The Township Solicitor must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors. The Solicitor, who is appointed annually, directs and controls all legal matters of the Township (except as otherwise provided by law).
Article XI of the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code states that the Township Board of Supervisors may appoint and determine the compensation of the Township Solicitor. The Township Solicitor must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and serves at the pleasure of the board. The Solicitor, who is appointed annually, directs and controls all legal matters of the Township (except as otherwise provided by law). No additional attorneys may be employed without assent or ratification of the Board.
Patrick J. Fanelli of Fanelli and Willet Law Offices is the appointed solicitor for Antis Township.
Section 1103 of the Second Class Township Code describes the duties of the solicitor and states that the Township Solicitor “when directed or requested to do so, shall prepare or approve any bonds, obligations, contracts, leases, conveyances, ordinances and assurances to which the township may party. The township solicitor shall commence and prosecute all actions brought by the township for or on account of any of the estates, rights, trusts, privileges, claims or demands, as well as defend the township or any township officer in which any of the estates, rights privileges, trusts, ordinances or accounts of the township may be brought in question before any court in the Commonwealth and do every professional act incident to the office with which the township solicitor may be authorized or required to do by the Board of Supervisors or by any resolution. The Township Solicitor shall furnish the Board of Supervisors, upon request, with an opinion in writing upon any question of law.
Patrick Fanelli, Township Solicitor
2875 Route 764, Suite 4,
Duncansville, PA 16635