CURRENT NEWS FROM JACKSON TOWNSHIP
---LEAF PICKUP: Will begin on or about October 28, 2013. Due to uncertanties of weather, equipment,
and emergency responsibilites, there will be no set schedule. Our crew will pickup
where the need is greatest on any given day.
--- NO BURNING OF TRASH EFFECTIVE June 1, 2013 : The Jackson Township Board of Supervisors implemented a new Buring Ordinance
that regulates all burning. NO REFUSE, BRUSH, LEAVES, RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, WET GARBAGE OR OTHER MATTER WHICH
SMOLDERS SHALL BE BURNED IN ANY FIRES. No open burning is allowed to burn within 50' of any building or property line.
NO fires except recreational fires and ceremonial bonfires are allowed to burn
on any day between sunset and sunrise. Recreational fires for pleasure, religious,
ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes are permitted as long as the total
fuel area is 3 feet or less in diameter, 2 feet or less in height and at least
25 feet from any building or combustible material and 50 feet from a property
line. Any person who intends to ignite open burning or a controlled burn or ceremonial
bonfire shall, immediately prior to igniting and immediately following extinguishing
the fire or burn, notify York County Control by calling 911 and informing the
operator of the location of the supervised fire.
All fires shall be properly extinguished through use of fire extinguishers, dirt,
sand and/or water when their function is complete to eliminate all embers that
may be capable of reigniting. Means of extinguishing shall be readily available
at the fire site throughout the time of burning.
--- REMINDER TO DISTRICT TWO ON-LOT SEPTIC PROPERTY OWNERS: Decenber 31, 2013 is the deadline for pumping and inspection of On-Lot Septic
Systems of properties located in District Two. Notices were mailed to all District 2
addresses January 4, 2013 to remind properpty owners of their responsibility in
this matter. Please plan to have your septic tanks pumped and inspected during
--- PERMITS are required for all construction and repair projects. Proposed Use Permits
are required for all repair work-the erection, enlargement, alteration, repair,
moving or demolition of any part of all structures on your property. For example:
replacement of shingles, windows, doors; repaving of your driveway, patio replacement,
construction of a fence, shed replacement, etc....all require Proposed Use Permits.
The construction of a deck, porches, placement of a swimming pool (above ground
or in ground) also require Building Permits. Most applications for Proposed Use
and Building Permits will also require a new Stormwater Management Permit. Applications
for all may be obtained at the Township Building.
---HEIGHT OF GRASS AND WEEDS IS RESTRICTED. This is a reminder that all property owners are responsible to maintain their
properties and not permit any grass or weeds to grow or remain on their premises that
exceeds three inches in height in all residential zones or six (6) inches in height
in all other zones.
---THINK BEFORE YOU WASH YOUR VEHICLE. Today, the "greenest" way to wash your car is to take it to an automatic car
wash. Studies show that an automatic car wash uses roughly half the water the
average person would use while washing with a traditional bucket and hose. However
it can be argued that the most effective way to shine up your vehicle remains
to be hand washing but it can be far from environmentally friendly. The main
reasons for this are the excessive use of water and the release of harmful substances
such as soap residue, oil, acid and metal particles into the storm sewer system
while washing and rinsing. If you do plan to wash at home, your first step is
to use an automotive soap and cleaners that are biodegradable and nontoxic. Secondly,
avoid washing on the pavement, which will let the wash water drain directly into
a storm sewer. Storm sewers drain directly to streams or lakes and carry pollutants
with them to these waters. Washing over grass or gravel that will absorb the
water into the ground to reduce or eliminate the environmental impact is ALWAYS
best. Happy washing!!!