Borough of Yoe

150 North Maple Street, Yoe, PA 17313 • (717) 244-5904

PSAB

Beginning Friday, January 8, 2021, free Residential Electronics Recycling will resume at the York County Resource Recovery Center located at 2651 Blackbridge Road in Manchester Township.  The Program was suspended on December 9, 2020 due to the increase in Covid-19 cases and the need to limit traffic into the facility.

WHEREAS, on or about December 15, 2020, a Winter Storm “ Gail ”, threatens to cause injury, damage, and suffering to the persons and property of the BOROUGH OF YOE; and

WHEREAS, the has endangered the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in the BOROUGH OF YOE, and threatens to create problems greater in scope than the BOROUGH OF YOE may be able to resolve; and

WHEREAS, emergency management measures are required to reduce the severity of this disaster and to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected residents in: the BOROUGH OF YOE

NOW, THEREFORE, I, the undersigned Mayor of the BOROUGH OF YOE, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 PA C.S., Section 7501), as amended, do hereby proclaim the existence of a disaster emergency in the BOROUGH OF YOE.

FURTHER, we direct the BOROUGH OF YOE Emergency Management Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response action deemed necessary to respond to this emergency.

STILL FURTHER, we authorize officials of the BOROUGH OF YOE to act as necessary to meet the current demands of this emergency, namely: by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.

This Declaration shall take effect as of 8:00 AM on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, remaining in effect through 8:00 AM on Friday, December 18, 2020.

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John G. Sanford / Mayor

 

Beginning Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the York County Solid Waste Authority will suspend residential electronics recycling until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce person-to-person contact.   Governor Wolf has urged residents to stay at home or work from home and asked that residents travel only for essential services.  Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households.  Residents who would normally bring their electronic devices to the Authority’s free electronics recycling program should hold onto their electronic devices until the pandemic has passed.  Once it is safe to do so, the Authority will reopen electronics recycling to residents.
 
The York County Solid Waste Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery.  The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township and owns and operates a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, a Small Load Drop-off Facility, an Education Center and an Ash Recycling and Processing Facility.

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Yoe Borough Sewer Authority will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, beginning at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the Yoe Borough Building, 150 North Maple Street, Yoe, PA 17313. The purpose of the meeting is to consider and take action upon a resolution to request that the Borough of Yoe terminate the Authority, to authorize any and all action necessary to terminate the Authority, and to consider and take action on any other business which may come before the Authority.

YOE BOROUGH SEWER AUTHORITY

by: D. Michael Craley, Solicitor

October 31st & November 7 – 1st Annual Great Plastic Purge of the Lower Susquehanna

Did someone say Clean Up Collaboration?? Yes they did! The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association and partners, including the Penn State Master Watershed Stewards of York, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Dauphin Counties, Watershed Alliance of York, and York County Coalition for Clean Waters will be hosting the 1st Annual Plastic Purge of the Lower Susquehanna.

With the upcoming elections, I wanted to remind you of our York County Voting Locations web mapping application.  This interactive application is for anyone who wants to find out what voting district they live in, where their polling place is located, and even assist with directions.

Trash Pick up will be on Saturday September 12th due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Yoe Borough Council will be holding our scheduled June 2 meeting as planned.  However, due to the Covid19 Pandemic there are some stipulations.  Due to distancing recommendations some Council members will be attending the meeting via Zoom.  In addition, only four visitors will be allowed to be in attendance at the Borough office.  Everyone is welcome to join the meeting via Zoom.  If you wish to participate in the June meeting you will be required to be added to the agenda no later than Friday May 29th.  If you intend to attend the meeting in person, it is strongly recommended that you get in touch with the Secretary prior to the meeting.  In person attendance will be allowed on a first come first serve basis, with preference being given to those who provided notice.

Those attending the meeting will be required to provide their name, telephone number, and address on a sign in sheet.  Masks will also be required.

Instructions to attend the meeting via Zoom will be provided on the Boroughs website no later than Friday May 29th.  Please plan on joining the meeting by 6:50 PM, that way if there are any issues they can be resolved prior to the 7PM start time.

