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The Newberry Township Police Department will hold its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, July 31 at the Valley Green Golf Course.  For more information please contact Sergeant Martinez at cmartinez@newberrypd.org

West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample Collected in Newberry Township, York County

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Vector Management is reporting the third York County mosquito sample testing positive for West Nile Virus in 2015.  A sample containing Culex restuans collected by Penn State Extension on June 25th in Newberry Township has tested positive.  Additional enhanced mosquito surveillance, sampling and larval control is being performed by Penn State Extension in Newberry Township. 

 

The greatest risk of human West Nile Virus infection is from July through September.  Residents throughout York County are reminded to do what they can to eliminate mosquito breeding sources.  One bucket or tire in someone’s backyard can produce hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes in a year.  Residents may also purchase a variety of mosquito control and repellent products from most home and garden centers. 

 

York County residents can report mosquito concerns through the Pennsylvania West Nile Virus websitewww.westnile.state.pa.us.  Doing so will better assist our program to document areas of concern.  Keep in mind that the West Nile Virus Program attempts to educate residents and individuals may need to report neighbor complaints to their local municipality to rectify the concern. 

 

For information about West Nile Virus symptoms in humans, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health  at 1-877-PA-Health


 

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the following update on the cleanup efforts and environmental impacts of last week’s fire at Miller Chemical, a fertilizer plant in Adams County. Miller Chemical is a manufacturer of water soluble fertilizers used for commercial agricultural crops as well a supplier of soil mixtures. Due to the large amount of water used in firefighting efforts, contaminated runoff had a significant impact to Slagle’s Run and the South Branch of the Conewago Creek.

  • Efforts are being made to remove contaminated runoff water currently onsite for proper treatment and disposal. Trucks are on standby waiting to start moving material off site as soon as a disposal option is finalized. This would free up additional storage capacity.  
  • While the Conewago Creek is no longer discolored from firefighting runoff, the recent rainfall has increased turbidity (cloudiness) levels in the creek. Citizens should refrain from recreating or fishing in the creek. 
  • No significant impacts to the Susquehanna River have been observed. There is no discoloration to the river water.

 

PennDOT Closes Kise Mill Road Bridge Following Inspection
Bridge will remain closed until rehab project is completed


Harrisburg, PA 
 PennDOT closed the Kise Mill Road bridge over Bennett Run in Newberry Township, York County.PennDOT advises travelers that the Kise Mill Road bridge may be closed to through traffic for a few years until a project to rehabilitate the bridge is completed.

 

York County Residents local tax information:  Tax Info

ECRIN-Evacuating County Residents in Need: following are links to an  application and brochure for those residents needing assistance in an emergency evacuation situation. ECRIN Application      ECRIN citizen brochure


Adopt-A-Highway Program

 Newberry Township’s Adopt-A-Highway program is an effective way to reduce litter and the overall cost of litter removal in the Township.  By volunteering to clear a portion of a township roadway, two times a year, you and/or your group are caring for the environment and helping to minimize our maintenance cost. 

Newberry Township will provide complete safety training for volunteers as well as safety apparel vests and highway warning signs to be used during litter pick-ups.  The Township also provides trash bags and will pick-up the bagged litter from the roadside.  Volunteers must be at least ten years old and participants under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

If you and/or your group are interested in volunteering for Newberry Township’s Adopt-A-Highway Program, please call the Township’s administrative office at 717-938-6992 and ask for the Manager, Don Keener to obtain more information.

By helping to keep Newberry Township’s roads clean for our residents, as well as those who travel our roads every year, you are making an important contribution to taking care of the environment.   We greatly appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you.