Board of Supervisors
Elizabeth Township is a Second Class Township governed by a three-member Board of Supervisors who are elected by the qualified voters of the Township for terms of six years each. Their responsibilities include setting of policy, approval of expenditures, budgets, zoning amendments, care of roads and bridges, hiring of personnel and appointing members to various boards and commissions.
Zoning Hearing Board
The three members of the Elizabeth Township Zoning Hearing Board must be residents of the Township and are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve three-year terms. Provisions for special exceptions or variances from the Zoning Ordinance are administered by the Zoning Hearing Board.
The Planning Commission consists of seven Township residents appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve four-year terms. The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land development plans and provides recommendations and comments to the Board of Supervisors and Lancaster County Planning Commission.
The Board of Auditors meets annually to audit Township accounts and set wages for Township Supervisors who are employed by the Township. The Auditors are elected by the qualified voters of the Township to serve six-year terms.