DUE DATE QUICKLY APPROACHING! 2016 Municipal Services bills were sent out in early January. Please note that since the Borough Office will be closed on Monday February 15th, payments must be received in the Borough office by Tuesday February 16th at 5:00 PM. You may also pay online at the Payments link.
Click Here for Important Stormwater Management Information for Homeowners, Residents, and Contractors
Winter Season Reminders
Fire Hydrants must be kept clear to provide easy access in case they are needed – your life may depend on it!
Sidewalks must be cleared by the owner, occupant, or tenant to a minimum 3′ wide path within 12 hours after the snow has stopped accumulating.
STORM WATER INLETS – Please keep an eye on any inlets near your house and keep them clear if you can – if not, ask your neighbors to help or call into the Borough office if the job looks too big for you to handle. If you see excessive ponding of water near an inlet please contact the Borough office.
SUMP PUMPS – Please remember that the Borough requires that all sump pumps go through grass or yard before getting into our storm water system. Also, no sump pump systems are permitted to be pumped directly into the sanitary (public sewer) system or directly onto a street or alley. If your system is connected to the sewer, it must be disconnected immediately. If you are not sure, please feel free to contact the Authority and their staff will be able to help you figure that out. The extra water in the system puts a strain on the sewer treatment plant and can result in problems for the Authority and increased cost for you.
New Feature!! – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has installed live stream cams at the Chiques Creek in the Borough.
Pennsylvania Residents Urged to Test Homes for Radon
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding residents that January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can seep into homes through cracks in basements and foundations and can build up inside to concentrations many times the recommended level. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Pennsylvania and causes about 20,000 lung-cancer deaths in the United States every year. Pennsylvania is particularly prone to elevated radon levels, with about 40 percent of homes in the state having radon levels above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action level. Residents may hire a certified radon testing company, though it is easy to perform a radon test by using a kit that can be purchased at most hardware or home improvement stores. Completed test kits should be sent to a Pennsylvania-certified laboratory, where samples are then analyzed. For more information about radon, visit DEP’s website at dep.pa.gov/radon, or call 1-800-23-RADON.
Click the Places 2040 image above to find out more about the future of Lancaster County, and please take the survey that is found on that page!
CARDBOARD RECYCLING – Reminder that the Borough has dumpsters for cardboard recycling at the parking lot on Wolfe Street AND at Logan Park. If the containers are full, please don’t place material next to the containers – call the Borough office to let us know so we can have the containers emptied.
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL – Please check the “Current Projects” link to the left for more information.