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West Hempfield Township - Lancaster County, PA
Announcements

CLICK HERE for SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

 

See the source imageApproximately 1/3 of the Township's street lights will be converted to energy efficient LED in 2019. This work will be done by PPL Electric.

 

 

West Hempfield Township will install 2 Chargepoint Electric Vehicle Charging Units at the Township building parking lot in the next month. A grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is paying a large portion of the cost.

 

We welcome Police Chief Lisa Layden who started on Monday April 15, 2019.  CLICK HERE for details.

 

 

 

►Retiring Police Chief Mark Pugliese was honored by the Board, staff, and public on April 2, 2019.  CLICK HERE for a special Fox 43 news report.

►LEAF PICK-UP (brown Kraft bags) is in progress. Place bags curbside with your trash toter.

►The 2019 West Hempfield Township Real Estate Tax has been set at 1.85 mills. To determine your Township real estate tax, multiply your new 2019 total property assessment by 0.00185 (example: Property is assessed at $200,000, multiply by 0.00185 to determine Township real estate tax of $370). For 2019, there will NO LONGER be a separately billed fire hydrant fee - this is now part of your real estate tax. 

►For 2019, Township trash service (Republic Waste) fees have increased to $59.25 per quarter OR $177.75 for the remainder of 2019. The increase is due to rising tipping fee expenses.

►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.

 

Stormwater/Flooding: The summer storm season is approaching and we will most likely experience numerous major storms. Flooding is always a concern when rainfall is heavy. Please understand that there is not a quick and easy fix for the recent flooding problems. 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 its best to keep up with Township owned and maintained stormwater facilities. However during and after major rain events our crews are spread thin responding to cleanup requests. We ask everyone's patience in addressing these concerns.  

 

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!

 

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