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Virtual Board of Supervisors Meeting – June 8, 2020

Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
Time: 7:00pm (Eastern Time)

NOTICE: The board meeting for June 8, 2020, will be conducted virtually utilizing Zoom, a cloud-based platform for remote video and audio conferencing. The Zoom app is available for IOS or Android, and is free to the public.

The Township Municipal Building will NOT be open for this meeting.

The agenda will be available soon on the township website at this link: http://www.twp.lancaster.pa.us/2020-bos-agendas

The general public can join and view the meeting by utilizing the information below. Use the Zoom app, or click on the meeting link, or cut and paste the link into your web browser address. Then, follow the instructions.

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In order to accommodate public comments for this virtual meeting, the Township will be accepting public comment via email and written comments.

All emailed and written comments must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00pm on Monday, June 8, 2020, to ensure timely receipt for the meeting.

Your Name and Address must be included with your email or written comment, just as would be required if you were appearing at the meeting in person.

Your email/comment will be read into the record by the individual presiding over the meeting at the appropriate time. Any public comments received deemed inappropriate will not be read.

To send comment via Email:

  • Email comments to info@twp.lancaster.pa.us.
  • Indicate in the Subject line – For June 8 Board meeting.
  • Your Name and Address must be included with your email.

To send Written comment:

  • Drop off your written comment in the drop box located at the township building’s Maple Avenue door.
  • Write on the envelope – For June 8 Board Meeting.
  • Your Name and Address must be included with your written comment.

Open Burning is prohibited in Lancaster Township

While it may seem harmless, outdoor burning generates air pollution, which affects human health, and is the source of many odor and nuisance complaints. Open burning can also cause fires which lead to destruction of property and putting lives at risk.

Under Lancaster Township Code, it shall be unlawful for any person, either directly or indirectly, to ignite, kindle or maintain any bonfire or other fire, or authorize or permit any such fire to be ignited, kindled or maintained, on a public or private street, avenue, highway, road, alley or public or private land within the Township of Lancaster. The ordinance prohibits open burning of yard waste, burn barrels, camp fires, chimineas, etc. The exception is any fire of which the sole purpose is to cook or prepare food, provided that said fire is confined in a fireproof container.

 Violations and penalties. Any person, whether as principal, agent or employee or otherwise, who violates or assists another in violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction before any District Justice or similar official having jurisdiction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $300, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of the payment of said fine and costs, shall be committed to the Lancaster County Prison for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense for which a summary conviction may be brought.

Fireworks Notice – 5/28/2020

Fireworks CANNOT be used in the following locations:

  • On any public or private property without the permission of the owner.
  • Inside a motor vehicle or building.
  • Toward a motor vehicle or building.
  • Within 150 feet of a building that is occupied.
  • And, of course, anyone who is intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance is not legally allowed to shoot off fireworks.

Manheim Township police will be enforcing this ordinance.