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


    • Accepting applications for Life Guards

      All applicants must pass appropriate background checks prior to being considered for employment. Call Kip at 717-532-7144 for more information

    • Borough Spring Clean-Up

      Clean up week will be May 12, 2014. This collection of materials will follow the same route as the pickup of residential trash. Arrangements MUST be made through the Borough Office and paid for in advance of the pick up of any bulk items.

    • Garden Waste Collection

      The week of April 21 through April 25. Collection of tree and garden waste.

    • **STREAM CLEAN-UP & REMEDIATION**

      We take great pride in our treatment plant operations, and continue to work very hard to maintain efficient, quality discharge to the receiving waters. As previously identified, one complete treatment train has been re-configured to function as a 5-Stage BNR process.  The other treatment train is in the process of being re-configured to function as a 5-Stage BNR process, and is expected to be complete within the next ten days. This will return us to a full capacity, efficient BNR treatment facility. Additionally, our new wastewater treatment plant manager has started and is quickly familiarizing himself with the plant and the operations.

      We remain upset, concerned and saddened by the construction related incidents which allowed the release of plastic media into the Middle Spring Creek. We are continuing to work closely with the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the PA Fish and Boat Commission on stream remediation efforts and efficient treatment plant operations. Meetings with PADEP have been requested, and are expected to occur within the next ten days.

      We have received two Notices of Violation from PADEP, and have already provided a full, in-depth response.

      The investigation of the incidents is progressing.

      The contractor continues to maintain the additional erosion control measures at the wastewater treatment plant site. Additionally, the stream remediation efforts continue to be coordinated with input from the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Calls regarding media are being processed immediately.  The following update is provided:

      We have been informed by CURA Emergency Services of the following:
      1) Additional spot remediation will continue along Middle Spring Creek and Conodoguinet Creek, as necessary.  There have been only a few new reports of media within this area over the past week.
      2) Additional collection points (hard booms) remain in place downstream of Potato Road. These are being monitored daily.
      3) 1 Additional collection point (hard boom) remains in place in the Carlisle area. 2 have been removed with approval of PADEP over the past week. The remaining collection point is being monitored daily.
      4) Remediation efforts continued throughout last week and last weekend, with 450 gallons of additional media being captured and returned. As of Monday, (3/31/14), approximately 16,650 gallons of media had been removed from the stream channels and banks, and returned to the wastewater treatment plant site for proper disposal
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      The goal is to capture and remove the media with as little impact to the stream, environment and wildlife as possible
      ***We will continue to update this site as more progress is made***

      Steam Cleanup and Remediation


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    !!!!!!!CHECK THE REVOLVING  BULLET POINTS FOR STREAM CLEAN-UP, ETC !!!!!!!

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     STREET SWEEPING IS ENFORCED 365 DAYS A YEAR, THIS IS FOR EITHER THE SWEEPER OR THE SNOW PLOW TO CLEAN THE STREETS ON THE DESIGNATED DAY.  THIS WILL BE ENFORCED.  THANK YOU!

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    NEWS AND UPDATES

                           PLEASE CHECK THE EVENTS PAGE FOR UPDATES FOR                        PARK AND REC EVENTS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS.

    Borough Council meeting for March 18 @ 7:00 p.m. has been canceled due to lack of a quorum.  The business meeting will take place next Tuesday, March 25 at the beginning of the Town Hall Meeting located at 20 Walnut Bottom Rd from 6-8 p.m.  An executive session will take place prior to the Town Hall meeting approximately 5:30pm

    Borough Authority meeting will be April 8, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

     

    Borough Board Vacancies – The Borough is currently accepting letters of interest for the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Appeals Board and the Library Board.

    Residents are reminded that leaves, grass, sticks and other lawn refuse is not permitted to be blown into or placed in the street, except during fall leaf collection and then leaves only may be placed at the curb no earlier than one week prior to scheduled collection. This is to prevent storm drains from being blocked.

     

    ACT 44 Pension Services Disclosure Form: Disclosure Form

    Swimming pools require a building permit – Swimming pools that have the potential to hold 24″ or greater in depth of water require a building permit. This includes below ground, on ground, and above ground pools including inflatable pools.

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    Shippensburg Borough
    111 N. Fayette Street, P.O. Box 129Shippensburg, PA 17257

    717-532-2147

    Office Hours: 8:30am -€“ 4:30pm

     



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