Friday, October 22, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at John Rudy Park
Registration is required at 717-428-1961
The Township has been notified on behalf of the Developer, Hillwood, that beginning the week of October 11, 2021, blasting will commence at the property most commonly known as Garrod Farm, located at the corner of Locust Point Road and Canal Road Extended.
“We have a tentative date of Thursday 10/14 for our first blast at the Trade Center 83 Project. It is planned to blast in the late morning to early afternoon time frame. The blast itself will only last 1 to 2 seconds. Seismographs will be set up to monitor the blast at the closest residences. If the weather does not cooperate on Thursday, we may have to reschedule.”
Using Explosives are highly regulated and requires permits at the state level. Per Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), many people are often concerned about the effects blasting may have on their home because blasting may cause homes to shake. The effects of blasting may rattle windows, dishes and pictures hung on the wall.
Please call the Township Office to receive the site contact information for any concerns or complaints regarding this project. Blasting reports are required by the Township Ordinances and are public record upon request to review. We do not receive these reports right away. It does take a few weeks for the Township to receive them.
You may also contact DEP for further complaints in regards to Explosive Regulation in Pennsylvania. The second page of this document gives contact information.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
The Zoning Hearing Board meeting for tonight, September 23, 2021, will be continued to another date. Please watch our website and the newspaper for further correspondence. The continued case is:
Case 21-003Z – An application has been filed by ART Mortgage Borrower Propco 2010-4 LLC requesting a variance to §255-17.F, to exceed the maximum height of seventy five feet (75ft.) to one hundred fifty feet (150ft.) in the (I) Industrial Zoning District.
Trick-or-Treat Night will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 6PM – 8PM for all three municipalities, East Manchester Township, Manchester Borough and Mount Wolf Borough.
If your house is handing out candy, please turn on an outside light. If you do not want to participate this year, please keep your light off.
East Manchester Township will continue curbside leaf collection service this year. Leaf pick up will begin November 1st and last until December 10th.
Lanternflies are now hatching, and the state Department of Agriculture is demonstrating how homeowners can use a circle trap to eliminate large numbers of destructive spotted lanternflies without harming beneficial pollinators or small animals. Click here for instructions from Penn State Extension on how to build the trap. Click here to learn more about the invasive species. Be sure to share this information with your residents.
The I-83 Master Plan recommended a new interchange — Exit 26 at SR 921/Canal Road —to alleviate area congestion and improve traffic flow at Exit 24 to the south (SR 238/Church Road; Emigsville) and Exit 28 to the north (SR 297/North Susquehanna Trail; Strinestown).
If Exit 26 is approved by PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the new interchange will take several years to fund and build. Meanwhile, development pressure in the vicinity of future Exit 26 will likely intensify.
The four adjacent municipalities—Conewago, East Manchester, and Manchester townships and Manchester Borough—are proactively preparing a land use plan for the Exit 26 impact area (parcels within a five-minute drive of the proposed interchange or other areas identified by the steering committee). The plan may affirm current zoning or recommend revisions in one or more municipalities. The plan’s recommendations would be implemented through municipal zoning updates.
The 56th Annual Manchester/Mt. Wolf Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Residents with complaints or concerns, should visit the PA DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) West Nile Virus Control Program:
You will be able to submit a concern directly to DEP, which will be assigned to the appropriate county for investigation.
As always, the participation of the residents in eliminating standing water around their own properties, is paramount to the County’s efforts at controlling virus and mosquito population control measures.