With so many children spending so much time indoors today, it’s no wonder nature-deficit disorder has become a significant concern, especially with their constant connection to video game systems, tablets, and phones. But as we prioritize keeping them safe, fed and nurtured, sending them outside to enjoy what the outdoors has to offer should also be a concern.

 It might take some coaxing, but if you find activities for the whole family to enjoy, you can all get in touch with nature or simply spend more time outside. Check out some of the following resources to get the ideas flowing.

 Look Right in Your Backyard

 How to Connect Children with the Natural World in Your Own Backyard
Bird Watching Helps Children Become Nature-Wise

21 Creative Outdoor Games for Families and Friends
Set Up a Soccer Field in Your Backyard
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Basketball Court?

Backyard Fun: A Night of Stargazing

 Get Out and Explore Together

 12 Nature Walk Activities for Earth Day (or Any Day!)
Parent Insider Tips: Getting Your Kids Outside with Geocaching
How to Canoe with Kids

Top Places to Camp in Pennsylvania

4 Tips When Mountain Biking with Your Child

5 Family Hikes Along the Appalachian Trail

 With so many different types of outdoor activities for your family, you can keep it close to home or take it farther afield. Even if everyone is new to hiking, camping, or fishing, trying something new and doing it together can lay the groundwork for future outdoor adventures.

CONTACT: Ellen O’Connor – 717-968-1698

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2020

The York County Solid Waste Authority Suspends Residential Electronics Recycling during Covid-19 Pandemic

 The York County Solid Waste Authority has suspended residential electronics recycling until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce person-to-person contact.  Under Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order, residents should be traveling only for essential services: Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households.  Residents who would normally bring their electronic devices to the Authority’s free electronics recycling program should hold onto their electronic devices until the pandemic has passed.  Once it is safe to do so, the Authority will reopen electronics recycling to residents.

The York County Solid Waste Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township; and owns and operates a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, a Residential Electronics Recycling Program, a Yard Waste Transfer Facility, an Ash Recycling and Processing Facility and an Education Center.

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Park & Free Little Library OPEN

It has been a tough few weeks, kids are at home, a lot of us are not working, we are lucky if we can find bread or eggs at the grocery store.  So here is some good news.  While our playground equipment has been shut down, the park is still open including our Free Little Library, and in it you will find some recent additions.  Diana has been emailing some authors to ask if they would be willing to donate a book or two to our Free Little Library.  Dr. Keith Ablow was the first to respond.  Dr. Ablow sent a box of books and included a personal note!  Some of these books have already made there way into the library.

The second person to respond was Mr. Adam Wallace, a very popular children’s book author.  Mr. Wallace sent six books all the way from Australia!  Each book has been autographed by Mr. Wallace himself!  Inside each book from Mr. Wallace will be instructions on how to send a thank you note for anyone interested.  You should see the children’s books in the next few days.

Covid-19 Coronavirus Update:
Effective 3/30/2020 Residential Operations will run as follows:

  • Trash Collection: Normal Schedule
  • Bulk (Large Item) Collection Temporarily suspended until further notice

We are implementing this temporary change so that we can focus staffing and trucks on trash and recycling collection. We are seeing large
increases in trash and due to families staying in their homes. Keeping trash cleaned up is our top priority and Bulk routes take up resources that are needed to handle the increased volume of trash. Thanks for your partnership in these challenging times!

The scheduled April 6th tax sitting has been cancelled. Any tax payments should be mailed, or taken to Fulton Bank for processing. The York Adams Tax Bureau is not accepting walk-ins at any of their locations. At this time, any payment not received by April 15th will be considered late.

Thank you everyone who has been visiting Yoe’s Free Little Library. We are thrilled with the amount of traffic the library is receiving. While we try to visit the library once a week to restock the collection, if you notice our supply is getting low please let Diana know by emailing Secretary@YoeBorough.org. Also, you are welcome to drop books off at the office is the library is full. Happy reading!

Please note that fees are going to be increased in 2020 in certain areas. Taxes will be increased a half mill, rental inspection fees are increasing to $125, Park rental fees will now be $160.

E Pennsylvania AVE will have trash picked up on Monday. Republic was having issues with ice.

