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May 19, 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.

Hazard Mitigation Survey

The YCPC is currently in the process of updating the York County 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan  and we need your help in identifying and prioritizing hazards in York County. 
Please take our survey at  The survey closes May 31, 2017. 
Thank you for your participation.
Congratulations On Your Promotion
The York County Planning Commission is pleased to announce the promotion of Tanya Wall from Senior GIS Analyst to Chief of Information Systems. She is filling the vacancy that was created when Wade Gobrecht, the former division manager, was promoted to Assistant Director. You might know Tanya from the many information and mapping requests she responds to, or from her work helping  municipalities set up GIS applications at the local level. We are looking forward to her leadership in her new role. Please join me in congratulating Tanya!

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  on the YCPC website. 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.

Free Online Course

Flood Provisions of the International Residential Code

FEMA Building Science in partnership with the International Code Council is proud to launch the new online course "Flood Provisions of the International Residential Code" in celebration of Building Safety Month. For a limited time, this course will be available free of charge.

Flood Provisions of the International Residential Code (IRC) is a two-part course presenting basic information needed to understand the flood provisions of the IRC. Its goal is to educate floodplain management and building officials, design professionals, and builders about: how the building code provisions satisfy the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for buildings, coordinating building codes and local floodplain management ordinances, and the distinctions between the International Codes and the NFIP floodplain management requirements.

The course can be accessed at the links below:

Access FEMA's free building code resources for all hazards at

Notice of Public Hearing

York County 
  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
  CDBG, HOME, and H-ESG Programs
York County residents, local municipal officials, and representatives of social service and community agencies are requested to attend a public hearing to discuss the following topic: Review and Assessment of the County ' s 2016 Performance in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (H-ESG) Programs. The meeting will be held as follows:
Date:                                   Thursday, June 8, 2017
Location:                               County Office Building
                                            Meeting Room 4
                                           118 Pleasant Acres Road
                                            York, PA
Time:                                     7:00 p.m.
Documents and information relative to these Programs are available for review at the York County Planning Commission, 28 East Market St., York, PA, 17401-1580, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Written comments, regarding the Report, may be submitted to this address through Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
It is the policy of the County of York to ensure services are meaningfully accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Upon request, auxiliary aids and accommodation are available to individuals with disabilities. Persons seeking accommodation shall call the County of York at (717) 771-4773. Individuals with a hearing impairment shall contact the Deaf Center at (717) 848-2585, or (717) 848-6765 (TTY & VP).

Help Develop State Plan to Improve Local Water Health in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Counties
Pennsylvanians Invited to Help Develop State Plan to Improve Local Water Health in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Counties
Pennsylvanians are invited to share their views on how the Commonwealth can best achieve federally mandated water pollution reductions in counties in the Chesapeake Bay watershed at a public event hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on June 5.
The planning event takes place from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill. The event is free, and all Pennsylvanians are invited. Registration by May 24 is required.
"Local support and action are key to creating an implementable Phase 3 plan to reduce water pollutants in our 43 counties in the Bay watershed," said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. "The challenge is great, but we've made some progress, and together we can build on this."
In breakout groups, participants will discuss what initiatives are needed in agriculture, forestry, funding, local planning, stormwater, and wastewater to improve the health of local streams, rivers, and lakes. Discussions will also cover how the plan will be developed and ways participants can get involved.
For those who can't attend in person, a 45-day public online comment period will start June 3 on DEP eComments.
Pennsylvania is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment levels in waterways in its Bay watershed counties by 2025. The Commonwealth fell short of its Phase 1 goal, set in 2010, and Phase 2 goal, set in 2012. 
This year, EPA is conducting a midpoint assessment of these levels and will define what Pennsylvania needs to achieve in Phase 3 based on this assessment. 
While Pennsylvania has made significant progress toward meeting the EPA targets, particularly since launch of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Strategy, considerable work remains to be done.
Find more information on the Phase 3 planning process at the DEP Chesapeake Bay Program Office. 

Connecting Housing, Jobs and Transportation
The South Central Assembly's Housing & Community Development Committee and the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania will offer an educational session on "Connecting  Housing, Jobs and Transportation " on June 13 at Penn State's Campus in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
This session will be of interest to:  Employers, Non Profit agencies, City and Municipal Officials, Planners, Workforce Development and Transportation agencies, Federal  and State Housing and Community Development agencies  and others interested in workforce housing and community economic development.
The workshop examines:
  • Connecting  Housing, Jobs and Transportation
  • Exploring cost effective and efficient transportation options for low wage earners needing to get from home to work on a tight budget in reasonable time
  • Transportation as a barrier to accessing and keeping higher paying 2nd or 3rd shift jobs in locations not serviced by regular public transportation
  • Providing flexible transportation programs and services needed to achieve sustainable employment essential for housing and financial stability
Panelists and presenters come from organizations engaged in connecting Housing, Jobs and Transportation, and who have created successful Transportation Assistance  programs for low income workers.
Session Presenters include:
  • Ray D'Agostino, Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (Moderator)
  • Robert Bini, Lancaster Co.  Planning Commission, Smart Growth Transportation Imitative
  • Matt Boyer, Commuter Services of Pa.
  • Jeff Glisson, South Central Transit Authority
This Regional Housing Workshop is free , but please register by 6-7-17 to reserve your seat.  Seating limited to 75.   Follow this link for directions to the Capital Union Building (CUB  is "G" on map).
TO REGISTER please click the Link below. Allow several seconds for the registration form to appear, and Click on "Checkout".
We look forward to seeing you at the session.

Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council
There are three ways to participate in the Local Government Safety Seminar on July 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
In Person - Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg PA 17110
Remotely - PennDOT District Office nearest you
At Your Desk - Watch the event on your personal or work computer
For more information, please contact the State Transportation Innovation Council at:
Upcoming LTAP Classes
The new LTAP Training courses have been scheduled within York County.  

6/8/17 - 6/8/17
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9/14/17 - 9/14/17
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
190 OAK RD
9/18/17 - 9/18/17
HANOVER, PA  17331
9/18/17 -9/18/17
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9/26/17 - 9/26/17
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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