**Please keep vehicles off the road for snow/ice weather events so the plow trucks can properly salt and plow the roads. Thank you.**Office Staff is located in the trailer located on the North Side of the parking lot until approximately October 2024. Thank you.**
Operators attempt to plow to the edge of the pavement, please keep your box beyond the edge or curb.
Heavy snow rolling off the plow can sometimes damage boxes. Damage due to pushed snow will not be repaired. A good, strong mailbox or a mailbox designed for heavy snow (cantilever post), usually withstand the storm.
Operators do not clear snow for mail delivery, it is too time-consuming.
The Township is not responsible for mailboxes on State Roads. The Township does not plow State Roads.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but please be aware that beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2024, the public should park near the trailer that is located on the north side of the parking lot near the salt building. The right side of the trailer has an ADA compliant ramp and is the entrance for the public. Township business will be conducted from the on-site trailer until completion of building remodeling and an addition. The outlook is to occupy the newly constructed Township building by October 2024. During this time period and due to limited space, it is recommended to schedule your arrival, though not required.
All Township meetings beginning in March of 2024 will be held in the first two bays of the Public Works Garage located on the southern side of the building. There will be directional signage and barriers. Please DO NOT enter the construction zone and please DO NOT enter the Public Works Department beyond the designated meeting room without authorized staff.
Thank you for your understanding during this time.
Abandoned Shady Lane – The Township, after much consideration and supporting evidence from staff and the public, has effectively abandoned Shady Lane due to tractor trailers daily attempts at passage regardless of signage, which was jeopardizing a Historic bridge and surrounding property. Shady Lane is now private and will be gated by the owner to prevent through traffic.
Widened and Paved Blossom Drive – Previously Blossom Drive was a very narrow tar and chip road. It now is wide enough for two lanes and has been repaved.
Portion of Riverview was Paved – Previously Riverview was very uneven and was repaved to level the road.
New Ambulance Service – WellSpan EMS bought-out Northeastern EMS. The Township was not involved as EMS is a separate entity. However, the EMS service has since improved from this transaction within East Manchester Township.
Taxes Not being Raised – The Board has adopted a budget for 2024 that does not include raising taxes. Taxes have not been raised in over 20 years.
Active Duty Military Tax Exemptions – The Board approved, going forward, exoneration to Active Duty Military outside of a 100 mile radius of East Manchester Township from the per capita tax with Military Orders presented and approved by the elected tax collector.
New Equipment – A Chipper was purchased and is used for limb trimming on Township roadways. Previously, the Township was sharing a very old chipper with other municipalities that would break down frequently. A Peterbilt single axel dump-truck was purchased in 2021, but arrived in 2023 to replace a 1998 Dump-truck.
Leaves Collected – The Township Public Works Department collected and disposed of 772 cubic yards from the Township Residents.
EMT Phase I Building Project – The Township Public Works Department went through a remodel, addition, and upgrades to provide for much needed storage.
New Traffic Signal – The Township required an Industrial Developer as a part of their new construction project to improve the state roads and install a traffic signal at Zions View Rd/Canal Rd/Locust Point Rd. This is a part of a greater project still to continue named Canal Road Betterment Project. This project when complete will effectively make Canal Rd. a legal truck route from East Manchester Township to the Susquehanna Trail.
Intermunicipal Traffic Signal and Street Light Maintenance and Repair Agreement – The Township entered into a joint agreement with a significant amount of municipalities within York County in order to keep traffic signal/street lights maintenance, repair costs down, and on a bidding cycle.
Adopted Portions of Village, Hollyhock & Blaine as Public Roads – These roads are now complete with paving, speed limits (25 mph) and stop signs and will be maintained by East Manchester Township going forward, which completes the roads within Rolling Meadows Residential Development.
Created Northeastern York County Emergency Management Agency (NEYCEMA) and appointed Michael Fischer as Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) – The Township lead the disbandment from the Northeastern Area EMA that included East Manchester Township (EMT), Conewago Township, Mount Wolf Borough, and Manchester Borough. EMT then proceeded to lead the creation of the NEYCEMA (East Manchester Township, Mount Wolf Borough, and Manchester Borough) and facilitate the review and approval of the new EMC, Michael Fischer. Michael Fischer is well decorated with certifications that directly relate to the EMC position as well as an extraordinary background with experience in emergency management.
Comcast Franchise Agreement – This agreement was finalized and is a joint agreement with several municipalities in order to keep Comcast fees down for the public residing in those areas.
All sidewalks shall be kept in an ice- and snow-free condition at all times. No notice will be given. Tickets can be issued. It is suggested to wait until after the snow plows come through to shovel your sidewalks because you do have 24 hours after the weather event ceases. If the snow plow pushes snow back onto your sidewalks, you are expected to clear them. Please do not shovel snow onto the streets to prevent this from happening. Sometimes it is inevitable and please remember that clearing the snow is a team effort between the Township, State, residents and businesses. Below is a helpful diagram on how to clear your driveway. Thank you.