Board of Supervisors


  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Township Office
    971 N. Colebrook Road
    Manheim, PA 17545

Agendas & Minutes

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Lowell B FryChairperson/Treasurer1/1/22 - 12/31/27
Jere E SwarrVice-Chairperson1/1/18 - 12/31/23
Mark E ErbSecretary1/1/20 - 12/31/25

The Board of Supervisors are elected by the residents of Rapho Township and serve a 6-year term. The terms of office are staggered, with one supervisor's term up for election every 2 years.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Board of Supervisors set the fees and rates of the various services performed and permits issued, as well as approve or deny final subdivision and land development plans, based on the recommendations of the Township and Lancaster County Planning Commissions. They approve disbursements and financial transactions for the operation of the Township. They approve resolutions or changes to the various ordinances, and approve the road work to be completed each year. They address resident complaints and appoint the manager and zoning officer, Planning Commission members, Zoning Hearing Board members, Township solicitor and Zoning Hearing Board solicitor, Township engineer, and Sewage Enforcement Officer. The Board can render final decisions on everything regarding the Township except EIT tax rates, assessed property value and the Zoning Hearing Board decisions