Category: Calendar Events

Sign Ordinance Updates

The Township’s sign regulations have not been significantly updated since 2006.  The Township is considering amending its requirements for what types of temporary and permanent signs can be permitted.  The current proposal incorporates new best practices, updates for compliance with federal and state court decisions involving signage, new and updated sign definitions, an expanded and updated list of prohibited and exempt signs, as well as new types of permitted signs, and more.  The proposed ordinance also incorporates some charts and images to help better explain the regulations.

Additional information regarding the proposed sign ordinance amendment can be found on our Ordinance Amendments page.  As the Township continues through the review process, we expect changes to the draft ordinance will occur.  Please check back periodically for posted updates.

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Want to learn more about upcoming ordinance amendments?

From time to time, the Township must amend its ordinances, also known as our local laws.  Ordinance changes can occur for a variety of reasons, including changes in state or federal laws which affect local municipalities, meeting the ever-changing needs of the community, official requests from residents or developers, and more.

The Township has a web page dedicated to providing information about upcoming amendments to various ordinances.  Located within the “Community” section at the top of our website, select “Ordinance Amendments“.   Each ordinance amendment proposal is listed separately by its Chapter number, and contains information about the proposal, meeting and hearing dates and times, copies of the draft ordinance, etc.  Once an ordinance has been adopted, it will be codified and added to the Township Code.

We encourage residents to attend our public meetings to learn more about the adoption process and to provide any comments.  If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can submit written comments to be made part of the record.  You may do so either online through our “Leave a Public Comment” link on the Ordinance Amendments page or by mailing or dropping off written comments to the Township building.  Please be sure to include your name and address so that your comments will be made part of the public record.   

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Fall Festival Food Drive

The Upper Allen Woman’s Club has organized a Food Drive that will benefit New Hope Ministries. Here is a list of their most needed items. Donation Items

Ways to Donate:

  • Bring your items to the Fall Festival on Friday, September 29th, 4-9pm at Winding Hill Park North and drop them off in the food donation truck.
  • Bring your item to the Township building prior to September 29th.
  • Purchase a Giant Gift Card at Fall Fest to donate
  • To make a monetary donation, visit this site Donate

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Trick-or-Treat Date Set

In Upper Allen Township, trick-or-treat will be Thursday, October 26th, 6-8pm. The rain date is Saturday, October 28th, 4-6pm.

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Leaf Collection Schedule for 2023

Beginning on October 9, and continuing through December 8, our Public Works Department will be conducting our annual leaf pickup.  Note that all scheduling is weather dependent – if winter weather arrives, leaf collection may be suspended for the remainder of each year. If leaves are not picked up on your posted day, our crews will be back the next day to finish the posted area before they move on with the schedule. 

The exception is if the Township is closed for a holiday on your scheduled day, in which case leaf pickup in your area will be skipped for that week unless crews get ahead in other areas and are able to come back through yours.  If you see a crew in your area before your posted day, then it means they are ahead of schedule; however, they will return on your designated day.

NOTE: Any leaf piles with grass, ornamental plants, sticks, or vegetation of any kind mixed in with the leaves will not be picked up. No exceptions will be made.

To View the Neighborhood Pickup Schedule, Click Below

Curbside Leaf Collection – Upper Allen Township (

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Brush Recyling Day to Be Held at The Township Building – 9/23, 7am to 11am

The Township will be holding a brush recycling day on Saturday, September 23rd, from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The drop off site will be located on the Township Campus at 100 Gettysburg Pike in the rear of the building. Please enter the campus off English Drive and follow the signs. The site will close at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Brush is defined as tree limbs, shrubbery, and the like (no grass/leaves off of trees), no limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length. Upper Allen Township accepts brush from Upper Allen Township residents only as part of our recycling efforts. Brush recycling is intended to clean up small amounts of debris from residential properties. The program is not intended to accept large tree removal projects. Large projects such as removing entire trees should employ the services of a commercial contractor. If you have large amounts of material to dispose of, please contact a commercial removal service. We ask that you participate in this program responsibly by not dropping off prohibited items at the site. Examples of prohibited items are: garbage, metals, concrete, lumber, stumps, logs over 4”, stones, anything with thorns, grass clippings etc. Upper Allen Township has the right to reject anything deemed unacceptable. Identification will be required. Public Works will then process the brush into wood chips which will be made available to Township residents. At the present time, wood chips are free on a first come first serve basis. We are excited to offer this service and hope that the residents find it useful while doing their fall property clean up.

