• 2020 E-cycling Collection

    **UPDATE – E-cycling events will still take place on original dates. Please remember as we are in the yellow phase, masks MUST be worn. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines to help keep everyone safe.**

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


    • March 14th at the Emergency Services Building, 230 Greenamyer Rd.  Gettysburg
    • June 6th at the Municipal Building, 1370 Fairfield Road,  Gettysburg
    • Sept. 12th at the Abbottstown Rec Park, 241 High St.  Abbottstown
    • Dec. 5th 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.


  • **Notice for Public Meetings**

    In the interest of the health of all those in attendance, and the health of our community at large, the Board of Supervisors has determined that certain precautions shall be taken to ensure compliance with the CDC’s social distancing directives. Due to the size and layout of the Township’s public meeting room, the Township will be restricting the number of public attendees in the room at one time. The limit for public guest inside the building at one time will be TEN. Please sign your name on the sign-in sheet, and indicate whether you are seeking to provide public comment on a non-agenda item, or to offer comment on a particular agenda item. Township staff will direct attendees to the appropriate locations and will ensure that all public comment is given in an orderly fashion. In the event that a larger than expected turnout occurs, staff may need to ask some residents to wait outside until the appropriate time for public comment. Despite these precautions, all attendees will be permitted their opportunity to provide public comment. Please understand that these precautions are necessary for the health and safety of our community. We thank you for your patience and willingness to work with the Township to best ensure that this public meeting can be held in the safest way possible.

    Thank you,
    Straban Township Board of Supervisors

  • 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!

  • **Street Sweeping**

    Street Sweeping will be starting Monday April 13, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020. The locations for this sweeping will be the following: Twin Oaks, Hunters Crossing, and Hazelbrook Hills development.
    Reminder: Please have your vehicles off the road way.
    Thank you

  • **Tax Collection Notice**

    **Through Adams County Ordinance No. 1 of 2020, and due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic situation, the Adams County Commissioners are extending tax payment deadlines for 2020 Adams County Real Estate and Per Capita Taxes as follows: to pay at 2% DISCOUNT until JUNE 30, 2020; to pay at “PAR” JULY 1, 2020 through OCTOBER 31, 2020; from NOVEMBER 1 and thereafter, a 10% penalty will be added to the “PAR” amount. Straban Township adopted a similar ordinance.
    At this time, all Adams County Tax Collector offices are closed until further notice. Payments can be mailed, placed in drop boxes (where available) and paid by credit card (where available). If requesting a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please consult your tax collector or municipal office for actual tax collector office hours after the State stay-at-home orders are lifted. Taxpayers will continue to be encouraged to use mail, drop boxes or online payments to reduce face-to-face contact at this time.**

  • Zoning Map Rezoning Hearing – April 6, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

    Straban Township Board of Supervisors is authorized to amend the Zoning Ordinance in accordance with §609 of the Municipalities Planning Code (53 P.S. § 10101, et seq.).  Landowners, Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, have petitioned the Board to amend the zoning map to include 2145 Old Harrisburg Road in the Residential Low Density (R-1) zoning district.  The Straban Township Planning Commission reviewed the petition of Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors re-zone a portion of the Township, including 2145 Old Harrisburg Road.  The Board of Supervisors, in reviewing the petition of Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, as well as the Planning Commission recommendations, have determined that a portion of the Township, including 2145 Old Harrisburg Road, should be removed from the Mixed Use – Neighborhood (MU-2) District and made part of the Residential Low Density (R-1) District.  The Board of Supervisors have determined that it is in the best interest and general welfare of the citizens and residents of Straban Township to amend the Zoning Map as set forth below.
    The entire boundaries of the following parcels of real estate are hereby removed from the Mixed Use – Neighborhood (MU-2) District and made part of the Residential Low Density (R-1) District:
    Tax Parcel No.                       Address:
    38G10-0012A–000              2315 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0019—000                2215 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0020—000                2235 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0021—000                2265 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0022—000                2275 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0023—000                2285 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0024—000                2295 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0025C–000               85 Sanders Road
    38G10-0039—000                2145 Old Harrisburg Road
    38G10-0042—000                2165 Old Harrisburg
    All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

  • COVID – 19 Precautions

    ***Beginning on March 24, 2020, Straban Township doors will be CLOSED to the public. To help maintain precautions designed to minimize the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19, a drop box will be located outside the Township office for any papers needed to be dropped off or picked up. Our staff will remain in the building during normal work hours and can be reached either via phone or email. Thank you for your cooperation during this time. We will inform you if any necessary changes are needed to be made. ***
    Email: office@strabantownship.com
    Phone: 717-334-4833
    Thank you,
    Straban Township

  • Complete the 2020 Census

    Click below to complete the link.
    2020 Census


    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.

  • Zoning Hearing – October 3, 2019

    The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on Thursday, October 3, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:
    A Zoning Hearing Application, dated August 2, 2019 and filed on August 5, 2019 by Lobar Properties, LLC, relative to certain real property owned by Agricultural Commodities, Incorporated, described by the Applicant as Lot 1 of real property located at 1750 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (a portion of certain real property identified by Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H11-0036F–000). The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Intense District (EC-2), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The subject real property is being proposed for future development, construction and use as a State Police Station. The Applicant is requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to section 140-13.B.(1) and section 140-17.D. of the Zoning Ordinance for an outdoor trap, skeet, rifle, pistol or archery range (private or municipal). The Applicant is also seeking variance relief from section 140-13.D.(4) of the Zoning Ordinance relative to the requirement that no parking is permitted to be placed between the plane of any primary facade of a principal building and the road right-of-way on nonresidential lots located in the EC-2 Zoning District.

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