Summer Newsletter Rye Township, Perry County Board of Supervisors: Ron Evans, Chairman Upcoming Community Events Charley Kunkle Monday, June 26- Trash Collection 26- July 22 - “Kid’s Day” (Rain date July 23) Sharon Cole Friday-June 30- Trash Collection Friday- 30- 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, New Valley Road Community Park July 3-July 8– Office Closed - ALL WEEK 3- 8– Inside this issue: NO trash collection July 22 - Recycling; 8 AM to 12 noon July 1 - Blood Drive-Marysville Fire Co/ August 13 - Sundaes in the Park ; 6:30 pm Recreation Board News 2 Ambulance; 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, @ firehouse August 26 - Recycling ; 8AM to 12 noon Community Supper 2 July 6, 13, 20– Thursdays in the Park, 20– September 9 - “Coming to the Rye” Supper Message from Crime Watch 3 10:00 am to 2:00 PM October 6, 7 - Fall Clean Up Holiday Schedule 3 MAN’S BEST FRIEND Congratulations! New Septic System-Ecoflo 4 Pennsylvania State Act 437 and Township Ordinance 90-2 provide that ALL dog own- “Lisa Niethamer” Road Bids Awarded 4 ers must keep their dogs under control Lisa, a 2006 graduate of Sus- stating “It is unlawful for any quenita High School, was recently Rye Twp. Office Employees owner or custodian of any dog chosen by the Rye Township Com- 717-957-2348 to permit such dog to run at munity Association, (RTCA) to re- large upon public streets, high- ceive a $100 Community service Secretary/Treasurer Daisy Lightner ways, parks or other public award scholarship. Lisa is the property of Rye Township.” daughter of Gary & Ann Niethamer Clerk, Planning Commission of Rye Township. She plans to State Dog Law also requires all dogs three Secretary months or older to purchase a license for attend Lebanon Valley College in the Vickie Minnier such dog. License applications are fall. available in the Township building. The RTCA thanks all applicants and Rye Twp Municipal Bldg. extends congratulations & best 1775 New Valley Road PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING-JULY 5th wishes to all the 2006 gradu- Marysville, PA 17053-9419 ates of Susquenita High RESCHEDULED DUE TO JULY 4TH HOLIDAY School. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Welcome Aboard - Elliott Chotas, Jr.- Zoning Officer Board of Supervisors: We bid “farewell” to former Zoning effective as of April 29, 2006. Zoning Officer at (717) 957- 4th Monday, 7:30 pm Officer, Fred Roberts, who served the Elliott and his wife, Jennifer, 3492 and leave a voice mes- Planning Commission: community well for almost seven (7) are in the process of building a sage. Elliott will promptly 1st Tuesday, 7:30 pm years. We extend our appreciation new home. So Elliott under- return your call. Applications & best wishes for the future to Fred stands firsthand the permitting for zoning and driveway per- Recreation Board: process and some of the red mits are available at the Town- & his wife, Ginny. 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm, tape frustrations. ship office. Our fee schedule except for December, The Board appointed Elliott is available on our website: Chotas, Jr. as Zoning Officer Prior to the start of any when there is no meeting. www.ryetwp.com. construction project, call the Page 2 Summer Newsletter Park & Recreation Board News Playgroup in the Park Meets each Wednesday at 10:30 AM. This informal playgroup for preschoolers and young school age kids meets once a week at the playground at the 1799 New Valley Road Community Park. Join us each week or as your schedule permits. Snacks are provided - please bring your own drinks. Contact Michele Stager at 957-2782, if you are interested. FREE Rental of the Park Pavilion First Come, First Served Thursdays in the Park-July $10 Charge for use of Electricity A summer program that is held for children ages 6-13 years of age Contact: Chris Magaro (717) 957-3772 at the New Valley Road Park on July 6, July 13, and July 20. When the pavilion is reserved, the Children may attend as many sessions as their schedule permits. park is still open to the public. Each week will include a variety of activities such as: nature exploration, sports, games, arts & crafts & drama. Light snacks and beverages will be provided, but children should bring their own lunch. The cost for the program is $2.00 per child per week to help cover the cost of supplies, beverages, etc. To register contact Nancy Sunday at 957-3727 or the Township office at 957-2348. Sundaes in the Park - August Join us at the Community Park on August 13th at 6:30 PM to build your own sundae with home-made ice cream, toppings & lots of fun and fellowship. This event is “FREE” and is sponsored by the Recreation Board. 