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PUBLIC NOTICE

09/15/2021 by Steve Sawyer

PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors meeting for Tuesday September 21, 2021 at 7:00 A.M., will be conducted in person and virtually utilizing Microsoft Teams. The public can participate in person or virtually by calling the number and entering the meeting ID below:
 
Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date / Time: September 21, 2021 @ 7:00 AM
 
To join by audio only please call the following number 1-717-205-1885. When prompted, please enter the following code, including the # sign - 841018322#.
 
September 21, 2021 Agenda
 
In order to accommodate public comments at this meeting, the Township will also be accepting public comment in the following two ways:
 
VIA EMAIL:
Emailed comments should be directed to ssawyer@ptd.net.    All email comments MUST include your name and address, just as would be required if you were appearing in person. To ensure timely receipt for the meeting, comments MUST BE EMAILED NO LATER THAN 4 PM on Monday, September 20, 2021. Your comments will be read into the record by the individual presiding over the meeting at the appropriate time.
 
VIA WRITTEN COMMENTS:
You may drop off your public comment in the mail slot in the front of the Ephrata Township Building located at 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522. Written comments MUST include your name and address, just as would be required if you were appearing in person. To ensure timely receipt for the meeting, written comments MUST BE DROPPED OF NO LATER THAN 4 PM  on Monday, September 20, 2021. Your comments will be read into the record by the individual presiding over the meeting at the appropriate time.
 
PLEASE NOTE – Any public comments received deemed inappropriate will not be read.

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Comcast Project - Service to Parts of the Township

06/28/2021 by Steve Sawyer

Comcast is currently working on a project to extend Comcast cable service to parts of the Township.  Comcast has provided us with the following list  of developments/streets that they propose to serve with this project.:

Developments / Streets - Sycamore Acres, Copperwood Lane, Lincoln's Meadow, Lincoln Gardens, Meadow Creek, Meadow Valley Road, Oriole Drive, Hilldale Drive, Heritage / Riverview Drive,  Ashland / Del Ray Drive, Westview Drive,  Maple Farms / Briarcross / Echo Valley / Brook Circle / Millway Road, Autumn Hills, Eastbrooke, Misty Meadows, Summerlyn Green, Hilltop / Grren Lawn / Overlooke / Meadowview

If you have any iquestions or concerns with the Comcast work being done in your area, please contact James Cihocki at 1-800-326-9444 or 570-279-2605 or Keith Allridge at 717) 575-1866 

 

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PennDOT Project

06/12/2019 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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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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WERT Rail Trail

08/17/2015 by

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail 

 

WERT Brochure and Map

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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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