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Welcome to Middlesex Township
On behalf of the Board of Supervisors for Middlesex Township, I would like to welcome you as a resident to the Township of Middlesex. A Township of the 2nd Class established in the late 1700's, Middlesex is characterized by its rural-residential atmosphere, with controlled growth patterns. We're glad you chose Middlesex to make your home. We believe you will find this Township to be an enjoyable community in which to live.

In order to assist you in becoming familiar with your new community, we have provided a list of informative items (PDF). We hope these basic comments will be useful to you. The Township's website is also a source of information regarding township events, meetings, and other topics of general information.

The Township staff invites you to become a self-reliant part of our community. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Township office. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Local Government
The Township Building is located off of State Route 8 in the Cooperstown Area of the Township at:
133 Browns Hill Road
Valencia, PA 16059

Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Middlesex Township is a zoned community and has a number of ordinances regulating subdivision, zoning and building. It is suggested that you inquire at the Municipal Building prior to initiating any expansion or building on your property. There are requirements for driveway construction, placement of articles in the right-of-way, erection of signs, and various other regulations. To avoid a citation, please contact the Township Manager at 724-898-3571.

In addition to the elected positions, there are a number of vacancies each year on the following volunteer advisory boards and commissions: Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Parks and Recreation Board, and the UCC Building Board of Appeals. Interested citizens are encouraged to apply.

Local Tax Structure
The principal sources of income for the Township are:
  • Real Estate
  • Earned Income
  • Debt Service
  • Realty Transfer
  • Emergency and Municipal Services
  • Fire Protection Taxes
Multiplying the assessed valuation of your property by the real estate tax (Millage) rate established annually by the Township derives the Real Estate Tax. The assessed valuation of a property is not determined by market value or recent sales. The Butler County Department of Property and Revenue determines the valuation for properties in Middlesex.

Current Property Tax Rates:
  • Township: 12.00 mills
  • School District: 99.0 mills
  • Butler County: 23.628 mills
Contact the Township and School District Real Estate Tax Collector, Jane Roth, by dialing 724-443-2862. Visit these pages of the Township website to answer your questions about Earned Income Tax (EIT), and Local Services Tax (LST)

Demographic Information
Middlesex Township, like a majority of the Townships in Butler County, contains approximately 23.1 square miles of land area. Five postal zones serve residents of the Township. Most of the Township is within the Valencia, 16059 postal zone. The municipality share borders with 6 other communities. Middlesex's population, according to the 2010 Census is 5,390. The Township maintains 53.99 roadway miles. There are 12.33 miles of state maintained roads - those roads include State Route 8, State Route 228 and West Cruikshank Road. The handling of road related problems can be expedited by contacting the proper agency:
  • Township-maintained roadways: 724-898-3571
  • State-maintained roadways: 800-FIX-ROAD (349-7623)
It is illegal for the Township to maintain or remove snow from state-maintained roads as well as private or nonaccepted roads. The Middlesex Township Police Department patrols all public roads.

Fire & Ambulance Services
Residents of Middlesex Township are served by Middlesex Volunteer Fire Company. Emergency Medical Services are provided to residents by Quality Emergency Services. Both of these groups provide front line fire fighting, first response rescue, basic and advanced life support and emergency medical care.

Trash Collection
Currently, the Township does not hold a contract with a specific company for waste disposal services, therefore, it is the responsibility of all residents to contact and contract these services individually. Several companies operate in the area and contact information can be located in the telephone directory. Trash should be at curb (within 6 feet of the road where truck travels past) on your collection day by 6 a.m.

All trash should be bagged, boxed, bundled or contained in some manner. Each parcel should weigh no more than 40-50 lbs. Cans or bags cannot exceed 45 gallons.

Please contact the hauler of choice for information on disposal of the following items, because they are not included in your regular service:
  • Dirt
  • Sod
  • Rocks
  • Bricks
  • Cement
  • Building material
  • Remodeling materials
  • Freon (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners)
Trash not out on time or not prepared properly will be picked up on the next scheduled pickup day.

Recycling
Recycling is biweekly on the same day as your regular trash collection. The following items are to be recycled: clear and colored glass, aluminum and bi-metal cans, newspapers (placed in paper bags), and plastics number 1 and 2. Most small mouthed plastic bottles and jugs such as milk jugs, soda bottles, detergent and shampoo bottles, etc. are acceptable recyclables.

It is not necessary to wash your recyclables but please rinse all food and residue from items set out for collection.

Recycling bins are the property of Middlesex Township and every residence is required to purchase 1. The fee is $8 per bin. When you move, please make sure the bin is left at the residence for the new owner or tenant. Bins are available at the Township Building.

Township Maps
Municipal Road maps are provided to new residents of the Township free of charge.

Postal Zones
Residents within the municipal limits may be served by one of 5 different post offices:
  • Valencia:16059
  • Mars:16046
  • Gibsonia:15044
  • Butler:16002
  • Saxonburg:16056
Voting
You are encouraged to register to vote. Prestamped mail-in registration forms are available at the township building, or online at the Butler County website.

Community Parks
The Middlesex Township Community Park, a 21-acre park, located behind the Township Municipal Building on Browns Hill Road, was designed for active recreation such as, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, playground equipment, and a pavilion/gazebo which can be scheduled for family reunions, company picnics. The Community Park also provides a 1/2-mile walking trail around a natural wildflower field.

Dog Laws
Pennsylvania State Law prohibits dogs running at-large throughout the Township. The owners of all dogs must keep them either on a leash or in a pen or similar enclosure. Violations of this law may subject the dog owner to a fine of up to $300. All dogs in Butler County must be licensed. Licenses, either annual or lifetime, must be obtained through the County Treasurer's Office at the County Office Building in downtown Butler or the Butler County website.

The Township cannot issue the license.