks County > Municipalities > Hereford Township

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 225, Hereford, Pa 18056

Shipping address: 3131 Seisholtzville Road, Macungie, Pa 18062

Office Hours: 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesdays -7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Phone:   610-845-2929
Fax:  610-845-0616

Office Staff

Secretary/Treasurer
Norann Warmkessel
Email: nwarmkessel@herefordtownship.org  

Right-to-Know Officer
Norann Warmkessel
Email: nwarmkessel@herefordtownship.org

Assistant Right-to-Know Officer
John Membrino
Email: jgmembrino@ptd.net

Board of Supervisors

  • Chairman: John G. Membrino (term ends 2020) Email: jgmembrino@ptd.net
  • Vice-Chairman:  Keith J. Masemore (term ends 2018) Email:  kmmasemore@yahoo.com
  • Supervisor: Karla T. Dexter (term ends 2016) Email: karladexter@comcast.net
  • Secretary:  Norann Warmkessel
  • Solicitor
    Eugene Orlando, Jr.
    Orlando Law Offices, P.C
    2901 St. Lawrence Avenue, Suite 202
    Reading, Pa 19606
    Phone: 610-779-3830
    Email: eorlando@orlandolawoffices.com
  • Engineer
    Technicon Enterprises, Inc. II
    Jennifer McConnell
    200 Bethlehem Drive, Suite 201
    Morgantown, Pa. 19543
    Phone: 610-286-1622
    Fax: 610-286-1679
  • Zoning Officer/Building Inspector/Sewage Enforcement Officer
    Technicon Enterprises Inc., III
    200 Bethlehem Drive, Suite 201
    Morgantown, Pa. 19543
    Phone: 610-286-1622
    Fax: 610-286-1679

The Hereford Township Board of Supervisors meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm. The Board is a three member governing body elected for staggered six-year terms.

The Board of Supervisors is charged with the general governance of the Township and the execution of legislative, executive, and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Township.

Planning Commission

  • Chairman:  Curt Kuhns (term ends 2015)
  • Vice-Chairman: Albert Ciccarone (term ends 2017) 
  • Secretary: Karla Dexter (term ends 2016)
  • Assistant Secretary: Justin Smith (term ends 2018)
  • Member:  Karen Wright (term ends 2018)
  • Engineer
    Technicon Enterprises, Inc. II
    Jennifer McConnell
    200 Bethlehem Drive, Suite 201
    Morgantown, Pa. 19543
    Phone:  610-286-1622
    Fax:  610-286-1679

The Planning Commission consists of five residents who serve as volunteers appointed by the Board of Supervisors for staggered four-year terms.

The Planning Commission is an advisory board to the Board of Supervisors. Its function is to review subdivisions, land development plans, conditional use applications, and to make recommendations regarding these matters to the Board of Supervisors.

The Planning Commission meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Zoning Hearing Board

  • Chairman:  Richard Rachor (term ends 2015)
  • Vice-Chairman:  Connie Wayes (term ends 2017)
  • Secretary:  Gordon C. McAlpin (term ends 2016)
  • Alternate Member:  William Dexter (term ends 2016)
  • Solicitor
    Elizabeth A. Magovern
    Hartman/Shurr
    1100 Berkshire Boulevard, Suite 301
    Reading, Pa 19610
    Phone:  610-779-0772
    Email: emagovern@hartmanshurr.com
    Website: http://www.hartmanshurr.com

The Zoning Hearing Board’s job is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the Zoning Ordinance by hearing appeals of the Zoning Officer’s decisions and granting relief from the literal enforcement of the Ordinance in certain hardship situations.

The board consists of three residents and one alternate resident appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

The Zoning Hearing Board will meet if an application or an appeal has been filed. When the Zoning Hearing Board does have a meeting it starts at 7:00 pm.

Environmental Advisory Council

  • Chairman:  Shawn Leh  (term ends 2017)
  • Vice-Chairman:  Mary Rives Young (term ends 2015)
  • Secretary:  Robert Bolen (term ends 2016)
  • Member:  Ed Land (term ends 2016)
  • Member:  Vacant (term ends 2014)

The Environmental Advisory Council  meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Recreation Committee

  • Chairman: Pam Dwyer (term ends 2015)
  • Secretary: Dorothy Doyle (term ends 2019)
  • Member: Vacant (term ends 2018)
  • Member: Kathy Berry (term ends 2014)
  • Member:  Emily Doyle (term ends 2016)
  • Member: Pam Haire (term ends 2018)
  • Junior Member: Connor Haire

The Recreation Committee's job is to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and act on recommendations from them regarding maintenance and improvements to township parks. The committee consists of adult and teen resident volunteers. The Committee meets 8 months a year on the third Monday of those months at 7:00PM.

Board of Auditors

  • Member:  Harry Waterman (term ends 2015)
  • Member:  Timothy White (term ends 2016)
  • Member:  Ed Mosheim (term ends 2017)

Tax Collector

  • Sharon Hilgar (term ends 2018)
    96 Greenhouse Lane , Barto , Pa 19504
    Phone: 610-845-3615

Work Crew

  • Road Master: Keith J. Masemore 
  • Road Superintendent:  Chris Day
  • Work Crew:  Ralph Shaner
  • Work Crew:  Bret Marks
  • Emergency Management
  • John Membrino (term ends 2014)
  • Assistant:  vacant

Vacancy Board

Paul Giangiacomo (term ends 2014) 

Joint Board of Appeals

Robert Bolen (term ends 2014)

Agricultural Security Area Committee

  • Joseph Hilgar (term ends 2014)
  • Keith Masemore (term ends 2014)
  • Glenn Hoffman (term ends 2014)
  • Karla Dexter (term ends 2014)
  • Karen Wright (term ends 2014)

Constable

Peter Glenn (term ends 2016)

Second Class Township

  • 2000 Population – 2,997
  • School District :   Upper Perkiomen
  • Municipal Tax Millage for 2014 - 0.96 mills
  • School Tax Millage for 2013-2014 - 21.952 mills
  • County Tax Rate for 2014 - 7.372 mills