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Welcome to Dickinson Township

Dickinson Township is located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Its history revolves around farms, the schools, churches, mills, stores, blacksmith shops and the businesses that supplied them as well as the industries of the mountains which developed the natural resources of wood, iron ore, sand, clay and phosphorous.

The August 3rd Board of Supervisors meeting has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items


Dickinson Township has the following three pieces of equipment for sale:

2001 F450, Current Inspection, Standard Cab, Single Rear Axle, Diesel, GVW – 15,000, 87,470 miles, with snow plow. Mark Bid Envelope “2001 F450”.

2009 Versa Flail Mower Head, 6 Ft mower head, low use.Mark Bid Envelope “Mower Head”.

9.5 Ft V- Snow Plow, brackets and light system included.Mark Bid Envelope “9.5 Ft V- Snow Plow”.

Equipment is sold at “As is condition”.Contact Larry Barrick at 717-486-7424 for additional information. Sealed Bids to be received no later than 3:00PM on 8/14/15 – to be reviewed at Board of Supervisors Meeting 8/17/15. Board of Supervisors has the right to reject bids.

CONFIRMED: Mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus

On July 20 th The Township received notification from Cumberland County that a mosquito sample collected, tested and returned positive for West Nile Virus. There are many woodland ponds and such in this area that contribute to mosquito breeding. Dickinson Township has been treated for mosquitoes. Artificial habitat around a home is a source for mosquitoes to reproduce. Identifying objects such as these around the home that may contain water is important and can provide immediate relief. Primary sources around a home include buckets, toys left outside, wading pools, unused swimming pools, pool covers, bird baths, ornamental ponds, clogged roof gutters, unscreened garden irrigation barrels, unused uncovered boats, wheelbarrows, ceramic pots, and discarded containers.

The simplest and most economical solution is to empty water from containers and remove the container or render it so that it will not hold water again. If that is not possible, there are retail products that the homeowner can purchase at a lawn and garden store to place in the water that inhibit mosquito reproduction.


Upcoming Road Closures

Myerstown Road and East Yellow Breeches paving project updates as of July 22.

July 13-24: Myerstown Road shoulders and driveway grades to the road will be completed.

July 27-31 and August 3-17: E Yellow Breeches Road segments will close from 6AM to 5PM for subsurface repairs, drainage maintenance and existing pavement micro-surfacing. Contractor will notify impacted residence prior to construction.

August 21: E Yellow Breeches Road fully operational.

Motorists are reminded to follow detours and directions from the flaggers for their safety. All dates and times are tentative and dependent upon weather conditions.


Met-Ed customers are urged to be aware of the ongoing, nationwide scam involving a telephone caller posing as a utility company employee threatening to shut off power unless immediate payment is made.

If your Met-Ed account is past-due, you will receive a written notice of your account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service. While a Met-Ed representative may call a customer whose bill is in arrears in order to remind them that a payment is due, the representative would explain how a payment can be made using our established payment options. They will NOT demand payment over the phone.

If a caller threatens to shut off your power unless immediate payment is received, hang up. If you wish to verify your account status or the identity of a Met-Ed employee, please call 1-800-545-7741.


The Dickinson Township Park & Recreation Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on their advisory board. Members organize community events, help shape the recreation plans of the township, make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on operating and capital budget needs for recreation, and enhance recreation opportunities for residents.

Applicants are expected to have an interest in developing and supporting township parks and recreational facilities. Formal education in the field in not necessary. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of five years.

Please email the Township Manager, Mike Masley, at with a short letter of intent and a resume if interested. Any questions may also be directed to the Manager.


The Board of Supervisors began their discussions on Article 4 of the Draft Zoning Ordinance as of April 20, 2015. Listed below are links to the draft proposed zoning ordinance with comments from the task force. As the Board continues their discussions, these links will be updated with the revisions and the date they were revised. The Board of Supervisors will happily accept any written comments regarding the draft proposed zoning ordinance. Please forward any comments to the Township Manager, Mike Masley, at CDs of the draft ordinances are available at the Township office for $3.00 each. Paper copies are available for 0.25 cents per page ($80.50 for Zoning, $24.50 for Saldo)

To review the articles, select a link below:

Draft Zoning Article 4, Sections 400 through 422. Revision date 4.20.15

Draft Zoning Article 4, Sections 423 to End of Article. Revision date 7.20.15

Draft Zoning Article 3.

Draft Zoning Article 2.

CD copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available at the Township building.

2014 Audit Report

2013 Liquid Fuels Audit Report

2012 Audit Report

Upcoming Meetings/Events

August 12 - Planning Commission
August 17 - Board of Supervisors
August 24 - Park & Recreation
August 25 - Municipal Authority
September 7 - Labor Day
September 8 - Board of Supervisors
September 12 - Fall Yard Sale
September 28 - Park & Recreation
October 24 - Harvest Event

Dickinson Township

219 Mountain View Road
Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Ph. (717) 486-7424
Fax (717) 486-8412

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 am to 3:30 pm

PA State Police

1538 Commerce Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17015


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Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Year's Day
April 3 - Good Friday
May 19 - Primary Election Day
May 25 - Memorial Day
July 3 - Independence Day
September 7 - Labor Day
November 3 - Election Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
November 27 - Black Friday
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day