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The next YAMPO meeting is being held on April 7, at 9:00 am.  Please visit the  Boards and Committees page for more information.



March 24, 2017

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 Home
Improvement Program
Loan and Grant 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, senior safe/ADA modifications, septic and water/sewer hookups.  Grant funds may also be available to eligible homeowners age 55 and older, or disabled individuals. Click Here to view additional information on the program that can be found on our website Please direct any questions you may have to Kim Walston at (717) 771-9870, ext. 1750 or e-mail
Applications for York County Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
2018, 2019 and 2020 Program Years
York County Planning Commission (YCPC), on behalf of the County of York, announces the availability of applications to the 2018, 2019 and 2020 County CDBG and ESG Programs to municipalities and non-profit organizations serving York County residents.

CDBG program primarily funds public services and improvements to public facilities / infrastructure benefiting low- and moderate-income persons and / or eliminating or preventing slums and blight.

ESG program primarily funds emergency shelters for the homeless.

Application forms and information are available at  Forms & Fees . Questions may be directed to Joiann Galiano, Chief, Community Development Dept., YCPC, 717-771-9870 or Completed applications due at the YCPC 4:00 P. M., June 9, 2017.

Nominate a Great Place in Pennsylvania
APA PA is looking for
Great Public Spaces and Great Streets

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA PA) will be recognizing "Great Public Spaces" and "Great Streets" in 2017. Do you know of a public space or street that truly stands out in what it offers residents and visitors? Do you think it merits designation as a Great Place in Pennsylvania? If so, NOMINATE IT!

Nominations will be accepted through April 18, 2017. For more information, including guidelines, category criteria, and the nomination form, please visit the APA PA website: . All Great Street and Great Greenway/Trail nominations must be submitted online at .

What Makes a Great Place?
Great Places offer better choices for where and how people live, work, and play. They are enjoyable, safe, sustainable, and desirable. They build a sense of community by being places where people want to be, to not only visit, but to live, work and/or play every day. Great Places also give their communities an economic boost by helping to attract and retain residents and businesses.

Many criteria, including functionality, accessibility, connectivity, community involvement, economic opportunities, forward thinking planning, and others, define Pennsylvania's Great Public Spaces and Great Streets. APA PA will recognize successfully designated Great Public Spaces and Great Streets through an array of activities, such as:
 News and social media releases statewide and locally about the designations
 Recognition on the APA PA website
 Coordinated attendance of APA PA representatives at local designation ceremonies in
 communities choosing t hold such events.
 Presentation of a Great Places Certificate and Window Clings
 Recognition at the APA PA Annual Conference.

 2016 York County Populatio Estimate
York County's population is now 443,744!  The US Census Bureau has just released the 2016 County Population Estimates.  For more information, please read the Research Brief prepared by the PA State Data Center.
Training Opportunity 
The Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center located in Emmitsburg, MD is offering a training opportunity for Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program.  For more information, please click here.
York County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The York County Planning Commission (YCPC) is preparing to update the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).   The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires State, local (county/municipal), and Indian Tribal governments to plan for hazard mitigation as a requirement for certain types of mitigation assistance. The Plan is required to be updated every five (5) years.   The first York County Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted in 2008 and it was last updated in 2013, making this update the third iteration of the Plan.   The YCPC has secured Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant funding through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to update the Plan. Staff of the YCPC will update the Plan with guidance from a Local Planning Team and input from all 72 municipalities.   There will also be opportunities for public review and comment. Input from a variety of stakeholders is important not only for updating the County HMP, but also because most municipalities adopt the County Plan as their local HMP to meet the requirements of DMA 2000. Some topics identified to be addressed by the update include evaluating any new hazards; updating base information; incorporating information regarding climate change, historic resources, and the County's aging population; soliciting new hazard mitigation projects; and addressing any new mitigation planning requirements. If you have any questions or input regarding the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan update, please contact Roy Livergood at (717) 771-9870 ext. 1756 or .
Long Range Transportation Plan
York County's Long Range Transportation Plan is now available for public comment.  While this plan is being reviewed, we want your input on how we can improve the next update.  What transportation-related issues are most important to you?  What do you think should be the most important projects in the next 25 years?  Does your community face unique transportation challenges?  Let us know your thoughts by checking out the current plan at, and by emailing to
  • Upgrading traffic signals with new technology
  • Getting ready for self-driving cars
  •  Moving freight around and through the county
  • Keeping our roads and bridges in good condition
  • Preparing for deliveries by drone
  • Improving outdated interchanges
  • Giving drivers more options to travel between major roads
  • Making public transit a better option
  • Replacing traffic signals with roundabouts
  • Focusing bicycle and sidewalk investment
  • Reducing the number of crashes on the road
What are we missing?  What should we approach differently?  What would you prioritize?  What improvements would you make?  We want to hear from you!
PennDOT Connects
"State DOTs are no longer just held accountable for the transportation system; they are also held accountable for how the system supports and improves quality of life for communities."
This statement is a guiding concept for the PennDOT connects effort. Under this effort, PennDOT is committed to enhancing community collaboration in their planning process. If you are associated with a municipality or a transportation stakeholder, the YCPC Transportation Staff invites you to the next York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (YAMPO) meeting on April 27, 2017. The meeting will be held in the York County Commissioner's Meeting Room, 28 East Market Street, 2nd Floor, York, PA,  starting at 9:00AM. Jim Ritzman, Deputy Secretary of Planning at PennDOT will present PennDOT's vision for the new PennDOT Connects effort.
In summary, PennDOT Connects will include meetings with municipalities during the project scoping stage to discuss community impacts, comprehensive plans, corridor studies and possible improvements. When community visions are documented, PennDOT will work with the community to evaluate the benefits of including, collaborating or supporting the project as part of or in concert with the PennDOT lead project.
PennDOT Twelve Year Plan
Upcoming LTAP Classes
The new LTAP Training courses have been scheduled within York County.  

3/30/16 - 3/30/16
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Glenville, PA 1739

4/4/17 - 4/4/17
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4/19/17 - 4/19/17
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HELLAM, PA 17406
9/14/17 - 9/14/17
190 OAK RD

9/18/17 - 9/18/17
HANOVER, PA  17331

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 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.


Felicia S. Dell
York County Planning Commission

York County Planning Commission | (717) 771-9870 | |
28 East Market Street
York, PA 17401-1580