Board of Supervisors

The Township of Tilden is a second class township governed by a Board of Supervisors, who are elected for six year terms by the qualified voters of the Township. The Supervisors, elected during the odd-numbered years, serve both legislative and executive functions. Their powers and responsibilities include:

  • Charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive, and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township.
  • Have the responsibility for maintenance of the Township owned equipment and facilities.
  • Enact ordinances for building, zoning, and the health, safety, and welfare of the residents.
Gene Schappel

Gene Schappell

Township Supervisor
Term ends 12/31/2027

Frederick Herman

Township Supervisor
Term ends 12/31/2025

Richard DeLong

Township Supervisor
Term ends 12/31/2023


August workshop meeting canceled

This message is to inform Tilden Township residents that the Supervisors’ workshop meeting scheduled for Friday, August 5th, 2022 at 9am has been canceled. Thank you.

Public Hearing Notice for August 10, 2022



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tilden Township Municipal Building, 874 Hex Highway, Hamburg, Pennsylvania 19526, to consider the request for approval of an intermunicipal transfer of a liquor license made by CBOCS Pennsylvania, LLC which is owned and operated by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (“Cracker Barrel”). Cracker Barrel is seeking approval for the transfer of Pennsylvania Restaurant Liquor License No. R 16224 currently owned by Shanesville Tavern, Inc. in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, for use at the property located at 21 Industrial Drive, Hamburg, Pennsylvania 19526, Property ID No. 84448504710354, pursuant to Section 461(b.3) of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, 47 P.S. §4-461(b.3).

The Township Board of Supervisors may render a decision regarding this matter at its regular meeting commencing immediately following this public hearing, or at a subsequent public meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

All interested parties and all citizens with standing who appear will have an opportunity to be heard at the time of the hearing. If you require special accommodations in order to attend, please call Tilden Township at 610-562-7410. The Township will make every reasonable effort to accommodate you.

Joan E. London, Esquire
Solicitor, Tilden Township
Berks County, Pennsylvania

Northern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan hearing

A public hearing about adoption of the Northern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan will be conducted by the Board of Supervisors at 7 PM on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022.

The plan may be examined by clicking on the links below:

Draft plan

Northern Berks Executive Summary

End of year announcements

Attention residents.

The Tilden Township office at 874 Hex Highway will be open from Wednesday 12/29/2021 10am to 2pm and Thursday 12/30/2021 10am to 2pm. The hours will continue to be limited due to ongoing fulltime office staff illnesses.

The reorganization meeting for Monday 1/3/2022 at 9am will be held as scheduled.

The regular meeting that would have normally followed the reorganization meeting will be continued to a later date to be determined.

Thank you for your continued patience.

workshop cancelled

The Tilden Township supervisors’ workshop meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 9am has been cancelled.
Thank you.