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Important Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Information for 2018

2018 Penn Waste Information

New Recycling bins will begin being delivered Monday, December 11, 2017. If residents do not want a new 96 gallon recycling container and they are home please make Penn Waste aware that you would not like the new bin and you are going to use your old bin. You are not required to accept a new bin. If Penn Waste has already delivered the new bin because you are not at home, residents must call Penn Waste and they will pick up the new bin and you may use your old bin.

Camp Hill designated a Bicycle Friendly Community

Camp Hill has been designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclist.  Congratulations to all of Camp Hill Borough and the Camp Hill Borough’s Bicycle Friendly Community Group!  Well Done!

Camp Hill Borough provides these comments regarding the recent ABC27 News report on towing

Contrary to what was reported in the recent ABC27 News report about towing in Camp Hill, the Camp Hill Police Department contacted G.A. Smith to tow Gus Bostdorf’s vehicle because it was an impediment to traffic on Market Street, it posed a safety hazard and the car could not be safely driven under its own power.  The Police Department allows officers to base their towing decisions on quality of service.   The Police Department tries to accommodate owner preferences but was not able to do so in the incident involving Mr. Bostdorf due to the urgency of restoring traffic flow on the main street through the Borough.

Regarding the right to know request, the Police Department does not have a written “directive” naming G.A. Smith as the “primary towing vendor.”  The Borough has denied repeated Right to Know requests from Ms. St. Hilaire for that record because it simply does not exist.  Camp Hill has responded to numerous Right to Know requests from Ms. St. Hilaire in the past year, many of which required the Borough to search the email accounts of every Borough official and employee over a seven year period.   Contrary to Ms. St. Hilaire’s report, the Office of Open Records found in the Borough’s favor that the towing directive does not exist.

As part of the Borough’s annual review of service and contracts, the approach to towing will also be included as the Borough strives to assure that all services are provided in the fairest and most economical manner possible.

Compost Facility Updates

Hours & Operations During Leaf Collection Season:
The Compost Facility will remain operational until Monday, December 11, 2017 when it will be closed through the winter season.

Compost Facility Hours (for Leaf & Woody-Waste Drop-Off):
8:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Mulch Services (Public Works-Loading / Self Pick-up):
Ends for the season on Monday, October 16th, 2017.

Note: The yard & woody waste drop-off and mulch services are only available to Camp Hill Borough residents and property owners.

Camp Hill accepting applications to fill vacancies on Human Relations Commission (HRC)

The Borough of Camp Hill is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the newly created Human Relations Commission (HRC), which seeks to prohibit discrimination in the Borough in employment, housing, and the use of public accommodation facilities.

Applicants for the HRC should represent a cross-section of the Camp Hill community. The Borough is looking for individuals who are dedicated to fairness and equality and have demonstrated abilities in fact-finding, objectivity, and dispute resolution.

The HRC shall consist of five members, who shall serve staggered terms of three years each, except that the initial members shall have a term of one year for one member, two years for two members and three years for two members, respectively. At all times there shall be an odd number of members. Applicants are encouraged to inform what length of term they wish to serve.

Applicants for the HRC shall be residents of the Borough or individuals who work full time within the Borough. No voting member of the Commission shall hold any office in any political party.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the attention of Pat Dennis at pdennis@camphillborough.com by June 30, 2017.