East Snyder Community Garden Receives $10,000 Grant Award!
See Press Release Below
Gardening season is underway...don't have the space to grow your own fresh fruits or vegetables? Or want fresh fruits and vegetables but no desire to grow them yourself.
Two options here in Penn Township:
ESCG - East Snyder Community Gardens - 971 University Ave, across from the East Snyder Park. This is a community garden where you can rent garden space year to year. See the the ESCG link in the left column or further down on this home page. Scoll just below this story to read more on the ESCG and a current need at the garden.
Dressler's Farm Stand / Market and CSA - What is a CSA? A CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. This CSA is owned and operated by township resident and Penn State AG Ed student, Kevin Dressler Jr. Kevin, in doing what he loves will grow the crops and provide them to those who join the CSA. The CSA season will run June 3rd, 2017 through October 14th, 2017. You can purchase a weekly (full share) or a bi-weekly (half share) in this CSA. Shares are available through April 1, 2017. To get more info or purchase a share in the CSA, are two documents you can open and print. These documents are located directly below this information.
This document provides more information and the agreement you would need to join the CSA.
East Snyder Community Garden
971 University Ave
Planting season is just around the corner and the East Snyder Community Garden has plots available for you to rent and create you own personal garden. Three sizes are available: typical size - 30' X 30', 1/2 size or smaller, or a 4' X 10' raised bed. The 2017 garden plot application is available on this site, go to Community Garden in the left column of this home page. You will find it there with the 2017 Rules for Gardening as well.
HELP WANTED - The community garden has "OUT-GROWN" their space for storage of garden tools and the like and is looking for ideas or assistance in obtaining another storage building, similar, or even a bit larger than the one they currently have. If you have an idea or know of anyone who might happen to have a shed they need to get rid of or one that could be purchased a reasonable cost, please contact a member of the East Snyder Community Gardens at 570-374-5369 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The East Snyder Community Garden group is a non profit organization working hard to keep the garden area alive and well. This group survives on the plot rental fees and their annual plant sale. These funds do currently cover the cost of insurance, fee to lease the land from the state and to provide water on site for the gardeners with little left over for other items. There is word of a donation of a garden tractor and possibly two rototillers for renters to use at the gardens.
If you can help the ESCG, in any way to get a storage shed....please use the contact information above or click on the Community Garden tab in the left column to learn more about this group.
Many of those who garden at this site provide hundreds of pounds of fresh vegtables to our local food banks!! Thanks!!
Latest Edition of the Snyder Cowntian Available
This newsletter provided by the SCCD (Snyder County Conservation District) is filled with information on Manure Management and Workshops (for farmers, livestock and horse owners), the Chesapeake Bay Reboot, Erosion and Sediment Control information for any earth disturbance, and....the annual tree and plant sale order form.
Read the April edition for info on how your construction project may require review or a permit from the Snyder COunty Conservation District.
Also a workshop coming up in June on Agroforestry. What might this workshop include:
multfunction buffer plantings
All sounds very interesting.
Revised - Critical Information for the Penn Township Recycling Program / Site
Dec 2016 Penn Township along with other recycle locations in Snyder County have received news that when our current contracts with our hauler LCRMS (Lycoming County Resource Management Services) expires on 12/31/2016, they WILL NOT be renewed in their current form. Meaning we will have to pay to have the bins emptied... the expected cost is @ $25K.
Penn Township specifically has never paid to have materials pulled. With the current state of recycling markets LCRMS loses money each time they pull one of our bins. We are actively working with SC Recycling, DEP, DCED, the County and others in our situation to try and find the best solution.
Fast Forward - 2017 -
Our site is up and running, accepting materials from our residents and from neighboring municipalities. We are able to keep this site open to all because of ACT 13 funds received by Snyder County, who generously made this money available to those sites who do not limit access. Penn Township will receive @ $17K toward the cost to move our materials. It won't cover the entire cost, but most of it. At this time these funds are only available for 2017, hopefully other opportunities will be available for the future or our site could close to anyone who is NOT a Penn Township resident.
While we are receiving some funding to keep our site going, the township will remain vigilant to be sure our users are following the rules. Rules set by our hauler, not Penn Township.
Basically not much has changed...but please be sure you break all cardboard boxes down to save space. Same with plastics, compress all plastic best you can without making a fulltime job of it. While the bins are clearly marked asking users to compress plastic, its pretty incredible to see how many people have little regard for our signs.
