An open house reception will be held April 2, 2019 to honor retiring police chief Mark Pugliese. The reception is open to the public. CLICK HERE for details.
The Township has selected Lisa Layden as our new Chief of Police to replace retiring Chief Mark Pugliese. CLICK HEREfor details.
2019 Paving and Seal Coating Bids were rejected. We are now accepting new bids. CLICK HERE for more information.
The 2019 West Hempfield Township Real Estate Tax has been set at 1.85 mills. To determine your Township real estate tax, multiply your new 2019 total property assessment by 0.00185 (example: Property is assessed at $200,000, multiply by 0.00185 to determine Township real estate tax of $370). For 2019, there will NO LONGER be a separately billed fire hydrant fee - this is now part of your real estate tax.
For 2019, Township trash service (Republic Waste) fees have increased to $59.25/quarter OR $228.75/annual (includes $8.25 discount). The increase is due to rising tipping fee expenses.
Stormwater/Flooding: As everyone is aware, this summer has provided us numerous major rain storms. Please understand that there is not a quick and easy fix to most of the recent flooding problems. This summer's rain events are not typical and are difficult to prepare for. Many of the Township's developments pre-date current stormwater management requirements and the cost to update those developments is, in most cases, not feasible. Many developments have private stormwater systems, meaning the stormwater management facilities in the developments are completely private and are not owned or maintained by the Township, but rather are owned and maintained by the property owners whose properties the facilities are located on. The Township does our best to keep up with Township owned and maintained stormwater facilities - however during and after major rain events our crews are spread thin in responding to cleanup requests. We ask everyone's patience in addressing these concerns.
New Recycling Guidelines:Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has provided new guidelines for recycling due to the changing recycling market. HOWEVER, DUE TO ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS AND CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS WITH OUR TRASH HAULER, WE ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO RECYCLE AS YOU HAD BEEN UNTIL OTHERWISE ADVISED BY THE TOWNSHIP.
WE NOW ACCEPT MAJOR CREDIT CARDS FOR MUNICIPAL PAYMENTS. You may now pay municipal bills in person or by phone. A fee of 2.65% of the transaction amount ($3.00 minimum) will be charged for each transaction. Online Payments are coming soon!