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Public Notice

11/08/2022 by Steve Sawyer


The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7 AM at the Ephrata Township Municpal Building, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.  If you need special assistamce to attend this meeting, please contact the Ephrata Township Office at 717-733-1044 or ssawyer@ptd.net.

                                                                                                                            Steven A. Sawyer
                                                                                                                           Township Manager

Agenda - 11-15-22

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Zoning Notice

09/28/2022 by Steve Sawyer

The Ephrata Township Zoning Hearing Board will a hold public hearing on October 18, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. at the Ephrata Township Municipal Building, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.  Purpose of the hearing is to consider the following request:
  1. A request for a Special Exception and/or Variance under Section 303 and Section 401 of the Ephrata Township Zoning Ordinance.  The applicant and property owner is Joe Burkholder who is seeking approval to expand a non-conforming use of a feed mill located on his farm at 1440 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA.  The property is located in the Agricultural Zoning District.
If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please contact the Township Office.
                                                                                                             Ephrata Township Zoning Hearing Board

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07/20/2022 by Steve Sawyer

The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is requiring that all commercial and residential customers transporting waste to any of its facilities use a tarp to secure open loads or face a $20 penalty.  Second offenders will be turned away. 
“The health and safety of our community matters,” Robert Zorbaugh, Chief Executive Officer of LCSWMA, said.  “Waste coming loose from unsecured loads is dangerous to drivers and litters our roadways.  Our employees spend countless hours collecting litter from trailers, pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles that aren’t properly tarped.  The objective of the $20 penalty is to change behavior so customers abide by the existing policy,” he added.
According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, unsecured loads and debris in the road led to 200,000 crashes between 2011-2014.  During that time, debris related vehicle accidents caused 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths.  Data released by the same organization found that as a nation, we spend $11.5 billion combating litter, 40% of which comes from unsecured loads. 
LCSWMA officials note that according to Pennsylvania’s State and Federal requirements, it’s also the law to tarp loads.
Loads must be covered with a securely fastened water-resistant cover that eliminates potential for littering and other nuisances.25 Pa. Code §§ 285.211(a) and 299.211(a) 

LCSWMA Tarp Policy and Penalty News Release - July 2022

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