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Eldred Township is located in Northwestern Pennsylvania and is the home to approximately 650 residents in Warren County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles, all of it land which is largely comprised of forest and farmland.
The Eldred Township Supervisors meet monthly to discuss township issues during the Eldred Township Business Meeting. The meeting is held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30p.m. The meetings take place at the Eldred Township Municipal Building and are open to the public. If a meeting date is changed, it will be advertised in the Titusville Herald and /or will be posted on the door of the township building. The date change will also be changed on the list of events on the community events page.
ELDRED TOWNSHIP HISTORY
Did you know that Eldred Township was formed from Southwest Township on September 8, 1843, and was named in honor of Nathaniel B. Eldred? Eldred was the President Judge of Warren County during the time that it was part of Pennsylvania’s 18th judicial district. The credit of procuring the formation and organization of the township belongs to Samuel W. B. Sanford, who drew up, circulated, and pushed through the petition upon which the order of the court was based. Sanford, one of the most prominent of Eldred’s citizens, came from New York State in 1838. He took the most active interest in the affairs of the township at that time. No township in Warren County was gifted so abundantly with perennial springs of water which made it a township rich with farming, when lumbering had completely made way for it. From the time of the arrival of the first four or five settlers to the time of the formation of the township, immigration poured into the area.
Early industries were lumber mills and oil production. Many businesses and stores were set up to meet the needs of these settlers. The first mill in the township was built by David White. The first store was kept by Stephen Mead on the White farm and opened during the oil excitement, about 1862. As late as 1872 Grand Valley was known by its original name of Pleasant Valley. Around 1877 the name was changed to Grand Valley.
After the construction of the Dunkirk, Allegheny Valley, and Pittsburgh Railroad, the site of Grand Valley became a thriving and promising village. This increased the population in the surrounding areas of Eldred Township. With the population growth came five stores, a hotel and a church. The first school was built in Sanford and then increased to eight schools total by 1887 with the school house in Grand Valley having nearly 200 students. This school is standing today serving as the Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
Secretary / Tresurer
James E. Wencil, Chairman
Albert S. Paden, Vice-Chairman
Darrick B. Johnson, Supervisor
Diana M. Maille
Matthew A. Maille
* Eldred Township Meeting for June *
Eldred Township will hold its June 10th Township Meeting through teleconference. Due to the CDC guidelines, during this time, it is recommended to hold meetings via a conference call to minimize exposure to the Coronavirus. Please contact Eldred Township (814-436-7654) to get access information to the teleconference / Township Meeting. Please feel free to join us for our Township Meeting on June 10th!
Questions About COVID-19 in Warren County?
Wolf Recommends Universal Wearing of Masks
Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued a recommendation that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask anytime they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Wolf stressed the need to intensify all mitigation measures to help stop the spread of the virus.
Levine emphasized that staying home is the most effective way to protect yourself and others against COVID-19. The guidance recommends wearing a mask when shopping for groceries or medicine, visiting your health care provider, traveling on public transportation, interacting with customers at an essential business, and when feeling sick.
The guidance emphasizes that a surgical mask is not needed but that a homemade mask or bandana across your nose or mouth is an added layer of protection. For the Commonwealth’s Guidance on Wearing a Mask in Public, including directions for making a homemade mask, click here.
Voting Information from the Department of State
June 2nd is the NEW date for Pennsylvania’s Primary:
These are unprecedented times, and we hope you and your families are staying safe. We are writing with IMPORTANT news about recent changes to the primary election related to COVID-19. In order to protect the health and safety of all voters, poll workers, and election officials while ensuring access to voting, the PA primary election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2. Also, new mail in ballot options are available to ALL Pennsylvania voters. You can also sign up to become a permanent mail-in or absentee ballot voter when you apply. Please also consider sharing this email with your friends, neighbors and co-workers to help spread the word!
Vote from the comfort and safety of your own home:
ALL Pennsylvania voters now have the option to vote by mail or absentee ballot without having to provide an excuse – for any reason or no reason at all. You can apply for mail-in ballots online, by mail, or in person, until one week before the election. For help or to be mailed an application directly, please call 1-877-VOTESPA.
For the 2020 primary, mail-in ballot applications and absentee ballot applications must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. Applying online is very easy, quick and secure, and if you enter your email address, you will receive notifications as to the status of your application and ballot along the way. Once you receive your mail-in or absentee ballot, you have until 8 pm on election day, June 2, to deliver your completed ballot to your county election office. If you are mailing it back, do that as early as you can to ensure it is delivered by that time.
Voters who have already requested a mail-in or absentee ballot will receive their ballot for the rescheduled primary. There is no need to apply again if you have already done so and if your address remains the same. If your address has changed, please contact your county election office to provide your updated address.
Other important election-related deadlines will change along with the new primary date. The new deadline to update your voter registration is Monday, May 18. Please visit www.register.votespa.com to update your registration today.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these changes. The Department of State is committed to keeping voters informed every step of the way. To stay up-to-date with the latest and most accurate election information in Pennsylvania, visit votesPA.com.
June 2 – PA Primary Election
May 18 – Deadline to update your voter registration information
May 26 – Deadline to request a mail ballot
Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of the Commonwealth
911 Address Posting
We have recently been contacted by one of our local delivery services asking if our residents would post their 911 address to help when the delivery services, such as UPS, FedEx, etc., are trying to deliver packages to your homes. Posting your 911 address has been an ongoing request by the local emergency services also. So please post your 911 address signs visible from the road to help emergency vehicles and delivery trucks locate your residence or camp. If you have not already posted your 911 address, please check with Bryan Buehl (814) 728-3512 at the Warren County Courthouse before posting your new sign to make sure you have the correct address. These address numbers can be purchased at Wal-Mart or almost any store that carries hardware products. The numbers can be placed on your home, mailbox, or a post visible from the road. The numbers should be reflective to be seen after dark. The simple act of posting your 911 address could be the difference of an emergency vehicle being able to find your home when you may need them most or spending precious time trying to find your home! Please post your 911 addresses!
Emergency Alerts from Warren County Department of Public Safety
Vesta Alert is a mass notification system that allows Emergency Management Personnel from the Warren County Department of Public Safety and 911 to send urgent information to the public. Vesta Alert allows Warren County Residents to receive emergency alerts on multiple devices. There is no cost to County Residents to use this service. To sign up please visit the County’s self registration portal at http://nwpaerg.onthealert.com. You must have a valid email account to sign up for this service. Questions about this system can be directed to , or (814) 563-2220 x32.
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If you or somebody you know would like a hardcopy of this website, they are available for pick up at the Eldred Township Municipal Building and at the Eldred Township Recycling Center. They are also available at the Eldred Township Tax Office during the tax office hours. Contact the Eldred Township Office if you have any questions at (814) 436-7654.