Philip P. Lope, Esq.
Lope, Casker & Casker
207 E. Grandview Avenue
Zelienople, PA 116063
The Board of Supervisors may appoint and determine the compensation of a Township Solicitor. The Township Solicitor shall be licensed to practice law in this Commonwealth and may be one person or a law firm, partnership, association or professional corporation. The Township Solicitor serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors.
The Township Solicitor shall direct and control the legal matters of the Township, and no official or official body of the Township, except as otherwise provided under law, shall employ an additional attorney without the assent or ratification of the Board of Supervisors.
The Township Solicitor, when directed or requested so to do, shall prepare or approve any bonds, obligations, contracts, leases, conveyances, ordinances and assurances to which the Township may be a party. The Township Solicitor shall furnish the Board of Supervisors, upon request, with an opinion in writing upon any question of law.