2006 Recreation Board Members Rummage & Bake Sale Give Blood The Township Board of Recreation is com- “Lights & Sirens” Summer prised of the following nine community Cub Pack 56 Blood Drive volunteers, appointed for 5 year terms of Marysville by the Board of Supervisors: July 1, 2006 at the Marysville Moose John Shutika………….Chairman 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM George Askins………..Vice-Chair July 22, 2006, 8:00 am Marysville Nancy Sunday………..Treasurer Rain or Shine Fire/Ambulance Michele Stager……….Secretary Contact: Brent Carmen 326 Cameron Street Gene Rebert, Sandy Gipe, Pete Fitting, 957- 919- 957-2207, Scott 919-0057 Dan Heacock & George Fegan, III. “Coming to the Rye” - Community Supper- Celebrate Rye’s 240th Birthday The Rye Township Community Association will be sponsoring a community supper on September 9, 2006. Hamburgers, hotdogs, & beverages will be provided. Please bring a cov- ered dish to share with everyone. Entertainment begins at 4:00 pm. Supper at 5:00 pm. Blue grass style/string music will be provided before & after supper by the Stringtown Sky- scrapers, a three person group —Jean Snyder, Bob Bishard, & Dick Neff— bass, guitar and banjo. A talk will be given by a Township historian. Bring your lawn chairs. Come out & join us! Summer Newsletter Page 3 Township Schedule of Holidays DATE HOLIDAY Trash Collection Day (If Other than Regular Monday) OFFICE CLOSED **Friday June 30th, Resume regular July 3, 2006 to July 7, 2006 Fourth of July Week Monday pick-up on July 10 September 4, 2006 Labor Day Tuesday, September 5, 2006 October 9, 2006 Columbus Day Tuesday, October 10, 2006 November 10, 2006 Veterans’ Day OFFICE CLOSED November 23 & 24, 2006 Thanksgiving Holiday OFFICE CLOSED November 27, 2006 Deer Season Tuesday, November 28, 2006 December 25, 2006 Christmas Tuesday, December 26, 2006 January 1, 2007 New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Hi Neighbors! The local Crime Watch is active again. Crime Watch is a citizen-based group with the mission that as neighbors help neighbors we can work together to make our community a safer place to live. Won’t you join us in our endeavors? In May Crime Watch sponsored a free CPR class. In June for adults only a Drug & Alcohol seminar conducted by Perry Human Services was held. The main upcoming event for July is : July 22nd—”Kid’s Day”, 11AM to 5 PM (See announcement below) Meetings will resume in September. Dates & times will follow. Our goal is to provide free or low cost events throughout the year to strengthen our family and community relationships so that in times of need we can be there for reach other- neighbors helping neighbors. Volunteers are needed to man the games at Kids’ Day. Please contact me if interested at 497-8744. I invite you to come on July 22nd and enjoy yourself. Mark your calendars! I will plan to see you there! Kathleen Miller Crime Watch Coordinator Marysville/Rye Library News FREE ● KID’S DAY ● JULY 22nd “Can You Dance?” 11 AM to 5 PM “Can You Sing?” (Rain Date July 23rd, 11AM to 5 PM) “Do Stand Up Comedy?” We welcome children ages 1-10 years of age As a fund raiser, the library is calling for accompanied by an adult. talent show participants. All acts must be Come See OC Bee, the Cookie, from Eat & family oriented. Auditions will be held on Park, the Crash Dummies, McGruff the Crime Dog, fire trucks, police cars & August 19th. The Talent Show is scheduled a DJ from 11-3PM. for September 16th at the Marysville Lions Club Building. A $10 entry fee is charged FREE fun, food, for adults too, games, to participate. First, second, & third place prizes, & surprises for all at the prizes will be awarded. Didn’t make the Rye Township Community Park 1799 New Valley Road cuts for American Idol? Call Louella Rey- nolds at 717-957-2496 or email: (Sponsored by Rye Township Crime Watch) email@example.com to schedule an audition. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PRESORTED STD Rye Township, Perry County US Postage PAID Rye Township 1775 New Valley Road PERMIT NO. 21 Marysville, PA 17053-9419 Marysville, PA 17053 Phone:: 717-957-2348 Fax: 717-957-9419 E-mail: ryetwp@erthlink..net Emergency: Police Department POSTAL PATRON Non-emergency 717-957-3166 911 MARYSVILLE, PA 17053 We’re on the Web! Check out the newly USA designed website!! www.ryetwp.com Happy 240th Birthday! 1766-2006 WOOD RECYCLING A Recycling Grant provided the funds for the Township to purchase a large wood chipper so that residents have a way to dispose of limbs and branches. Please DO NOT bring the following with your wood recycling: NO Briars NO Vines NO Stumps NO Roots These items are unsafe for chipping & may also damage the chipper blades. Contact the office for availability of free wood chips for your gardens & trails. New Septic System - 2006 ROAD BIDS ACCEPTED Ecoflo Peat Filter By: Mike Higgins, SEO At the May 8th special meeting the Township The Ecoflo peat filter is one of several kinds of effluent filters that Supervisors awarded road resurfacing bids to are now available as components of an on-lot sewage disposal sys- Wilson Paving, Inc. of Carlisle at a cost of tem. Ecoflo can be a valuable tool for replacement of an existing $115,200 for FB2 Wearing Course work to be failed sewage system. If site and/or soil conditions do not allow placed on approximately 1½ miles of roadway. for a more conventional solution to the problem (e.g. small lot, not Roads scheduled for 2” of resurfacing are as enough of room, steep slopes, poor soils) a peat filter may enable the replacement system to function adequately. follows: For new construction, a peat filter can reduce the size of the • A portion of Lambs Gap Road mount absorption area, but not replace it. Generally, the cost will • Old Mill Road be greater for a system with the Ecoflo than for one without it, plus the peat will have to be replaced after eight years. If aesthetics are • Grier Point Road and; more important than price (i.e.: you are willing to pay extra for a • A portion of Idle Road. smaller mound), than the Ecoflo may be warranted. Should you have any further questions, please contact me at (717) 789-3162.