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Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan

Cumberland County: We Need Your Feedback to Help to Plan for the Future

Residents & Employees in Cumberland County are encouraged to voice their opinions in our survey by Tuesday, October 31,2023

Carlisle, PA – Transportation improvements, land preservation and enhancing the quality of life for residents in Cumberland County are just some of the issues in which the county needs resident feedback. As the fastest growing county in the state, the county is conducting an online survey to help us plan for the future.

Residents and people who work in the county are encouraged to take the survey by Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

As the county updates its Comprehensive and Land Partnership plans, we want to know what is most important to residents:

  • Special places that should be preserved for future generations
  • Actions that should be taken to enhance the county’s quality of life
  • Projects that should be pursed to improve transportation, recreation and natural resources
  • Ways to communicate and engage residents in decision making.  

“Residents and people who work in the county have the opportunity to tell us what they want the future of Cumberland County to look like,” said Cumberland County Planning Director Kirk Stoner. “Feedback received will be used to guide us as we update our Comprehensive and Land Partnerships plans.”

The Cumberland County Comprehensive and Land Partnerships plans are long range policy documents that establish goals and objectives for the county. Comprehensive plans typically consider a wide variety of topics including land use, housing, economic development, public facilities, transportation, and natural resource protection. A comprehensive plan is not a zoning ordinance that has legal authority.

The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (“MPC”, Act 247 of 1968, as reenacted and amended) requires all counties to prepare a comprehensive plan following guidelines established in the statute.


Residents and people who work in the county can complete the survey at:

until Tuesday, October 31, 2023.


For information on completing the online survey, call 717.240.5362 or email your questions at For more information on the Planning Department visit

 Samantha Krepps, Communications Director
O: 717.240.6343 | M: 717.706.0001 

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Old Grove Road-Lane Closures for Utility Work

Veolia will be installing a new water line along Old Grove Road.  This project is expected to begin the week of August 21st and be completed by October, weather permitting.  Work is expected to take place weekdays from 9am – 3pm on PennDOT Roads (Williams Grove Road) and weekdays 7am – 3:30 pm on local roads.  

Please use caution when traveling through this area.  There will be flaggers present to direct traffic.  Expect traffic disruptions from the road excavation.  

Residents in the area of Old Grove Road will be notified by Veolia and provided additional details about the water main work.  For more information about the project, please contact Veolia’s Customer Service at 888-299-8972 or visit their website at


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Despina Drive

We have been receiving numerous ongoing concerns from the public regarding the high volume of traffic exiting the Legacy Park Development located in Mechanicsburg Borough via Despina Drive in Upper Allen Township. In response to this concern, we made Despina Drive in Upper Allen Township a one-way street. This will improve safety into the Township’s neighborhood. We appreciate the patience and understanding of all residents and road users during this adjustment period. The Township remains dedicated to improving transportation infrastructure and will strive to implement long-term solutions that will benefit the community as a whole.

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Time Impacts/Delays on Route 15 at Dillsburg

Lane restrictions will be in place for paving, other roadwork

Harrisburg, PA
– The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that delays are expected next week on Route 15 in the Dillsburg area due to paving operations associated with a resurfacing and safety improvement project.

Weather permitting, on Monday, July 10, the contractor will begin working on a section of Route 15 from just north of Golf Course/Range End Road to just south of Glenwood Road. Work will begin at approximately 5:30 AM and will continue during daylight hours.

There will be lane restrictions in place in both directions of Route 15. The southbound pattern will begin near the intersection with Mountain Road (Route 4040) in Dillsburg. Due to the high volume of traffic through this area, there could be significant delays, especially during peak hours.

Work primarily includes paving, but also includes milling, and median guide rail and barrier removal. This work is expected to take several weeks to complete.

Once this work is complete, guide rail installation and other finishing work will be performed.

This work is part of a resurfacing and safety improvement project on Route 15 from just south of York Springs in Adams County to just south of Dillsburg in York County. Motorists may encounter other work within the project limits that may impact traffic.

The project consists of ramp acceleration and deceleration lane lengthening, and intersection safety improvements. The entire pavement width, including roadway and shoulders, will be resurfaced and all guide rail will be replaced.

Other work includes milling, pavement construction and reconstruction, subbase, drainage improvements, rock placement, rock slope excavation, concrete barrier, pavement markings, signing and other work in Franklin and Carroll townships, York County and Huntington and Latimore townships, Adams County.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc. of New Enterprise, PA, is the prime contractor on this $19,398,074 project.

This project is expected to be completed in September 2023.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties at PennDOT District 8.

Information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 8 Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.


Please refer to the project location map below:

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