Q: Who do I contact concerning barking dogs in my neighborhood?
A: Barking dogs violate a noise ordinance; therefore, residents need to contact the police department at 717-367-8481.
Q: Where can I dispose of a large appliance?
A: Residents may take advantage of the curbside collection of these items. The Township offers a curbside collection for these items in the spring and fall. Watch for ads in the Merchandiser, newsletter and now on the website. If you wish to dispose of an appliance at any other time, residents may take these items to Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority on Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster. You may contact them at 717-397-9968 or visit their website www.lcswma.org. Residents may also contact Mease's Auto Salvage at 717-367-7485.
Q: Does the Township have a burning ordinance?
A: Yes, the Township has a burning ordinance. Residents are not permitted to burn any hazardous or recyclable materials. These items include; but are not limited to:
Plastics, Cans, Glass, Tires, Newsprint,Office paper,Household waste,leaves, branches, Christmas Trees, Construction Material.
Residents may burn small piles of brush if it is contained in a barrel and covered with a screen. Fires may not smolder and you must have a method of extinguishing the fire readily available. Residents are permitted to have small recreational fires (camp fires).
Q: Do I need a permit to finish my basment?
A: Yes, you will need a zoning permit and a UCC (Uniform Construction Code) permit to finish a basement. Basements that contain habitable living space are required to have an outside entrance/exit such as an egress window or Bilco doors (UCC Section 310-Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings). Basements containing sleeping areas are required to have an egress window in each sleeping area. Basements that are already finished (pre code) and are not sleeping areas are not required to have an outside etnrance; however, at any point in time you would create a sleeping area in this space, at that point you would be required to follow the UCC regulations on Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings. If you have further questions you may contact the Township Zoning Office.