Partnership and innovation are cornerstones of the Cranberry way.
This week, the Township’s participation in the Southwest Butler Stormwater Planning Group earned the 2023 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence: Innovative Planning and Sound Land Use Practices.
On Wednesday, Supervisor Karen Newpol, along with Township Manager Dan Santoro, attended the Governor’s Award ceremony in Harrisburg. They joined representatives from the group and Butler County, as well as Sen. Scott E. Hutchinson, Sen. Elder Vogel Jr., PA State Rep. Lee James, and PA State Rep. Stephenie Scialabba.
The Southwest Butler Stormwater Planning Group was formed to address ongoing flooding issues in the Southwestern corner of Butler County. Through the partnership, officials from Adams, Cranberry, Forward, Jackson, Lancaster and Penn townships, as well as Evans City, Harmony, Seven Fields, and Zelienople, have conducted a stormwater study of the region to identify priority projects. The process to amend local regulations in each municipality to pursue projects is ongoing.