Winter is....hopefully nearly over! The snow plows and our road crew are still out.
Per ORDINANCE 2014-01 - parking is restricted and placing property (i.e. basketball hoops) on or along townships roads during any snowfall or weather emergency is prohibited and could carry a $25 fine.
The road crews main objective is clearing the roads to allow safe travel. If your vehicle is left on the street this impedes clearing the roadway. All vehicles left on the roadway will receive one (1) warning. Future failure to remove vehicles during a storm will result in the $25 fine.
Any questions call the Road Supervisor at 570-374-4258.
Watch this Pennsylvania Bald Eagle nest ....LIVE!Breeding bald eagles typically lay one to three eggs once a year, and they hatch after about 35 days of incubation. Hunting, egg sitting, eaglet feeding and brooding duties are shared by both parents. The young eagles begin flying three months after hatching and are on their own about one month later.One egg in this nest was laid on February 14 and one more two or three days later.Click on the link below, provided by the PA Game Commission.
This ordinance will aid in the prevention and control of air pollution from the use of outdoor hydronic heaters, also known as outdoor wood-fired furnaces, outdoor wood-burning appliances, or outdoor hydronic heaters. Please read the ordinance in its entirely by clicking on the link below.
IF YOU CURRENTLY USE THIS TYPE OF OUTDOOR BOILER AND HAVE NOT HEARD FROM PENN TOWNSHIP - PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE ASAP.
Information scheduled for release on 2.2.2015 with all the information on the 2015 Ta Ta Trot 5K Run - Walk
The East Snyder Community Garden
has lots in the works for the upcoming 2015 garden season.
Did you know:
the garden was founded in 2009 by Penn State Cooperative Extension
the garden is a 501c3, established in 2012 and run by a volunteer board
the land is leased from the Department of Agriculture
a 30' X 30' plot in ONLY $10
some raised beds are available
water is accessible
access to the tool shed for registered gardeners
1500 pounds of produce was donated in 2014 to Martha's Table and Loaves and Fishes.
Gardeners hold seed exchanges
in 2014 there was a 'safe canning' workshop
Events Planned in 2015
March 12, 7PM, Community Room (basement), Rudy Gelnett Library, Master Gardener to discuss Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Beneficial and Destructive Insects.
April, date and location TBD, how to improve your soil with Dan Ressler
April 11, 1 to 4 PM, garden work party, on site community garden, 971 University Ave
May 9 - Time TBD, multiple events - seedling sale, Rain Barrel Workshop, introduction to the garden for new gardeners.
June - Open House and Scarecrow Contest
For more information on the Seed Exchange or the East Snyder Community Garden visit their web page at www.escgpa.org or contact Roy at 570-374-5369.
This township website also has a community garden link, look for the community garden in the left column.
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.
We are currently working on our spring issue.
The Veteran's Memorial dedication in the East Snyder Park
went off without a hitch on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11 am.
Approximately 250 people attended, if you were unable to be there...do go to the East Snyder Park and take a look. This memorial is so meaningful to those who served and a perfect way for each of us to be reminded of the sacrifices made allowing us to live in the
Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
Take a look below at a few photos from the site!
Love the way it looks and want to purchase a brick for your favorite vet, see below!
Two Flyers of Interest
Camp Cadet – Susquehanna Valley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet. Click on the link below to see the flyer with details on this great program, contacts and how you can help support this program.
Hard to Recycle Items – the link below will produce a two page document with locations that accept those unusual or hard to recycle items like: CFL light bulbs, paint, flower pots and trays, electronics, etc.
Both flyers with lots of detailed information are accessible by clicking on the links below!
While so much good is noted above there is also the bad....there are some who
have no respect for all the time, effort and money people put into making and keeping things nice for our residents.
The good...Penn Township provides a compost site for all. Providing a place, easily accessible to all, to get rid of all the unwanted yard waste. Penn Township then grinds and prepares these materials to provide mulch and compost FREE to all.
The bad....what do we get for that, we get all the crap that does not belong at the compost site. Your roofing shingles, your cinder blocks, your transport containers, your flower pots and garbage bags, your treated wood and construction waste etc...this is what will ruin this free service for all of us. Remember this is YOUR compost site, while the police patrol it as they can, you can report any illegal or even suspicious activity. Violators will be prosecuted. If it's not yard waste material, then it is littering!
The good...WOW, have you been to the new park restrooms? This was an 80K project that happened because of the generosity and voluntarism of a select few, who worked their tails off to provide a nice clean modern restroom. What could be better then to have a great day at the park with your sports team, your family for a picnic, moms and their children at the play set, a company picnic, a great place to just hang out with friends.... and boy o boy, what if you need to go to the bathroom, taaadaaaa, there just happens to be a great restroom!
The bad...some have still not learned mature bathroom etiquette. Again, these bathrooms belong to the users of the park...if you see inappropriate behavior by anyone of any age you need to report what you see. I so believe in karma....you can't continue to do wrong and get away with it, just so you know!
Remember, Penn Township belongs to all of us,
let's not allow a few to ruin all the good we have.
East Snyder Park News…
The latest project COMPLETED at the East Snyder Park is the veteran's memorial monument. This monument will complete an area near the entrance to the park that will be pleasing to the eye and have special meaning to many. The monument will be a perfect way to honor and salute those who sacrificed so much, enabling each of us to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave!
The East Snyder Regional Recreation Association has organized a monogrammed brick sale that will help to fund the completion of the project. All monogrammed bricks will be installed around the base of the monument and will permanently show your support of your favorite veteran(s).
It's been pointed out the bricks can be for anyone and not veterans only. You can show your support of East Snyder Park, its volunteers etc. with your message.
The goal is to sell 350 – 375. Get an order form with all the details and place your order today.
$50 – 4" x 8" brick – up to four lines (see the example)
$100 – 8" x 8" brick – up to eight lines
A scaled drawing of the proposed finished memorial is in the link below.
Signups usually happen ia April at the pavilion at East Snyder Park.
Membership fee is $20 which allows the member to throw in singles and/or doubles.
Singles will be on Tuesdays and is handicapped at 80% and 3 games a night.
Doubles will be on Thursdays and 4 games a night playing cancellation shoes.
Both nights will start at 7pm.
Bring your own shoes, but some can be provided if needed.
We will start league play May 6th and 8th, and run through August.
Men, women, youth, beginners, and novice throwers alike are all welcome.
We are here to have fun and promote the sport.
Need more details or have a questions,
call Rick Hawk at 570-374-3845.
Van Nuys Family Pavilion
Reservations are being accepted for 2015.To 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 2015 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.