Sidewalk and Driveway
• Plowing, blowing, or shoveling ice or snow
onto township streets is strictly prohibited. If you pile snow on the street
beside your driveway entrance the passing plow will simply deposit the snow
back into your entrance. Plow or blow the snow into/onto your property, this
will reduce the amount the plow pushes into your entrance.
• Sidewalks – sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after snow stops
falling. Do not pile snow between the street and sidewalk, it could be
pushed back on the walk by the passing plow.
• Parking Lot Clearing – Dumping snow or ice onto Township Street, Sidewalk,
or Public Property, plowing snow across public streets, is strictly
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Pestering York
County Residents Again for 2012
Mosquito surveillance being performed by Penn State Cooperative
Extension staff in York County is indicating populations of Asian Tiger
Mosquitoes again for 2012. Populations were first detected in York County in
2002 from two municipalities and this year have now been detected in twenty two
municipalities. The Asian Tiger Mosquito is active during the day with an
aggressive and repeat biting behavior making it a major nuisance to people and
pets. Residents bitten by this mosquito may develop welts the size of a quarter
and larger. Research shows that this mosquito is also attract to Butterfly Bush,
which is native to the same area of Asia. The Asian Tiger Mosquito is also
attracted to the odor from pet waste when host seeking a blood-meal. Pet owners
need to be responsible and clean up and dispose pet waste properly. Individuals
may spray their property for mosquito control with products available at most
hardware stores. Commercial pest companies may also be contacted. Many residents
report that using repellent is ineffective against the Asian Tiger Mosquito.
While trying to enjoy your backyard or deck some relief may come from using an
electric fan outside to keep the air moving around you. These mosquitoes are
weak fliers and the breeze will help keep most away.
The breeding requirements of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are different then what
residents are familiar with. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes deposit their eggs in
artificial containers. Any kind of trash left along roads or in yards may become
breeding sources. Yard clutter not stored properly will also be used by Asian
Tiger Mosquitoes. Larvae have been collected from corrugated piping that
residents use on downspouts. Other typical sources such as tires, tarps, kiddy
toys, flower pots and trash dumpsters are also used by the Asian Tiger Mosquito.
Eggs are laid before water is present and remain viable through winter. Each
time rain water accumulates in these containers more eggs will hatch. During
summer weather conditions Asian Tiger Mosquitoes can develop from egg to flying
adult within seven days. Asian Tigers are occasionally introduced into new areas
of York County with products transported from other parts of the US and world.
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes cannot successfully establish populations if communities
perform routine clean-up efforts. To eliminate and prevent Asian Tiger
populations from occurring residents, municipalities and businesses are advised
to participate in community wide clean-up efforts. If clean-up does not occur
throughout your community, larger populations of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes will
most likely be present next year.
What is the York County West Nile Virus Program doing about Asian Tiger
Mosquitoes? Penn State Cooperative Extension staff perform routine surveillance
throughout York County. In areas where residents and businesses report concerns
of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes specially designed traps are used. Attempts are made
to educate residents to cleanup. Any containers or yard clutter found during
routine surveillance are dumped and turned over to prevent Asian Tiger
Mosquitoes from developing. Mosquito spraying performed by Penn State Extension
is performed during the evening hours to target mosquito species potentially
carrying West Nile Virus and does not greatly reduce Asian Tiger Mosquito
populations. Residents experiencing Asian Tiger Mosquitoes in York County are
asked to report their address information to the York County West Nile Virus
Program by calling 717-840-2375 or email
CONTACT: Thomas Smith
Penn State Cooperative Extension – York County
West Nile Virus Program Coordinator
Now in York County - The
Asian Tiger Mosquito pdf
Penn Waste accepts unlimited amounts of recycling and cardboard of any size
and any quantity.
PLEASE BREAK DOWN BOXES AS FLAT AS POSSIBLE
Help us eliminate ugly litter
and illegal dumpsites. Conduct a community litter clean-up program in York
County and Dispose of it FREE at our facility.
For more information visit us at:
Call 717.845.1066 to register
SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY
2700 Blackbridge Road, York, PA 17406
Looking for site to clean up?
Call Tom Smith at Keep York County Beautiful at 717.840.2375
Download flyer for more information
EAST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP LEAF COLLECTION
BURNING LEAVES IS PROHIBITED
• Collection will begin Monday, October 29th.
• The best way to handle leaves is to compost them, then use for landscaping and
gardening. If composting is not an option, leaves can
be raked to the curb for pick-up.
• Rake your leaves out as soon as possible. Due to unknown weather conditions it
is impossible to schedule specific days. Our crew will
continue moving throughout the township until the last day of pickup.
• Place leaves curbside in windrows (long narrow piles), for easier pick-up.
• LEAVES ONLY – NO STICKS, BRUSH, TRASH or ANIMAL WASTE
• Last day of pick-up will be the Friday, December 7th. Leaf equipment will be
removed from trucks and snow equipment installed.
Questions? Call the township office at 266-6735.
Department of Public Works
News for Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2011
PennDOT Reminds Homeowners to Prepare Mailboxes for Winter
Harrisburg – PennDOT
reminds residents living along rural state and local roads that now is the time
to prepare mailboxes for the winter months. Snow thrown from plows can easily
damage mailboxes that are not prepared.
Mailboxes are normally placed within the state’s legal right-of-way; however,
mailbox damage is the responsibility of the property owner.
If a mailbox is placed as far from the edge of the road as the carrier can reach
from a vehicle and the mailbox is placed on a sturdy support, it should be able
to withstand the force of snow thrown from a plow.
PennDOT offers these tips to help reduce the risk of mailbox damage:
Place a 6- to 8-inch piece of reflective tape on the mailbox to help snow plow
operators see it at night.
Remove snow from around the mailbox, but never throw it back onto the road.
If the mailbox is located within the legal right-of-way and damage was
experienced in the past, homeowners may want to consider repositioning the
mailbox before winter.
Homeowners who have followed these tips in the past and have still experienced
mailbox damage may wish to consider installing a cantilevered mailbox support
that will swing a mailbox out of harm’s way. Visit
a copy of plans for a cantilever mailbox support.
Contact your local post office for more information about how to correctly
position a mailbox.
Contact: Steve Chizmar, 717-783-8800