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Penn Waste
Collection Update

FROM PENN WASTE

 

 

New Collection Mandates Take Effect Monday, March 30 , Penn Waste will be enforcing the following collection mandates in an effort to protect our front line team members and as a result of having a limited workforce during this COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All trash must be bagged and tied. If you’re in a municipality that has a mobile cart, all bags must be placed inside your mobile cart. Loose items will be not be collected.
  • All recyclable materials must be placed inside your recycling container(s), including your flattened cardboard. Recyclable items left outside of your recycling container will not be collected.

All of the above actions are being put in place to protect the health and safety of our team members.  Please continue to check Penn Waste’s website and the Township’s website for updates.

Penn Waste takes great pride in being a trusted partner in the South-Central Pennsylvania community for the last 20 years.  We appreciate your help, understanding, and patience as we all navigate these unprecedented times together.  

Call Penn Waste Disposal at 717-767-4456 with any questions or concerns.  

 

 

 

Dept. of Health
Update on COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2020

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, One New Presumptive Positive, Bringing Statewide Total to 11
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health this morning confirmed one additional presumptive positive case of COVID-19 – a resident from Montgomery County, bringing the statewide total to 11 presumptive positive cases. This resident is hospitalized.
The department also announced that it will hold a daily press briefing at PEMA headquarters at 1310 Elmerton Ave. in Harrisburg every day at noon to announce the latest efforts and updates on the commonwealth’s response to COVID-19.
“While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and to be prepared themselves,” Dr. Levine said. “Right now, you have a higher chance of testing positive for COVID-19 if you have traveled to a country or state with known community outbreaks or have come in contact with someone who has the virus. We are working with the health care community across Pennsylvania to keep them informed, consult on patient testing and ensuring they have the resources they need to care for patients.”
The Wolf Administration Preparedness Actions
The World Health Organization first announced the coronavirus outbreak in late January and the Pennsylvania Department of Health has had its Emergency Operations Center set up since February 1. The center allows for a collaborative, concentrated state response, including:
• Activated the Department of Health’s Emergency Operations Center to allow for enhanced response coordination;
• Begun testing for COVID-19 at the state laboratory;
• Maintained communication and outreach with federal, state and local partners;
• Provided symptom monitoring for residents returning from areas impacted by coronavirus;
• Provided health care providers, businesses and education providers with information;
• Reviewed and adapted current pandemic flu plans to prepare for spread of COVID-19;
• Increased testing capacity;
• Partially activated the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA.
• Governor Tom Wolf signed an emergency disaster declaration March 6 to ensure state agencies involved in the response have the expedited resources they need to continue to focus on the virus and its possible spread.
• The Department of Health is providing a daily update via statewide press release.
• On March 9, Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine began to provide daily press briefings. Today’s press briefing will be at noon at PEMA.
About COVID-19
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Individuals most at risk for severe symptoms include elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.
Pennsylvanians are reminded to:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
• Clean surfaces frequently, such as counter tops, light switches, cell phones and other frequently touched areas.
• Contain if you are sick, you should stay home until you are feeling better.
To date, there are nearly 116,000 cases worldwide, including more than 4,000 deaths. There are 755 cases and 26 deaths to date in the United States. The department expects cases to continue to be confirmed in the upcoming days and weeks but wants everyone to take action to help prevent the spread of the virus. The department also said due to the rapidly changing nature of the spread of COVID-19 around the world, it is important for families to be prepared.
Comments from State Health Secretary
“Further spread of this virus throughout the nation will likely occur. We encourage people to prepare for potential life disruptions. The same family emergency plans and kits that we use to prepare for flu or norovirus, and even snowstorms and floods, are important now.
“Since the start of flu season, we have encouraged Pennsylvanians to stop the spread of illnesses by washing your hands, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning surfaces and staying home if you are sick. Those are the same healthy habits you should continue to practice to protect your family and yourself against the spread of this virus.
“Individuals who intend on traveling outside of the United States are urged to check the CDC’s and the federal Department of State’s travel guidance. Currently there are outbreaks of COVID-19 occurring within numerous countries across the world. The number of countries seeing new cases has increased significantly over the last week.
“As this situation evolves, we will continually update Pennsylvanians through our website, health.pa.gov, our Facebook page and our Twitter account,” Dr. Levine said. “It’s important to remember that the most accurate and timely information regarding this outbreak is available through the Department of Health.”
Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics
For the daily COVID-19 Report, visit here.
For all press releases regarding coronavirus, please visit here.
Find the latest information on the coronavirus here.
Photos of the state’s lab in Exton are available for download and use here.
Coronavirus and preparedness graphics are available here near the bottom of the page: On.pa.gov/coronavirus

