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STONYCREEK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017

        The next regular meeting of the board will be held on Tuesday evening, August  8 , 2017 in the William M. Knipple Commissioners Room of the municipal building at 6 P.M.  Parking is very limited in the front of the building so please park in the rear of the building and use the back stair case locate within the building not the metal fire escape steps.         



NO Phone Calls Please 

HOW TO DISPOSE OF UNWANTED APPLIANCES


Appliance Turn-In Program

FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities will pick up your working fridge or freezer and responsibly recycle it. You’ll get $50 and save money on your electricity bill.

Got an older, working fridge or freezer hogging energy in your garage or basement? While it may provide additional storage, it’s not worth the additional cost on your electric bill. By recycling your old appliance, you can save over $100* per year in energy costs, plus we’ll give you an additional $50! We make it easy for you to save the environment… and your wallet.

Plus, recycle a working air conditioner or dehumidifier along with a qualifying refrigerator or freezer and you’ll get an additional $25 per unit.


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                  STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

"When it Rains it Drain's" The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection brochure on storm water. Recent Federal regulations will require most municipalities in the area to adopt new methods to help improve the quality of stormwater runoff to the creeks and streams. An important aspect of these requirements is raising public awareness of the importance of this issue, and advising the Township residents how they can help in reducing stormwater pollution.

Stormwater is water from precipitation that flows across the ground and pavement when it rains or when snow and ice melt. The water seeps into the ground or drains into storm sewers. These are drains at street corners or at low points on the sides of streets. Collectively, the draining water is called stormwater runoff.

Stormwater becomes a problem when it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants as it flows or when it causes flooding and erosion of streambanks. Stormwater travels through a system of pipes and roadside ditches that make up storm sewer systems. It eventually flows directly to a lake, river, stream, wetland or coastal water. All of the pollutants stormwater carries along the way empty into our waters, too, because stormwater does not get treated!

Rain, by nature, is important for replenishing drinking water supplies, recreation and healthy wildlife habitats. It only becomes a problem when pollutants from our activities, such as car maintenance, lawn care and dog walking are left on the ground for rain to wash away. Here are some of the most important ways for Township residents to prevent stormwater pollution:

  • Properly dispose of hazardous substances, such as used motor oil, cleaning supplies and paint - never pour them down any part of the storm sewer system, and report anyone who does.
  • Use pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides properly and efficiently to prevent excess runoff of these items.
  • Look for signs of soil and other pollutants, such as debris and chemicals, leaving construction sites in stormwater runoff or tracked into roads by construction vehicles. Report poorly managed construction sites that could impact stormwater runoff to the Township.
  • Install innovative stormwater practices on residential properties, such as rain barrels or rain gardens, that capture stormwater and keep it on-site instead of letting it drain away into the storm sewer system.
  • Report any discharge from stormwater outfalls during times of dry weather - a sign there could be a problem with the storm sewer system.
  • Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly. No matter where pets make a mess - in a backyard or on open space - stormwater runoff can carry pet waste from the land to the storm sewer system to a stream.
  • Store materials that could pollute water indoors and use containers for outdoor storage that do not rust or leak to eliminate exposure of materials to stormwater.

Township residents can learn more about these new regulations and the need to improve stormwater quality by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) stormwater website: Department of Environmental Protection

What Residents can help watch for: 

  • Sediment leaving a construction site in stormwater
  • Spills (Chemical, Gas, Oil)
  • Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers
  • Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (72 hours after a rain storm)

Residents may be the first to recognize "illicit" discharges dumping into storm sewers or coming out of from storm sewer outfalls. If you see an "illicit" discharge please report that to the township by one of the following methods   

  1. Contact the Stonycreek Township office at 814-266-3111
  2. Email :  info@stonycreektownship.com

MOVING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED
 
           A moving permit is required anytime you move into or out of Stonycreek Township.  Moving Permits are available at the Municipal Building 1610 Bedford Street, Johnstown, PA at a cost of $1.00 and should be obtained prior to moving into or out of the Township.


  
             ZONING OFFICERS HOURS 
               
             
SATURDAYJULY 1, 20178 :00 AM TO 10:00 AM
              THURSDAY             JULY 8, 2017       8:00 AM TO 10:00  AM
              SATURDAY           JULY 15, 2017              8 AM TO 10 AM
              SATURDAY             JULY 22, 2017

              8 AM TO 10 AM
            
         SATURDAY             JULY 29 2017

              8 AM TO 10 AM
   

           
 
      

            Please call the Zoning Officer at 814 266-3111 when auto attendant answers press 4 for the zoning office to ensure that the scheduled hours have not changed prior to coming to the Municipal Building to obtain your necessary permit.  Email   mgrandinetti@stonycreektownshp.com


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