Greene Township – Franklin County



Greene Township Office Closed

Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day

Construction on Route 233 Bridge over Carbaugh Run 

Bridge Construction Update

The bridge that carries Route 233 (Rocky Mountain Road) over Carbaugh Run in Greene Township, Franklin County, is closed to all traffic. During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 233 to a temporary road on Rocky Mountain Road (DCNR access) to Route 30. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Route 30 (Lincoln Way East) and Route 233 (Rocky Mountain Road and Pine Grove Road) to assist with the movement of traffic. The new bridge should reopen in late May.

This bridge is referred to as JV-248 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email


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Christmas Tree Collection – Beginning Monday, January 8, 2018

  • The collection crew will make ONE pass through the Township.
  • Trees must be placed for pick-up by the first day of the collection schedule.  No return trips will be made.
  • Please place your tree at the edge of your yard, no further than 4 feet from the edge of the pavement of the road.
  • Do not bag your tree.
  • We ask for your patience as it may take a few days to complete the entire Township.

Public Service Announcement

A portion of Greene Township previously served by the Chambersburg Borough ambulance service will now be served by Holy Spirit EMS.  If you receive a pamphlet from Holy Spirit EMS you are located in the affected area.  If you are interested in their subscription program please look at what they have to offer.

Greene Township is not affiliated with nor are we promoting the subscription plan.  We do however want you to be aware of their program if you are interested.

This change was implemented to insure that the closest EMS unit will respond to an emergency.

Please direct any questions you may have to the number provided in the pamphlet.

Brush & Leaf Collection are complete for the season.  Our next collection will be in the spring of 2018.  We will post dates on our website, Facebook page, and in our spring newsletter.  If you have any brush or leaves that you’d like to dispose of before then, our Composting Facility will be open this winter.  Please scroll down for more details.

Latest Township News


$100,000 Grant for Watershed Restoration Project in Greene Township

Rep. Rob Kauffman announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved $100,000 for the removal of two dams located in Greene Township, Franklin County.

“This project is important for the community in terms of recreation, but also for the health of a local pond and creek that are a part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” said Kauffman. “I have advocated strongly for this funding and am pleased to have this project chosen to receive a grant that will help move this plan forward.”

The project consists of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Greene Township working together to assist Scotland Campus in removing two dams that are currently impounding Conococheague Creek.

Once the dams are removed, an inlet and piping can be installed to properly maintain water flow to the recreational pond. Removing the two Scotland Pond Dams will restore approximately 1,000 feet of previously impounded aquatic habitat, help alleviate public safety hazards and decrease localized flooding.

“Greene Township would like to thank Representative Kauffman for his work and support in acquiring grant monies for this restoration project. We look forward to working with the Fish and Boat Commission and property owners to complete the dam removals and revitalize this valuable stretch of the Conococheague Creek,” said Todd Burns, chairman of the Greene Township Board of Supervisors.

Scotland Campus has also agreed to provide land near the stream and the pond to Greene Township for the creation of a water trail along the creek.



Greene Township Now on Facebook

Check out our new Facebook page!  There you can find information on road projects, upcoming services and events, and community happenings.  Don’t have a Facebook account?  No worries because you can access our page without one.  Click on Facebook link below to visit our page.



Franklin County Transportation Plan

Franklin County is updating its Long-Range Transportation Plan and is asking for your assistance.  They have created a website that includes a survey and a mapping tool to obtain public input on transportation problem areas around the County.

The best long-range transportation plans reflect input from a wide range of perspectives, and they want yours!  You can help identify problems with roads, intersections, sidewalks, bicycle routes, bus service, etc., and help evaluate the best ways to address these issues.  Please visit their website for additional information.

Park News


Picnic Pavilions

Beginning January 2, 2018 pavilion rentals at the Greene Township Municipal Park will be based on an hourly rate as follows:

Pavilion #1 (Medium):  $20 per hour

Pavilion #2 (Small):  $15 per hour

Pavilion #3 (Large):  $28 per hour

Pavilion #4 (New):  $15 per hour

Reservations for the 2018 calendar year are available at this time.  Call the Township office to reserve your pavilion, date and time.  717-263-9160

Click Here for additional information.


Playground Improvement Project

Greene Township is excited to announce that the newest addition to our park is now OPEN!  The project included two sets of playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, a pavilion, and an outdoor solar charging station.  Stop by and check it out!  Click on the photo below to see more.



Greene Township Park Bench Memorial Plaques

The Greene Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Aladdin Awards, is now offering personalized plaques to honor the memory of a loved one.  Your plaque will be displayed on one of our numerous benches located throughout the Township Park.  For additional information please click on the image below.

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Township News


New Area Code Overlay for 717 Region

A new 223 area code will be added to the area served by 717.  Please click Here for details.


Winter 2018 Newsletter:

Click HERE to view.


New Stop Signs – Main Street Fayetteville


Four way stop signs have been installed at the intersection of Main Street Fayetteville/Mont Alto Road/Coldspring Road.  As requested by the Greene Township Supervisors, PennDOT conducted an engineering and traffic study and determined that a four way stop is warranted at the intersection.  Please be aware of this change as you travel Main Street Fayetteville.



Septic Tank Pumping

As part of our sewage management program all septic tanks in Greene 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 – 2017.  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.

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. One bucket scoop is approximately 2 cubic yards. 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.

Miscellaneous Information






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


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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.


Find My Ride




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 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 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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