Forward Township was established in 1854 out of territory embraced in the original townships of Connoquenessing and Middlesex. The Township is named after the Honorable Walter Forward who was a judge in Allegheny County, PA., a member of the 17th U.S. Congress and also the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1841 to 1843.


TAKE NOTICE that the Forward Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on October 13, 2020, at 6:45 p.m., at the Township Building located at 207 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033, to obtain public comment as to an Ordinance entitled: “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 22, SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT, BY AMENDING SECTION 22-­406 STREET DESIGN REQUIREMENTS; AND AMENDING SECTION 22-410 ROAD AND SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION.”

WHEREAS, the Township of Forward desires to promote the public health, safety and welfare through the adoption, administration, and enforcement of a Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, from time to time, the Township finds it necessary to amend its Subdivision and Land Development ordinance in order to achieve and advance the preceding goals and objectives;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Township of Forward Supervisors adopt the following revisions to the Subdivision and Land Development:

SECTION 1: Amendments to § 22-406.
20-406.1.B Design Criteria shall be amended by changing the Local Street and Marginal Access Street Type Minimum Cartway Widths from 23 feet to 24 feet.

SECTION 2: Amendments to § 22-410 Road and Sidewalk Construction.
20-410.2.A shall be amended to change the minimum cartway paving width from 23 feet to 24 feet.
20-410.4 shall be amended by replacing the entire section with the following:

A. The subgrade/subbase shall consist of eight (8) inches of AASHTO #3 choked with two (2) inches of 2A limestone.
B. A base course shall be constructed of four (4) inches of 25 MM superpave asphalt mixture design.
C. A binder course shall be constructed of two(2) inches of 19 MM superpave asphalt mixture design.
D. A wearing course shall be constructed of one and one-half (1-1/2) inches 9.5 MM superpave asphalt mixture design.

SECTION 3: Separability Clause
If any section, paragraph, clause, phrase or provision of this ordinance shall be ruled invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of this ordinance as a whole or any part thereof other than the part so judged to be invalid or unconstitutional. Therefore, the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be separable.

This Ordinance shall take effect on December 1, 2020 and shall apply to Subdivision and Land Developments submitted to the Township after that date.

Copies of the Ordinance are available at the Forward Township Building, 207 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033, during normal office hours, and at this newspaper, and may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge no greater than the cost thereof.

Thomas J. May, Solicitor
Dillon McCandless King
Coulter & Graham L.L.P.
128 West Cunningham Street
Butler, PA 16001

Forward Township does not have zoning however, all changes to properties in Forward Township which may include such things as building, fences, driveways, etc., please contact the Township office to determine if a permit is needed.