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COVID-19

Millcreek Township is monitoring the latest on the COVID-19 virus and protocol.  For now, the Township offices will remain open.  For the safety of our staff, we are strongly encouraging residents to not come to the Township office unless absolutely necessary.  Questions can be addressed via phone or email.  We appreciate your cooperation during this very extraordinary time period.

Township office:  610-589-4750    e-mail:  millcreektwp@comcast.net

Police Department:  610-589-4066   If an emergency situation please call 911    

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COVID-19        CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION

Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services has created a dedicated website for COVID-19.  This website will provide the public with real-time information in the areas of public facing businesses, extended care facilities, schools, and faith-based organizations as a start.  The website will utilize the LCDES Helpdesk Ticket System which will be vetted through THEIR department.

The link to the website is: http://covid19.lcdes.org/

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COVID-19

**Because the Township continues to be in the Yellow Phase for reopening, which still restricts the number allowed for gathering to 25, and due to the size of the meeting room, allowing for social distancing, the meeting room only allows seating to 10 chairs.  Masks must be worn! Therefore, the agenda will continue to be posted on-line by close of business Wed. July 1st.  Should anyone have any comments or questions on the agenda items listed you may call the Township office:  610-589-4750 during regular business hours as well as during the meeting.  You may also e-mail:  millcreektwp@comcast.net  we will be monitoring the e-mail as well during the meeting.

Thank you for your cooperation, stay safe and stay well!

 

July 2, 2020

Opening of meeting-

Public Comment  

HEARING – proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance text & map – flood plain management

SOLICITOR:

  • Ordinance #061020

Adjournment

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CONCERNING AMENDMENTS

TO THE MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Supervisors of Millcreek Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, that it will meet in public session at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building, 81 East Alumni Avenue, Newmanstown, Pennsylvania, 17073, on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, to conduct a hearing on Millcreek Township proposed Ordinance No. 061020.  This hearing has been continued from the previously scheduled date of June 10, 2020.  The title of proposed Ordinance No. 061020 is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING ALL PERSONS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESSES, AND CORPORATIONS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR ANY CONSTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH PERMITS; SETTING FORTH CERTAIN MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AREAS OF THE Township of Millcreek WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING; AND ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR ANY PERSONS WHO FAIL, OR REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH, THE REQUIREMENTS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE.

The particular nature of the matters to be considered at the hearing are proposed amendments to the text of the Millcreek Township Zoning Ordinance.  These amendments repeal the text of Article 14, GFP–General Floodplain District and replace it with new Article 14–Floodplain District regulations that meet the new national flood insurance program minimum requirements to ensure continued participation by the Millcreek Township community in the National Flood Insurance Program.  These amendments also amend the Millcreek Township Zoning Map by making changes in the Floodplain District boundaries consistent with the updated flood hazard maps prepared by FEMA.

Copies of the proposed ordinance and copies of the proposed amended zoning map may be examined without charge or may be obtained for the cost thereof at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building, 81 East Alumni Avenue, Newmanstown, Pennsylvania, 17073, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., prevailing time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Copies of these documents may also be viewed on the Millcreek Township website at millcreektownship.info.

All interested parties and residents of Millcreek Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, are invited to attend the hearing, where they may obtain information on this proposed ordinance and where they shall have the opportunity to be heard.

By order of the Board of Supervisors, Millcreek Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

 

Dan Hogeland

Chairman

 

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ATTENTION TAXPAYERS

At a special meeting held April 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM the Board of Supervisors moved to extend the 2020 tax deadlines as follows for both the Real Estate taxes and Per Capita taxes:

  • Discount period deadline extended from April 30 to June 30;
  • Base-rate period deadline extended from June 30 to October 31;
  • Penalty period extended from July 1 to November 1.

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENACT ORDINANCE

MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP

LEBANON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 061020

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Millcreek, County of Lebanon, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that it shall consider proposed Ordinance No. 061020 at a special meeting on Thursday July 2, 2020, and subsequently, if appropriate, at that meeting or at a subsequent public meeting held within 60 days of the date of publication of this notice, may enact an ordinance the title of which is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING ALL PERSONS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESSES, AND CORPORATIONS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR ANY CONSTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH PERMITS; SETTING FORTH CERTAIN MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AREAS OF THE Township of Millcreek WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING; AND ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR ANY PERSONS WHO FAIL, OR REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH, THE REQUIREMENTS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE.

