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Corona Virus

03/17/2020 by

                                                   NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS

Walk-in public access to the Ephrata Township Office has been discontinued, except for scheduled appointments, until further notice. Otherwise the office will remain open and staffed during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We are limiting public access to the building at this time for the safety of our citizens and staff and to ensure that we can continue to provide essential servcies to our residents. 

You may drop off payments and other documents in the mail slot to the right side of the main entrance door of the municipal building or by mail to Ephrata Township, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata PA 17522. You can also contact Township staff by telephone at 717-733-1044 or by email at ssawyer@ptd.net and jcarvell@ptd.net.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to minimize the detrimental impacts of containing the Coronavirus.

                                                                                             Steve Sawyer, Ephrata Township Manager

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Comcast Project - Service to Parts of the Township

08/29/2019 by

Comcast is currently working on a project to extend Comcast cable service to parts of the Township.  A representative from Comcast will be attending the September 3rd Board of Supervisor's (7PM) meeting to discuss the project and answer any questions from the Board or the public.   Comcast has provided us with the following list  of developments/streets that they propose to serve with this project..  The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to get information and to ask questions that you may have regarding  the project.

Developments / Streets - Sycamore Acres, Copperwood Lane, Lincoln's Meadow, Lincoln Gardens, Oriole Drive, Hilldale Drive, Heritage / Riverview Drive,  Ashland / Del Ray Drive, Westview Drive,  Maple Farms / Briarcross / Echo Valley / Brook Circle / Millway Road

 

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PennDOT Project

06/12/2019 by Steve Sawyer

NEW ROUTE 322 / ROUTE 222 INTERCHANGE

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a project in Ephrata Township to reconfigure the Route 222 / Route 322 interchange and upgrade the adjacent intersections.  Please click on the link below to get more information on the proposed project.

Route 322 / 222 Diverging Diamond Interchange - Layout Plan

http://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-8/ConstructionsProjectsAndRoadwork/Pages/Route-322-222-Interchange-Improvement.aspx

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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

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Ephrata Township Planning Commission

12/31/1969 by

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