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Camp Hill Borough Receives Funding for Market Street Streetscape and Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Camp Hill Borough Receives Funding for Market Street Streetscape and Pedestrian Safety Improvements

At the March 26, 2019, meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), Camp Hill Borough was awarded a $700,000 grant from the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF). This was one of four MTF grants awarded this round in Cumberland County through the CFA, an independent state agency charged with overseeing the funding of grant and loan programs administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development. 

The project consists of improvement of the streetscape from 15th Street to 25th Street. Grant funds will be used to help construct infrastructure improvements as part of the Borough’s ongoing effort to create an attractive, vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown corridor.

Borough Council is extremely grateful to Senator Mike Regan and Representative Greg Rothman for their strong support of this project and their dedication to improving Camp Hill.

Stormwater Utility Implementation (SUI)

Meeting #1, September 20, 2018 – Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Purpose/Mission
  • What is stormwater
  • Relationship to development
  • Problems caused by uncontrolled runoff
  • Citizen expectations relative to stormwater management
  • External drivers for stormwater management
  • Slide Presentation
  • Agenda

 

Meeting #2, October 18, 2018 – Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Current Borough Stormwater programs
  • Introduction to Level of Service (LOS)
  • Current Borough LOS assessment
  • Program Management
  • NPDES/MS4
  • O&M & Capital Improvement Plan
  • Cost estimate for current LOS
  • Stormwater Program Needs
  • Slide Presentation
  • Agenda

 

Meeting #3, November 15, 2018 – Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

 

Meeting #4, December 20, 2018 – Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

 

Meeting #5, January 17, 2019– Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Implementation of fee
  • Appeal process/Credit Options
  • Community Benefits
  • Meeting Slides

 

Meeting #6, February 21, 2019 – Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Credit Options (part 2)
  • Implementation of schedule
  • Public education & Outreach
  • Meeting Slides

 

Council Update Meeting, February 27, 2019

 

Town Hall Meeting, March 3, 2019

Meeting #7, April 18, 2019 – Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

Council Update Meeting, May 3, 2019

Meeting #8, May 16, 2019 – Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC)

Strategic Plan Update for 2015

Camp Hill Borough Strategic Plan: One-year Progress Report

It’s been just over a year since we adopted our Strategic Plan.  In order to keep moving forward, it’s important that we regularly check on our progress. To that end, we are providing this one-year progress report, and we’ll continue to report as we go forward.  We also want to encourage you to get engaged if you aren’t already.

  1. Progress report

The attached spreadsheet provides, for each of the objectives in the Strategic Plan, priority, target completion date, status against target (red-yellow-green) and status update.  In brief, we’ve completed or are in the process of implementing several of the objectives in the Plan, some objectives are developed but not yet implemented, and some items still need to be developed.  Items completed and underway include:

  • Recreation and Green Space:  new and greatly improved Siebert Park; agreement to create green space at the Schaeffer school property
  • Infrastructure:  comprehensive stormwater system mapping completed; numerous sewer system improvements implemented
  • Mobility:  “bike-friendly community” (BFC) effort initiated, including pursuing the official BFC designation, adding bike racks (look for them soon), and many other activities
  • Communication:  new borough website

(Note that all of our agreed objectives are in the Plan, including items that were already underway when the Plan was adopted)

  1. Review and updates going forward
  • We will give an update to the community once per year or more often if needed
  • The Plan will be reviewed by Borough Council every 6 months
  • The Plan will be reviewed by the Borough manager at least once per quarter
  1. Get engaged!

Our bike friendly effort is a great example of people from the community stepping up and driving one of our objectives forward. Tim Poole has led the effort, many others have joined and done great work, and Council and Mayor Simpson are supporting the effort.

Just as we benefited greatly from broad community engagement in developing the Plan, we’ll achieve our objectives sooner and more effectively if more Borough residents are involved.  So, if there is something in the Plan you are interested in or have expertise in – or if you know someone else who might – please contact anyone on Borough Council or any of the Borough staff.

Camp Hill Borough Strategic Plan Camp Hill Borough Strategic Plan Objectives - December 2015 Update