We are excited to announce that Yoe’s own Free Little Library is up and running! If you have books that you would like to donate to the library but there is not room in the library you are welcome to drop them off at the Borough Office during regular office hours. If you have books that can fit in the mailbox you are also welcome to drop them off there.

Thanksgiving Holiday – November 28, 2019 Service Schedule

In observance of the holiday our normal service on Thursday November 28th will be delayed by 1 day and collected on Friday. Friday service will also be delayed 1 day and collected on Saturday. There will be no changes in service for residents serviced Monday through Wednesday of the holiday week.

Dallastown Area School District is holding a substitute teacher hiring event on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Join us in the Middle School Cafeteria: 700 New School Lane, Dallastown, PA 17313. Click here for more information.

Car Show hosted by Gift Rite Way

Oct 12, 9am – 3pm

Yoe Park

Click here for more information.

MS4 meeting to be held on September 3rd, beginning at 7PM.

We have recently been receiving complaints about chickens in the Borough.  Per our Ordinance chickens are allowed, however Roosters are not allowed, unless on a lot more than 10 acres.

 A total combined maximum of three pigeons, chickens, ducks, geese and/or similar fowl shall be kept on a lot of less than 20,000 square feet. If a lot exceeds 20,000 square feet, a maximum of 5 pounds of such fowl for each 1,000 square feet of lot area may be kept as an accessory use. If the total weight of such fowl exceeds 500 pounds, then the requirements shall be met for “raising of livestock or poultry.” roosters shall not be kept, except on a lot of more than 10 acres.

This Crossfit Challenge and 5-mile walk is presented by Bartz Bregade for suicide prevention and awareness.

Saturday, September 29, 2019
8am – 4pm

To participate in the CrossFit event the participant must have some type of CrossFit experience.  The walk for awareness will start sometime between 10 and 11 and is open to all and for a monetary donation they will receive a t-shirt.

There will be food and drink vendors on site. The raffle will be at approximately 2pm.

Kings Dominion and Soak City discount coupons available at the Borough office. Valid from 7/1/2019 to 9/2/2019.

The York County Solid Waste Authority will again be hosting our annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event. This year the event will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 915 Woodland View Drive in York. The event is free for York County residents. Businesses and government entities are not eligible to participate. More information can be found on our website here:

The York County Solid Waste Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

We encourage you to use the above link on your municipal websites to distribute this information to your residents. Please let me know if you have any questions.

The York County Planning Commission is exploring a stormwater authority.

Come and learn how this will affect you.

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the York County Planning Commission will hold the second of three public information sessions to discuss creating a county stormwater authority to combat flooding and water pollution in York County and the associated fees. The meeting will be at the York Learning Center (old Central High School), 300 E. 7th Ave., York, PA 17404 from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

This meeting will further educate the public on the possibility of a countywide stormwater authority and, if created, how it would operate, what services would be provided and what fees would be assessed. Planners will have an update on the process and answer questions from the public. There will also be breakout groups for property-specific items, including how this would impact individual property owners – residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial.

If approved by the York County Commissioners, a stormwater authority would address flooding and pollution problems by investing in stream restoration, erosion control and reforestation projects along waterways all around the county.

Approximately 1,100 miles of streams have been identified in York County that do not meet mandated environmental standards, and there are still many miles of streams to test. The Planning Commission has identified 215 locations on roads in the county that experience frequent flooding problems.

The county is considering this option while Pennsylvania and neighboring states work together to clean the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. This stormwater authority would clean up local streams and help York County meet its responsibilities to reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment that flows into the Susquehanna River from our waterways.

This Sept. 25 meeting is the second of three public information sessions.

The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 8. Residents can get the latest information and submit comments at: www.yorkstormwater.com

Monday, September 3rd, 2018: Due to the Labor Day Holiday, all Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one (1) day for the entire week. Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday and so on for the remainder of the week through Saturday.

To stay up to date on recycling tips and collection updates, consider following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Please consider forwarding this to a friend.

Penn Waste wishes all of our customers a safe and happy holiday!

Annual MS4-Stormwater meeting will be held on September 4th starting at 7 PM.

Free yard sale dates: August 31, September 1 & 2

The park rental season  closes on October 31st.  Please check our calendar for a list of available dates.  We are also taking reservations for the 2019 season!

