subdivision occurred in the Tulpehocken Settlement,
when Heidelberg Township was established. The
concentration of settlers in this particular section of
territory and the influence generated through Conrad
Weiser, played aleading role in obtaining the legislative
action. As a result, these frontier folk acquired better
representation. Although a few homes had been
established at the time the first settlers arrived, on and
near the western boundary line of this newly created
district, it was not until 1728-1729, that the real
infiltration of pioneers began to enter into this Township.
It was named after Heidelberg, a beautiful old university
town, located in southern Germany from where some of
these Palatines had emigrated. Again, Conrad Weiser
must have had a strong voice in the selection of this
Township’s identification. It also was an indication of the
political power that Conrad wielded and the high esteem
in which the Provincial government held him even at this
Today Heidelberg Township has a population of
1741 with 23.55 miles of Township road and 15.11 miles
ofstate road, totaling 38.48 miles of road. The Township
road crew is responsible for all Township roads and the
state is responsible for state roads. Our area has always
been known for its scenic beauty and well-kept farms.
The farmers in the area are progressive, keeping abreast
of the latest research and technology.
The Township is bordered by: Marion Township
(west), North Heidelberg Township (north), Lower
HeidelbergTownship (east), South Heidelberg Township
(southeast), and Millcreek Township (southwest).
PUBLIC NOTICEThe Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP)for UNT to Furnace Creek, UNT to Tulpehocken Creek, TulpehockenCreek and Blue Marsh Lake is available for publick review on theTownship’s website and by request at the Township Building at11 Tulpehocken Forge Road, Robesonia, Pa 19551. Written commentsfrom the public will be accepted for a period of 30 days fromAugust 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017. Verbal and written comments willalso be accepted during the Heidelberg Township Board of SupervisorsMeeting schedule for August 31, 2017 at 7:30pm at the TownshipBuilding. The PRP describes the existing loading of pollutants dischargedfrom the Heidelberg Township MS4 to UNT to Furnace Creek and UNTto Tulpehocken Creek which subsequently drain to the Tulpehocken Creekand/or Blue Marsh Lake and presents a plan to reduce these pollutants.The PRP is a requirement of the Township’s National Pollutant DischargeElimination System (NPDES) Munical Separate Storm Sewer System(MS4) permit. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to conductsuch other business as may come before it.BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIACheryl Bowers, Township SecretaryTo be published in the Reading Eagle on August 1, 2017