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Help Wanted
Snow Removal Contractors/Individuals

Lower Allen Township is seeking individuals and/or contractors to clear snow from sidewalks this winter.

We will pay $18 per hour.

Open to contractors and individuals, including youth of working age.

Contact the Manager’s office at (717) 975-7575, ext. 1003 for more information.

Click Here for the Guidelines

Click Here for the Agreement

Click Here for the List of Sidewalk Locations

Volunteers Needed

The Township is looking to build a list of volunteers willing to assist neighbors.  This time of year we receive requests from our elderly residents for assistance with snow shoveling.  We have a specific immediate need for snow shoveling assistance in the Highland Park neighborhood.  Please contact the Township if you can assist with this need, would like more information, or would like to be added to the list of volunteers.  We will need your name, phone number, and neighborhood(s) in the Township where you are available to volunteer.  Please call (717) 975-7575 x 1003 or reply with a Facebook message.

Proposed Ordinances
2022-05 Proposed 2023 Budget
2022-06 Manager’s Salary
2022-07 Intergovernmental Cooperation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, will consider the enactment of Ordinance 2022-05 at a Public Meeting on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Services Center, 2233 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA  17011, or at a subsequent meeting held thereafter by the Board of Commissioners.  A summary of Ordinance 2022-05 is as follows:

ORDINANCE 2022-05
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPROPRIATING SPECIFIC SUMS ESTIMATED TO BE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSES OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT, HEREINAFTER SET FORTH, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 2023.

A copy of Ordinance 2022-05 may be examined at the Municipal Services Center, address as stated above, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm in the office of the Township Secretary and on the Township website at www.latwp.org.

Thomas G. Vernau
Township Manager

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, will consider the enactment of Ordinance 2022-06 at a Public Meeting on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Services Center, 2233 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA  17011, or at a subsequent meeting held thereafter by the Board of Commissioners.  A summary of Ordinance 2022-06 is as follows:

ORDINANCE 2022-06
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LOWER ALLEN, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, 1997, AS AMENDED, SECTION 32-7, DEALING WITH COMPENSATION OF THE TOWNSHIP MANAGER.

A copy of Ordinance 2022-06 may be examined at the Municipal Services Center, address as stated above, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm in the office of the Township Secretary and on the Township website at www.latwp.org.

Thomas G. Vernau
Township Manager

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, will consider the enactment of Ordinance 2022-07 at a Public Meeting on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Services Center, 2233 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA  17011, or at a subsequent meeting held thereafter by the Board of Commissioners.  A summary of Ordinance 2022-07 is as follows:

ORDINANCE 2022-07
AN ORDINANCE OF LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING MODIFYING AND CHANGING THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LOWER ALLEN, AT CHAPTER 23 INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AT ARTICLE I BY SECTIONS 23-3, 23-4, 23-5, 23-6, 23-7 AND BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 23-3 AND DELETING ARTICLE V AND ARTICLE XIII IN THER ENTIRETY TO PROVIDE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENTS BY RESOLUTION OR ORDINANCE.

A copy of Ordinance 2022-07 may be examined at the Municipal Services Center, address as stated above, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm in the office of the Township Secretary and on the Township website at www.latwp.org.

Thomas G. Vernau
Township Manager

2022 Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection starts today Monday, October 17.

The annual leaf collection for Lower Allen will start on Monday October 17th and continue through December 12th. (With the exception of the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 24 – November 28thCrews will collect leaves weekly through each neighborhood.  If you miss the collection for the week, you will have to wait until the next round to have your leaves removed.  The picking machines are equipped with a 5-foot hose that sucks up the leaves into a holding box, which is attached to the truck. Please rake leaf rows to the street side of the curb, or within 5’ of street edge where no curb exists, in long rows, not large piles.  Leaves that are not raked within 5 feet of the road will not be collected.   The efforts of leaf collection crews are focused on collecting bulk volumes of leaves as efficiently as possible.  It is not practical to spend time vacuuming all the leaf debris only to have more leaves accumulate a few hours later.  At the end of the season, after the last round of leaf collection, the Township street sweeper will clean the streets to remove any remaining debris. 

 Collection from East to West – Weekly leaf collection will begin in the eastern section of the Township (Allendale) and proceed towards the southern and western sections (Lisburn /Windsor Park areas).  Updates regarding leaf collection will be posted on the website at www.latwp.org or information can be obtained by calling Public Works at 717-975-7575  Ext. 2104, during regular business hours.

Just Leaves – Only Leaves may be raked or placed roadside.  Do not place sticks, boards, bricks, rocks or other items in the leaf piles.

