Manheim Borough Bulletin Board
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New Employment Opportunity! – Borough Codes Enforcement Officer. Please click on the “Employment” link at left for details.
With the arrival of winter weather, here are some reminders for residents:
Snow may not be blown, plowed or shoveled into the streets.
Sidewalks must be cleared at least 3 feet wide no later than 12 hours after the precipitation has ended.
Since it is often not possible to avoid having snow from being plowed onto sidewalks and driveways, it is best to wait until your street has been plowed to clear these areas.
Should you ever see especially dangerous areas of snow or ice accumulations, please contact the Borough office or email the Borough Manager.
If any resident sees storm drains that are clogged with debris, please contact the Borough office. We want to make sure all of our drains are clear and able to safely carry away stormwater runoff to prevent refreezing and ice build-up.
Municipal Services Fees (Solid Waste Bill) – Please note that these bills have been mailed, and payments must be received in the Borough office – not just mailed by – February 15th at 5 pm in order to avoid late fees.
Please also note that the annual charge has been reduced from $250 ($125 twice per year) to $190 ($95 twice per year). These fees now only cover the costs associated with solid waste removal (trash & recycling). Some services that were previously covered in the Municipal Services Fee included street lights, snow plowing and street sweeping. These services are now paid from tax revenues. The Borough believed this to be the more responsible and transparent way of assessing the costs for these services since establishing tax rates requires public notice (newspaper advertising), and the establishment of tax rates must be adopted formally by an Ordinance. Additionally, these other services can be highly variable from year to year, while the costs for trash and recycling is established annually through a contract.
IMPORTANT – Open Burning of waste materials, including leaves and brush, is prohibited within the Borough (SECTION F Open Burning)
Due to infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, a number of trees have been removed from Memorial Park. Unfortunately most of the trees at Memorial Park are Ash trees and have been affected to the point of being beyond treatment. The Borough is working on a plan to manage this problem, which began with the removal of the trees that posed the most significant hazard to the public. A plan will also be developed to plant new trees that are not affected by this insect.