A brief summary of the proposed Ordinance is as follows.  Amends the official zoning map to reflect changes to the Floodplain District boundaries to be consistent with updated flood hazard maps prepared by FEMA.  Repeals Article 14, FP-Floodplain District regulations and replaces it with a new Article 14, FP-Floodplain District regulations as follows:  Section 1401 sets forth the intent of the ordinance.  Section 1402 requires a permit from the floodplain administrator prior to any construction or development.  Section 1403 provides that the ordinance supersedes other conflicting provisions except those that are more restrictive, provides that permitted uses shall be those of the nearest zoning district, and resolves conflicts by applying the more restrictive provisions.  Section 1404 provides for severability.  Section 1405 provides a warning and disclaimer of liability.  Section 1406 designates the township zoning officer as the floodplain administrator.  Section 1407 requires permits.  Section 1408 sets forth the duties and responsibilities of the floodplain administrator.  Section 1409 provides for application procedures and requirements.  Section 1410 allows plans and applications to be provided to other agencies for review and comment.  Section 1411 prohibits changes after the issuance of a permit without the written consent of the floodplain administrator.  Section 1412 requires the issuance and display of a placard.  Section 1413 provides time limits for the start of construction and completion of construction.  Section 1414 provides enforcement procedures.  Section 1415 provides appeal procedures.  Section 1416 identifies floodplain areas.  Section 1417 describes and provides special requirements for the following identified floodplain areas: Floodway Area; AE Area/District; A Area/District; AO and AH Area/District; and Community Identified Flood Hazard Areas.  Section 1418 provides for the revision of identified floodplain areas.  Section 1419 provides the procedure for boundary disputes.  Section 1420 provides procedures where there are jurisdictional boundary changes.  Section 1421 sets forth technical provisions for the following: the alteration or relocation of a watercourse; encroachments; minimizing the obstruction of water flow; making other codes, ordinances, and regulations applicable; and coordinating with neighboring municipality programs.  Section 1422 sets forth elevation and floodproofing requirements for residential structures, non-residential structures, and historic structures.  Section 1423 provides design and construction standards for the following: fill; drainage facilities; water and sanitary sewer facilities and systems; other utilities; streets; storage; placement of buildings and structures; anchoring; floors, walls, and ceilings; paints and adhesives; electrical components; equipment; fuel supply systems; and coordinates with the Uniform Construction Code.  Section 1424 prohibits development that may endanger human life and sets forth a list of materials and substances considered dangerous to human life.  Section 1425 requires hydrologic and hydraulic engineering analyses for certain subdivision and development proposals where base flood elevation data are not available.  Section 1426 sets forth special requirements for manufactured homes.  Section 1427 sets forth requirements for recreational vehicles.  Section 1428 sets forth a list of prohibited activities within any identified floodplain area.  Section 1429 exempts existing structures from being required to make changes or improvements.  Section 1430 sets forth requirements when an improvement is to be made to an existing structure.  Section 1431 provides for variances.  Section 1432 sets forth variance procedures and conditions.  Sections 1433 and 1434 provide definitions for words and phrases used in the ordinance.  Section 1435 provides an effective date.

Copies of Proposed Ordinance No. 061020 and copies of the proposed amended zoning map may be examined without charge or may be obtained for cost thereof at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building, 81 East Alumni Avenue, Newmanstown, PA, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, prevailing time, excluding holidays.  Copies of these documents may also be viewed on the Millcreek Township website at millcreektownship.info.

By order of the Board of Supervisors, Millcreek Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Dan Hogeland

Chairman

 

 

 

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ATTENTION

The Lebanon County Tire Collection, which was to be held on April 29th, 2020, has been postponed until November 4th, 2020. The times (8am to 6pm) and place (Expo) will remain the same.

