PENNSYLVANIA TOWNSHIPS ~~ fall in one of two classes. Townships of the First Class include the more urban townships located in the state’s metropolitan areas; Townships of the Second Class, are generally rural. Townships of the Second Class have a population density of less than 300 persons per square mile, the governing body is made up of 3 elected supervisors who are elected at large for six-year terms. Watts Township falls in to the Second Class category.
- Township Code – Townships like Watts Township operate under the second Class Township code found in the Pennsylvania Townships Code.
You can find the complete Township Code here at http://www.psats.org/townshipcode/index.html
- Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning – Under Pennsylvania State Law, municipalities need to develop a land use development plan. Rules for this are contained in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.