Maintenance & Stewardship of Your Property
The Township's Snow and Ice Removal Policy from sidewalks - owners of property abutting a sidewalk are reminded of the Township ordinance requiring residents to clear snow/ice within 24 hours after the end of each snowfall or ice storm. This is for the safety of the public as well as that of the property owner.
Snow Emergency Routes - Residents are required to remove parked vehicles from along streets and roads posted as a snow emergency route in the Township.
Fire Hydrants - Property owners are requested to clear areas around fire hydrants to ensure access to them for adequate fire protection. Valuable time could be lost if your local fire company has to shovel a hydrant clear before it can be used in an emergency situation.
Township residents are reminded to keep their lawn cut and maintained so it does not grow in excess of six inches (6"). Also, please remove any noxious weeds such as poison ivy and poison sumac from your property. A well maintained property and lawn should discourage and prevent both insect infestation and rat harborage.
Residents are reminded to dump or drain any stagnant or standing water on their property that could breed mosquitoes. If any resident wishes to report a property as a possible mosquito breeding site they are directed to contact the Cumberland County Vector Control at (717) 240-6349 or email at: email@example.com.
Outdoor storage of junk, rubbish or garbage shall be cleaned up for health, sanitation reasons. All swimming pools should be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition in good repair enclosed by a minimum of four foot (4') high fence or appropriate barrier as prescribe by the residential building code (including temporary/storable or inflatable swimming pools containing twenty-four (24") or more of water and are subject to both Building and Zoning permits and regulations).
Tree limbs and branches extending above sidewalks and roads must be cut at a minimum height of 9 feet (9') above any sidewalk, 12 feet (12') above any Township roadway. No owner or occupant of land shall permit trees, shrubs, or plant growth to impede, obstruct or interfere with safe pedestrian or vehicular passage on any street, sidewalk, or with any traffic control device or public street sign.
Vegetation and other obstructions at intersections should be removed or maintained as to keep a clear view of oncoming traffic.
Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair, maintained to prevent hazardous conditions.
If any residents wish to dispose of tree limbs, old tires (without rims) and any other non-hazardous waste or corrosive products, they can obtain a dump permit from the Sewer and Sanitation Office in Room 102 of the Township Building. You can call for information at 732-0711.
East Pennsboro Township does not permit the outdoor storage of unregistered, unlicensed and uninspected motor vehicles on properties. At no time may a vehicle be in the state of major disrepair or disassembly. Vehicles lacking proper registration, licensing and inspection must be parked inside a garage or carport. Classic or antique motor vehicles must have the appropriate state licensing and not be in a state of disrepair.
All motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, campers, trailers, commercial vehicles and water craft, etc. must be parked upon a driveway as to not pose a hazard at driveways and intersections. All water craft must be stored on a trailer.
All outdoor and open burning is expressly forbidden in the Township by Township Fire Marshall. However outdoor recreational fires are permitted under the Fire Code. For specific criteria of recreational fires please contact the Township at 909-5620. This change in policy is due to the Townships compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations and operation of the Townships leaf composting facility located at 750 South Humer Street, Enola.
All properties within the Township are required to have proper premises identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or Alphabetic letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of four inches (4") high and one half inch (1/2") in width. In the event of an emergency situation, improper or missing premises identification could waste precious time and resources when emergency services are trying to locate your property.
For Gypsy Moth problems – Spraying has been completed for this year by the County. In order to advise the appropriate County authorities of the areas that will need sprayed in the upcoming year, please contact : Cumberland County Gypsy Moth Coordinator at (717) 240-6348.