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Annville Township’s Board of Commissioners discussed drop-off center updates, approval for the police substation, and upcoming events on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The Annville Township Drop-Off Center, located at 675 W. Main St., will open for the season on Monday, March 11.

The center will accept green waste, cardboard, bulk trash and metal, and will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April to October, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November to March.

The new facility began construction in the fall of 2022, courtesy of a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Act 101 Section 902 grant. Access to the drop-off center is granted via key card in order to protect the safety of employees.

Access cards can be purchased in person at the Annville Town Hall, 36 N. Lancaster St., or by phone at 717-867-4476. Annville Township resident access cards will cost $50, and those of neighboring municipalities, such as North Annville and South Annville townships, will cost $200. The access cards are active until the conclusion of 2024.

The commissioners unanimously approved the 2024 drop-off center regulations and schedule, which will also be listed in the forthcoming February edition of the Annville Township newsletter, The Crier

The commissioners also passed a unanimous motion for the approval to proceed with the Annville Township Police Department substation.

The Annville Township and Palmyra Borough police departments recently decided to join the Western Lebanon County Regional Police Department, with the main police station being located at the Palmyra Municipal Building with a substation located at the Annville Town Hall.

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The implementation of the new regional police force will begin on Monday, April 1. Regionalization of the police department will aid in the recruitment and retention of officers and allocation of resources. 

The Western Lebanon County Regional Department will be led by Palmyra Borough’s current chief, Andrew Winters. The department will work with 15 employees and service Annville Township, Palmyra Borough and South Annville Township.

Annville Township Police Chief William Stickler informed commissioners that Annville Township police received renewed accreditation from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.

Annville’s was the first police department in Lebanon County to earn accreditation.

Melanie Chapter and Mary Woolson of the Celebrate! Annville committee provided several updates regarding upcoming events.

The Annville Goes Green event will kick off on Saturday, March 16, with conservation efforts continuing through the end of April.

Tentative plans for Annville Goes Green include aluminum can recycling, dying the fountain at the intersection of White Oak and Main streets green, and trash collection. Commissioner Anthony Perrotto will attend the kickoff.

The Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 12 to 2 p.m. Participants can gather at 50 W. Main St., with the egg hunt in the surrounding area. Chapter will discuss safety measures with Stickler. (Editor’s note: The event was later moved to Quittie Creek Nature Park, according to co-organizer Mary Woolson.)

Commissioners also discussed the following issues:

  • The board unanimously passed a motion to authorize township solicitor Corey Lamoureux to prepare and advertise two ordinances, the Omnibus Ordinance 2024 regarding parking and the Rental License Ordinance regarding disruptive conduct language. View the full Annville Township Code of Ordinances here.
  • A motion to authorize signatures needed for the Annville Free Library’s grant application was unanimously approved. 
  • A motion to issue a partial refund to Cleona Borough regarding a bonus granted to Officer Amy Schaeffer was passed 4-1, with Perrotto voting nay.
  • Motions to amend the agenda, approve the reports of standing and special committees, approve the January meeting minutes and approve the payment of the monthly bills were unanimously passed.

The Board of Commissioners of Annville Township meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in the township building at 36 N. Lancaster St. and are open to the public. Next month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5.

Editor’s note: This article was updated after publication to clarify that the partial refund was made to Cleona Borough. We sincerely regret the error. This article was also updated after publication to note that the location of the Bunny Hop Egg Hunt has been changed to Quittie Creek Nature Park.

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Jess Benninger is a reporter for LebTown. She is currently earning a bachelor's degree in English at Lebanon Valley College. When she is not writing, she enjoys hiking, listening to music and learning new things.


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