Category: Calendar Events

March Sewer Advisory Board meeting cancelled

The Sewer Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, March 23  has been cancelled.

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PennDOT 12-Year Transportation Program Survey and Public Forum

PennDOT wants your feedback!

The 12-Year Transportation Program survey is open until April 30, 2023.  

Survey Topics Include:

  • How You Travel
  • Your Transportation Priorities
  • Transportation Issues
  • Transit Budget Priorities
  • How To Increase Transit Funding


Cumberland County encourages our residents to take a few minutes to complete the Transportation Program Survey online or for a paper copy, by phone at 717-783-2262.

An Online Public Forum will be held April 12, 2023 from 6:30 – 8 pm, featuring a presentation from PennDOT State Transportation Commission officials and a live Q&A session.

Additional Info can be found at

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Clarification on 2023 County/Township Real Estate Tax Bill!

There seems to be confusion about a line on the 2023 County/Township Real Estate tax bill taxpayers should have recently received.

Under “OFFICE HOURS,” the third line down says “NO PERSONAL CHECKS AFTER 12/14/23”.  This does not mean that personal checks will no longer be accepted as payment for taxes!  It means that after December 14 of this year, the only acceptable payment will be cashier’s check, certified check, or money order rather than a personal check.  Please note that I do not accept cash at any time.

To clarify, the only time personal checks are not accepted in the tax office is at the end of the year when I am trying to close my books.  Personal checks will continue to be acceptable payment for taxes as long as I am in office—just not after December 14.  My predecessor also did not accept personal checks at the very end of the year, so nothing has changed!

If you have not received your 2023 County/Township Real Estate tax bill, please contact me at 717-766-4238 or (preferred) and I will provide you with a copy!  Also, if your mailing address has changed, please give me updated information.  Thank you.

Sharon Shipman

Tax Collector

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Construction to begin in March on Gettysburg Pike and South Market Street

Beginning the week of March 6th, road improvements are expected to begin along Gettysburg Pike and South Market Street.  The improvements include pole relocations from PP&L, lane widening and repaving, new turn lanes, sidewalk and other pedestrian access upgrades, an extension of the left-turn lane for the US Route 15 south bound on-ramp, and more.  No road closures are expected, only lane closures.  Please proceed with caution through this and any other active construction zone or use alternative routes.

Construction will take place in two phases.  The following Improvement Map illustrates generalized improvements associated with each phase. 

  • Phase I, Improvements along Gettysburg Pike.  Phase 1 is expected to begin in early March and go through the end of June.  Exact start and end dates may change depending on weather, construction material availability, and other conditions.
  •  Phase II, Improvements along South Market Street.  Phase II will begin later this year.  Anticipated construction dates to be determined at a later time.   

This post will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. 

If you would like to learn more about the new developments shown on the illustration plan, you can go to our Development Projects page.  Information about the 7-Eleven can be found on the 147 & 151 Gettysburg Pike plan, and information about the Chick-fil-A and surrounding buildings can be found on the Mills at Shepherdstown Crossing plan.

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Public Hearing for 7-Year Update of Agricultural Security Area (ASA)

The Upper Allen Township Board of Commissioners will conduct a review of the Township’s Agricultural Security Area (ASA), pursuant to the Agricultural Area Security Law, Act 43 of 1981.  The aforementioned ASA description is currently on file and available for public inspection at the Township office at 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A public hearing will be held at the Township building on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6:15 p.m.  The purpose of this public hearing is to fulfill the requirements for conducting a seven-year review of the Township’s ASA .  The Township’s Planning Commission and Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee (ASAAC) will also review the ASA and make their respective recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.  The Planning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. and the ASAAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  All meetings will be held at the Township building.  

For more information about the ASA, please visit our FAQ page. 

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Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee (ASAAC) – Volunteers Wanted

Upper Allen Township is seeking volunteers to fill several vacancies on the Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee (ASAAC).  The ASAAC will be help review the township’s Agricultural Security Area, as part of its seven-year update process.  The committee is expected to meet at least one time this year by May 1st.

We are looking for a farmer within the Township to serve on the committee.  Interested candidates must be a resident of Upper Allen Township.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the Community Development Department at 717-766-0756 for more information.  Our volunteer form can be found on our Applications Page here under “Boards and Commissioners Application”.

Thank you for your interest.

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Mill Road Bridge Replacement Project

The Township is replacing the Mill Road Bridge in Grantham.  Starting next week (January 16th), the portion of Mill Rd. that contains the bridge, between Hemlock Rd and Division St, will be closed.  Hemlock will still be open for vehicular traffic. The active work times will be Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. If everything goes as planned and the weather cooperates, the project should be done within the next two months.  The roadway has signs put up informing locals and motorists of the closure.

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HARB Vacancy – Volunteer Wanted (Registered Architect)

The township is seeking a registered Architect fill a vacancy on the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB).  HARB is a volunteer advisory board consisting of seven members who review exterior structural changes and signage on properties located within the Township’s Municipal Historic Districts.  HARB reports its findings and recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding the advisability of issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness. 

The vacant position has a term that expires on December 31, 2027, with an option to renew for an additional five years thereafter.  HARB meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., as necessary.

Interested candidates must be a registered architect, preferably who live or own property in the Township.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the Township’s Community Development Department at 717-766-0756 or stop by the Township office for more information.  Our volunteer form can be found on our Applications Page here under “Boards and Commissioners Application”.

Thank you for your interest.

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Parks Winter Update

On November 7th, the restrooms at the Upper Allen Township Parks will be closed for the winter.

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Upper Allen Township receives $450,000 Grant to build new trails at Generations Park!

Upper Allen Township is pleased to announce that the Township will be awarded a $450,000 grant from Cumberland County.  Funding from the grant will be used to construct over 1 mile of walking and biking trails at the 60-acre Upper Allen Generations Park, located at 1340 E. Lisburn Road.  In 2021, the Township hosted a series of public input sessions to determine what types of activities residents would like to see most at Generations Park. Walking/biking trails was the top response. If you would like more information related to the grant, please contact Kelly Palmer, Assistant Township Manager at or 717-766-0756.

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Additional Community Services

Township Regulations

Township representatives posing for a picture with PA Gov. Wolfe

Emergency Alerts & News

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Xpress Bill Pay

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Community Map

Upper Allen Township community map