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January 23, 2015 

 


To keep you updated on activities and current events, the York County Planning Commission has created E-Alerts.  These E-Alerts are just another way to keep you connected with what is taking place in and around your community.  Please explore the articles below or visit the links to the left for other helpful information.

Growth Trends - 2014 Population Estimates 

2014 State Population Estimates Released

 

Annually, the US Census Bureau releases national and state population estimates. Late last year, the 2014 estimates were released. Pennsylvania is the 6th most populous state in the nation. This Growth Trends bulletin provides the new estimate as well as some historical population information for the State of Pennsylvania. Click here to view the bulletin.

YCPC Planning Perspectives Newsletter

Stormwater Management Solutions: Is it Time for an Authority?

Is such a comprehensive and cooperative agency practical in York County? Is York County able and ready for a stormwater authority? Do County statekholders want such an entity? Those are the questions the York County Planning Commission (YCPC) has been charged with answering for the County. Thanks to a grant from the York County Community Foundation's Codorus Watershed Endowment, YCPC has contracted with AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc. to complete a York County Stormwater Authority (SWA) Feasability Study. To learn more and read the full Planning Perspectives Newsletter click here

Transportation News
York County Flooded Roadway Study To Commence after July 1, 2015

The Transportation Department of the York County Planning Commission is planning to conduct a flooded roadway study for York County. The study will commence after July 1, 2015. 

The purpose of the study is to inventory and evaluate the roadways which are susceptible to flooding events, such as what occurred during Hurricane Lee in September 2011. We wish to identify how many roadway segments have been closed and/or detoured by all events, particularly vital transportation corridors serving high volumes of traffic. The study will examine if roads should be prioritized for improvement. We also wish to group potential needs/projects by specific areas to facilitate roadway connectivity in all regions of the County when these events occur. 

The study will identify flooded roadway problems which sever connections in the County's transportation network. This identification process will be based on recorded municipal/ county/Commonwealth event data, rather than personal perceptions of what are being affected. Hard data will aid this effort, not only where the events occur, but also how often and for what length of time. 

In an effort to collect these data, we have submitted requests to all York County municipalities for historic (i.e., events occurring on state and local roads over the last five years) and "live" data (i.e., events to be recorded over the next six months on state and local roads). We requested that these data be submitted to our office by August 2015.

Persons seeking additional information about this effort should contact Jeph Rebert, Senior Transportation Planner either at (717) 771-9870 or jrebert@ycpc.org. 

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The information in the notice below has been provided by the administrators of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration. If you have any questions regarding the application of these traffic control devices please contact LTAP at 1-800-FOR-LTAP or email at ltap@state.pa.us

Attention: Division Administrators and Division Directors

ACTION: Please be sure that your State and local transportation agencies are aware of this matter.

Requests are being made of State and local transportation agencies and municipalities to substitute the International Symbol of Accessibility with alternative "dynamic" designs created by advocacy groups. One group is encouraging citizens to cover existing symbols on signs and pavement markings with their alternative graphic and, in some cases, has used alternative colors.

These alternative symbol designs are not authorized for use in traffic control device applications, nor have they been adopted or endorsed by the U. S. Access Board, which reports to the U.S. Department of Justice and is responsible for issuing Federal regulations on accessibility. Additionally, the International Organization for Standards does not support the alternative symbol design. The only symbols allowed for use in traffic control device applications are those found in the MUTCD.

The official International Symbol of Accessibility adopted by the MUTCD for use in traffic control device applications is illustrated below. Fabrication details can be found in the MUTCD and Standard Highway Signs. Additional information on this matter is available in the MUTCD technical area of the Operations discipline support site.

 
Housing and Community Development
York County Home Improvement Program

The County's Home Improvement Program (HIP) is looking for qualified applicants to participate. The program is a zero interest deferred loan program designed to help income eligible resident homeowners in York County by providing financial and technical assistance for home repairs including, but not limited to, roofing, windows, plumbing, heating, electrical, sidewalks, septic and water/sewer hookups.  Click here to view additional information on the program that can be found on our website www.ycpc.org. Please direct any questions you may have to Robin Doll at rdoll@ycpc.org.      
We will continue to send out periodic updates to keep you updated and connected with what is happening in and around York County.  Please continue to visit our website for the latest news.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,


Felicia S. Dell
Director
York County Planning Commission

York County Planning Commission | (717) 771-9870 | wgobrecht@ycpc.org |
28 East Market Street
York, PA 17401-1580