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Upgrades Coming to Two Camp Hill Parks

Improvements are coming to Camp Hill’s Beverly and Schaeffer Parks. Work will be starting soon to bring improved landscaping and recreation equipment to both locations. Watch for work to begin first in Schaeffer Park. Follow us on Facebook to see the progress!

 

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee will meet on September 3 at 8 am inside 2145 Walnut Street.

Agenda

Call to Order

Public Comment

  1. Discussion on Cemetery regulations
  2. Discussion on maintenance of Tennis Courts

Adjourn

Benefits of Leaf Mulch and Leaf Compost

Leaf Mulch
Did you ever consider leaving your fall leaves (leaf litter mulch) in your flower beds for the winter? The benefits of leaf litter mulch can help buffer soil temperatures to keep soil warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, thereby protecting plants. Leaf mulch can also help in retaining soil moisture, which lessens the need for irrigation.

Leaf Compost
Did you know that we produce leaf compost each year? Leaf composting makes a dark, rich, earthy organic matter that can be used like soil. It adds nutrients to garden soil and the larger particle size helps enhance the tilth and loosen compacted earth. Compost will also help retain moisture and repels weeds when used as a top dressing or mulch.

See more information from the Public Works Department.

Compost Facility Closing for Processing

The Compost Facility will close on Friday, September 6 to begin preparations for material processing. Processing will begin on Tuesday, September 10 and will re-open on Tuesday, September 17. No material may be dropped at the facility while the gate is closed or while processing is taking place. You may continue to take leaf compost and single grind woody waste while the facility is closed. We will load on Mondays and Fridays during the closure except for Labor Day.

Mosquito Spraying

CUMBERLAND COUNTY — The state Department of Environmental Protection informed the Cumberland County Vector Control Office Thursday of two additional positive mosquito samples for West Nile Virus in Camp Hill and Silver Spring Township.

There are now four positive WNV samples in the county this year, the Vector Control Office said. To date, 1,700 adult mosquito samples have been collected from 265 sites throughout the county; statewide, 195 samples have tested positive for WNV.

“We are responding with additional surveys for breeding habitat and additional sample collections,” said John Bitner, chief, Cumberland County Vector Control. “Evening spraying for adult mosquitoes in Camp Hill Borough and Silver Spring Township will be scheduled for Monday, August 26.”

Identifying and eliminating stagnant water can help prevent mosquitos and the diseases they spread. Containers should be emptied every five days to prevent adult mosquitoes from emerging. If you have a water source that cannot be drained, treat with mosquito dunks or bits that contain Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), which kills larvae. These products are safe for use around humans and pets, and can be found at hardware stores and other local retailers.

More information can be found at www.ccpa.net/westnile

Rules for Fencing

The one-foot set back rule for fences has been repealed and fences are allowed to be placed on the property line. It is incumbent upon the property owner to know where your property line is located; this is not a responsibility of the Borough.

A zoning permit is needed for a fence. Please check with the Borough’s zoning code (Part 7 General Regulations) for all requirements for fences or accessory structures and/or additions.

The Borough of Camp Hill does not have a surveyor on staff, nor are we able to recommend a surveyor or survey company.

Curbside Leaf Collection

Curbside leaf collection begins November 1, 2019.

  • Raking or blowing leaves into the street prior to the start of the fall leaf collection will result in your street not being swept and you will receive a citation.
  • Yard waste is collected on the 1st and 3rd Saturday through November via our trash hauler (Penn Waste).
  • Grass is not accepted at the compost facility or through the yard waste program. Grass should be put out with regular trash collection.