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  • WEST NILE VIRUS – August 5, 2021

    Mosquitoes collected by Adams County Conservation District staff on July 27, 2021 in Straban Township have tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Additional surveillance and mosquito trapping in Straban Township are being performed by Conservation District staff.

    Certain species of mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus, which, when transmitted to people, can cause West Nile fever and/or encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all residents of areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting West Nile fever or encephalitis. All residents, businesses, developers, and farmers need to be responsible and help eliminate mosquitoes. Please inspect your property for sources of stagnant water that can collect in tarps, tires, buckets, construction debris, pools, plastic toys, gutters, watering troughs and birdbaths. Eliminating these sources of stagnant water is the best method to reduce mosquito populations that can transmit West Nile Virus. Rain barrels can also breed mosquitoes and need to be completely screened.

    For more information about reducing mosquitoes in Adams County or to report a concern, call the Adams County Conservation District – Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Program at (717) 334-0636. For information about West Nile Virus symptoms in humans, contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH, or visit the PA State West Nile Virus web site at https://gis.dep.pa.gov/wnv/index.html

    Sincerely,

    Maya Callenbach
    Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Monitor
    Adams County Conservation District
    670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 201
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Tel (717)334-0636 ext. 3047
    mcallenbach@adamscounty.us

  • **E-cycling Events for 2021**

    Events will be held from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on:

    • March 13th at the Emergency Services Building, 230 Greenamyer Rd.  Gettysburg
    • June 5th at the Municipal Building, 1370 Fairfield Road,  Gettysburg
    • Sept. 11th at the Abbottstown Rec Park, 241 High St.  Abbottstown
    • Dec. 4th at the East Berlin Boro Park, 523 North Ave.  East Berlin

    All electronic devices are accepted with Photo ID and a receipt of your Waste Connections bill.

    COVID Regulations:
    All residents will remain in their vehicle.
    Waste Connection employees will remove electronic devices from the vehicle.
    All Waste Connection employees and volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves.
    There will be a volunteer directing traffic.

  • NOTICE – Bridge Replacement SR 0394 (Shriver’s Corner Road)

    Straban Township, in conjunction with PennDOT District 8-0, will present a plans display for the bridge replacement of SR 0394 (Shriver’s Corner Road) Section 009. The project replaces the existing single span steel beam bridge with a 39′-6″ span pre-stressed concrete, spread box beam bridge. Approximately 250 feet of roadway reconstruction/resurfacing along SR 0394 and 100′ of road resurfacing along Goldenville Road is included in the project. A 10.4-mile long detour route will be used during construction and utilize SR 3001, SR 0234, and SR 034. A display of engineering plans, including the proposed detour, will be available for review at the Straban Township Municipal Building from July 20th through August 21st during normal business hours.

    If special assistance is needed to enable the review of the plans by individuals with a disability, please contact PennDOT’s Project Manager, Dan Rocuskie at 717-705-6181 in advance of the visit to allow time to arrange for the required accommodations.

  • Notice to Residents – Waste Collections

    Many municipalities in Adams County contract waste and recycling services on behalf of their residents. In light of Covid-19 concerns it is important to point out a very important requirement of these waste collection contracts, and that is the provision contained in the contracts that all loose refuse must be bagged. This provision also pertains to waste placed in wheeled toters – it also must be bagged.

    As for the preparation of recyclable items, they may be placed loosely in recycling containers. Make sure they are clean and only place the items in your recycling containers that are specified by your hauler. If you don’t have the list, check your haulers website or call them and inquire. If you place items in your recycling that are not accepted by your hauler (think yard waste) your recycling may not be picked up. Please remember that recycling supports various businesses that make essential items (think toilet paper, paper towels, plastic drink container, etc.).

    Employees of your waste and recycling collector are on the front line in this pandemic, let’s do our part to help keep everyone safe – bag your waste and recycle right Adams County!

  • NOTICE SEPTIC PUMPING/INSPECTION REQUIREMENT

    NOTICE-Septic Pumping/Inspection Requirement

    All Township Landowners are required to have their onsite septic systems pumped and inspected every three years. Please see the most recent letter sent to District #3 properties that are to be pumped in 2020. A list of registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

    Download the Dist. #3 Letter.

    Download the List of Registered Pumpers.

  • Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing – March 25, 2019

    The Straban Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on March 25, 2019 to accept verbal and written comment regarding the draft Central Adams Joint Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will be held at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The public hearing will commence at 6:00 p.m.
    A copy of the Draft Plan is available for review at the Straban Township Office at 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg and the Adams County Office of Planning and Development at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 100, Gettysburg during regular business hours.
    Copies of the Draft Plan may be purchased, in its entirety or in part, at the cost of reproduction from the Adams County Office of Planning and Development. A complete copy of the Draft Plan may be downloaded from the Adams County website, www.adamscounty.us.
    Persons who have questions concerning the Public Hearing may contact the Adams County Office of Planning and Development at 717-337-9824.
    The Straban Township Board of Supervisors intends to adopt the draft Central Adams Joint Comprehensive Plan during its regular meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Office at 1745 Granite Station road in Straban Township.
    If any person with a disability wishes to request that special accommodations be made to allow their participation, they are asked to contact Robin Crushong at least one business day in advance.

  • NOTICE SEPTIC PUMPING/INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

    NOTICE-Septic Pumping/Inspection Requirement

    All Township Landowners are required to have their onsite septic systems pumped and inspected every three years. Please see the most recent letter sent to District #2 properties that are to be pumped in 2019. A list of registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

    Download the Dist. #2 Letter.

    Download the List of Registered Pumpers.

  • Agricultural Security Area – Notice

    This announcement will hereby serve to notify the citizens of Straban Township, Adams County, that the Straban Township Board of Supervisors received a proposal for an addition to the Straban Township Agricultural Security Area and will conduct a 7-year review of Agricultural Security Areas within Straban Township, pursuant to the Agricultural Area Security Law, Act 43 of 1981.
    The aforementioned proposal and ASA description are currently on file and available for public inspection at the Straban Township Municipal Office, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday.
    Any affected Municipality and any landowners who own land which is within, adjacent to, or near the area proposed to be added or continued in the agricultural security area may propose changes to the agricultural security area within 30 days of the date this notice is published. Such proposed changes must be submitted to the Straban Township Supervisors, the County and Township Planning Commissions, and the Township Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee at the Straban Township Municipal Office on or before August 15, 2018.
    Upon expiration of the aforementioned 30-day period, the proposed addition, the existing Agricultural Security Area and any proposed changes will be submitted to the Straban Township Planning Commission, the Adams County Planning Commission, and the Straban Township Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee for review and recommendation. Thereafter, a public hearing will be held by the Township Supervisors to consider the addition proposal, continuation/proposed modifications and recommendations of the Planning Commissions and the Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee.
    A copy of this notice is posted at the following public places:
    1. Emergency Services Center                  3. Adams Rescue Mission      5. Peebles Shopping Ctr.
    2. Straban Township Recreation Park     4. Straban Township Municipal Building

  • NOTICE SEPTIC PUMPING/INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

    NOTICE-Septic Pumping/Inspection Requirement

    All Township Landowners are required to have their onsite septic systems pumped and inspected every three years. Please see the most recent letter sent to District #1 properties that are to be pumped in 2018. A list of registered pumper/haulers is also included. If you have further questions contact the Township office.

    Download the Dist. #1 Letter.

    Download the List of Registered Pumpers.

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