CHRISTMAS AT THE SQUARE is scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd, 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Come celebrate the beginning of the holidays with us at the Square in Manchester Borough for caroling and observance of this Christmas season. The Northeastern School District Brass Choir will perform and Santa and Mrs. Santa will arrive by fire engine! Northeastern Women of Today will serve cookies and hot chocolate to keep us warm. We’ll see you there!
LEAF COLLECTION IN MANCHESTER BOROUGH AND EAST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP. This is a cooperative effort between the municipalities to bring you a needed service.
Collection is scheduled to begin the first week of November, and will continue throughout November into the first week in December, depending on the weather. Leaves will be picked up in the Township throughout the workweek, with the exception of WEDNESDAYS when leaves will be collected in Manchester Borough. Specific information may be obtained from the municipalities.
BOROUGH RESIDENTS THAT CARE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEAF COLLECTION SERVICE SHOULD FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES BELOW:
· Rake piles of leaves to the curb. They must be IN the street, not the yard, grass strip, or sidewalk.
· Place leaves in windrows, long narrow piles, for easier pick up. The piles should be no higher or wider than three feet. Approximately thirty feet is needed for the sweeper to pull into the curb to collect the leaves and thirty feet on the other side of the windrows to pull away from the curb. Unfortunately, in some sections of town due to parking constraints, this collection space might not be available. Neighbors working together can solve this problem by collectively parking their vehicles to allow sufficient space for leaf collection.
· Cars should not be parked within the collection space, and NEVER over the leaves, as the leaves could ignite.
· No trash, brush, or animal waste is permitted. Piles with trash will NOT be collected.
LEAVES WILL BE COLLECTED ON WEDNESDAYS EVERY WEEK, IF WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE. THE SUGGESTED START DATE IS NOVEMBER 1st IN THE BOROUGH. PLEASE CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARD IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE TO VERIFY THE COLLECTION START UP DATE AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
As with any such endeavor, the collection process may be cumbersome. We will appreciate your assistance and patience. THANK YOU
MUNICIPAL BEAUTIFICATION - The Council is pleased that leaf collection in Fall and street sweeping in Spring provide successful services for residents. Please check the web site and the sign at the borough office for scheduling. We also need your assistance to trim back the grass that is growing between the curb, sidewalks, and street in front of your house. Please sweep up your grass clipping from the sidewalk and street. Those of you that have street trees in front of their house should remember to trim back the weeds in the area around the tree. Please contact the street tree committee before trimming any branches. It is amazing how that extra effort can improve the appearance of our community and your home. Everyone working together can make a difference.
POOLS -A zoning permit is required for installation of ALL pools regardless of whether it is a blow up pool, above ground pool, or an in ground pool if it is capable of containing more than twenty four (24) inches of water. A pool must meet the set back requirement from the property line. A fence is required to surround the pool. If the pool is an above ground pool above four feet in height, a fence is not required provided that all points of access to the pool is adequately protected by a self-closing, self locking gate, or has a retractable ladder. All pools will need to be inspected by the Building Code Official under the Uniform Construction Code. Recommendation: Contact the borough office BEFORE purchasing a pool for specific information.
YORK COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM - The York County Planning Commission has several programs for assisting home owners in maintaining their homes with repairs such as for heating systems, electrical work, plumbing, and new roofs. The programs provide for low interest deferred loan payments. You may contact Robin Doll with the Planning Commission at 771-9870 for information, or visit the website www.ycpc.org.
YORK COUNTY WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM - Contact the York County Planning Commission at 771-9870 for information about this program for those that meet the income criteria. Services include attic and basement insulation, window and door weather stripping, etc. Inefficient or unsafe furnaces will be repaired or replaced. The work for those eligible is free of charge; no lien is filed against your property. This is available for renters and homeowners. It is worth while checking into this program to lower your energy bills and to provide a more comfortable home.
MANCHESTER HISTORY - Manchester Borough will recognize their 50th Anniversary in 2019. If you have photos or items from the past that could be shared for the event, it would be appreciated. We have formed a committee to prepare for the celebration and could use your talents. Please contact the office. A new website of historical interest for the northeastern York area has been established which specifically addresses Manchester Borough's history. Check out www.neychip.com! It is quite nice and informative.
MAYOR PATRICIA WITT is actively serving the borough. She will perform marriages.
TAX COLLECTOR - Kelly Neely is the tax collector. She is responsible for collecting taxes for the Borough, York County, and Northeastern School District. She may be reached at (717) 384-6478. Please see additional tax information on the link as noted on the Home Page.
BUILDING PERMITS - A permit is required to erect any manmade item, including a deck, patio, fence, shed, pond, or pool. Under the UCC, inspection may be required. Stormwater regulations will also need to be addressed. Please contact the borough office for information.
STORM WATER - The Department of Environmental Protection has designated Manchester Borough as an MS4 municipality. As such, Manchester Borough is encouraged to inform its citizens concerning storm water runoff and the effects of pollutants on the water system. Rain by nature is important for replenishing drinking water supplies, recreation, and healthy wildlife habitats. It only becomes a problem when pollutants from our activities like car maintenance, lawn care, and dog walking are left on the ground for rain to wash away. Remember that whatever you put in your drain or on your streets affects our environment and health. "When it Rains, it Drains" publication is available for your perusal.
BOROUGH SIGN - You probably have noticed the digital sign in front of the municipal office. Hopefully, we'll be able to keep you better informed about borough and community events.
SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION - Be observant and cautious while driving. Please respect the crossing guards as they safely cross your children at the signaled intersections in the borough. They have a tough job dealing with traffic, and need your patience and cooperation in seeing the children arrive safely at school.
SUSQUEHANNA LIONS CLUB - A special thanks is extended to members of the Lions Club and friends for weeding and beautifying The Park at the Square! Their volunteer organization reaches out to the community in many ways. The Park at the Square, from inception, was intended to be used by the community-at-large for all residents to come together in friendship. Thanks for helping to keep it that way!
STREET TREE COMMISSION - Council has established a Street Tree Commission to oversee the installation and maintenance of trees along the streets in the borough. The committee members are Ken Cole, and Lorretta Simmons. If you have any concerns about a tree in front of your property, or before trimming a tree, please contact the office or a committee member.
RESTRICTIONS - Parking signs restricting parking during the hours of 7
A.M. - 4 P.M. “when school is in session” have been installed in the vicinity of the High School on Hartman Street,
several blocks of High Street, and portions of Manchester Heights.
Two permits may be obtained per address if home owners need to park on the street in front of their house during the restricted hours. This is an enforceable ordinance. Permits may be obtained at the Borough Office at a cost of $2 per permit.
NORTHEASTERN REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT has a new web site – www.neregionalpd.us.
EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEERS – THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE! - See a list of Emergency Services under OFFICIALS
TOWN WATCHES - It has been suggested that a Town Watch program could be organized by members of the community. Interested individuals may contact the borough office if you would like to participate in this group
NORTHEASTERN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers are always needed to assist in planning and related activities for the safety and well being of our communities. For more information, please contact the Borough Office at 266-1022.