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The next Planning Commission meeting is being held on March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in a specific topic, please visit the Boards and Committees page for more information.

YAMPO Meeting

The next meeting of the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (YAMPO) will be held on April 23rd at 9:00 a.m. located at the York County 911 Center. For more information, please visits the Boards and Committees page on our website.

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March  23, 2015 



To keep you updated on activities and current events, the York County Planning Commission has created E-Alerts.  These E-Alerts are just another way to keep you connected with what is taking place in and around your community.  Please explore the articles below or visit the links to the left for other helpful information.

York County Stormwater Authority Feasibility Study  

York County Water Quality and Flooding Survey


The York County Planning Commission would like to thank everyone who participated in the Water Quality and Flooding Survey. Your input is very valuable. We would also like to congratulate the winners of the gift cards: Bill Cox, Audrey Gladfelter, Sharon Dupler, Ashley Donley, Martha Wilson, Andre Miller, Dave Soffer, James Zamkotowicz, Ryan White, Ron Hoover, David Lewis, and Dave Miller. Survey results will be used as a tool to help gauge how the public feels about our options to protect our shared water resources.


Public Meeting


A Regional Stormwater Feasibility Study Public Meeting will be held on March 25, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. located at the West Manchester Township Building. Please visit our  website or click here for more details.

APA Kicks Off 2015 Great Places in Pennsylvania Program

The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association (PA - APA) recently kicked-off its 2015 Great Places in Pennsylvania Program.  Great Places are unique, memorable places where people want to be - not only to visit, but to live and work every day.  They serve as a model that other communities want to emulate - places of exemplary character, quality planning, identity, cultural interest and community involvement with a sustainable vision for the future. 

Nominations are now open and the PA - APA is again seeking the nomination of Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces.


You can view the Program Guidelines, Category Criteria and Nomination Form on the APA - PA websiteThe deadline for Nominations is April 10, 2015. 

Your Thoughts on Historic Preservation Wanted!

Take a Brief Survey


If you live or work in York County, or grew up or have family ties to the County, please take this brief, 5-minute survey.  YCPC would like to know what you think about the County's historic and archaeological resources, what the County government's role in historic preservation should be, what people value about the County, and what historic preservation tools and resources the County should provide. Your responses are important and will help YCPC frame a plan of action for historic preservation in York County. 


Paper surveys can be obtained by calling the York County Planning Commission at 717-771-9870.


Survey responses accepted through April 10, 2015.

York County To Acquire Aerial Photography
York County is partnering with several agencies to acquire Orthophotography (Aerial Imagery) over the next month or two as part of a regional flight.  These partners include: United States Geological Survey (USGS), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Geospatial Agency (NGA), State of New Jersey, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and Lehigh Valley Regional Planning Commission.  True-Color Aerial Imagery will be captured after the snow melts and before leaves pop open on the trees.  The aerials will be available to all levels of government as well as the public.  You can expect these to be processed and available sometime in the fall of 2015.  For questions please contact Wade Gobrecht (
Community Development & Housing News
Calling All MBE/WBE and Section 3 Businesses

York County encourages Minority and Women owned business enterprises to be a part of the bid process for projects funded by the County CDBG and HOME programs. The YCPC maintains a list of these businesses which is updated each year. Click here to view the Minority Owned Business List on our website.  Interested eligible businesses are encouraged to contact Wanda Montalvo, and request a form.

The County also encourages Section 3 businesses to be a part of the bid process for projects funded by the County CDBG and HOME programs. A Section 3 business is one that meets the following criteria: 51% or more owned by Section 3 Residents; or 30% of employed staff are Section 3 Residents; or 25% of subcontracts are committed to Section 3 Businesses. The YCPC maintains a listing of qualified Section 3 businesses, which is updated annually. Click here to view the Section 3 List on our website. Businesses interested in being added to the list are encouraged to contact Wanda Montalvo, and request a form.

Taking a No-Holds-Barred Approach to Blight - A Three-Part Webinar by Local Officials for Local Officials March through May 2015


Can your economic development effort succeed if you don't also tackle local blight? Join the PA Local Government Training Partnership and the PA Department of Community & Economic Development for a three-part webinar series to train on how to start tackling blight. For more details on this webinar series, click here.

- Webinar #1 March 4, 2015, "The High Cost of Blight"

- Webinar #2 April 8, 2015, "Bottom Line Benefit - Unlocking Property Values through Tackling Blight" 

- Webinar #3 May 6, 2015, "Where to Begin? Developing a Blight Plan".

 First Time Home Buyer Program


York Homebuyer Assistance Program is looking for qualified participants! Homeownership is the American dream; sometimes families need a little help to achieve that dream. The program is designed to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to low/moderate income first time homebuyers in York County and York City. The assistance is provided in the form of a zero interest 5-year forgivable loan to the buyer. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please visit our website. You may also contact Community Progress Council, Inc. at 845-7176 or email

Upcoming LTAP Training Courses
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

The following courses will be offered through the LTAP Program:


A course on the Principles of Paving will be held on March 25, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Springettsbury Township Waste Water Treatment Facility - 3501 N. Sherman Street, York, PA 17406.


An Equipment and Worker Safety course will be held on April 7, 2015 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Penn Township Public Works Building - 976 Wilson Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331.


A Storm Water Facility Operation and Maintenance course will be held on June 10, 2015 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Shrewsbury Township Municipal Building - 11505 Susquehanna Trail South, Glen Rock, PA 17327.


Please visit the LTAP website at to register for the course or for a description of the course.  Please direct any questions about LTAP to Joe Marczyk at or (717) 771-9870.

We will continue to send out periodic updates to keep you updated and connected with what is happening in and around York County.  Please continue to visit our website for the latest news.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Felicia S. Dell
York County Planning Commission

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York, PA 17401-1580