Each spring the Public Works Department sweeps the Township streets. Sweeping helps protect our waterways and keeps our neighborhoods clean and livable. Debris on the streets can clog storm drains and pollute our lakes and rivers.
Spring street sweeping begins on March 25, 2019 and it takes about 5 weeks to complete.
Which streets will be swept?
All streets owned and adopted by the Township will be swept. Streets in new subdivisions under construction will be the responsibility of the subdivision developer. Private streets are the responsibility of the condominium/townhouse development owner.
- “No Parking signs” — Crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping residential streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of sweeping.
How can residents help?
To provide efficient and quick sweeping, our equipment needs to get to the curb without obstructions. Please observe the following:
- Try to avoid Monday to Friday daytime parking on your street if possible.
- Do not put your garbage/recycling/yard waste containers on the street.
- Small stones on the curb and sidewalks, can be swept onto the street.
- Safety is important for everyone, so please watch children carefully when sweepers are on the roadway.
When will the sweeping be finished?
The spring street sweeping program typically takes about 4-5 weeks to complete and could be delayed by cold or wet weather, parked vehicles or excessive amounts of winter anti-skid material.
Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated!
Did you know that the presence of trees has been proven to improve the quality of our lives? Trees clean our air and beautify our communities. They reduce soil erosion and enhance the water quality of our local waterways. Trees can 1’educe heating and cooling costs and improve human health.
For over 40 years, the York County Conservation District has hosted an annual tree seedling sale. Each year the Conservation District sells over 20,000 seedlings and f1’uit trees that are planted in York County and surrounding areas. The varieties available at the spring 2019 sale include native tree seedlings such as white pine and pawpaw, as well as and fruit-bearing trees such as chilly and apple.
Descriptions of the plants offered as well as the complete order form can be found on the Conservation District website at www.yorkccd.org. Orders will be accepted now through March 18, 2019. To order, please return a completed order form (including a check payable to YCCD or your credit card information) to York County Conservation District 118 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402. Orders will be available for pickup at Rocky Ridge County Park between 10 AM and 6 PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Proceeds from the sale are used for the Conservation District’s education programs including the annual Envirothon county-wide school event.
Again this year, you can stop by for free blue spruce or white pine seedling on Thursday, April 11″‘ at Rocky Ridge Palk (off Mt. Zion Road). Simply print the coupon posted on the Conservation District website and we will give you a free tree seedling to plant in your yard (one per pe1’son).
For additional information or to request that a tree seedling sale brochure is mailed to you, call the Conservation District Office at 717-840-7430.