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Brush & Leaf Collection – Spring 2015.  Greene Township will be commencing brush and leaf collection this spring beginning on the following dates:  Brush – Monday, March 30.  Leaves – Monday, April 13.  See below for details.

Greene Township Ice Skating Rink.  The outdoor ice skating rink has been installed at the Township Park for your use over the winter months.  Use of the rink will be open to the public during normal park hours only – dawn to dusk.  Further information and daily updates can be found on our Park Information page.

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.

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 1 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.

Newsletter – Winter 2015.  To view our latest newsletter click Here.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Spring Brush & Leaf Collection

Greene Township will be commencing brush and leaf collection this spring beginning on the following dates:

Brush – Monday, March 30, 2015

Leaves – Monday, April 13, 2015

The brush and leaves must be placed for pickup on the first day of their respective collection schedules. 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 4 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. If the brush and leaves are not separated, they will not be collected.  Please avoid placing brush and leaves next to mailboxes, fence posts, etc. as they can be damaged by the equipment.

 

 

Spring Bulk Collection

Bulk Collection days for Spring 2015 have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

Friday, April 10, 2015    7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, April 11, 2015    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 Spring. We can only accept standard car or pick-up truck tires. Rims and tires must be separated.

 

 

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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