Clear the way – Roadside trees should be trimmed to the legal height of 14 feet and roadside basketball nets need to be set behind the curb line.

Delays – Heavy accumulations of leaves, inclement weather and machine breakdowns may delay the collection of your leaves. Please be patient as crews do their best to service your area. 

 

leaves-between-cars-002  DON’T: Let leaves remain spread out or piled between or under parked cars.

leaves-in-windrow         leaves-in-windrow2-jpeg   DO:  Please rake leaves into long windrows, not large piles.

Leaf Collection Route

Welcome to Lower Allen Township’s Leaf Collection Tracker Map here are a few simple steps to use it.

1. Use your mouse to navigate the map just like google maps.
2. Click the Spy Glass icon in the upper right corner to search for an address.
3. The legend to the left indicated whether or not leaf collection has been completed on any given street for the current week.

 

Stormwater Updates

STORMWATER PROGRAM FEE UPDATE 1-17-19

The Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners heard a presentation from Arcadis, the Township’s consultant, regarding the Stormwater Fee and Feasibility Study at their regular meeting on October 8, 2018.  Recommendations regarding the Stormwater rate structure were discussed with the Commissioners as well as the Stormwater Management Program scope and budget.

The 5-year Stormwater Program budget is projected to be approximately 1.2 million dollars per year. Most of the money in the budget is allocated to the EPA and PADEP federally-mandated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Compliance requirements. Additional budgeted funds will be spent on stormwater infrastructure maintenance, inspection and replacement as required.

The following rate structure was presented to the Commissioners: Residential properties, including vacant properties, will be billed a flat fee. Non-residential and multifamily units will be billed based upon the impervious area on the property.  An Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) was calculated to equal 3,115 SF.   This number was based upon a digitized study of buildings, sidewalks, and driveways in the Township. To determine the fee per ERU, the total number of ERUs in the Township was calculated and this number was divided by the Stormwater Program costs.  The quarterly stormwater fee for Lower Allen Township properties was presented to the Commissioners as $19 per ERU.

Residential and vacant properties will be billed a flat rate of $19.00 (1 ERU) per quarter. Non-residential and multifamily units will be billed based on the number of ERUs (3,115 SF) that the property has, times the rate of $19/per ERU, per quarter. The chart below illustrates fee examples:

OWNER

SF ERU’s QUARTERLY FEE/ERU

YEARLY FEE

1

Residential Property

Inclusive 1 $19

$76

2

School

337,092 108 $2,052 $8,208

3

Grocery Store

460,753 148 $2,812

$11,248

4

Mall 1,818,727 584 $11,096

$44,384

At the conclusion of the presentation by Arcadis, the Commissioners voted unanimously to advertise an ordinance authorizing the Stormwater Fee.  Ordinance 2018-10 was enacted by the Board of Commissioners on October 22, 2018, authorizing LATSA to enact and collect stormwater fees and to provide a system for collection of the fees for payment to Lower Allen Township to maintain stormwater facilities and fund other stormwater related expenditures.  At their November 1, 2018 regular meeting, LATSA unanimously approved Resolution 2018-A-01, enacting the Stormwater Fee rate of $19.00/ERU to be billed quarterly. A Stormwater Credit and Appeals Policy is being drafted currently and will be reviewed and discussed by the LATSA board at their monthly meetings. 

The initial quarterly Stormwater Fee bills are projected to mailed in April 2019.  If you currently receive a refuse and/or sewer bill, you will see this charge as a separate line item on your bill. If you do not receive a refuse and/or sewer bill, you will now receive a stormwater fee bill from the Township.

Arcadis’s October 8, 2018, presentation is available for review on the Lower Allen Township website:

http://www.latwp.org/wp-content/uploads/Lower-Allen-Stormwater-Fee-Study-Board-Presentation-8Oct2018.pdf. 

Updates on the Stormwater Program and information about the Stormwater Authority will be placed on the Township website (www.latwp.org) and in future issues of the Township News. If you have any questions regarding the fee, stormwater program or the Stormwater Authority, please contact Rebecca Davis, MS4 Coordinator, @ rdavis@latwp.org. or 717-975-7575 ext. 1010.

 

Click Here to fill out the Stormwater Credit Application Form

Click Here to fill out the Stormwater Appeal Form

Click Here to view the Credit and Appeals Policy 

Click Here to view the Stormwater Authority’s Fee Resolution 

Click Here to view the Amendment to the Stormwater Authority Fee Resolution

Click Here to view some Stormwater FAQ’s  

Click Here to view Lower Allen Township’s MS4 Page.  

Click Here to view Lower Allen Township Stormwater Fee Rate Structure

Click Here to view Arcadis Stormwater Fee Study Presentation