Celebrating Anniversary and kicking off Summer reading program.
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Centre County Geographic Information System (GIS)
CentreMap provides free and convenient access to digital mapping for Centre County. A wide variety of local mapping information is available through CentreMap including streets, streams, trails, parcels and aerial photography. Simple tools make it easy to make maps and get detailed information about any location in Centre County.
Provided below are links to 55+ activities offered through the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Program Senior Center, Centre Region Social Club & Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State. Halfmoon Township is not a member of the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Program so fees will apply to each activity. Please call the phone numbers provided in the links to find information on pricing and availability.
Centre Region Senior Center
Centre Region Senior Social Club
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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Residents Encouraged To Sign Up To Receive Emergency Alerts
Centre Region residents are encouraged to click the link below and register to receive emergency alerts directly via their landlines, cell phones and email accounts through the Centre County Code Red System. Alerts will only be sent when critical information has to be communicated and all information will be kept confidential.
Residents may now receive email notifications when programs of interest to them are available to view on the web at cnet1.org. Residents may sign up to receive notifications for programs such as the Halfmoon Township Supervisors, meetings of the Centre Region COG, State College Area School Board meetings, or Penn State Lectures and Special events (just to name a few!) Simply send an email to email@example.com and specify for which programs you would like to be notified. C-NET’s online programming is “bookmarked” by agenda item, so it’s quick and easy to watch only the portion of the program of interest to you. For any questions about C-NET’s Email Notification Service, call C-NET at 238-5031.
Municipal Building discussion information:
On November 21,2011, the Township tested the Township's Municipal Building and conducted a mold analysis on the meeting room. The analysis indicated there were two abnormal and microtoxic molds present within the Township Building most prevalent in the meeting room. These two molds were Chaetomium and Peniccilium/Aspergillus.
Although the counts are not known to cause any major health problems and are not extremely elevated, something that is microtoxic is more of a health concern than other types of molds. See link below for mold analysis.
POSTING HOUSE NUMBERS: Residents should post the house number on their home per your local municipality’s specific requirements. Landlords should post the proper house number on the building and a secondary apartment or suite number. Tenants should encourage their landlord to follow the suggested policy.
The house number shall be made up of numbers and/or letters which are contrasting in color with the background on which they are affixed, as near to the front entrance as possible and practical so that the number is legible from the sidewalk (if any), the road, and the opposite side of the street--day or night. Examples are listed below. Again, please check with your municipality for their specific requirements:
- Residences, Townhouse and “In-Town” Businesses: Numbers shall be at least four (4) inches in height.
- Apartment Building and High-Rises: Numbers shall be at least six (6) inches in height. Apartment numbers for individual units within the complex shall be displayed on or above or to the side of the doorway to each unit.
- Industrial and Commercial Structures: Numbers shall be at least ten (10) inches in height.
- Private Lanes and Long Driveways: A resident whose house number is not clearly visible from the street should install a post near the end of the driveway with numbers at least four (4) inches in height, and at least forty-eight (48) inches above the ground.
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Greenmoore Gardens Farm is accepting leaf collections for composting. Residents can drop off their leaf collections on the east side of Gray’s Cemetery along State Route 550 on the Greenmoore Gardens property. There is a turn off just past the Cemetery where the collection piles have been started. Please continue using the same piles that are already in existence. Please bring only clean leaves minus any debris. Greenmore Gardens will accept leaves during daylight hours only. There is no fee to residents. Do not place bagged leaves at compost site.
For any questions please contact Mark Maloney at 814-237-0082.
NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS
THE PORT MATILDA FIRE COMPANY NEEDS YOU!
The Port Matilda Volunteer Fire Company is one of two fire companies that service the Township as it relates to fire, resident evacuations, and other emergency concerns.
They are looking for volunteers within the Township for the following:
1. Firefighters Full member, responds to Fire/Rescue calls.
2. Volunteers to work fund raising events (i.e., serve dinners, charity events, etc.) Sometimes asked to prepare food and provide refreshments for large long calls.
If you are interested, please call the firehouse 814-692-4074 or contact the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
A guide to maintaining your septic system.
Download FEMA's Smartphone App
FEMA has a smartphone app that provides information on disaster preparedness and a map to active shelters. The app can be downloaded for free from your service provider. Visit the following line for more information:
For more information on Health Care options for Veterans please see link below.
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The Future Land Use Map is a tool municipalities use to identify the location of future residential, commercial and mixed use development, parks and recreation facilities, and areas for agricultural and forestry uses. The Future Land Use Map will be included in the Centre Region Comprehensive Plan as a guide to future growth and development in Halfmoon Township.
A copy of the DRAFT Future Land Use Map are available for review on the Township website.
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The Official Map is a tool that allows municipalities to identify the future location of streets, parks, hike/bike paths, open space, and other facilities that the municipality is interested in for some of type of public use. This proposed Official Map illustrates the future location of parks, paths, trails and "share the road" designations that were identified at the Town Hall Meeting last year. The features identified on the Official Map are "paper facilities." Unless the property owner agrees to dedicate or donate the mapped land to the municipality, the municipality must work with the property owner to purchase or acquire an easement to use the land. The Official Map simply gives the municipality "first dibs" on acquiring the property for public use before a property owner decides to build or develop.
Grass Clippings are accepted at no cost at the Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center 24 hours a day. There is a concrete barrier just outside the entrance where you can leave your grass clippings. Please take them out of the bag and take any bagging with you. There are also other materials accepted that may involve a fee. Please see link below to find pricing information.
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Just a reminder regarding the Township's dumping regulations.
Attached are pictures of household garbage bags that were placed at the Ira Lane Recycling area during the Memorial Day weekend. The bags were there by 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day and were still there at 9:00 a.m. the day after. Please note the following so as to avoid any problems in the future:
1. Recyclables are not to be left outside of the containers in bags
2. Only items that ARE recyclable are to be disposed of
3. Many of these items as shown are household garbage or hazardous waste containers and therefore are considered "dumped"
4. The Township Ordinances state the following:
Section 195-25--Dumping Prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall use or permit to be used any spot or place within the Township as a public or private dump for waste.
Section 195-29--Violations and Penalties. Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding before a Magisterial District Judge after the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine or not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
From PA Dept of Revenue & Finance: Online Property Tax/Rent Rebate Form Ordering
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The program expansion increased the income limit from $15,000 to $35,000 (which excludes half of Social Security income) for homeowners and raises the maximum rebate for both homeowners and renters from $500 to $650. The income limit for renters is $15,000.
DID YOU KNOW?
CATA NOW HAS A SMART PHONE APP WHICH WILL SHOW YOU SCHEDULES AND TIMES FOR G ROUTE AND THEY HAVE A RIDE FOR FIVE PROGRAM realtime.catabus.com
Want to make a donation to your volunteer Emergency Medical Service and Fire Company provider?
Port Matilda EMS
402 S. High Street
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Port Matilda Fire Company
P.O. Box 472
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Open Space Preservation Program
Below is a link to learn more information about the Open Space Preservation Program.
Open Space Preservation Program
To date, Halfmoon Township has preserved 2,006 acres with 40 acres pending in 2015.
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