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March 29, 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.  



Nominate a Great Place in Pennsylvania
 
We know that York County is full of great places, so why not nominate one as a PA Chapter of the American Planning Association Great Place?  Nominations are due April 17th! 


For information on criteria and the submission process, click here.
 

2017 County Population Estimates
The US Census Bureau has released the 2017 County Population Estimates.  York County's population continues to increase to 446, 078.  This is up 2,334 from 2016.  The County's total population has increased 11,106 or 2.5% since 2010.  For more information, please follow this link:   https://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/sdc/pasdc_files/researchbriefs/March_2018.pdf  

 
Infrastructure Improvement in PA with USDA Rural
Development Direct Loan & Grant Funding

USDA Rural Development offers funding for repairs and construction of bridges, as well as for other infrastructure improvements such as roads and streets.  Please see the attached brochures that briefly explain the many ways they can assist your community with funding.  To view the Direct Loan Grant Program, please click here.  To view the Fact Sheet, please click here.

 
Three Year Project Plan for CDBG and ESG programs
County Commissioners approve Three Year Project Plan for CDBG and ESG programs. On February 7, 2018, the York County Board of Commissioners approved the 2018-2019-2020 York County Three Year Project Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. These programs are funded through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Three Year Project Plan can be viewed and printed via http://www.ycpc.org/images/pdfs/CDBG/Three_Year_Project_Plan.pdf.

The CDBG program funds plans, public improvements, public services, blight clearance, improvements to houses owned by low- and moderate-income persons, and affordable housing rehabilitation. Most activities primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Municipalities and non-profit organizations are eligible to request funding. The plan projects annual funding from HUD at $1,900,000. It includes 32 activities located in the County.

The ESG program funds operating expenses of emergency shelters and rental assistance for rapidly housing homeless individuals and families. Non-profit organizations that assist homeless persons and families are eligible to request funding. The plan projects annual funding from HUD at $177,000. It anticipates assisting two shelters with operating expenses and a rental assistance program operated by a non-profit organization.

Every year, an Annual Plan based on the actual amount of CDBG and ESG funding received from HUD, and including projects listed in the Three Year Plan, is reviewed by the Board of Commissioners. In addition, an annual report on how the funds were used is prepared and posted on the YCPC website. Changes to projects listed in the Three Year Plan and the Annual Action Plan, as well as new projects, may be considered.

Please contact Joiann Galiano, Chief, Community Development Department if you have any questions about the Three Year Project plan.

 
Pennsylvania Construction Codes Academy 
RA 301:  Residential Energy Academy 

This two-day program is a comprehensive review of the residential portion of Chapters 1-4 of the International Energy Conservation Code.  It includes examples, exercises and case studies designed to illustrate daily practices performed by a Residential Energy Inspector or Plans Examiner. Material includes a review of how the UCC amends certain provisions of the IRC, especially with regard to residential alterations and exclusions.

Background information on building products and systems used to achieve energy conservation is introduced as well as the basic principles of the "house as a system" approach. Building permit issuance is discussed with an emphasis placed on the most important issues to be addressed and resolved during the review process. 

Interactive learning will be implemented through conducting a virtual inspection complete with house plans.  Students will evaluate the building plans for content, determine what is lacking and then use the plans to conduct a mock onsite building inspection.  A checklist of critical issues associated with energy conservation inspections will also be developed.

Please click here for more information

RA 301
Residential Energy Academy
April 24 - 25, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Registration at 8:00 am)
Fee: $195*
12 Uniform Construction Code/ICC credits

Location:
Clarion Hotel
148 Sheraton Drive, New Cumberland, PA 17070
 
* Course fee includes continental breakfastand lunch.
 
Pennsylvania Construction Codes Academy 
IBC 202: Advanced Fire Alarms 
This is an advanced class and it is highly recommended that the attendee takes fire alarm basics as a prerequisite, or has experience in fire alarms. The class covers advanced detection systems such as beam detectors. It reviews other uses for fire alarms such as mass notification device. The class will also include fire sprinkler calculations.

For more information, please click here.
   
IBC 202
Advanced Fire Alarms
April 24, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Registration at 8:00 am)
Fee: $125*
6 Uniform Construction Code/ICC credits

Location:
Clarion Hotel
148 Sheraton Drive, New Cumberland, PA 17070
 
* Course fee includes continental breakfastand lunch
SETTING THE GOAL FOR 
TRANSPORTATION'S 
FUTURE IN YORK COUNTY
Go York 2045 Asks for Your Input

A coalition of more than sixty organizations has come together to chart the course for the future of transportation in York County. In a statement of the goal for Go York 2045, local leaders lay the groundwork for an ambitious plan to engage the public and businesses in creating a forward-looking, affordable, efficient, and safe transportation system to connect people and goods in our community.
 
Input from all York Countians is crucial to the success of Go York 2045, especially at this first step as the group sets the strategic direction of the plan. To collect feedback, the group has created a short survey to gauge public support for the draft goal, available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/goyork_go_1 , or www.goyork2045.com .
 
Go York 2045 is an update to York County's Long Range Transportation Plan, a component of the County Comprehensive Plan. Upon its completion, the plan will include projected changes to the transportation system in York County over the next 27 years, and major strategies and transportation projects. The York County Planning Commission and the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization lead the planning effort. More information about Go York 2045 is available at www.goyork2045.com .

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.  
 
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


SAFE DRIVER/C1
RS-S13-C1 ROAD SCHOLAR
9/13/18 - 9/13/18
8:00am - 12:00pm
East Manchester Township
5080 North Sherman Street, Ext.
Mt. Wolf, PA 17347

 
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