Met-Ed customers who have a smart meter installed can now access a new Analyze Usage tool from our website www.energysavepa.com. This tool allows customers to gain a better understanding of their energy use and make more informed energy decisions. For our PA customers, the tool also provides hourly interval usage data collected from the smart meter.  A detailed Fact Sheet is available by
clicking here.

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs, and most of these drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, held Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. The day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

As the opioid/heroin crisis in Pennsylvania and nationwide rages on, this day offers the opportunity for your residents to dispose of their unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medications and keep these drugs out of improper hands.

Since the Drug Enforcement Administration first launched Take-Back Day in 2010, more than 9 million pounds of medicine have been collected from the public.

To learn more or to locate collection sites in your area, go to takebackday.dea.gov. Enter your zip code to find locations near you.

Akron, Ohio – With utility scams on the rise, real customers of FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities are speaking out about their encounters with fraudsters in a mini documentary released today. The video, “Hang Up, Don’t Pay Up: When a Scammer Calls,” features two business owners contacted by phone scammers impersonating FirstEnergy electric company employees, and provides tips for avoiding scams.

The con artists claimed the businesses had unpaid electric bills and threatened to shut off power if an immediate payment was not made. In both cases, the scammer’s phone number was falsified so the caller ID appeared to be a legitimate call, complete with an automated voice menu that mimicked that of their electric company. This common scam is called “caller ID spoofing.”

These customer stories are merely a snapshot of the ever-growing list of scams targeting utility customers across the country. Last year, FirstEnergy’s utilities received 959 reports of scams from customers—more than twice the number of reports received in 2016. The actual number of scam attempts is even higher since most are only reported to law enforcement or go unreported.

“Scammers can be very convincing and often target those who are most vulnerable, like senior citizens or business owners who rely on electric service to run their business and make a living,” said Gary W. Grant, vice president of customer service for FirstEnergy Utilities. “We want others to hear directly from victims of attempted utility scams, in hopes they’ll learn how to spot a scam in the future. Most important, if you ever receive a call demanding immediate payment to your electric utility, hang up, don’t pay up.”

With warmer weather on its way this spring, both residential and business customers should also be on alert for door-to-door visits from scammers who demand immediate payment to avoid service disconnection. Although the scammers work year-round, they are most active in the winter and summer months, when people cannot go without heat or air conditioning.

The “Hang Up, Don’t Pay Up” video is featured on FirstEnergy’s award-winning Scam and Fraud Information website. This site describes some of the most widespread schemes targeting utility customers, and offers facts and safety reminders that can help customers avoid becoming a victim of these crimes.

Customers are urged to keep the following tips in mind to help ensure the safety of their family, property and personal information:

• Customers with past-due accounts will receive a written notice of their account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service.

• While FirstEnergy representatives oftentimes make courtesy calls to customers to remind them about an outstanding balance, they would explain how a payment can be made using the established payment options. They will not demand payment over the phone or at a particular physical location.

• FirstEnergy field collectors – carrying company-issued photo identification – will offer customers with past-due accounts the opportunity to pay their bill in person before shutting them off. This does not apply to Pennsylvania customers.

• FirstEnergy does not accept prepaid debit cards or wire transfers as payment, and their representatives will not demand bank or credit card information over the phone.

• Customers who suspect a scam should hang up the phone/close the door, and call the local police then FirstEnergy. Never dial the phone number the scammers provide.

“We encourage customers to contact us directly using the phone number listed on our website and on their billing statement if they need to verify the status of their electric account or the confirm the identity of a FirstEnergy employee,” said Grant. “When in doubt, always give us a call.”

Beginning April 2, 2018 for a period of 60 days, Manchester Township will be replacing the Toronita Street bridge located between Round the Clock Diner and the York City Wastewater Treatment Plant.  During construction, access to the York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC) via Route 30 to Blackbridge Road will be restricted.  Alternative routes to the RRC include, but are not limited to the following:

From I-83 South: Take Exit 24 (Emigsville).  You will proceed on the off ramp to a traffic signal light.  At the signal light, turn left onto Church Road.  Take Church Road to the traffic signal light at the intersection of Church Road and North George Street and make a right onto North George Street.  Proceed on North George Street until you come to the traffic signal light at North George Street and Aberdeen Road.  Make a left onto Aberdeen Road and proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Aberdeen Road and Sinking Springs Lane.  Make a right onto Sinking Springs Lane and proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Sinking Springs Lane and Locust Lane.

