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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
Township Considers Much Needed Tax Relief for Residents and Businesses
At its meeting of March 30, 2020, the West Manchester Township Board of Supervisors voted to approve Resolution 20-13 which extends the payment deadline for businesses within the Township to file their returns for the business privilege/mercantile tax from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The business privilege/mercantile tax is applicable to both the wholesale and retail receipts of businesses that operate within the Township.
At this same meeting, the Board became one of the first York County municipalities to address tax relief for its residents as they discussed measures to provide some relief to Township residents with the payment of the local real estate tax. The consensus of the Board was to virtually eliminate the penalty provision of the taxes which would begin on June 15, 2020. Action was delayed due to the fact that the county and municipal taxes are all submitted to the elected tax collectors at the same time and this may cause confusion for both the taxpayers and tax collectors if all of the York County entities do not agree on the assessment of the penalty.
The Board of Supervisors encourages all municipalities to act diligently in signaling their agreement to such measures to provide the uniformity that is necessary to provide appropriate tax relief to residents.
The Board also directed Township staff and the Solicitor to continue to research tax relief possibilities and move forward with any necessary legal requirements in order to take action at a future meeting.
The Township understands the severe financial, as well as other impacts, the COVID-19 coronavirus is having on our residents. The Board will continue to investigate all possible methods to continue to provide financial relief to our residents.
West Manchester Township will open submitted bids for Township road material and services on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10 a.m.. The bid opening will be prodcast live on the Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page as well as the West Manchester Township Fire Department Facebook website.
Since Penn Waste enacted the suspension of bulk item collection and yard waste collection, we have been getting many inquiries regarding the reasoning behind this suspension. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as you know, many businesses have been ordered to shut down. Penn Waste is an essential service that must continue operating. Although we must keep operating, our workforce has been limited due to various reasons, including virus concerns by employees, testing for the virus, childcare, etc.
In order to complete our role of removing items that have the largest impact on public health, we as a company, have decided to focus on the collection of waste and recycling only. Bulk item and yard waste collection have little impact on public safety, so these services have been suspended temporarily. While we understand that residents may have a need to dispose of these items, the primary focus of our workforce must be on the collection of waste, and second on recycling.
While it may be an inconvenience for the time being, please encourage residents to hold bulk items. If they absolutely must get rid of these items, consider directing them to your local solid waste authority to see if they are accepting bulk items at this time for drop off.
We would encourage yard waste to be handled at home. There are many ideas for home composting, grass cycling and other ways to handle yard waste on our website and earth911.com. Encourage residents to take a moment to check out these great resources for these items.
All of us here at Penn Waste are doing everything in our power to ensure collections occur. Please be patient with us in this difficult time. Thank you.
**Please Note, residents may take yard waste (ONLY branches, twigs, and small tree stumps) to H&H Excavating in Spring Grove at no cost. You can also take large bulk items to York County Solid Waste Authority on Blackbridge Rd., York, and there is a cost for drop off at this facility.**
Gov. Tom Wolf just issued a stay-at-home order for York County effective 8pm TONIGHT through April 6, 2020. Under this order, individuals must stay at home except to perform certain essential activities – including tasks to maintain health and safety, obtain supplies for the household, care for a family member or pet, and perform work at a life-sustaining business.
To learn more about what this order means for you, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/…/03.23.20-Stay-At-Home-Order-G…
The township administration offices will be closed until further notice.
Essential township service personnel such as police, fire and highway will still be operating.
If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911.
Township administrative staff is still checking email and voicemail as well as reporting to the Township office on an “as needed” basis. Residents may still call the Township office at 717-792-3505 and leave a message for the department to which they need to speak or can also e-mail Township personnel using the directory on the Township website.
There may be a delay in returning phone calls or e-mails, but Township staff will strive to respond to all requests.
Thank you for your patience.
Activities & Events
TEE BALL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of softball/baseball in a non-competitive atmosphere where participation and good sportsmanship are the primary goals.
WHO: Boys and Girls – Ages 5-8
WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 (May 5 thru May 28)
WHERE: St. Paul’s Wolf’s Church and if needed Trimmer Elementary
COST: Prior to March 27 Resident – $40.00 Non-Resident – $50.00
After March 27 – Resident – $50.00 Non-Resident – $60.00
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION MARCH 27
If you have any questions, please call the Township Office at 717-792-3505.
Summer Softball for Girls
WHO: 7U Micro (Ages 5-7) – 10 & Under – 12 & Under – 14 & Under – 18 & Under
WHEN: April to August. Players will be notified by the coach as to team placement and practice times.
COST: (Prior to Feb 8) Twp Resident – $90.00 Non Resident – $120.00
(After February 8) – Township Resident – $100.00 and Non Resident – $140.00
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 8
UPCOMING BUS TRIP
- April 18 – NYC (Cancelled)
- April 25-May 3 – New Orleans (Cancelled)
- May 9 – St. Michael’s MD
- May 16 – Cape May
- June 8-12 – Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
- June 13 – NYC
- June 27 – Washington DC
- Sep 14-18 – Vermont
- Oct 3 – Sunfest
- Oct 10 – Jim Thorpe
- Oct 17 – Altoona – Railroaders Memorial Museum & Horseshoe Curve
- Oct 24 – Chestertown, MD
- Dec 5 – Dickens Christmas
- Dec 19 – New York City
- Call 792-3505 for an information packet on the individual trip. For additional info visit www.DoverTwpRec.com.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Yard Waste Collections are temporarily suspended until further notice.
DAIRY QUEEN SNOW SCULPTURE CONTEST
Who: All Township Residents (all ages)
When: Anytime it snows
Where: In your own backyard
Check out the details in the Winter Bulletin on page 19
GIFT CARD BINGO
Sunday, April 26, at the Shiloh Fire Company
Doors Open at 10:00 AM – Bingo starts at Noon
$20 in Advance – $25 at the Door
Tickets can be purchased at the West Manchester Township Office
380 East Berlin Road, York, PA 17408
Questions ??? Call 717-792-3505
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.