East Manchester Township York, Pennsylvania

5080 North Sherman St Ext.
Mount Wolf, PA 17347
Phone: 717-266-4279 | Fax: 717-266-0429
Hours: Mon - Fri (8am - 4pm)

Blasting at Garrod Farm – Hillwood Trade 83 North Project

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. 

Thank you.

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.