04/28/2023 by Steve Sawyer
Steven A. Sawyer
May 16, 2023 Agenda Click Here to Read the Full News Article
04/27/2023 by Steve Sawyer
The Ephrata Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on May 16, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at the Ephrata Township Municipal Building, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522. Purpose of the hearing is to consider the following request:
A request for a Special Exception and/or Variance under Section 405(B)(2)(j) of the Ephrata Township Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is One on One Home Daycare who is seeking approval for the operation of a daycare facility in a 1022 SF unit in the Stone Mill Commercial Center located at 3440 Rothsville Road, Ephrata PA 17522. The property is owned by Remlab Partners and is located in the Commercial Zoning District.
If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please contact the Township Office.
Ephrata Township Zoning Hearing Board
LCSWMA - TARP POLICY
07/20/2022 by Steve Sawyer
The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is requiring that all commercial and residential customers transporting waste to any of its facilities use a tarp to secure open loads or face a $20 penalty. Second offenders will be turned away.
“The health and safety of our community matters,” Robert Zorbaugh, Chief Executive Officer of LCSWMA, said. “Waste coming loose from unsecured loads is dangerous to drivers and litters our roadways. Our employees spend countless hours collecting litter from trailers, pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles that aren’t properly tarped. The objective of the $20 penalty is to change behavior so customers abide by the existing policy,” he added.
According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, unsecured loads and debris in the road led to 200,000 crashes between 2011-2014. During that time, debris related vehicle accidents caused 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths. Data released by the same organization found that as a nation, we spend $11.5 billion combating litter, 40% of which comes from unsecured loads.
LCSWMA officials note that according to Pennsylvania’s State and Federal requirements, it’s also the law to tarp loads.
Loads must be covered with a securely fastened water-resistant cover that eliminates potential for littering and other nuisances.25 Pa. Code §§ 285.211(a) and 299.211(a)
LCSWMA Tarp Policy and Penalty News Release - July 2022