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.

Employment Opportunity 

Road Crew Worker

The position is full time and includes benefits after 90 days. Must have a clean driving record and Heavy Equipment Operator experience is a plus. You may email application and resume to: fwdroadmaster@zoominternet.net or mail to: Forward Township, 207 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.

Employment Application

Upcoming Meetings

*Supervisor Meeting*
 The Forward Township Board of Supervisors will meet 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 7:00 pm.
*Planning Commission*
 The Forward Township Planning Commission will meet 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 7:00 pm. 
*Sewer Authority Board*
 The Forward Township Sewer Authority Board will meet 
Tuesday, March, 21, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

Patti J Nelson 5K

The Patti J Nelson Foundation is holding another 5K race on April 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

In October 2015, the Evans City Community lost a great philanthropist when Patti Nelson lost her courageous battle with Cancer. Patti was a life-long Evans City resident and when she wasn’t walking her dogs on the Old Rt. 68 loop, she was giving back. She was a “professional volunteer” – who spent her time giving to many organizations: Evans City Library, EDCO Park, Carnegie Museum, The Caring Quilts of St. Kilian, The Quilters of St. Johns, the Evans City Community Food Cupboard, Highmark Caring Place, and was a founding partner of the Nelson Charitable Foundation.

The following roads will be closed April 22, 2017 from 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
 Old Route 68
 Community Park Road
 Dufford Road
 Needle Point Road

Penn Power Spring Aerial Inspections

Please be advised that Penn Power plans to start performing Spring Routine Patrols on the transmission lines beginning the week of March 20, 2017 weather permitting. The helicopters that will likely be used for these patrols are a black Bell Jet Ranger with tail registration N321AW, a black Robinson R44 with tail registration N7193Y, and a black and green, Hughes MD500 with tail registration N4QX – please see attached photos for details.  

A routine patrol is conducted at speeds of 25-30 MPH in which, the crew onboard the helicopter is getting an overall look at the structures of the transmission line and associated hardware. The helicopter may at times hover at certain locations during these patrols. An infrared (UV/IR) patrol is similar to a routine patrol in terms of speed but special equipment mounted on the bottom of the aircraft is used to get a detailed look of the conductor, shield wire, and their associated hardware.  

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. “breaker-to-breaker”), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.  Please advise local Safety Forces and other public entities or sensitive customers as needed. 

For 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.