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
September 22 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
September 21 & 30 2018
We all live in a watershed! Watershed weekend is fun for the whole family!
For more information please call 717-840-7430 or download the guide at www.watershedallianceofyork.org
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.
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!
Yoe Borough will hold Trick or Treat night on October 31, 2016 from 6 to 8PM. Witch Watch will take place with high school students in the area while the children will be out trick or treating. Please leave your porch light on if you plan to participate.
Are you looking for a getaway weekend that will rekindle the old fashioned Christmas spirit? Then plan to join us in Wellsboro on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 and the 33rd annual Dicken’s of a Christmas. Click here to learn more.
WHEREAS, on or about March 13, 2017, a Winter Storm “Stella”, 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 YOEmay 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 4:00 PM on Monday, March 13, 2017, remaining in effect through 8:00 AM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Broad Street will be closed beginning in June through August for paving. There will be no detour signs posted.
Monday, May 30th, 2017: Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, all Residential Penn Waste collections will be delayed one (1) day. Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday.
Yoe Borough wants to honor those who have served, or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. In addition to plans to re-vamp the Yoe Borough War Memorial, we are purchasing a Blue Star Plaque that will be placed in the Borough Office. Please contact the office if you know of anyone that should be recognized.
The York Solid Waste Authority’s Residential Electronics Recycling Program will not be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 due to the national holiday. Electronics recycling will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Due to the rain, the Broad Street paving project has been delayed. Due to this there will be np parking on Saturday July 15th.
The next MS4 stormwater meeting will be held September 5, 2017 during our monthly council meeting.
(Click here to view the original posting on the PA House Republican Caucus website)
Understanding the November Property Tax Ballot Question
By State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill
93rd Legislative District
When we go to our polling place next month on Election Day (Nov. 7), the ballot in front of us will contain the following question:
“Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction, rather than limit the exclusion to one-half of the median assessed value of all homestead property, which is the existing law?”
What does this mean? We will be asked to support or oppose an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would allow a local taxing authority – such as a county, school district or municipality – to exempt up to the entire median assessed value of residential properties from the property tax through what is known as the Homestead Exemption.
In 1997, the Pennsylvania Constitution was amended to allow local taxing authorities to reduce any homeowner’s property taxes by no more than 50 percent of the median assessed value of all “homesteads” or primary residences. On Election Day, we will have a choice to raise that figure to 100 percent.
If the November ballot question passes, the General Assembly must still pass legislation which would authorize taxing authorities to act. If that happens, local governments must then decide whether to exercise their option to reduce or eliminate property taxes. If the local taxing authority then chooses elimination, another funding stream would have to be put in place to make up for the lost revenue. Some choices include an Earned Income Tax or a Personal Income Tax.
It is important for us to understand we are NOT voting to do away with property taxes, nor are we voting to require our school districts and municipalities to eliminate them. We are simply giving our local elected officials the authority to do so.
Elected officials cannot openly advocate for or against a ballot question. What I can do is clearly lay out the facts for your consideration and decision. In York County, property taxes are a very big issue. This referendum offers a possible alternative. Some residents acknowledge property taxes are a heavy load to bear, yet see other ways of funding our schools as an even heavier load. Other residents desperately seek relief from property taxes and see this as a potential way out.
It is also necessary to clarify the difference between Senate Bill 76 and this ballot question. Senate Bill 76 focuses only on doing away with school property taxes, while this amendment applies to property taxes imposed by counties, municipalities and school districts. The proposed constitutional amendment does not require any of these taxing authorities to exclude 100 percent of the assessed value of the homestead. It simply allows for the option. While the majority of the constituents I represent support full property tax elimination and may question support of this constitutional amendment because full homestead exclusion may not be possible for the school district or taxing authority today, this amendment would provide flexibility to those entities in the future.
Advocates for passage of this constitutional amendment believe it would signify a desire for property tax reform and create momentum, while defeat of this amendment could make the goal of property tax elimination more elusive. My simple request is that we, the voters, carefully weigh the issue before Election Day. This question will be on every ballot at every polling place in the Commonwealth. Let us all exercise our privilege of the vote and make our choice on Nov. 7.
Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill
93rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott Little
Yoe Borough Council would like to welcome Mr. Dustin Claycomb to Council. Mr. Claycomb is filling the seat vacated by Regan Strausbaugh. Mr. Claycomb was appointed to a two year term during the February Council meeting. Council would also like to express appreciation for everyone who submitted a letter of interest.
York County Treasurer’s office will be available to collect taxes on April 12th from 3 to 4:30, at the Borough office. Residents may also mail in tax payments, or take them to the Treasurers office located at 28 East Market Street.
There is an open council seat due to the death of Regan Strausbaugh. Anyone interested should submit a letter of interest to the Borough Office. In order to be qualified for the position, you must be at least 18 years old, and have been a Borough resident for at least one year. The term would be for a two year period. After the two year period the appointed Council member would have to run for election.
We are also looking to appoint someone to the Zoning Hearing board. The Zoning Hearing Board only meets as needed to make a determination on special exceptions requested by property owners. This is a three year term.
We are also looking to appoint someone to the Water Authority, this is also a three year term.
Yoe Borough Council mourns the loss of fellow councilman, Regan Strausbaugh. Mr. Strausbaugh had been a resident of Yoe for many years, and had served on Council since 2012. Regan will truly be missed.
Click here to view his obituary.