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Public Notice - Sheetz, Inc. Liquor License

11/28/2018 by

PUBLIC NOTICE

This notice is concerning the public hearing that has been scheduled and advertised for December 4, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. on the request by Sheetz, Inc. for approval of an inter-municipal transfer of a restaurant liquor license.  Sheetz, Inc. has requested that the Township reschedule the December 4th hearing due to a scheduling conflict.  The Hearing will be rescheduled for Monday January 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.  at the Ephrata Township Municipal Office, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522. 

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Spotted Latternfly

05/01/2018 by

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY

The Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), an invasive planthopper, has been discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is native to China, India, Vietnam, and introduced to Korea where it has become a major pest. This insect has the potential to greatly impact the grape, hops and logging industries. Early detection is vital for the protection of Pennsylvania businesses and agriculture.

QUARANTINE

Currently a quarantine is in place to stop the movement of this pest to new areas and to slow its spread within the quarantine. The quarantine affects a variety of plant, wood and stone products.  Surveys are currently underway to determine the complete spread of this pest in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Efforts are also underway to ensure the Spotted Lanternfly is not present in other parts of the commonwealth.

The following counties are currently under quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly:

Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery
Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill  

The quarantine may be expanded to new areas as further detections of the Spotted Lanternfly are detected and confirmed. Intentional movement of the Spotted Lanternfly is expressly prohibited and is a serious offense. Violations could result in criminal or civil penalties and/or fines.

The quarantine restricts the movement of certain articles. If you are seeking to enter into a compliance agreement to be able to move these materials you can request a permit by contacting Dana Rhodes.  Industries and regulated articles under the quarantine that are not to be removed/moved to a new area are:

  • Any living stage of the Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula.  This includes egg masses, nymphs, and adults.
  • Brush, debris, bark, or yard waste
  • Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste
  • Logs, stumps, or any tree parts
  • Firewood of any species
  • Grapevines for decorative purposes or as nursery stock
  • Nursery stock
  • Crated materials
  • Outdoor household articles including recreational vehicles, lawn tractors and mowers, mower decks, grills, grill and furniture covers, tarps, mobile homes, tile, stone, deck boards, mobile fire pits, any associated equipment and trucks or vehicles not stored indoors.

Spotted Lanternfly - Pest Alert

Spotted Lanternfly - Look Before You Leave

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PennDOT Project

12/05/2017 by Steve Sawyer

NEW ROUTE 322 / ROUTE 222 INTERCHANGE

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a project in Ephrata Township to reconfigure the Route 222 / Route 322 interchange and upgrade the adjacent intersections.  Please click on the link below to get more information on the proposed project.

Route 322 / 222 Diverging Diamond Interchange - Layout Plan

http://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-8/ConstructionsProjectsAndRoadwork/Pages/Route-322-222-Interchange-Improvement.aspx

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WERT Rail Trail Project

08/17/2015 by

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail Project

Ephrata Township, Ephrata Borough, Akron Borough and Warwick Township are working together on a project to develop a rail trail which will extend for approximately eight  miles between Ephrata and Lititz.  The walking and biking trail will be built over several phases over the next five years.  The project will connect the existing trails in Ephrata Borough and Warwick Township.   WERT PHASING MAP

Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Akron Borough have completed  2.8 miles of trail that extends from Locust Street in Ephrata Borough to approximately 1,300 feet west of Main Street in Akron.

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New Floodplain Maps

03/19/2014 by Admin

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate 
Map (FIRM) for Ephrata Township. The FIRM illustrates the extent of flood hazards in Ephrata Township and is 
used to determine who must buy flood insurance and the floodplain development regulations that apply in 
the flood risk zones depicted.

 

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