Proceed straight (Sinking Springs Ln. turns into E. Locust Ln. which turns into Grim Ln.) to the four-way stop at the intersection of Grim Lane and Woodland View Drive.  At the four-way stop, proceed straight on Blackbridge Road for approximately ½ mile to the first gate entrance to the RRC.  Make a right into the Resource Recovery Center and bear right toward the scales.

From I-83 North:  Take Exit 22 (North George Street).  Proceed on North George Street to Aberdeen Road and make a right onto Aberdeen Road.  Proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Aberdeen Road and Sinking Springs Lane.  Make a right onto Sinking Springs Lane and proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Sinking Springs Lane and Locust Lane.   Proceed straight (Sinking Springs Ln. turns into E. Locust Ln. which turns into Grim Ln.) to the four-way stop at the intersection of Grim Lane and Woodland View Drive.

At the four-way stop, proceed straight on Blackbridge Road for approximately ½ mile to the first gate entrance to the RRC.  Make a right into the Resource Recovery Center and bear right toward the scales.

From Route 30: Follow the directions above from North George Street.

Beginning mid to late March 2018, Manchester Township will be replacing the Toronita Street bridge located between Round the Clock Diner and the York City Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The project is anticipated to be completed in June 2018.  During construction, access to the York County Resource Recovery Center(YCRRC) via Route 30 to Blackbridge Road will be restricted.  Manchester Township has not yet identified a specific start date in March, but once we are informed of one, we will pass it on to you.  Alternative routes to the RRC include, but are not limited to the following:

From I-83 South: Take Exit 24 (Emigsville).  You will proceed on the off ramp to a traffic signal light.  At the signal light, turn left onto Church Road.  Take Church Road to the traffic signal light at the intersection of Church Road and North George Street and make a right onto North George Street.

Proceed on North George Street until you come to the traffic signal light at North George Street and Aberdeen Road.  Make a left onto Aberdeen Road and proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Aberdeen Road and Sinking Springs Lane.  Make a right onto Sinking Springs Lane and proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Sinking Springs Lane and Locust Lane.

Proceed straight (Sinking Springs Ln. turns into E. Locust Ln. which turns into Grim Ln.) to the four-way stop at the intersection of Grim Lane and Woodland View Drive.  At the four-way stop, proceed straight on Blackbridge Road for approximately ½ mile to the first gate entrance to the RRC.  Make a right into the Resource Recovery Center and bear right toward the scales.

From I-83 North:  Take Exit 22 (North George Street).  Proceed on North George Street to Aberdeen Road and make a right onto Aberdeen Road.  Proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Aberdeen Road and Sinking Springs Lane.  Make a right onto Sinking Springs Lane and proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of Sinking Springs Lane and Locust Lane.   Proceed straight (Sinking Springs Ln. turns into E. Locust Ln. which turns into Grim Ln.) to the four-way stop at the intersection of Grim Lane and Woodland View Drive.

At the four-way stop, proceed straight on Blackbridge Road for approximately ½ mile to the first gate entrance to the RRC.  Make a right into the Resource Recovery Center and bear right toward the scales.

From Route 30: Follow the directions above from North George Street.

FirstEnergy’s meteorologists tell us that the frigid winter temperatures predicted over the next several days for Met-Ed’s service area will likely be accompanied by wind gusts of up to 45 mph. Fortunately, the leaves are off the trees lessening their resistance but downed trees and broken limbs usually accompany high winds and are a common cause of power outages.

Met-Ed has all available line crews scheduled to work a 24-hour rotation throughout this event. Additionally, we have contract crews on stand-by. Forestry and substation crews as well as support staff, such as fleet and warehouse, also will be working round the clock.

While Met-Ed crews strive to restore service as quickly as possible, the extreme temperatures create hazardous working conditions for Met-Ed crews and may prolong our restoration efforts. In locations where power is interrupted, we appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to restore power while keeping our employees and our customers safe.

