Shippensburg Borough, Shippensburg, PA

The Borough of Shippensburg is located in the scenic Cumberland Valley of central Pennsylvania, right on the line between Franklin and Cumberland counties.

Shippensburg is a rural community located a short driving distance from many metropolitan areas including Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

Our quality of life was recognized when Shippensburg was ranked 27th in the second edition of Norman Crampton’€™s book The 100 Best Small Towns in America.


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Shippensburg Borough Council will be accepting Letters of Interest from Borough residents until Friday, September 1, 2017, to be considered for the following board:


Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB)


This appointment would be to complete a portion of an existing five (5) year appointment with approximately 2 1/2 years existing on the term which runs through 12/31/19.  Additional information concerning the duties and responsibilities of the HARB can be obtained by contacting the Borough Office at 717-532-2147.  Prospective appointees may be invited to appear before Borough Council for a brief interview.


Letters of Interest should be sent to:

Borough of Shippensburg

P.O. Box 129

111 N Fayette St

Shippensburg, PA  17257-0129



July 28, 2017

 Possible Flash Flooding Across Southern PA; Citizens Reminded to Monitor Weather and Stay Alert

 Harrisburg, PA – With forecasts calling for potentially heavy rain across much of southern Pennsylvania through Saturday, emergency officials are reminding citizens to monitor weather forecasts and stay alert for rapidly changing conditions.

As of Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service is calling for 2-3 inches of widespread rain mainly south of Interstate 80, with localized amounts over 4 inches possible. While the heaviest rain is expected to fall over an extended period from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon, some heavier pockets of rainfall may produce flash flooding. Some rises on streams and creeks are possible, too. Areas that saw flooding over the weekend may be susceptible to additional flooding.

“You should have access to weather alerts, either on a cell phone or through a NOAA weather radio, so you’ll know if flooding is happening in your area,” said Richard D. Flinn, Jr., director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. “In particular, you’ll want to pay close attention to the weather if you have any outdoor events planned this weekend.”

Flinn said it is important for the public to understand the difference between a watch and a warning because each represents a different level of action to be taken.

  • A flood or flash flood watch means that conditions are favorable for flooding to occur. Residents should stay alert and watch for rapidly rising waters, including rivers and streams, and be prepared to move to high ground quickly.
  • A flood or flash flood warning means that there is actual flooding, or flooding is imminent. Residents should act at once and move to high ground.

Always follow the guidance of local emergency personnel or law enforcement if you are told to evacuate. Flinn said you should be familiar with multiple ways to evacuate places where you spend a lot of time, such as your home and work location.

Flinn said motorists should never drive through floodwaters.  More than half of all flooding deaths occur in cars. While water on a flooded roadway might not look deep, the roadway could actually be washed away under the water, or the road could be compromised in a way that could make it unsafe to travel.

To help ensure safety for motorists and emergency responders alike, state law mandates that motorists who drive around or through signs or traffic control devices closing a road or highway due to hazardous conditions will have two points added to their driving records and be fined up to $250. Penalties are higher if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard warning signs.

Flinn also recommended that families develop an emergency communication plan in the event that family members are separated from one another during severe weather – a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school or other activities – and have a plan for getting back together.




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    The Shippensburg Borough Council next scheduled meetings will be June 6 and June 20 @ 6:00 p.m.


     The Shippensburg Borough Authority next scheduled meeting will be June 13 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.  


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    Shippensburg Borough

    111 N. Fayette Street,

    P.O. Box 129

    Shippensburg, PA 17257


    Fax: 717-532-6948

    Office Hours: 8:30am -€“ 4:30pm


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