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As we approach the winter season, our road crew has begun preparations for the possible impending snow and ice that winter brings.  Please remember our policies remain the same: Plowing – priority one roads first and all other roads as time and conditions permit.  However, if an emergency situation occurs, the Lebanon Co. dispatch can alert the road crews, and we will do everything in our power to assist the fire company or ambulance in getting to your area as quickly as possible. If you live in the village of Newmanstown or Newburg Village Development and have available off-street parking, the road department would suggest that during a snowstorm you park your vehicles and any recreational vehicles off-street,  allowing them to plow closer to the curbs.  This will allow safer and more convenient parking along the streets after the snow has ended. 

Priority 1 Roads: A) State Rd. 2021 from intersection with State Rd. 2015 & PA Route 897; B) State Rd. 2015 from intersection with PA Route 419 & continuing into Kleinfeltersville; C) State Rd. 2023 from intersection of PA Route 419 & S. Sheridan Rd. to the end of State Rd. 632 S. Mountain Rd.; D) T610 (Richland Rd.); E) T362 (Stricklerstown Rd.; F) All snow emergency routes. 

Priority 2 Roads: A) State Rd. 2014 from the intersection with N. Sheridan Rd. & N. Fort Zellers Rd. to the Berks County line; B) North & South Fort Zellers Rd.; C) T361 (E. & W. Bethany Rd.); D) T315 (Cocalico Rd.); E) T311 (E. & W. Texter Mission Rd.); F) T313 (Texter Mountain Rd.); G) T317 (Eagles Peak Rd.); H) T364 (Stricklerstown Loop Rd.); I) T310 (Round Barn Rd.); J) T367 (E. & W. Alumni Ave.);

Priority 3 Roads: A) T612 (Krumstown Rd.); B) T620 (Kalbach Rd.); C) T363 (Hogeland Rd.); D) T604 (Dierwechter Rd.); E) T355 (Hackman Rd.); F) T600 (Chapel Rd.); G) T601 (Perri Ave.) & T603 (Howam St.); H)

T366 (Cardinal Rd.) & T368 (Cherry Ln.); I) T620 (Stouchsburg Rd.); J) T640 (Sonnens Rd.); K) T650 (Newburg Dr.); L) T651 (Treeline Dr.); M) T652 (Village Dr.); N) T655 (Edgemont Lane); O) T449 (Garden Drive); P) T653 (Abbey Lane); Q) T654 (Progress Dr. );  R)  T645 (Central Dr.); S) T647 (Cottage Ln.); T) T660 (Morgan Drive); U) T665 (Lester Lane); V) T633 (Sweetwater Lane); W) T661 (Hillside Dr.) & T662 (Eagle View Dr.).

Priority 4 Roads: A) T608 (Rod & Gun Rd.); B) T607 (Stump Rd.); C) T612 (Setherb Rd.); D) T373 (Martins Rd.); E) T371 (Church Rd.); F) All alleys within the village of Newmanstown

Snow Emergency RoutesMain St., Sheridan Rd., Memorial Blvd., Parish Ave., Park Dr., Newburg Dr., Treeline Dr., Abbey Ln., Village Dr., Central Dr., Cottage Ln., Garden Dr., Meadow Dr., Overlook Ln., Sweetwater Ln., and parts of the following streets:  Edgemont Ln., Eagle View Dr., and Hillside Dr. are posted as snow emergency routes.  Please try to remove vehicles as soon as possible when a snow emergency is declared. It is very important to have vehicles removed from Snow Emergency routes so that the state and township road crews may do their jobs more quickly and efficiently. Vehicles not removed may be subject to a fine, and may be towed at your expense.  Radio stations WLBR and WQIC 100 FM are notified when a snow emergency is declared and should be listened to during any winter storm. TV Stations: NBC 8, ABC 27 Snow watch and CBS 21.

Sidewalksa pathway of not less than 30″ must be cleared within 24 hours after the end of a winter storm.  If you or one of your neighbors leave the township for the winter, or are physically unable to clear your sidewalks please make arrangements to have them cleared for you by someone reliable.

Fire hydrantsmay not be covered with snow or ice, nor may any snow or ice removed from sidewalks or driveways be placed on the street or roadway.  This action could result in fines.

Please also remember, snow plow drivers do not intentionally  push snow into your driveways after you’ve cleared it, but the snow will obviously go back into any available openings in the path of the plow.  It is the drivers responsibility to make the roadways as safe as possible.

     We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during the upcoming winter season!       ˆ

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