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February 23, 2018


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.  



YCPC Website Feedback Survey?
 
Have you visited www.ycpc.org lately?  Were you able to find what you were looking for in an easy manner?  We'd like to know.  Please take a brief survey on how our website measures up.
 
YCPC Website Feedback Survey Link:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DWCPDBQ
 

York County Agricultural Lands Viewer
The York County Agricultural Lands Viewer is a tool designed to assist the user to locate lands enrolled in Municipal Agricultural Security Areas (ASA's) as well as lands protected by a public or private perpetual conservation easement.   Data associated with each parcel is limited to information found in recorded ASA Resolutions, however additional ASA data can be obtained from the Municipality, or, the York County Agricultural Land Preservation (YCALP) Office. ASA data is derived from ASA Resolutions as recorded in the York County Court House and is subject to change following Municipal Review procedures according to Act 43- Ag Area Security Law, as amended.
 
If you have any questions about ASA or Conservation Easements, please contact the  YCALP Office. 

If you have questions about the web mapping applications, please contact the York County Planning Commission.

 
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Public Meeting
The York County Planning Commission held its first public meeting regarding the update to the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan on February 7, 2018. Due to inclement weather, the meeting was not well attended.   In order to make sure that York County municipalities and residents are informed about this process, information related to public outreach is available on-line at  www.ycpc.org/environment/hazard-mitigation-planning-and-implementation.html. This includes meeting minutes, presentations, and handouts. Please check this information out and if you have comments or suggestions regarding the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, contact Roy Livergood at rlivergood@ycpc.org or (717) 771-9870 ext. 1756.


 
York Suburban School District
Penn State Extension-York County
Penn State Master Watershed Stewards
 
On February 15,  YCPC staff joined with the Penn State Extension and Penn State Master Watershed Stewards to present a 7th grade team day at York Suburban Middle School.   http://www.yssd.org/Buildings/MiddleSchool.aspx  Anne Walko and Lindsay Gerner presented "Community Planning "  and Tanya Wall and Wade Gobrecht presented "Geographic Information Systems, Mapping, and GPS Technology."  Penn State Extension-York County and the Penn State Master Watershed Stewards https://extension.psu.edu/programs/watershed-stewards  conducted an interactive workshop "Rain to Drain, Slow the Flow."  https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h/leaders/resources/publications/rain-to-drain-slow-the-flow 
 

The instructional day for the 7th graders also included career discussion and exploration. 
 
We appreciate the opportunity to work with our partners in the community. It is always a great day that is spent with students.
   
GO YORK 2045 LAUNCHES
York County Prepares for the Future of Transportation
The York County Planning Commission and York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization announce the launch of Go York 2045, a comprehensive planning effort for all forms of transportation in York County, and its accompanying website, GoYork2045.com. Go York 2045 will bring together the public and organizations from around York County to develop strategies and investments to better move people and goods during the next 27 years.
 
Over the next few decades, communities across the country will confront major changes in population and technology, and York County is no different. Here are three brief examples of the big questions York County faces.
 
In 2016, for the first time since York County's Center for Traffic Safety began collecting data, crashes involving senior drivers (65+) became the number one traffic safety concern in York County. The Center for Rural Pennsylvania expects the number of people over 65 years of age in the state to nearly double in the next 30 years. Together, these factors create an important challenge for York County. How can senior citizens continue to enjoy our communities while traveling safely?
 
As anyone who has driven on Interstate 83 knows, York County is a hub of logistics. Investors have built multiple million-square-foot warehouses along the I-83 corridor in recent years. That development brings both jobs and trucks - more than 5,000 trucks per day on the busiest sections of I-83. Economists predict online shopping to continue to grow, which will spur more demand for these types of large facilities. How will York County manage the expected increase in freight shipping without sacrificing the quality of life residents enjoy today?
 
Major auto manufacturers, including GM, Ford, Honda, and Toyota, have announced plans for self-driving cars in the early 2020s. Ridesharing or ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber already do business in York County. As technology evolves and combines, it presents the ability to expand people's options to move throughout and beyond our community. How can York County best harness this potential for our residents?
 
During the next 18 months, Go York 2045 will provide an opportunity for organizations and the public to engage with these and other changes in our community as they relate to transportation. At its launch today, GoYork2045.com shows the framework of the plan and the notes from the first meeting of the steering committee. YAMPO has also begun work on an interactive, web-based inventory of transportation facilities that is available by clicking on the Current Conditions and Trends title. As work progresses, YAMPO will update the Go York 2045 website to inform and consult with the public about important issues and decisions. Anyone interested in being involved should sign up for email updates at GoYork2045.com.
 
