9/1/2021 – Trash Pick Up

As I am sure many of you are aware, we are expecting to get some substantial rain tomorrow. Penn Waste is planning on operating tomorrow, September 1st on schedule. There may be some areas of flooding. For any areas that are inaccessible due to flooding, they will collect double on the next regularly scheduled collection day.  Thanks for understanding!  Please stay safe!

EAWA – Rain Barrel Sale

The Elizabethtown Area Water Authority is holding their 4th Rain Barrel Sale now through June 4th for residents in Elizabethtown Borough, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township. If rain barrels are purchased now through May 14th, the price is $75.00 (save $10). If rain barrels are purchased from May 15th – June 4th, the price is $85.00.  Details are on their website ( under “Special Announcements”. The rain barrel is on display in their lobby.

Overview 2021-25

Mount Joy Township’s 2021-2025 Road Improvement Plan

As the year 2020 comes to a close, Mount Joy Township has its sights set on an expansive 2021 road work program. We recently finished laying out a plan for road projects in the five-year period starting in 2021. The plan progresses the work done in recent years while recognizing the number of issues still outstanding. Fortunately, significant progress has been made in recent years to reduce the significant backlog of road and drainage projects. The map below is a snapshot of work completed from 2016-2020.

Completed Projects 2016-2020

In 2018, the Township Board of Supervisors asked for a five-year road improvement plan to guide our priorities and spending during the 2019-2023 period. That plan came with the goal to regularly update the plan to maintain a five-year outlook. This enables us to keep a full work program for the period while leaving flexibility in the later years as conditions may change. Quite a few adjustments were needed throughout 2020 to finalize the update for 2021-2025 in order to progress the original work plan while acknowledging a revenue decline for 2021 and 2022. Despite the anticipated COVID-related financial shortfall, Mount Joy Township is proud to keep our road repair progress moving forward!

Planned Projects 2021-2025

The map above summarizes our planned repairs, resurfacing, and pavement management projects for the upcoming five-year period. Click to view or download the 2021-2025 Road Improvement Plan and Budget Spreadsheets to see the details. A quick summary, by the numbers:

  • Reclamation & widening – 1.24 miles
  • Widening – 8.46 miles
  • Resurfacing (overlay) – 8.82 miles

Although the 2021-2025 plan must be aggressive to address the Township’s 65 miles of roads in a systematic fashion, we recognize there will be a number of outstanding issues left unaddressed. Those unprogrammed critical roadways – like Rissermill Road, Ridge Run Road, and Homestead Road – must be considered in the next version of the plan. We intend to prepare a 2023-2027 plan update starting in early 2022, so direct any comments, questions, or suggestions to Township Manager Justin Evans.

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