Navigating Roundabouts

Construction of two roundabouts on Lisburn Road is scheduled for completion within the next two weeks. PennDOT has lots of good information regarding roundabouts, including short videos on navigating a roundabout, and on the use of truck aprons. The PennDOT Roundabout page can be viewed here:  https://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/RoadDesignEnvironment/RoadDesign/Pages/Roundabouts.aspx

 

 

 

New Flood Maps Proposed by FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released draft Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) showing flood prone areas in Cumberland County.  These maps are used to assess flood risks for property owners.  The new maps will replace current maps that were released in 2009. The maps can be viewed at http://arcg.is/1vnz44

FEMA will be conducting a public meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cumberland County Planning Office, 310 Allen Road in Carlisle, PA.  This is an open house style meeting and residents may attend any time between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  Attendees will be able to meet with FEMA and County staff to speak about specific impacts.

The draft FIRMs are preliminary and subject to review or change.  FEMA has indicated that a public appeals process for the draft FIRMs will begin in the spring of 2020. More information on the appeals process will be provided at the public meeting and by FEMA as final details are established. 

A fact sheet with more information about this project and how it will affect Cumberland County can be viewed here. Paper copies of the FEMA GIS maps are also available to be viewed at the Township Office.

Questions can be directed to Daniel Flint, Township Engineer, at dflint@latwp.org or 717-975-7575 ext. 1101.

Click Here to View Part one of Fact Sheet

Click Here to View Part two of Fact Sheet

Pedestrian & Bicycle Study

In January 2019 Lower Allen Township created a Pedestrian and Bike Committee to Plan Goals and Objectives for maintaining and enhancing a healthy, connected, and prosperous community in Lower Allen Township through sensible improvements to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.  The Committee consisted of residents throughout the Township from various neighborhood. 

Objectives
• Provide information on the value of connected,
walkable, and bikeable communities that create
health and economic benefits as well as enhanced
quality of life.
• Identify high priority sidewalk, trail and walkability
improvements.
• Educate the public and key stakeholder organizations
on the opportunities for, and priorities regarding
improved walkability and connectivity in Lower Allen.
• Support decision-making by Township officials and
staff on moving high-priority projects forward.
• Develop a planning document that can support
efforts to attract and secure funding for the future
implementation of proposed projects.

 

CLICK HERE to view their final Report, this was presented to the Board of Commissioners at the September 23, 2019 Meeting.  

 

 

 

Comcast Internet Essentials
Expansion Announcement

Comcast made an announcement last week regarding the expansion of thier Internet Essentials program to all low-income individuals and families.  Now anyone that receives federal benefits including Medicaid, SSI, and SNAP is eligible to receive internet service at home for $9.95/mo.  For more information, or to apply for the program in seven different languages, please
visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish-only speakers can also call 1-855-765-6995.

 

Click Here to view the press release.  

 

 

Township Road Construction
Scheduled to Begin

Roundabout Construction Update 10-28-19

The two roundabouts under construction on Lisburn Road are coming together. Contractors are still on schedule to have the road opened mid-November

Roundabout Construction Update – 8-23-19

Construction has been continuing on the roundabouts at Rossmoyne Road/Lisburn Road and Arcona Road/Lisburn Road. Much of the initial work has been subsurface, so above-ground constructed facilities are not yet evident.