ALL CARDBOARD BOXES AND MILK JUGS!
This is what must happen to all cardboard boxes, no matter the type or the size if you are using our recycle center! Same with all gallon milk jugs, please.
FLOOD PREPARATION, PLANNING AND SAFETY INFORMATION
Click on the FLOODING AND YOU link in the left column for lots of useful information in learning how to prepare and protect your family in a flooding event. Maps showing the levels of inundation that can be expected as the Susquehanna River rises. Guides to help you in the aftermath of a flood or other disaster and where you can find help.
Calendar of Penn Township Events and Meetings
← Click on the calendar link in the left column.
Hey look, a new tab on our homepage. In the left column we have added PUBLIC NOTICE. Click on this tab to see all public notices that have been advertised. Penn Township publishes all public notices in the Daily Item and / or The Snyder County Times
Another option to find ALL advertised public notices in Pennsylvania, see www.publicnoticepa.com Open this page and look on the left side you search the Daily Item for all their published PUBLIC NOTICES.
Penn Township Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance
For some time the Penn Township Planning Commission, at the request of the Board of Supervisors have been working to update the entire Penn Township Zoning Ordinance 2005-01. With this update so comes the possibility of updates to the Penn Township Zoning Map.
Please DO NOT be alarmed there will be changes to zoning that will happen without informing our residents. No changes will be finalized and made to our ordinance or zoning map without proper advertisement to get word to our residents. This information will come via this website, emails to township residents, the township newsletter, public hearings and advertisements in the local newspaper.
Over the years, a few residents have asked the township to consider changes to certain zones in the township. If you are one of these people and are a landowner in Penn Township and you want a zone change considered for your land parcels, please provide your request in writing to Penn Township, Attn: Planning Commission, 228 Clifford Road, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. This written request should include as much detail of your situation that you can provide along with contact information.
The map below is the Penn Township Zoning Map. While it may not be the easiest to see it will give you an idea how Penn Township is zoned. The map prior to adding to this website is a zoomable map. If that feature is inaccessible on the map below...if you email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a zoomable version we will get that right out to you.
Penn Township Zoning Map
EAST SNYDER COMMUNITY GARDEN
971 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
See the Community Garden link in the left column to access the 2017 Garden Plot Registration Form and the 2017 Rules and Waiver document.
It's not too early to rent your space.
FREE SEED EXCHANGE
See the Community Garden link in the left column for the date and details.
Dog Poop and Leashes
This never changes no matter the year, the season, or the neighborhood.
...if you walk your dog through our Penn Township neighborhoods or the East Snyder Park, please be courteous and clean up after your pet.
If your dog is off your property it is your responsibly to have your dog on a leash and you must cleanup after him or her.
Dog Issues - SC Temp DOG WARDEN - Missi Bair (717) 527-4016
Did you know Penn Township has a 48 acre business park waiting to be filled?
Pawling Station Business Park sits along Route 522 headed west toward Middleburg at the end of our township.
This business park has five 3 acre to 21 acre lots zoned industrial. The lot lines are flexible and the mixed-use park is pad ready. All sites are equipped with public water, public sewer, natural gas, three-phase electric, access to high-speed internet and a common stormwater management system.
check it out...www.gsvcc.org/pawlingstation
All past issues of the Penn Township newletter are available in the Newsletter tab in the left column,
just click and all past newsletters are available there.
A newsletter was not published in 2015 or 2016 but we have hopes of getting back into the swing of things.
Expect a newsletter to arrive in your box in early 2017.
If you do not receive a newsletter by mail, please call the office and let us know, 374-4778.
Veteran's Memorial in the East Snyder Park
pavilion # 1 - next to the horseshoe pitching area
Van Nuys Family Pavilion
pavilion #2 - behind the LL Field, nearest the original softball fields
Reservations are now being accepted for 2017To check your date call today! 570-374-4778 Both pavilions are located in the East Snyder Park. The pavilions are always open for use by the general public, but are available for private use and may be reserved for your event. The 2016 non-refundable fee to reserve a pavilion is $50. Space will be confirmed and held only after receiving payment. Please verify availability with the Township office at (570) 374-4778 before making your plans.
To reserve a pavilion a User's Agreement is required.
Agreement's are available at theTownship Office, on this website, or via e-mail at email@example.com. Click on the link below
or go to the Applications for Permits link on the left.