Russ Yinger - Road Department Director
The Superintendent supervises and plans all activities related to Township-owned and maintained roads
and property. Working according to his five year plan plus any unforeseen needs, the Superintendent
plans and manages new construction of projects as well as maintenance projects with emphasis on safety
of citizens. He supervises the road crew and participates in the jobs himself. He assists in preparing
bids related to his department's needs, budget preparation and performance, and all reports and
paperwork necessary for the operation of his department.
Rodney Starner & Matthew Kempf - Mechanics
These highway department employees are responsible for the maintenance of all Township-owned equipment
ranging from the small handheld tools to the largest pieces of equipment. The mechanics also assist in
evaluating projects and making recommendations to the Superintendent related to the safest, most
efficient means of completing projects. The persons act as a road/maintenance worker when situations
arise that they are needed to work in that manner.
Brian Steigleman - Heavy Equipment Operator
Craig Shaw - Maintenance
Carey Welsh - Maintenance
Sean Clouse - Maintenance
Tyler Armolt - Maintenance
Highway Maintenance Workers are responsible for operating the trucks, equipment and tools in a manner
necessary to accomplish the goals of the Highway Department. They perform duties assigned to them by
the Highway Superintendent.
New Dump Truck
To see pictures of the newest edition to the Townhip fleet, click
At 51.6 square miles, South Middleton Township is the second largest municipality in Cumberland
County. The Township has 103.38 miles of Township-owned roads to maintain, plus 42 miles of
State-owned and maintained roads. This makes each member of the road crew personally responsible
for about 14.29 miles of roadway. This may not seem like a lot, but remember that plowing for
each route after a 5 to 6 inch snowfall takes about 6 to 8 hours (depending on the density of snow,
time of day, etc.).
At times the task is daunting, but the crew is dedicated to providing motorists with the safest
travel possible in and through the Township. That dedication, plus a few well-trained part-time
workers and a good support staff, all combine to provide great service.
The Township is constantly upgrading its fleet of equipment and vehicles as well. Every attempt
is made to provide the Highway Department with the tools they need to do a good job for everyone.
It is important to remember to give them as much room and consideration as possible when they do
their jobs. Remember, a little inconvenience will provide a lot of benefit later.