The Manheim Township General Municipal Authority was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1983 under the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act of 1945, as amended. The board was created for the purpose of acquiring, holding, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating, owning or leasing, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, projects of all kinds and character which an authority is authorized to undertake under the Act.
Also, the Township Code authorizes the General Municipal Authority to undertake projects involving the making of business improvements or providing administrative services to the Township.
The General Municipal Authority primarily spends time monitoring and overseeing the Township water and sewer infrastructure activities and capital fees. The Authority has participated in the construction of the Manheim Township Public Library and assisted in business software improvements to the Township.
The Authority has five (5) members who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners for a term of five (5) years.