SNOW vs. LEAVES. It's that time of year again, nature is making our jobs difficult! We use the same vehicles for leaf collection as we use for snow removal. Once snow is realistically in the short term forecast our trucks must be switched over for winter operations. We cannot plow our roads with our leaf collection boxes still on our trucks. We will continue to monitor weather and make adjustments to the leaf collection schedule as necessary. Once we convert the trucks for snow removal, we MAY return to leaf collection after the snow event, UNLESS more snow is in the short term forecast. This is one of our top resident complaints to us, but it is out of our control. Please be patient as mother nature is in sole control of this!
MARIETTA AVENUE at the Chiques Creek Bridge on the western most edge of this Township IS NOW OPEN!!!
CENTERVILLE ROAD, from Marietta Avenue to Gloucester Street in East Hempfield Township, is NOW OPEN!!!!
DISASTER RELIEF: Governor Announces Federal Aid Availability Following Severe Storms in South-Central Pennsylvania . CLICK HERE for details.
SALE OF OLD MUNICIPAL BUILDING: A public auction is scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. CLICK HERE for details!
Stormwater/Flooding: As everyone is aware, this summer has provided us numerous major rain storms. Please understand that there is not a quick and easy fix to most of the recent flooding problems. This summer's rain events are not typical and are difficult to prepare for. Many of the Township's developments pre-date current stormwater management requirements and the cost to update those developments is, in most cases, not feasible. Many developments have private stormwater systems, meaning the stormwater management facilities in the developments are completely private and are not owned or maintained by the Township, but rather are owned and maintained by the property owners whose properties the facilities are located on. The Township does our best to keep up with Township owned and maintained stormwater facilities - however during and after major rain events our crews are spread thin in responding to cleanup requests. We ask everyone's patience in addressing these concerns.
Urban Growth Area (UGA): On August 7, 2018, the Board approved a new Urban Growth Area for the Township. This is NOT the same as changing the zoning, but rather a part of the Comprehensive Plan process that establishes where growth is appropriate in the future. For the most part, changes made were to fill in 'donut holes' within our existing UGA and to add a few parcels already served by public sewer and water. CLICK HERE to view the map.
New Recycling Guidelines:Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has provided new guidelines for recycling due to the changing recycling market. HOWEVER, DUE TO ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS AND CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS WITH OUR TRASH HAULER, WE ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO RECYCLE AS YOU HAD BEEN UNTIL OTHERWISE ADVISED BY THE TOWNSHIP.
WE NOW ACCEPT MAJOR CREDIT CARDS FOR MUNICIPAL PAYMENTS. You may now pay municipal bills in person or by phone. A fee of 2.65% of the transaction amount ($3.00 minimum) will be charged for each transaction. Online Payments are coming soon!
The 2018 West Hempfield Township Real Estate Tax has been set at 1.45 mills, down from 1.85 mills. To determine your Township real estate tax, multiply your new 2018 total property assessment by 0.00145 (example: Property is assessed at $200,000, multiply by 0.00145 to determine Township real estate tax of $290).