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01/11/2023 by Steve Sawyer

NOTICE

The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7 AM at the Ephrata Township Municpal Building, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.  If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please contact the Ephrata Township Office at 717-733-1044 or ssawyer@ptd.net.

                                                                                                                            Steven A. Sawyer
                                                                                                                           Township Manager
January 17, 2023 Agenda

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Cocalico Creek Watershed Association - Annual Meeting

01/10/2023 by Steve Sawyer

Ephrata Township is a is a municpal partner with the Cocalico Creek Watershed Association (CCWA)   CCWA will be holding their annual meeting on February 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the Cocalico Sportsmen's Association Clubhouse, 585 Sportman Road, Denver, PA 17517.   Click on the link below for additional information on the event.  

CCWA Annual Meeting Flyer

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LCSWMA - TARP POLICY

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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