For more information, please click here
 
 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE ESSENTIALS - PARTS I-IV
IPC 101 is designed for code officials, inspectors, installers and contractors, but open to any interested party.  This four-part course provides an overview of the key provisions of the International Plumbing Code (IPC) and the plumbing elements of the ICC/ANSI A117.1.  After attending the complete four-day course, you will:
  • Learn how to find code requirements pertaining to non-residential plumbing systems and fixtures in the: IPC, adopted standards, conditions of a listed fixture and manufacturer installation instructions.
  • Develop a basic knowledge of terminology and concepts related to non-residential plumbing systems and fixtures.
  • Be able to describe the duties of a plumbing inspector and prioritize those inspection items having the greatest impact on the health, protection and safety of the building occupants.
  • Have been exposed to the content material likely to be encountered on the Plumbing Inspector and Plumbing Plans Examiner certification examinations.
After attending Part I of this course, you will:
  • Be more knowledgeable about IPC requirements related to: definitions; general regulations; fixtures, faucets and fixture fittings; and water heaters.
After attending Part II of this course, you will:
  • Be more knowledgeable about IPC requirements related to: water supply and distribution; sanitary drainage; calculate drainage fixture units; and indirect/special waste.
After attending Part III of this course, you will:
  • Be more knowledgeable about IPC requirements related to: vents; traps, interceptors and separators; storm drainage; and special piping and storage systems.
After attending Part IV of this course, you will:
  • Be more knowledgeable about IPC requirements related to: plan review purpose; requirements and process review and quiz.

For more information, please click here
 
Environmental Resources Inventory (ERI) Update
The York County Planning Commission has updated the Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI). The ERI provides a comprehensive and objective look at the location, character, and quality of environmental resources within York County. The information contained within this ERI could be beneficial to municipalities embarking on the development or update of a municipal or multi-municipal comprehensive plan. When no comprehensive plan exists, this information could be used as the background information for creating a statement of community development objectives or legislative findings for development of a zoning ordinance. Furthermore, this information could serve as a guide or reference tool in the review of land development plans and zoning requests and their impact on the natural environment. Additionally, Act 148 of 1973 authorizes a municipality or municipalities to establish an Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). EACs are established by ordinance and function in an advisory capacity to municipal commissions, boards, and elected officials on matters dealing with preservation, conservation, management, and use of natural resources. The information contained within this Inventory could be used either as the basis for EAC recommendations or as the beginning point for an EAC to develop its own ERI. Finally, it is a good source of information that may be of interest to schools, envirothon participants, or those just interested in the natural environment. So check it out on-line here .

DCNR GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation announces that it will be accepting applications for the recreation and conservation grants program.  Applications may be submitted from January 22 to April 11, 2018, at 4:00 P.M.  There are four priorities:

Community Parks and Recreation:  Planning and development projects that focus on accessibility and rehabilitation of existing parks.

Land Conservation/Watershed Protection:  Land conservation projects that protect critical habitat, forested watersheds, wetlands, and riparian corridors or crate critical connections between public or conservation lands.

Watershed Restoration/Rivers Implementation:  Projects that enhance public access to Pennsylvania's waterways or projects that improve Pennsylvania's watersheds, including the planting of riparian forest buffers.

Trails:  Projects that close priority trail gaps as well as projects that rehabilitate or upgrade existing trails.

Detailed program information, recorded webinars, and access to the online grant application portal can be found at:  www.dcnr.pa.gov/Communities/Grants/Pages/default.aspx 
Upcoming LTAP Classes
 
   
The new LTAP Training courses have been scheduled within York County.  

ENGINEERING & TRAFFIC STUDIES/C2 
(RS-S06-C2)
3/27/18 - 3/27/18
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
YORK CITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ROOM LOCATION
1701 BLACKBRIDGE ROAD
YORK, PA
 
 
PAVEMENT MARKINGS:  APPLICATIONS AND MAINTENANCE/C1 
(RS-S11-C-1)
3/20/18 - 3/20/18
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NEW FREEDOM COMMUNITY CENTER
150 E MAIN STREET
NEW FREEDOM, PA 17349
 
 
STORMWATER FACILITY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE/A1 
RS-M09-A1 ROAD SCHOLAR
4/3/17 - 4/3/17
SPRING GARDENT TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING
340 Tri Hill Rd.
York, PA 17403
8:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
WARM MIX ASPHALT/A1
RS-M17-A1 ROAD SCHOLAR
4/9/2018 - 4/9/2018  
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
PENN TOWSHIP PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING
976 Wilson Ave.
Hanover, PA 17331
 
 
PRINCIPLES OF PAVING/A2 
RS-M12-A2 ROAD SCHOLAR
5/8/17 - 5/8/17
8:00am - 3:00pm
PENN TOWSHIP PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING
976 Wilson Ave.
Hanover, PA 17331
 
 
TRAFFIC SIGNS BASICS/C1
S-S16-CA ROAD SCHOLAR
5/9/18 - 5/9/18
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PENN TOWSHIP PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING
976 Wilson Ave.
Hanover, PA 17331
 
STOP SIGNS AND INTERSECTION TRAFFIC CONTROL 
(RS2-S17-C1)
5/10/2018 - 5/10/2018
   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 LINCOLN FIRE STATION
 800 ROSEVELT AVENUE
YORK, PA 17404
 
 
STORMWATER FACILITY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE/A1 
(RS-M09-A1)
6/4/2018 - 6/4/2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP
1501 MT. ZION ROAD
YORK, PA 17402
 
CONDUCTING SIGN RETROREFLECTIVITY INSPECTIONS/C1 
(RS2-S15-C1)
6/6/2018 - 6/6/2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LINCOLN FIRE STATION
800 ROOSEVELT ROAD
YORK, PA 17404
 
 
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