Due to the COVID-19 Order, the April 1, 2020 ZHB meeting was held remotely via Zoom, a remote telecommunication platform, to consider the request of Hickory Run Properties, LLC for an extension of time for approvals previously granted concerning the property at 979 Old Elizabethtown Road. No public hearings took place at this meeting. In accordance with good practices under the Sunshine Act, draft minutes of a remote meeting have been posted within 48 hours of the meeting.
Beginning Monday, March 30:
- All trash must be bagged and tied. No lids on trash cans, if possible. 3 bag limit – no extra bags will be taken at this time.
- No tagged items will be taken (oversized items, extra bags, appliances, or tires).
- All recyclable materials must be placed inside your recycling container, including flattened cardboard.
- Anything outside of your recycling container or 3 trash bags will not be taken.
- Yard waste collection is suspended until further notice.
This is being done to allow the hauler to focus all their efforts and personnel on trash and recycling collection. After COVID-19 is over, normal collection practices will be reinstated. Please continue to check our website and/or Facebook page for updates.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Mount Joy Township municipal office will be closed to the public for the coming weeks. We are open during typical working hours and performing all services except for residential rental inspections. Payments, permit applications, and other paperwork can be mailed to us or left in the secure drop box in front of our offices. If you need leaf and woody yard waste bags, please call 717-367-8917 or email Kristina Kirchner (email@example.com) and the bags will be placed under the covered entrance to the building for pick-up. Contact Kristina for extra service trash tags as well.
As always, call us at 717-367-8917 or visit our website at www.mtjoytwp.org for email addresses of the Township staff. We will provide assistance with permit applications or other forms remotely or in person upon appointment.
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Mount Joy Township is accepting applications to assist with the maintenance of our three public parks. We are looking for help with mowing and general maintenance at our three parks facilities. The seasonal position is available from April through September for an average of 25 hours/week.
If interested, please submit an application to the Mount Joy Township Municipal Office located at 8853 Elizabethtown Road as soon as possible.
Mount Joy Township adopted the 2020 annual budget on Monday, December 16, 2019 At the core of the 2020 budget are the fundamental responsibilities of local government: infrastructure and public safety. In order to maintain a proper level of service to meet these obligations, an increase in the Fire Protection Tax Fund and the General Fund real estate taxes is proposed.
Fire Protection Tax Fund: An increase from 0.4 mills to 0.7 mills is needed to provide a more equitable contribution to the four volunteer fire departments that serve our community. Mount Joy Township relies on the volunteers of Elizabethtown Friendship Fire & Hose Co., Fire Department of Mount Joy, Mastersonville Fire Co., and Rheems Fire Co. to provide this important service. Most of this additional revenue will go towards the capital reserve contribution that helps to pay for expensive apparatus and facilities used by the emergency service providers.
General Fund: An increase from 1.84 mills to 2.04 mills will account for the rising costs of public safety and infrastructure repairs. Local police and EMS funding is budgeted to rise by $80,000, while bridge replacement and repairs are expected to cost approximately $400,000 next year. The additional revenue from this 0.2-mill increase will enable us to meet these obligations without compromising on the implementation of our Road Improvement Plan.
The Township Board of Supervisors and Township Administration do not take the impacts of a tax increase lightly. The Fire Protection Tax would rise by 75% and the General Fund tax would rise by 10.9%; an aggregate increase of 22.3%. This 0.5-mill total increase in municipal real estate tax will burden the owner of property assessed at $200,000 by $100 in 2020 for a total municipal tax bill of $548.
Should you have any questions on the 2020 budget, please feel free to contact Township Manager Justin Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-367-8917.
Line painting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 30th and 31th on all Township roads. Please do not attempt to pass the trucks while they are spraying the paint. Please drive carefully!
Construction on Bear Creek Road between Campus Road and Sheaffer Road (Bear Creek Elementary School) is scheduled to be closed to thru traffic on October 2nd. The Bear Creek Road/Spring Road intersection will be realigned in a several-week project that should be finished by the end of October. Local access to Clover Lane, Shybrook Court, and Honeysuckle Court will be maintained during the intersection project, but not by way of the Spring Road intersection.
Updates can be found at mtjoytwp.org.