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Home Run Derby

Home Run Derby FlyerGreene Township Park will be hosting a Home Run Derby to Fight Drug Addiction in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  It is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 (rain date is August 28).  The cost is $10 per person to participate – please bring cash for entry fee.  Registration begins at 10:00 am and the Derby Event begins at 11:00 am.  There will be brackets for men, women, boys and girls.

Assignment of time slots will occur upon check-in by the participants.  Each 1st round participant will be given a time slot and 4 minutes to hit as many home runs as possible.  The first round is with a pitching machine.  The highest 10 scores from the first round in each bracket will move on to the second round (if there are at least 20 participants in the category).  If there are less than 20, then the top 50% of the first round participants will move to the second round.

We hope you join in on the fun for this worthy cause!  Click on the Flyer for registration and sponsorship information.

 

Township News

Summer/Fall Newsletter.  Click HERE for our latest newsletter.

 

Grass Clippings Prohibited on Township Roads

Greene Township and the State of Pennsylvania prohibit grass clippings being thrown onto roadways.  Grass clippings that are blown onto roads or left on sidewalks are eyesores that make neighborhoods less attractive.  The residue is not only unsightly but can clog storm drains.  It also creates a hazard for motorcyclists – grass on the road, especially wet grass, is very slick.

If you are still not convinced, the placement of grass or any other obstructions onto a Township roadway is a violation of State law.  In doing so, you create liability for yourself as well as the Township in the event your actions result in injury to a user of the roadway.

Section 2326 of the Second Class Township Code provides that any person who obstructs any public road or commits any nuisance thereon, commits a summary offense.  This includes the placement of grass onto the public roadway.  Violators may be prosecuted as provided by law.

So, if your grass clippings happen to end up on the road please take a few extra minutes and use your leaf blower or a broom to place it back onto your lawn.  Your neighbors will appreciate it.

 

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 2 septic tank pumping is required this year – 2016.  If you are not aware of which District you reside please click Here to view our location map.

 

Appointments to Greene Township Boards

The Greene Township Board of Supervisors is currently seeking residents of the Township interested in serving on a Township Board (Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board).  If interested, please submit an application/resume to our office for consideration should a vacancy occur. Any questions in this regard may be directed to the Board of Supervisors at 263-9160.

 

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.

 

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Composting Facility

Wednesdays & Fridays –  8:00 AM to 2:00 PMGreene Cards

Saturdays  –  8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:  300 Mickey Inn Road

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

The composting facility 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 Facility as proof of residency.

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

 

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811: Call Before You Dig – PA One Call

Safe digging is no accident. Know what’s below—dial 811 before you dig.

If you plan to dig for any reason, you must call 811 at least three days before digging to get your underground utilities marked.

The national “Call Before You Dig” number, 811 connects homeowners and contractors with the Pennsylvania One Call System. This organization informs utility companies of a homeowner’s intent to dig and provides the opportunity for utility companies to mark buried pipes and cables before digging commences, protecting both the utility lines and homeowners.

No matter how large or small the project is, it’s important to know what’s below. Call 811 if you are installing a fence or deck, or digging for a mailbox post, patio or other excavation project. Calling 811 can prevent a potentially dangerous situation, as well as saving homeowners and contractors potentially costly repair bills.

This service is free for homeowners, and it’s the law. The 811 “Call Before You Dig” hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For more information on digging safely in Pennsylvania, visit www.PAOneCall.org.

 

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DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians to Maintain Home Heating Oil Tanks

Now that autumn is upon us, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages residents to take precautions before filling their home heating oil tanks. Poorly maintained or leaking home heating oil tanks can pose a fire risk, diminish indoor air quality, or contaminate groundwater.

One in five Pennsylvania homes uses heating oil to stay warm in the winter. Owners of home heating oil tanks should consider inspecting indoor and outdoor home heating oil tanks for potential problems prior to refilling them. Preventing leaks will save owners energy and money, in addition to protecting owners’ health.

Cleaning up a spill caused by a heating oil tank can cost up to $50,000 and may not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. Homeowners can check with their insurance provider to see whether coverage is available.

DEP encourages homeowners to consider these tips:

  • For safety reasons, always assume the tank contains at least some oil;
  • Routinely inspect the exterior of the tank and all attached equipment;
  • Check for signs of rusting on the tank and its structural supports;
  • Examine the tank’s fill line and feed line to the furnace for leaks;
  • Never tip over or empty a tank onto the ground;
  • Enlist a professional to perform maintenance or alterations to a heating oil tank system; and
  • Recognize that wet spots or odors near the tank may signal a problem.

When fuel is delivered, make certain that the home address is clearly visible and the tank’s fill line is clearly marked. If a resident cannot be home when fuel oil is delivered, mark the fill pipe with a red flag or marker and inform the oil company of the location. Ensure that any disconnected fill pipes are permanently sealed and cannot be opened.

Residents who think their oil tank may have a problem should immediately contact their oil company for help.

For more information about maintaining a home heating oil tank, click Here or call DEP’s Division of Storage Tanks at 717-772-5599.

 

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PennDOT’s “FindMyRidePA” Helps Veterans & People with Disabilities with their Transportation Needs

Now it’s easier and more affordable than ever to get where you need to go on your schedule.

That’s because the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is expanding its FindMyRidePA service to new areas, including Franklin County, so eligible residents can more easily access convenient and low-cost shared ride transportation.

Use FindMyRidePA.com to learn about your fixed and shared ride transportation options, including some that pick you up at home and drop you off at your destination as simply and affordably as possible.

FindMyRidePA is a great resource for senior citizens, veterans, persons with disabilities, and those with transportation needs. Our residents deserve safe, reliable and convenient transportation to lead productive, healthier and more satisfying lives.

If you are already a Shared Ride user:

  • Go to FindMyRidePA.com on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Then sign in using your Shared Ride ID, county of residence and date of birth.
  • Enter the date, time, location and purpose of your trip.
  • Choose the option you want – and your trip is booked.

It’s that simple.

You can also use FindMyRidePA to see your planned trips, email the plan to yourself or someone else, or cancel your reservation.

If you are not a Shared Ride user and want more information about the program call 1-844-PA4-RIDE.

About FindMyRidePA

FindMyRidePA is sponsored by a partnership between PennDOT and rabbittransit with support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Discounted Shared Ride services are sponsored by the Commonwealth and is paid for by the Pennsylvania Lottery and other funding sources.

 

 

 

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