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WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP SNOW TIPS:
West Manchester Township is offering the following tips to follow once the snow begins to fall:
- Ensure proper ventilation of furnaces, water heaters and other appliances that vent outside. Clear snow from exhaust pipes.
- Clear snow from gas meters. Heavy snow can cover the regulator vent and block gas service.
- Check on vulnerable neighbors, friends and relatives during and after the storm. Make sure they have an adequate supply of food, water and medicine.
- Do not call 911 to report power outages unless the outage poses a threat to safety or property (contact numbers for electricity providers are listed below).
- Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage. A portable generator exhausts a deadly gas called carbon monoxide that is odorless and colorless. Place generators outside where exhaust fumes will not enter into enclosed spaces. The generator should be protected from direct exposure to rain and snow. Follow manufacturer instructions.
- Clear fire hydrants near your home or business from snow so the hydrants are readily accessible to fire departments. Fire hydrants should be cleared of snow from about 3 feet in each direction, with a clear path to the street.
- Clear snow off all exposed surfaces of vehicles before driving, including the top of the vehicle.
- Take care not to overexert when shoveling snow. Push the snow as you shovel because it’s easier on your back than lifting the snow. Make sure to stretch before and after snow removal. Take breaks as necessary.
Residents can visit www.ready.gov for more preparedness information.
To Report a Power Outage: Met-Ed: 1-888-544-4877
January 28, 2021 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held on January 28th at 7:00 p.m. As with the previous month’s meetings, the January meeting will to be closed to the general public in accordance with the recommendations from the State but will be streamed live on the Township Recreation Department and Fire Department Facebook pages. Residents can also submit questions in advance via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call the Township offices at 717-792-3505, and will be provided a call-in number during the live stream. We will reassess the situation prior to the February 2021 meeting to determine when “in-person” meetings will resume.
The West Manchester Township Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The Planning Commission will not be physically present at the West Manchester Township Building located at 380 East Berlin Road, York, PA 17408, but instead will conduct a virtual meeting utilizing authorized telecommunications devices. The format is authorized by Act 15 of 2020 as a result of the state of emergency in Pennsylvania regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The Planning Commission, Township Engineer and the Zoning Officer will meet electronically via “Zoom” with the applicants and their engineers. The meeting will be live-streamed for public viewing on the West Manchester Township Parks & Recreation Facebook page beginning at 7:00 p.m. At the beginning of the broadcast, and on the notice posted at the entrance to the Township Building, a telephone number will be provided for interested parties to call in to ask questions or make a statement regarding each agenda item. In addition, any questions concerning the agenda items may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the attention of the Zoning Officer at the Township building address, provided the questions are received no later than January 8, 2021. Interested parties may visit the West Manchester Township building during regular business hours to view the subdivision and/or land development plans being reviewed by the West Manchester Township Planning Commission members.
PUBLIC NOTICE –
Re-Organization Meeting – January 4, 2021
The Re-Organization Meeting will be held on January 4th at 7:30 a.m. This meeting will to be closed to the general public in accordance with the recommendations from the State but will be streamed live on the Township Parks & Recreation Department and Fire Department Facebook pages. Residents may still comment on these platforms where appropriate during the meeting. Residents can also submit questions or comments in advance of the meeting via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call the Township offices at 717-792-3505 with your question or comment. Thank you.
The West Manchester Township Offices, including the Police Department will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st to allow our staff to spend the New Year with their families. The offices will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
For all emergency calls, please dial 911.
We wish you & your family a happy and safe New Year!
Activities & Events
YARD WASTE PICKUP
The next scheduled Yard Waste Pickup date is Saturday, February 27, 2021. Prepare yard waste with any of these options:
- In a container, which can be emptied
- In a biodegradable paper bag
- Bundle it with biodegradable twine
- Bundles are no longer than 5′ in length
- Bundles not to exceed 30 lbs. each
- Branches not to exceed 6″ in diameter
- An unlimited number of bags or bundles may be placed at the curb on the scheduled pick up day before 6:00 AM.
SUMMER SOFTBALL FOR GIRLS
WHO: 7U Micro (Ages 5-7) – 10 and Under – 12 and Under – 14 and Under – 18 and Under
WHEN: April to August. Players will be notified by the coach as to team placement and practice times.
WHERE: Practices and home games are at Lincolnway Elementary, Derry Park, Sunset Lane Park, St. Paul’s Wolf’s Church and West York High School. Away games are at various fields in York County.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION; February 12, 2021
COST: (Prior to February 12) – Resident-$90, Non-Resident-$120 (After February 12, if space is available) – Resident-$100, Non-Resident-$140
Participants may not be older than the age group they are in as of January 1, 2021. Players are responsible for purchasing a uniform. Additionally, players are encouraged to purchase their own batting helmets (with face guards) however each team will have a limited number available to share.
