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June 21, 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.

Revised 2016 Municipal
Population Estimates Released 
A corrected copy of the 2016 Sub County (Municipal) Population Estimates is attached.  The estimates that accompanied the most recent Growth Trends bulletin did not include data for Carroll Township. This has been corrected.  Apologies for the inadvertent omission. 
Any questions, please contact Anne Walko (
2016 Municipal Population Estimates Released 

On May 25, 2017, the US Census Bureau released the 2016 population estimates for sub-county geographies, including cities, boroughs and townships. These estimates are the most accurate in the intervening years between decennial censuses.
Click here for the report.

Automated Red Light Enforcement 
PennDOT announced the 2017 funding round for the ARLE (Automated Red Light Enforcement) Transportation Enhancement Grants Program.  The application period is the same as pervious years with applications being accepted from June 1st to June 30th.   The intent of this program is to fund worthwhile, relatively low­ cost projects that improve the safety and mobility of the traveling public. The kinds of eligible projects vary widely from improvements to traffic signals, to roadway improvements at signalized intersections, to school zones, guiderail, and roadside safety. Improvements recommended by LTAP programs such as the Local Safe Roads Communities and Walkable Communities are also eligible.  Multi-municipal submissions ore encouraged and will be given priority.

Please note the following key pieces of information if a municipality or planning partner is interested submitting an application:

Land Use Webinar
PENN STATE EXTENSION will be conducting their sixth Land Use Webinar series starting in
July 2017 and continuing until November 2017. The webinars will occur on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12 noon - 1:15 pm. Recordings of the webinars will also be made available to registrants.
The cost of the webinar series is $40 for all 5 webinars, $45 for CE credits for all 5 webinars for
Registered Landscape Architects and $75 for all 5 webinars for those who want to get CM credits for AICP as well as PDH for Professional Engineers.
Registration information can be found at including complete topic descriptions.
Topics include:
* Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool - July 19, 2017
* PennDOT Connects Aligning Transportation Planning - August 16, 2017
* Renewable Energy for Municipal Authorities - September 20, 2017
* Public Private Partnerships for municipal recreation - October 18, 2017
* TBD - November 15, 2017
For registration information, please contact Extension Educator Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400 or e-mail at

High Voltage Transmission Line Project Underway for Southeastern York County 
A new electric transmission line project is being developed to increase consumer access to more affordable power.  This project will create a new transmission line spanning from Route 74 in Lower Chanceford Township and running in a southwest direction into Maryland in between Stewartstown and Fawn Grove Boroughs.  The exact path has yet to be determined and is still in the study phase.  A public comment meeting was held on June 8th at the Chanceford Township Community Center.  Feedback from the public will be taken into consideration and will be followed up by a 2nd public meeting that will be scheduled for some time in the late summer/early fall time frame.  For more information on the project you can visit: or call 1-800-440-4213.
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The Building Code Official Certification Academy

The BCO academies for the July 2017 - June 2018 course term have been added to the PCCA website and are now available for registration
BCO 101: Building Code Official Certification Academy

The Building Code Official Certification Academy is designed to prepare the person who will be the administrator, manager, or director of their municipality's or third party's agency code enforcement office, for taking the Building Code Official Certification Exam.  The four-day training session provides an in-depth comprehensive review of the statute and regulations that comprise the Uniform Construction Code.  The material is presented in a way that the student will see how the UCC regulations apply to duties and responsibilities associated with the daily operations of a code enforcement office.  The course is also of interest to certified BCOs seeking a detailed refresher session addressing subsequent legislative changes to Act 45 since its enactment and changes in UCC enforcement as a result of such.
This four-day course is an intensive review of material that will be found on the Building Code Official Exam and provides a look at practical application of the UCC regulations
Required Materials (mailed to student upon registering)
The BCO Manual, which includes Act 45 with amendments and the Department of Labor & Industry's regulations.
Credit Hours
BCO 101: Building Code Official Certification Academy
24 Uniform Construction Codes credits
$375 (includes continental breakfast and lunch and BCO manual)
York County
Clarion Hotel
148 Sheraton Drive
New Cumberland, PA 17070
February 5 - 9, 2018
Days 1 - 4 , 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Day 5 (exam) 8:30 am - 10:30 am
(registration begins 30 minutes prior each day)
Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-236-9493 or sending an email to .   Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email.  A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds.  Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced.  Credit toward future PCCA courses may be accepted upon approval from the PCCA administrator; substitutions may be accepted.

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

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.  

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