Rossmoyne/Lisburn:  The Stormwater Management Basin has been completed. A portion of the storm drainage collection and conveyance system has been installed. Utility coordination work has been ongoing, and relocation of utility facilities will soon begin.

Arcona/Lisburn:  Installation of the sanitary sewer main through the roundabout area is complete. Significant amounts of rock were encountered during this excavation. While that is not surprising, it does slow the work since blasting is not feasible in that location. A portion of the storm drainage collection and conveyance system has been installed. Utility facility relocation work is in progress.

Reopening of Lisburn Road is still scheduled for mid-November.

REMINDER

Lisburn Road will be detoured starting Monday, July 15, for construction of two roundabouts. The roundabouts will be located at the intersections of Lisburn Road/Rossmoyne Road, and Lisburn Road/Arcona Road.

Lisburn Road will be closed to all traffic between the bridge over the Pa. Turnpike, and Rocky Way. Rossmoyne Road and Arcona Road will be closed in the area of Lisburn Road. Access to the Arcona neighborhood and shops will be available using Strong Road, between Rossmoyne Road and Arcona Road. Signs will be posted to direct traffic on the detour route, which will use Slate Hill Road, US Route 15, and PA Route 114.

A plan showing the road configuration after construction is complete can be viewed here. The overall detour plan can be viewed here. The local traffic detour plan can be viewed here.

Construction is expected to be completed in November. Project updates will be posted via the Township’s website and Facebook page as details are available. Questions about the construction can be directed to the Township Engineer, Dan Flint, at dflint@latwp.org.

Overall Detour Plan Click Here

Local Traffic Detour Plan Click Here

Combined RAB Plan Click Here

 

 

Roundabout construction scheduled to begin

The detour of Lisburn Road to allow construction of roundabouts is scheduled to begin Monday, July 15. The posted detour route will follow Slate Hill Road, US Route 15, and Pa. Route 114.

From the north Lisburn Road will be completely closed at the bridge over the Pa. Turnpike. Businesses in Arcona will be accessible from Rossmoyne Road via Strong Road.

From the south, Lisburn Road will be completely closed at Rocky Way.  Businesses in Arcona will be accessible via Rocky Way.

Directional signs will be posted in advance of and along the detour routes.

 

Construction of two roundabouts is scheduled to begin on Lisburn Road. The roundabouts will be located at the intersections of Lisburn Road/Rossmoyne Road, and Lisburn Road/Arcona Road.

Preliminary work will start the week on June 24. Roads will remain open while this work occurs, but there may be short-term delays as traffic is controlled by flaggers.

As the project progresses, Lisburn Road will be detoured during the major construction. Lisburn Road will be closed to all traffic between the bridge over the Pa. Turnpike, and Rocky Way. Rossmoyne Road and Arcona Road will be closed in the area of Lisburn Road. Access to the Arcona neighborhood and shops will be available using Strong Road, between Rossmoyne Road and Arcona Road.

The date for the road closure has not yet been set, but will be publicized in advance. Signs will be posted directing drivers to and along the detour routes. A plan showing the road configuration after construction is complete can be viewed here.

Project updates will be posted via the Township’s website and Facebook page as details are available. Questions about the construction can be directed to the Township Engineer, Dan Flint, at dflint@latwp.org.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has an extensive amount of information about roundabouts, including videos. This information can be accessed here: https://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/RoadDesignEnvironment/RoadDesign/Pages/Roundabouts.aspx

 

Roundabouts

Recycle Guidelines
Effective June 2018

Please find attached the new Recycle Guidelines from Penn Waste effective immediately. We are returning to a Back to Basics approach going forward to help us improve the excessive contamination we have been seeing. We are currently working on updating our web site to reflect these changes.  Click Here to view the flyer.  

Recycle Guidelines June 2018

 

 

The Heights of Beacon
Hill HOA

Heights of Beacon Hill

**Here is information for your review for the October 2nd meeting.**  

Click here to view the Agreement Between Association

Click here to view the Final Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants w/ Exhibits

Click here to view the Final Amended Bylaws

Click Here to view the meeting minutes from the June 8th meeting on the Heights of Beacon Hill HOA.