TEE BALL FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
AGES: 5-8 YEARS OLD. Participants must be 5 years old prior to the start of the program – May 4, 2021.
WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-7:30 PM) May 4 -May 27
WHERE: St Paul’s Wolf’s Church and if needed, Trimmer Elementary
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: March 26
COST: (Prior to March 26) – Resident-$40, Non-Resident-$50 (After March 26, if space is available) – Resident-$50, Non-Resident-$60.
Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of softball/baseball in a non-competitive atmosphere where participation and good sportsmanship are the primary goals. The 5-6 years olds will be taught catching, throwing and batting from the tee. The 7-8 year olds will progress to batting without the tee. Children will first practice their skills then participate in games with one another. The emphasis is on fun, consequently scores of league standings are not kept. This program is not designed for children who are playing in other more competitive leagues.
PLEASE BE ADVISED…
- PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN SANITIZED PRIOR TO OPENING FOR CHILDREN’S USE
- PLAYGROUNDS ARE NOT REGULARLY CLEANED OR SANITIZED, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
- USING PROPER SANITATION PRACTICES AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES ARE RECOMMENDED
- PARENTS/GUARDIANS SHOULD ENSURE CHILDREN WASH AND/OR SANITIZE THEIR HANDS AFTER TOUCHING PLAY STRUCTURES
JUNE 21 TO JULY 30
Summer programs will be available at various park sites within West Manchester Township. Registrations will be available in the Spring/Summer Bulletin, which should be in your mailbox the beginning of April.
SUMMER PLAYGROUND STAFF OPPORTUNITIES
West Manchester Township Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting applications for summer playground positions. Applicants must be 16 years of age by June 14, for a paid position. Applications can be picked up at the Township Building beginning January 4 until March 1. After reviewing the applications, interviews for potential playground staff will be scheduled beginning in March.
West Manchester Township Parks and Recreation is searching for 25-30 teenage Counselors-In-Training (CIT). CIT’s are teenage volunteers who are 13-15 years of age. They help the paid staff with the children in the different playground sites from 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM, Monday through Friday.
2020 Meeting Dates
Board of Supervisors
Reorganization Meeting, January 6 at 7:30 am
All other meetings begin at 7:00 pm: January 23; February 27; March 26; April 23; May 28; June 25; July 23; August 27; September 24; October 22; November 12; December 17.
Board of Auditors
January 7 at 4:00 pm.
Recreation Advisory Committee
Meetings begin at 7:00 pm: February 19; April 15; June 17; August 19; October 21; December 16.
Meetings are held at the Authority Office, 2115 Log Cabin Road, York, PA 17404: Reorganization Meeting, January 2 at 7:00 pm; all other meetings begin at 8:00 pm: January 29; February 26; March 25; April 29; May 27; June 24; July 29; August 26; September 30; October 28; November 18; December 16.
Plan Filing Dates
Filing dates close at 12:00 noon: January 27; February 24; March 23; April 27; May 22; June 22; July 27; August 24; September 28; October 26; November 23; December 28.
Meetings begin at 7:00 pm: January 14; February 11; March 10; April 14; May 12; June 9; July 14; August 11; September 8; October 13; November 10; December 8.
Zoning Hearing Board Submittal Deadline
Plan filing dates are as follows and must be filed by 12:00 noon: January 24; February 28; March 27; April 24; May 22; June 26; July 24; August 28; September 25; October 23; November 30; December 28.
Zoning Hearing Board
Meetings begin at 7:00 pm: January 28; February 25; March 24; April 28; May 26; June 23; July 28; August 25; September 22; October 27; November 24; December 22.
In-House Plan Review
Reviews begin at 2:00 pm: January 7; February 4; March 3; April 7; May 5; June 2; July 7; August 4; September 1; October 6; November 4; December 1.
Fire Services Advisory Committee
Meetings begin at 7:00 pm: February 24; May 18; August 31; November 30.
All of the above meetings, except the Water Authority meetings, are held at the West Manchester Township Municipal Complex, in the public meeting room, located at 380 East Berlin Road, York, Pennsylvania, 17408. West Manchester Township complies with the American with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336) and will, in carrying out the requirements of the Act, accommodate persons with hearing disabilities which require an auxiliary aid or service. However, persons requiring such services must provide adequate notice prior to the public meeting.