For updated information on the company’s storm preparation efforts, current outages, Met-Ed’s storm restoration process, and tips for staying safe, customers are urged to visit our 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages. If an outage occurs, customers should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com. Immediately report any downed wires to Met-Ed or local police or fire department and never go near a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.

Please be safe and remember to always stay away from downed power lines!

Some common sense tips for getting through the cold weather include:

  • Close drapes, blinds and garage doors to retain heat.
  • Use a sturdy fireplace screen when using a fireplace or wood-burning stove to help prevent a house fire.
  • Never use a gas stove, charcoal grill or lantern intended for outdoor use inside your home as it could lead to a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide gas.
  • Only use space heaters designed for indoor use, and keep all heat sources at least three feet away from curtains, carpet or furniture that could catch on fire.
  • Avoid frozen pipes by opening faucets and maintaining a constant drip, or wrap pipes in insulation or layers of newspaper.
  • Use care when burning candles, especially around children or pets; burning candles can present a fire hazard.
  • Charge electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablet computers, and keep car charging cords for those devices handy in case of a power outage.
  • Keep a flashlight, portable radio and extra batteries in the event a power interruption occurs.
  • Never use a portable generator inside the house or a closed garage. Ensure the proper generator is selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, power coming into the home must be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back onto the utility lines, posing a danger to utility workers.
TURN YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE INTO A REAL GIFT!

The York County Solid Waste Authority is conducting a free Christmas tree recycling program for all York County residents. The program starts December 26, 2017 and continues through January 31, 2018. Residents may bring their trees to the parking lot located directly across the street from the Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township. In addition to the Authority’s collection site, the following businesses are accepting Christmas trees: Spring Valley Mulch in Dover, 292-3476 and H & H General Excavating in Spring Grove, 225-4669. Please call these locations for hours and directions. There is no fee to residents for this program. PLEASE REMOVE: ornaments, tinsel, lights and protective bags from your tree. Many municipalities now offer curbside Christmas tree collection for their residents. Call your municipal office to see if your municipality offers a curbside collection program.

Haulers collecting dedicated loads of Christmas trees in municipal programs will be accepted at no charge during regular business hours at the Authority’s Small Load Drop-off Facility at the Resource Recovery Center. Trees collected in these programs are taken to H & H General Excavating in Spring Grove to be recycled into mulch.

Directions to the parking lot across from the York County Resource Recovery Center:

From I-83: Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21. As you come off the exit ramp, get immediately into the far left turning lane and proceed to stoplight at intersection of Toronita Street and Rt. 30E (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection).

At the stoplight, turn left onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles and follow signs to Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off.

From Rt. 30: At the stoplight at the intersection of Toronita Street and Rt. 30 (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection), turn north onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles and follow signs to Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off.

This is the 30th year the Authority has conducted a Christmas tree recycling program.  The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery.  The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township; and owns and operates a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center and an Education Center.

Harrisburg, PA – As a tremendous number of people, businesses, and service organizations throughout the country begin collecting and donating goods and services to assist storm survivors in Texas, the Pennsylvania Department of State, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro want Pennsylvanians to know how they can best help and not hinder rescue and recovery efforts while also protecting themselves.

While donations of goods such as food and clothing are well-intentioned, unsolicited materials can overwhelm organizations that are tasked with helping survivors but are unprepared to store, sort and distribute large quantities of donated goods.

“This storm’s impact will be felt for years to come along the Gulf Coast,” said PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn, Jr. “Many people feel compelled to help those impacted by the storm, but please do so in a way that will truly help storm survivors, while also protecting yourself financially from those who might try to take advantage of your generosity.”

The most useful form of assistance is donations of money. Make check and credit card donations to well-established, charitable organizations that are assisting the flood relief effort. Monetary donations allow charitable organizations the flexibility to purchase items that are needed most, and, unlike material donations, entail no transportation costs.

