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Northwest Region Comprehensive Plan – Public Input Survey

Mount Joy Township and our regional partners are updating the Northwest Region Comprehensive Plan – and your input is needed! Your feedback helps us understand the issues that are important to you. By responding to this survey, you will help shape the next twenty years within the Northwest region – and preserve the places and things we love about Lancaster County.

Survey

Link to Lancaster County Planning Department’s Survey Landing Page

The 5 Big Ideas

The Lancaster County comprehensive plan (called places2040) and the plan for the Northwest Region focus on five big ideas or goals:

  • Creating Great Places is all about making Lancaster County a place we’re proud to call home. We do this by keeping our communities safe and vibrant, but also by ensuring that our residents have options when it comes to housing, transportation, and jobs. Great places create a sense of belonging and serve as the backbone to our local economies.
  • Connecting People, Place, and Opportunity means connecting students with schools, jobs with housing, or workers with jobs. Our transportation network should also include more safe ways for people, bicycles, and public transport to get around.
  • Taking Care of What We Have is about preserving the things that make Lancaster County a special place: our farmland, natural areas, and urban places. We should also protect our farmers, support new and existing businesses, improve water quality, and maintain public utilities.
  • Growing Responsibly helps us to accommodate the growth we expect to see by 2040. Much of that growth actually comes from within Lancaster County. We need to grow where we’re already growing, limit large suburban lots in rural areas, and build more compact communities.
  • Thinking Beyond Boundaries is about doing things differently. Rather than looking at municipal borders as a barrier, we should see our communities as part of the bigger picture. Working together regionally is an important part of thinking beyond boundaries.

2022 Budget Adopted

The 2022 Mount Joy Township budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors with NO tax increase. The General Fund tax millage remains at 2.04 mills and the Fire Protection Tax Fund remains at 0.7 mills for a total millage of 2.74 mills.

Should you have any questions on the 2022 budget, please feel free to contact Township Manager Justin Evans at justin@mtjoytwp.org or 717-367-8917.

2022 Township Budget

 

Bear Creek Road Construction – Beginning October 2nd

Construction on Bear Creek Road between Campus Road and Sheaffer Road (Bear Creek Elementary School) is scheduled to be closed to thru traffic on October 2nd.  The Bear Creek Road/Spring Road intersection will be realigned in a several-week project that should be finished by the end of October.  Local access to Clover Lane, Shybrook Court, and Honeysuckle Court will be maintained during the intersection project, but not by way of the Spring Road intersection.

Updates can be found at mtjoytwp.org.

Cloverleaf Road Bridge

The Lancaster County Engineer has closed the Cloverleaf Road Bridge over the Little Chiques Creek for an indefinite period due to structural deficiencies.  The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners has indicated an intent to replace the bridge in 2021. Further information will be passed along as it is provided by the County.

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Bridge Closure – Aberdeen Mill Road Bridge

The Aberdeen Mill Road Bridge over the Conewago Creek was closed in summer 2018 due to structural deficiencies identified after repeated storm events.  We jointly own and maintain the bridge with Conewago Township and have contracted with Rettew Associates for the design of a replacement bridge.  The replacement will be a single-span bridge with brand […]

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