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August 22, 2016

 

 

 

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.


 
         York County Heritage Program
   

Great news from the York County Heritage Program!

At their July meeting, the YCPC Board officially designated 4 new Heritage Resources.  William Goodridge House (York City), Red Lion Train Station Museum (Red Lion Borough), The Historic Dover Walking Tour (Dover Borough), and the Historic Monaghan Church (Dillsburg Borough). 

The York County Heritage Program celebrates the history, culture, and natural areas that make the County unique. The network of heritage sites, tours, and resources encompasses all parts of the County.  Please check out Exploring York County's History on www.ycpc.org


 
 
County's First Preservation Plan Receiving Recognition
 
On August 17th, the County Commissioners approved the addition of the York County Heritage Preservation Plan to the County's Comprehensive Plan. This is the first Comprehensive Plan element to specifically focus on heritage preservation. This Plan sets goals for heritage preservation in the County, provides an account of the historical development of York County, assesses existing preservation planning efforts and data sources, creates an evaluation process to aid in decision-making with regard to heritage resources, offers a variety of tools and resources for those interested in preservation, and sets out strategies and action items to help attain the goals of the Plan. 
 
The Plan was developed over the course of two years with the help of a community-based Steering Committee, who will now form an Advisory Committee to guide the implementation of the Plan.
 
The Planning Commission was also happy to learn that the Heritage Preservation Plan will be awarded Preservation Pennsylvania's 2016 Preservation Planning Award in October. The Plan may be viewed under Reports and Documents on the YCPC website.
 
   
Department of Transportation Creates New Web Application for Managing Traffic Signals
 
Harrisburg, PA - Taking another step toward its goal of improved management of traffic signals, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)  has created a new web application with a pre-populated database that  consolidates information about 8,700 traffic signals located on state routes.

The one-stop electronic information warehouse - https://www.dot17.pa.gov/tsams/login.do - will make it easier for PennDOT, municipalities and planning partners to oversee operations and improvements to the signals, a key factor in traffic flow around Pennsylvania.

"Our traffic operations team has worked incredibly long and hard with our district staff and local partners to assemble the best available traffic signal data for this database," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "This free tool puts this information in one easily accessible spot and will make a huge difference as we and our partners make ongoing improvements to signals and traffic flow."

Prior to the creation of the new web application, also known as the Traffic Signals Asset Management System (TSAMS), traffic signal information was  scattered among paper records at a variety of locations, making it difficult to know the basis on which improvements could be developed and delivered.

PennDOT traffic operations staff worked with local partners to gather information on signal equipment, locations and connections to populate the database. It includes a GIS mapping interface and will have the ability to accept  additional data over time on signals at intersections that are located on state routes and local roads. In addition to signals, other assets such as electronic signs, flashing warning devices, and school zone speed limit signs can also be  added to the database.

The system is available to municipalities, planning partners and  contractors or consultants working on their behalf. Users will have access to the web application using their existing Engineering and Construction Management System  (ECMS) account, or by requesting a new ECMS account.

"We offer this web application at no cost to municipalities or planning partners," Richards said. "This important new tool will help us identify  traffic signal needs and better plan for future improvements. Properly maintained and operated signals make a huge difference in traffic flow and this  is one way we can effectively address congestion short of adding expensive new capacity."
 
 
 

Upcoming LTAP Classes 
 
The new LTAP Training courses have been scheduled within York County. 

STORMWATER FACILITY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE/A1 (RS-M09-A1
  10/11/2016 - 10/11/2016
  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  SPRING GARDEN TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING
  340 TRI-HILL ROAD
  YORK, PA 17403


ASPHALT ROADS COMMON MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS/A1 (RS-M03-A1)
  10/12/2016 - 10/12/2016
  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  GUTHRIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
  301 CARLISLE STREET
  HANOVER, PA 17331, PA 17331


FULL DEPTH RECLAMATION/A1 (RS-M15)
  10/13/2016 - 10/13/2016
  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  YORK CITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ROOM LOCATION
  1701 BLACKBRIDGE ROAD
  YORK, PA 17405
 

 
SALT AND SNOW MANAGEMENT/A2 (RS-M06-A2)
10/19/2016 - 10/19/2016
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
NEW FREEDOM COMMUNITY CENTER
150 E MAIN STREET
NEW FREEDOM, PA 17349
 
 

TRAFFIC SIGNS BASICS/C1 (RS-S16-C1)
                                                 11/10/2106 - 11/10/2106
                                                    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                 LINCOLN FIRE STATION
                                                  800 ROSEVELT AVENUE
                                                      YORK, PA 17404
 

 
SALT & SNOW MANAGEMENT/A2 (RS-M06-A2)
                                              11/16/2016 - 11/16/2016
                                                  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                                              LINCOLN FIRE STATION
                                               800 ROSEVELT AVENUE
                                                    YORK, PA 17404


ROADSIDE VEGETATION CONTROL/A2 (RS-M07-A2)
  12/7/2016 - 12/7/2016
  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY
3200 FARMTRAIL ROAD
YORK, PA 17402
 

If interested in any of these classes, please visit the LTAP website and register for this class.  If you have any questions, please contact your LTAP Administrator via the LTAP website or Barb Forry at 717-771-9870 or bforry@ycpc.org and your question will be answered as quickly as possible. 
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