Township Officers


Tony M. Sanders Chairman
Fred E. Kammerer Vice Chairman
Alan N. Zepp Member

Overview   The governing body of Straban Township is made up of three elected supervisors. These supervisors are elected from the Township, at large, to six-year terms. The Board is vested with the executive and legislative powers of the Township.

Office Manager/Secretary-Treasurer

Robin K. Crushong
Overview This position is appointed annually by the Board of Supervisors.  This position has the responsibility to oversee all administrative functions of the Township. This person is responsible for carrying out the policies of the Board of Supervisors and for maintaining all Township financial records.  The Secretary serves as a secretary of the Township. Duties include preparing agendas, keeping minutes, and preparing official records of the township codes.

Assistant Secretary

Briana A. White
Overview This position is appointed annually by the Board of Supervisors.  This person assists the Secretary with every day office duties.

Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Officer

Shannon Schake
Overview  This position is appointed annually by the Board of Supervisors. The Code Enforcement Officer issues driveway and building permits for new construction and/or remodeling. He regularly surveys township properties for violations and issues citations and notices, collects fees, and keep records of all building activity to report to the Board of Supervisors.

Building Code Official

PA Municipal Code Alliance, Inc.
Overview This position is appointed annually by the Board of Supervisors. The Building Code Official issues Building Permits in compliance with the Uniform Construction Code.


Samuel E. Wiser

Assistant Solicitor



Keller Engineering (Wm. F. Hill & Associates, Inc.)

Road Department

Mark A.Walde  Road Foreman
Tony M. Sanders
Robert Y. Stephens
Kenneth Stevens
Briana A. White

Overview  The Road Department is located at the Township maintenance building on Granite Station Road. The Department comprises of four full-time employees and a floater. They maintain approximately 46 miles of township roads.


Jonathan Taylor, Chair
Burt Coulter, Secretary
Vacant, Member

Overview  The Township Auditors, each elected for a six-year term, are responsible to review the audits of the Township books. They also set the pay rate and benefits for supervisors who perform road-related duties.

Tax Collector

Dawn Harvey

Overview The Tax Collector, is an elected position, that has the responsibility to collect the County, Township and School Real Estate Taxes and remits the monies directly to each taxing body. Address of Tax Collector is: 180 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg PA 17325 Phone: 717-309-1909

Planning Commission

John Hartzell, Chair
George Mauser, Vice Chair
Chad Waddell, Secretary
Dan Wilkinson
Jim Hoffman

Overview  Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission consists of five township residents who each serve a four-year term. Among many functions, they are responsible for the preparation and updates to the comprehensive plan. They also make recommendations to the board concerning land use and land development throughout the Township.

Zoning Hearing Board

Marcella J. Kammerer, Chair
Jane L. Lordeman, Vice Chair
David G. Gulden, Member
John Mark Egloff, Jr.  Alternate

Overview  Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Zoning Hearing Board is made up of three township residents, each serving a three-year term. The primary purpose of the Board is to help assure fair, equitable application and administration of the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Hearing Board has jurisdiction to hear and decide the following, but is not limited to: Application for Variances, Applications for Special Exceptions, Procedural Challenges to the Ordinance, and Appeals from the Determination of the Zoning Officer.

Recreation Board

Peter Sontheimer, Chair
Deborah A. Kammerer , Vice Chair
John Colgan, Treasurer
James A. Dunlop, Secretary
Mike Flaherty, Member

Overview Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Recreation Board consists of five members. Each member serves for a term of five years. The purpose of the Board is to oversee the Recreation Park activities and recommend to the Supervisors possible improvements and expenses. The location of the 13.8 ac. Township park is on Smith Road just off of Route 30.

Agricultural Security Area Advisory Commission

Fred E. Kammerer, Chair
Mark L. Widerman
Lawrence E. Wilkinson
Ronald C. Milhimes

Straban Township Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO)

Dean Shultz – (717) 334-4016