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PUBLIC NOTICE

02/15/2024 by Steve Sawyer

MEETING NOTICE

The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 AM at the Ephrata Township Municipal Building, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.  If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please contact the Township Office at 717-733-1044 or ssawyer@ptd.net.

                                                                                                                  Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors


February 20, 2024 Agenda

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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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12/31/1969 by

CB BURKHOLDER – SEWER EXTENSION PROJECT
Fidelity contracting LLC will be completing a sewer extension project for CB Burkholder to extend public sewer from 11 West Mohler Church Road to their new contractor’s office and shop located at 880 North State Street, Ephrata PA.   In order to complete the sewer extension,  West Mohler Church Road and North State Street will be closed to through traffic.  The project will be completed in three phases.  Below is the anticipated road closure dates and times for the three phases as well as detour plans for each phase of the project.  At all times, residents will be able to access their driveways and the roads will be open to all emergency vehicles and mail traffic.

Phase 1 – West Mohler Church Road Closure

  • The contractor will begin work on West Mohler Church Road on Wednesday, July 5th.  West Mohler Church and the West Mohler Church Road is expected to be closed for one week between the hours of 7 AM and 7PM – Monday through Friday.  The road shall be temporarily restored with asphalt and reopened each day by 7 PM.
Phase 1 Detour Plan

Phase 2 – West Mohler Church Road and North State Street Intersection
  • When the contractor reaches the intersection of  West Mohler Church Road and North State Street (approximate date of July 12th) the intersection will be closed to all traffic in all directions between the hours of 7 AM and 7PM – Monday through Thursday.  The road shall be temporarily restored with asphalt and reopened each day by 7 PM.
Phase 2 Detour Plan

Phase 3 – North State Street Road Closure
  • After completion of the work in the West Mohler Church Road / North State Street Intersection, the intersection, North State Street will be closed south of the intersection for approximately two weeks between the hours of 7 AM and 7PM – Monday through Thursday.  The road shall be temporarily restored with asphalt and reopened each day by 7 PM.
Phase 3 Detour Plan
 
If you have any questions regarding the project or road closures, please contact the Township Office at 717-733-1044.

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