Newsletter – Summer/Fall 2014. To view our latest newsletter click Here.
Eagle Rock Project
At 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.
Spring 2014 Bulk Day Statistics
Greene Township had a very busy and successful two days of bulk collection this past spring. 911 vehicles passed through our facility dropping off a variety of items. Statistics covering the two days of collection can be found Here. We received a Certificate of Recycling from eLoop llc for participating in the Covered Device Recycling Act per the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Changes at the Composting Facility
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. 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.
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 Bulk Collection
Bulk Collection days for Fall 2014 have been scheduled for the following dates and times:
Friday, September 12, 2014 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The collection will be at the Township building located at 1145 Garver Lane in the village of Scotland. This service is provided to the residents (not commercial) of Greene Township from the Supervisors. Residents should bring drivers license as a form of identification or have a Greene Township identification sticker on the vehicle. A bulky item is an item that will not fit in your garbage container or weighs more than 50 pounds. Bulky items must be free of all garbage. Building materials, loose material, and items that can be broken down to fit in a garbage container are not bulky items and will NOT be accepted. Please do NOT bring liquefied paints, spray cans, fuel drums, and other hazardous materials. We are unable to accept them. In addition, construction debris will NOT be accepted. Arrangements need to be made with the landfill to dump construction debris. We will accept items not picked up by your regular trash service but we do NOT accept regular household trash (bags of garbage, recyclables, etc). Yard waste is also NOT accepted during bulk collection. Greene Township accepts yard waste on a regular basis at our composting facility on Mickey Inn Road.
Vehicle batteries will be accepted again. We continue to accept 20 lb. propane bottles as well as up to eight tires per household for disposal this fall. We can only accept standard car or pick-up truck tires. Rims and tires must be separated.
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: We will be accepting “covered” electronic devices this fall. Covered devices include: desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals & televisions.
The Composting Facility will be closed during Bulk Days!
Wednesdays & Fridays - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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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