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The next Planning Commission meeting is being held on June 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in a specific topic, please visit the  Boards and Committees page for more information.

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The next YAMPO meeting is being held on June 7, 2018, at 9:00 am.  Please visit the Boards and Committees page for more information.



May 24, 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.  

York County Parks Story Map
YCPC has volunteered to develop a story map to commemorate the York County Parks 50th anniversary.  This interactive story map is a timeline of the establishment and growth of the York County Parks.  It includes old and new images, links for more information, and maps.  This project took a lot of collaboration between YCPC and York County Parks.  It is just another example that demonstrates our strong and effective partnership over the years.  The YCPC is proud to share this interactive timeline with you, the Parks, and with the citizens of York County.  Click here to preview the story map.
If you have questions about the story map, please contact Tanya Wall, Anne Walko, or Heather Bitner.
If you have questions about the Parks 50th anniversary, please contact Tammy Klunk.

York County Flooded Roadway Study, Addressing and Planning
for Roadways Affected by Flooding Events within York County

The York County Planning Commission (YCPC) on behalf of the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (YAMPO)* announces the start of the public review and comment for the draft of the York County Flooded Roadway Study . You are invited to comment on the study draft during this time. We are looking for flood-vulnerable locations not identified in the study, as well as additional information about flooding events and road closures in the County. The comment period will open May 14, 2018, and extend 30 days until June 12, 2018. Please submit all comments to Jephrey L. Rebert, Senior Transportation Planner at . Comments will also be accepted through regular (USPS) mail at the following address: 28 East Market Street, Room 301, York, PA 17401-1580 and by telephone call, (717) 771-9870x1726.  You may use this comment form to make and submit your comments.

The purpose of the study is twofold: it identifies roadways and bridges within York County that close due to flooding events; and it identifies which of these roadways/bridges should be taken into consideration the next time rehabilitation or resurfacing projects are proposed in the surrounding area. The goal of the study is to serve as an aid identifying locations that require flood proofing or flood resiliency when a project is funded through the YAMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The study focuses on flooding events where a waterway crests its banks due to an intense rain event, closing a road and/or bridge. Widespread flooding and subsequent road closures caused Tropical Storm Lee in 2011is an obvious example. The study does not address the inundation of this infrastructure by inadequate or clogged storm sewer systems and road surface ponding.    

The YCPC Transportation staff collected flood event/road closure data from the following sources: PennDOT, York County Emergency Management Agency (a.k.a., "York County 911") and York County municipalities. The flood-vulnerable locations identified in York County from all these data sources are shown on the enclosed map. A more detailed version of these locations are provided by clicking here.

The flood-vulnerability locations in the transportation system are placed into two groups, flood proofing and flood resiliency. Flood proofing identifies road and bridges at critical locations in the transportation system of York County where one road should remain open during flooding events. Flood resiliency identifies roads and bridges with the transportation system that are not considered for flood proofing, but they should be designed to be resilient to flooding events the next time improvements are considered here.

The Draft Study is also available for review at the York County Planning Commission, 28 East Market Street, Room 301, York, PA 17401-1580, in addition to the YCPC website.

The York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (YAMPO) is scheduled to act on this study at their regularly scheduled meeting at 9:00 A.M. on June 28, 2018. The meeting will be held in the York County Administration Center, 28 East Market Street, York, PA 17401-1580.

* The York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (YAMPO) is a local decision-making body for Federal and state transportation funding for York County.

The YAMPO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination statues and regulations in all programs and activities. YAMPO's website,, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. YAMPO public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request. These requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Any persons who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by YAMPO under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint may be made in writing and filed with YAMPO's Title VI Compliance Manager and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on YAMPO's Title VI program, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint form, please contact Will Clark, Chief of Transportation Planning at (717) 771-9870 or

Riverlands Trail Festival
Come join us for the Riverlands Trail Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. You can hike, bike, paddle & play at the Columbia River Park located at 41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA.  View the flyer here

Join us at the Columbia River Park to paddle the Susquehanna River or to hike and bike the Northwest River Trail. There will be live music by the Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam and family friendly activities. Hosted by Lancaster County Conservancy, Penn Medicine - Lancaster General Health, Susquehanna Heritage and LCSWMA.

CANOE CLASSIC - a timed canoe challenge event for high school students ages 14-18 presented by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Must pre-register here.

John Wright Restaurant - 234 North Front Street, Wrightsville, PA
HIKE - a 3-mile section of the Mason Dixon Trail from High Point through Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve to John Wright Restaurant. Please reserve your tickets for the shuttle service here.

AFTER PARTY from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm join us for live music with Vinegar Creek Constituency. Food and Water Week Beer by Fetish Brewing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lancaster County Conservancy.

The York County Heritage Program
The York County Heritage Program is currently accepting applications!  If you can nominate a site that celebrates York County's historic, cultural, or natural heritage, please visit the program application.  Applications are due on 6/5/18.  To find additional Program information, please visit the York County Heritage Program webpage

Questions, please contact Anne Walko.  

Applications are due on 6/5/18.

View the flyer, here
PA Construction Codes Academy
Lowering Flood Risk and the Cost of Flood  Insurance:  FEMA's 
Community     Rating System (CRS) Program (York County)

Since Hurricanes Irene & Sandy and Tropical Storm Lee, the country has been experienced devastating flooding in the past few years. As a flood-prone state, local government officials and residents of Pennsylvania need to be fully aware of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the roles and responsibilities of local government. With the increased costs of flood insurance premiums and the future impacts of both the Biggert Waters Act of 2012 and the subsequent National Homeowners' Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, there is a FEMA program and there are steps that a municipality can undertake to provide discounts for NFIP Policy holders in their municipality. FEMA's Community Rating System program will be discussed during the training session. An overview of what a municipal government can do to enter into the CRS program and how it provides discounts to NFIP policy holders in their municipality will also be discussed. 

* What is the NFIP?
* Why local governments are responsible for the NFIP and floodplain management?
* What are the roles of local government?
* What is the Community Rating System?
* How can residents obtain a discount for their flood insurance premiums through the Community Rating System?

Course Schedule
June 19, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Clarion Hotel, 148 Sheraton Dr., New Cumberland, PA 17070

Please register here

PA Construction Codes Academy

The SDE 3.0 tool has been developed by FEMA to assist state and local officials in estimating building  value and damage costs for single-family homes, manufactured homes, and non-residential structures.

The tool is based on regulatory requirements of the NFIP (National Floodplain Insurance Program) for  determining substantial damage and allows users without real estate, appraiser, or construction  experience to develop reasonable and defensible estimates of structure value and damage estimates.  During the training, students will learn how to use version 3.0 of FEMA's Substantial Damage Estimator  tool to identify and record post-disaster damage data.

Please bring a laptop to the session.

Course Schedule
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Instruction time

Registration Fee  $25 (Training materials and lunch included)
Continuing Education -  Completion of this training is worth 4 Uniform Construction Code credit hours.

Course Schedule
June 12, 2018
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Clarion Hotel, 148 Sheraton Dr., New Cumberland, PA 17070

Please register  here

Upcoming LTAP Classes
The new LTAP Training courses have been scheduled within York County.  
6/4/2018 - 6/4/2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
YORK, PA 17402

6/6/2018 - 6/6/2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
YORK, PA 17404

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 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