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NOTICE: Trick or Treat Night will be held on October 31, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The Township asks that drivers slow down and be alert for residents walking the streets. Parents are encouraged to wear light colored and/or reflective clothing and use flashlights for visibility.

EMERGENCY SERVICES REMINDERS: Chief Greg Bretzman would like to remind everyone that with the cold weather blowing in, everyone should have their chimneys cleaned and inspected. Also, the fall time change will be on November 4th and everyone is strongly encouraged to change their smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

NOTICE: The Dickinson Township Supervisors are seeking bid proposals for the placement of approximately 10,780 tons (490 loads) of medium grade brown shale on 2.4 miles of dirt road. Please click on the following link for a copy of the bid packet information. Shale Bid Packet Information 10.6.2017 Addendum #1 - Prevailing Wage Rates

MS4 Storm Water Pollution Reminder 9.18.2017

NOTICE: The Cumberland County Planning Department will be partnering with PA Cleanways of Cumberland County to Host a Tire Collection Day for residents. Tires must be preregistered before the event. Please see the attached flier for further details.

Cumberland County Residential Tire Collection Day October 21, 2017

DEP Urges Pennsylvanians to Test Homes for Radon

PHFA_PennVest_card_2017 septic loans for Consumers


Mt. Holly Springs has a drug collection box that accepts any type of drugs that someone may want to turn in. This service is a no question ask collection box that is located inside Mt. Holly Borough Office. Dickinson Township residents may continue to use this service. It has been proven that most kids start using prescription drugs found in their parents home. It will also decrease the amount of prescription drugs being flushed into the septic system.


The Dickinson Township staff will forward reminders at the end of September to residents requiring septic pumping. To avoid a rush on the contractors in the area, the community is reminded of the requirement for every owner of an individual sewage system to have septage or other solids removed from the treatment tank at least once every three years. Proof of pumping and/or inspection shall be provided by the owner of the individual system within 30 days of the date of service to the Township. For more information, forms, and a list of septic haulers, please see the Sewage Enforcement section of the website.


In the beginning of 2016 the Board of Supervisors began their discussions on the proposed Zoning Map update. Once the proposed Map is developed The Board will continue to work on the proposed Zoning Ordinance updates. 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, Larry Barrick Jr., 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

Article 4 Revised 8.14.15 Section 423 to END. 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.

2015 Audit Report

Upcoming Meetings/Events

October 23 - Park & Recreation
November 4 - Harvest Festival
November 7 - Election Day
November 8 - Planning Commission
November 10 - Veterans Day
November 20 - Board-of-Supervisors-meeting
November 23 - Thanksgiving
November 24 - Black Friday

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


South Central Alert

Holiday Closings

January 2 - New Year's Day
April 14 - Good Friday
May 16 - Primary Election Day
May 29 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 4 - Labor Day
November 7 - Election Day
November 10 - Veterans Day
November 23 - Thanksgiving
November 24 - Black Friday
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Christmas Holiday