CURRENT NEWS FROM JACKSON TOWNSHIP
--- 2nd QUARTER SEWER BILLS HAVE BEEN MAILED: 2nd quarter bills are now OVERDUE and penalties have been applied.
--- ELECTRONIC RECYCLYING NO LONGER A CURBSIDE PICKUP - Effective January 24, 2013: The York County Solid Waste Authority will accept free electronic recycling the
third Saturday of every month at its Yard Waste Transfer Facility located at Flour
Mill Road in Manchester Township. Drop offs are accepted betweern 9:00 AM - 1:00
--- 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 pland 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 ARE RESTRICTED. This is a reminder that all property owners are responsible to maintain their
properties and not permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever to grow
or remain on you premises to exceed three inches in height in all residential
zones or no higher than 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 ovre grass or gravel that will absorb the
water into the ground to reduce or eliminate the environmental impact is ALWAYS
best. Happy washing!!!
---STREET SWEEPING. The Township plans to street sweep winter cinders from adopted streets/roads
within the township limits that have a defined curb the week of May 6th. Please
plan to keep your vehicles parked in your driveways so that the Public Works crew
can address the complete street when they are in your area. Thank you for your