Administration

The Administration of the day-to-day business of the Township is performed by the Township Manager and Administrative Assistant.

Township Manager/Secretary/Treasurer

Crystal Brown

Crystal is currently serving Robinson Township in the capacity of Manager/Secretary/Treasurer/Right-to-Know Officer. She has many years of municipal experience, having served in the capacities of Auditor, Earned Income Tax Collector, and general office assistant in South Franklin Township, and most recently as Assistant Administrator of the Washington County Sewage Council. Her position at the Washington County Sewage Council gave her the great advantage of working with every Township and Borough in the County, learning their laws, their Boards, and their personnel. Crystal is a member of several local service organizations and serves on the Executive Board of the Washington County Association of Township Officials. Crystal and her family live on a large working farm in South Franklin Township.

“I will work hard to justify the Board of Supervisor’s faith in me. I have already greatly enjoyed getting to know Robinson’s residents, and look forward to providing the community with excellent service as the Township moves forward into an exciting new chapter.”

Township Manager/Secretary/Treasurer

Zoning / Code Enforcement Officer

Mark Dorsey

Mr. Dorsey investigates code violations in the Township, and reviews and approves Zoning Applications. Every building project in the Township should start with a Zoning Application. Please contact Mr. Dorsey with any questions on setbacks, permitted structures, or any other details of your project. This step should always be completed prior to seeking a Building Permit.

  • 412-287-5116
Zoning / Code Enforcement Officer

Township Administrative Assistant

Gail Matus

Gail has worked as an administration assistant in the civil engineering industry for over 20 years. She worked for Gateway Engineering assisting engineers in primarily municipal engineering for 10 years. Following, she worked for J.R. Gales & Associates, Inc. assisting engineers in private development. She enjoys utilizing the skills she developed to the advantage of Robinson Township and Township Manager Crystal Brown.

Gail has many interests including genealogy and History. She combines these interests and her desire to make a positive impact on her community by taking an active role in Daughters of the American Revolution where she serves as Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of American Revolution South Western District Director. She is encouraging PSSDAR SW District’s 21 chapters to serve “God, Home and Country” and improve their own communities through patriotism, education and historic preservation.

She has been married to Jack, her husband, for 45 years. She has two children, Jacqueline and John, and three grandchildren, June, Andrew and Waylon who fill her life with love and joy.

Township Administrative Assistant

Public Works

Road Department

The Robinson Township Road Department is comprised of three full-time employees dedicated to the 21.3 miles of Township roads. John Ramacker, Road Foreman, and Bernard Boocks and Jason Johnson, heavy equipment operators, work Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are on on-call 24 hours a day for inclement weather.

Township Services

Township Engineer

Redcon Engineering, Inc.

Keith Straight, P.E.

  • 1100 Washington Avenue, Ste. 103
    Carnegie, PA 15106
  • 412-886-5000

  • Emergency: 724-413-6455

Township Solicitors

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick and Gefsky

  • Four Gateway Center, Suite 2200, 444 Liberty Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • 412-281-5423
  • www.smgglaw.com

Police Department

McDonald Police Department

McDonald Police Department

Fire Department

McDonald Volunteer Fire Department

  • 150 North McDonald Street
    McDonald, PA 15057
  • (724) 926-9190
  • mcdonaldfire.com

  • Emergency: 911
McDonald Volunteer Fire Department

Midway Volunteer Fire Department

  • 99 St. John Street
    Midway, PA 15060
  • (724) 796-3141

  • Emergency: 911
Midway Volunteer Fire Department

Municipal Court

District Magistrate will serve a 6 year term when elected.

District Justice 27-3-06

Interim Judge

  • 3441 Millers Run Road, Suite 103
    Cecil, PA 15321
  • (724) 745-8515

Building Permit Inspector – UCC Code Inspection

Harold Ivery, Jr. – Municipal Consulting Service, LLC

Harold Ivery, Jr. - Municipal Consulting Service, LLC

Mr. Ivery accepts Building Permit applications AFTER a Township Zoning Application has been approved. In your Zoning Approval letter, you will be directed to contact Mr. Ivery for your building permitting. Mr. Ivery maintains his own fee schedule. Please see his website or contact him with any questions about his inspection process.

Zoning / Code Enforcement Officer

Mark Dorsey

Mr. Dorsey investigates code violations in the Township, and reviews and approves Zoning Applications. Every building project in the Township should start with a Zoning Application. Please contact Mr. Dorsey with any questions on setbacks, permitted structures, or any other details of your project. This step should always be completed prior to seeking a Building Permit.

  • 412-287-5116
Zoning / Code Enforcement Officer

Animal Control

Kym Secreet

Ms. Secreet is the contact person for dog complaints in the Township. Robinson Township has both a Dog and a Cat Ordinance. These can be found in their entirety in the Public Documents section of this website.

  • 724-503-4417

On-Lot Sewage Permitting and Inspections

Washington County Sewage Council

On-lot sewage permitting: perc testing for new construction and repairs, malfunction investigation with prior approval of the Township, commercial holding tanks. Visual inspections for subdivision purposes. 10 acre Exemptions, if specific criteria is met. Preparation of sewage planning modules, essential to subdividing property. Please see the Sewage Council website or call the Township with any questions.

Recycling

Recycling Options

The Township is pleased to offer a single-stream (no sorting) recycling receptacle in the parking lot of the Township building. The unit accepts paper, most metals, plastics: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, glass: clear, green, and brown, cardboard, milk cartons and more. If you are unsure, please call the office and we will clarify.

Please do NOT contaminate the unit with questionable items or trash. The hauler will charge us a contamination fee, which may eventually make this service impossible. If you have difficulty handling your items, please let the office know and we will assist you.

Thank you to all who recycle thoughtfully.

For other recycling options please see this link to the County’s website: https://www.co.washington.pa.us/177/Recycling