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Areas collected as of Tuesday, November 25, 4:00 PM:  Leaf Collection Map

 

Current News

Supervisors Board Meeting Cancellation.  The Greene Township Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 25th has been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled.

Office Closed.  The Township office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Composting Facility Closed.  The composting facility will be closed Friday, November 28th.  It will be open Saturday, November 29th.

Township Park News.  The Greene Township Park Baseball/Softball Field is no longer available for use this fall due to maintenance.  The field should be available by spring of 2015.

 

 

Other News

Eagle Rock Project

Eagle Rock ProjectAt the regular meeting of the Greene Township Board of Supervisors held on Tuesday July 22, 2014, the Board reviewed a presentation by Mr. Kyle Shenk of The Conservation Fund, Pennsylvania Office.  The presentation and request for support was related to the purchase and acquisition of a 1,100 acre property in Greene Township known as the Eagle Rock Project. This property once owned by Glatfelter Pulpwood Company and most recently by a timber investment/development company in Atlanta, GA is located along the western edge of South Mountain near White Church Road, Henry Road, Heisey Road and Stillhouse Hollow Road and adjoins the Michaux State Forest.

The Conservation Fund is proposing to purchase the land and then transfer to DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) to be included as an extension of the Michaux State Forest.  The property is also adjacent to Guilford Water Authority property and in close proximity to multiple agriculture properties which have been previously enrolled in the Franklin County Agriculture Preservation and Conservation Easement program.

The total project is approximately 4 million dollars with 3 million from various state and federal entities, agencies and grants and 1 million dollars funding for completion of the project. Mr. Shenk stated that $750,000 has already been pledged with the remaining $250,000 requested from Greene Township.

After review and discussion of the project, the Board unanimously voted to approve the funding request of the $250,000, payable over the next three years out of the Townships’ Farmland/Open Space Preservation budget line item.

“Rarely does an opportunity come along such as this, to be able to preserve open space and protect watershed resources for generations to come while at the same time opening a large parcel of forested ground to residents and visitors of Greene Township for recreation opportunities is truly unique, this worthy project has multiple benefits.” noted Supervisor Travis Brookens.

Click Here to view the Eagle Rock Handout.

 

Fall 2014 Bulk Day Statistics

The Greene Township Board of Supervisors offer their thanks to residents for participation in the Fall 2014 Bulk Collection event.  We had a very busy and successful two days of bulk collection.  816 vehicles passed through our facility dropping off a variety of items.  We collected 17.67 tons of scrap metal, 63 skid loads of electronics and 563 tires for recycling.  Dates for our Spring Bulk Collection have not been set at this time. We will post the dates on our website early 2015 and in our Spring Newsletter.

 

Changes at the Composting Facility

Greene CardsBeginning April 1, 2014, Greene Township will be implementing a new procedure for purchasing mulch and compost at our Composting Facility.  Residents of Greene Township will be required to obtain a prepaid card called a GREENE CARD.  Cards are now available for purchase.  Click Here for more information.  Also, there will be new operating hours beginning April 1, 2014.  See below for details.

 

Septic Tank Pumping

As part of our sewage management program all septic tanks in the Township are required to be pumped and inspected every three (3) years by a licensed pumper/hauler.  We would like to remind residents that District 3 septic tank pumping is required this year.  If you are not aware of which District you reside please click Here to view our location map.

 

Conococheague Trailway

A Feasibility Study for the Conococheague Trailway in Greene Township, Guilford Township, and Chambersburg Borough is complete.  Visit our Trailway Feasibility Study page for more information.

 

Are you in Compliance with Pennsylvania’s Manure Management Requirements?

All operations that have animals need to develop and implement a written Manure Management Plan.  This includes the backyard owners of horses, goats, sheep, etc.  Click Here for more information.

 

Greene Township Park

Please visit the Park Information page for information on the new and existing recreation facilities located at our Park. We are taking reservations for our 3 Picnic Pavilions for fall 2014.

 

 

Fall Brush & Leaf Collection

Greene Township will be commencing fall brush and leaf pickup beginning on the following dates:

Brush collection is complete for the season.

Leaves: Monday, November 17, 2014

The collection crew will make ONE pass through the Township. Please place your brush and rake your leaves to the edge of your yard, no further than four feet from the edge of the pavement of the road. Do NOT bag your leaves. Brush should be no longer than 8 feet in length and no bigger than 3 inches in diameter. The brush and leaves must be on separate piles in order for the Township machinery to collect it and must be placed for pick-up on the first day of the collection schedule. If the brush and leaves are not separated, they will not be collected. Do NOT place brush and leaves next to mailboxes, fence posts, etc. as they can be damaged by the equipment.

 

 

Composting Facility

Wednesdays & Fridays -  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturdays  -  8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:  300 Mickey Inn Road

Beginning April 1, 2014, Greene Township will be implementing a new procedure for purchasing mulch and compost at our Composting Facility.  Residents of Greene Township will be required to obtain a prepaid card called a GREENE CARD.  Click Here for more information.

This schedule will continue throughout the year except on holidays, holiday weekends, or special events such as bulk collection days. If the compost facility will be closed, signs will be posted at the gates.  The composting facility accepts most types of yard waste except grass clippings.  Brush should be no longer than 8 feet in length and no bigger than 3 inches in diameter.  At various times during the year, after completing the composting process, leaf compost and bark mulch are available for pick-up.  Material is on a first come first served basis.  You may stop by the facility on Mickey Inn Road during regular hours to check on availability.  All material generated by the composting facility is available only to current township residents (photo identification or Greene Township identification sticker will be required) at a cost of $10.00 per large bucket scoop. No dump truck loads permitted.

  

 

Greene Township Identification Stickers

Township Supervisors are providing identification vehicle stickers, free of charge, to any resident providing photo identification verification at the Township office or Compost Facility.

– Sticker will be used on Bulk Days and at the Compost as proof of residency.

Any questions to above matters, please contact Township Supervisors at (717) 263-9160.

 

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