All three agencies offered the following tips:

  • Do not give to a charity you know nothing about. Call the charity or do some research on your own. Search the name online — with the word “complaints” or “scams.” Check with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Do not donate over the phone unless you are familiar with the organization.
  • For door-to-door solicitors, ask to see the person’s identification and consider avoiding them altogether. Do not feel pressured into giving and allowing someone into your house.
  • Do not give credit card numbers, bank account numbers or other personal financial information over the phone. Never wire money to someone claiming to be a charity.
  • Whenever possible, write a check payable to the charity so you have a record of your donation. Or make a donation directly through a legitimate organization’s secure website, rather than a third-party website.
  • Don’t click links in unsolicited emails or on social media. Unless you previously donated to an organization, assume that an unsolicited donation request by email is a scam. Plus, links in emails or social media can unleash malware.

“It is a terrible thing to see the devastation that is occurring in Texas and throughout the Gulf region,” Secretary of State Pedro Cortés said. “As in any time of great need, generous Pennsylvanians are looking for ways they can help. We want to ensure their donations go to reputable organizations with a proven record of good service.”

Charitable organizations that solicit contributions in Pennsylvania must register with the department’s Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations if their gross annual contributions are more than $25,000. There are some statutory exclusions and exemptions to the registration requirement, for groups such as religious institutions, hospitals, and police, firefighter or veteran organizations.

To determine if a charitable group is properly registered, the public can search the Charities Online Database. The website also provides a list of organizations that have been subject to corrective actions taken by the Bureau. The public may also call 1-800-732-0999.

The Annual Charities Report online contains detailed information about charitable organizations registered in Pennsylvania and professional solicitors and fundraising counsels. For instance, the report outlines what percentage of every donated dollar goes to the charity and how much is charged by the solicitors or counsels for their services.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro noted the importance of protecting yourself while helping others.

“We care deeply about the victims from this terrible storm and want to help any way we can,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “We also want Pennsylvanians to be careful as they donate, and want to help them avoid the scam artists who always surface after natural disasters like this one. Our office is here to help you avoid being scammed.”

More helpful tips about informed giving can be found at the Charities section of the Department of State’s website. 

To file a complaint about any charity soliciting donations in the commonwealth, contact the Division of Investigations/Audits at 717-787-0700, by email at ra-stbeiciu@pa.gov, or by mail at 401 North St., Room 212, Harrisburg, PA, 17120,

If you believe you’ve been scammed, call the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. 1-800-441-2555 or email at scams@attorneygeneral.gov.

The HealthyWoman Program is offering free mammograms and PAP tests to those who qualify.  The HealthyWoman Program is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It is funded by the Department of Health and through a grant the department receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Solid Waste Authority web site, www.ycswa.com, will be off-line July 31-August 6, 2017 while they work to make it more user-friendly. If you need to contact them, please call them directly at 717-845-1066 with any inquiries.

The public comment period for the New Regional CBPRP (2018-2023) began today (July 19) and extends through August 18. Additionally, a Public Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9, at 6:00 pm. It will be held at the West Manchester Township Municipal Building located at 380 East Berlin Road, York. A copy of the Public Notice is attached.

The Draft Plan can be accessed on the York County Planning Commission website for reviewing, printing, and/or downloading. Click here to go directly to the area of their site relevant to this issue.

Following the public comment period, all comments received will be reviewed and changes made to the Draft Plan as needed.

A Free Summer Kids Series is coming to Frank Theatres! Starting June 6th and running through July, 27, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday morning at 10am Frank Theatres in the Queensgate Shopping Center will run a FREE family-friendly movie! Limited seating is available so try to arrive early to get seats.

Movie Schedule for 2017:

  • June 6th – 8th: The Angry Birds Movie
  • June 13th – 15th: Trolls
  • June 20th – 22nd: The Iron Giant
  • June 27th – 29th: Sing
  • July 4th – 6th: The Wizard of OZ
  • July 11th – 13th: The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 18th – 20th: The LEGO Batman Movie
  • July 25th – 27th: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Original)

Frank Theatres is located in the Queensgate Shopping Center at 2067 Springwood Road in York.

No bill payments for Water, Sewer or Tax bills are payable at the Borough office. Each payment needs to be sent to the address listed on the invoice. Yoe Borough is not responsible for any late fees or penalties for payments sent to the Borough in error. Taxes may be paid at the Borough office ONLY on the dates and times provided by the taxing authority.
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