Fall/Winter 2009 Flu Shot Clinics Census 2010 The York City Bureau of Health is It’s In Our Hands offering free seasonal flu vaccines for York City residents. Pneumococcal vaccines also will be offered. Everyone must do their part to "get Complete Count Census Committee Seeks Volunteers protected" against the flu! For more From Mayor Brenner's Desk information call the York City Health Bureau at 849-2299. A flu clinic will be In an effort to ensure York's entire population is counted, the City of York and York held October 21st, from 5 p.m. to 7 County have formed a partnership bringing key organizations within the County together p.m., at Seventh Day Adventist Spanish to form a Complete Count Census Committee. County Commissioner Doug Hoke and Church, located at 270 S. Belvidere myself co-chair the Complete Count Census Committee. The mission of this volunteer- Ave. For a complete flu clinic schedule based committee is to increase awareness about the Census and motivate the residents see page 3. of York to respond. The Committee is seeking organizations interested in assisting us with ensuring that our community is accurately counted in the 2010 Census. Fall Recreation Programs Why is an accurate count important? An accurate count of how many people reside in the County is important because the Census is used to determine the amount of federal funding that goes to municipalities and counties as well as redistricting at both the federal and state level. If we’ve learned anything from the 2000 Census, it’s that we need to The York City Recreation & Parks work harder at ensuring that everyone is accurately counted. program offers bus trips in 2009 and throughout 2010. For a list of bus trips According to the U.S. Census, the official "response rate" - the number of people who and more information see page 5. sent back a Census form, who did not require follow-up enumeration from a Census For more information about recreation Bureau employee, was 55 percent for the City of York in 2000. York County's Re- programs in the City of York call the sponse Rate was 75 percent. (continued on page 2) Recreation and Parks Bureau at 854-1587 or visit www.yorkcity.org Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery In This Issue Daylight Savings Time Ends November 1 Bus Trips.................................5 The York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services encourages residents to “Change Your Clock, Census information..........2 Change Your Battery” during the end of daylight savings time on Sunday, November 1. Reading Program............11 The York City Fire Department recommends the following: · When you change your clock back to standard time on Sunday, November 1, remem- Park Rules......................11 ber to change the batteries in your smoke alarms too. · And once you’ve changed the batteries, be sure to test the alarms on a monthly basis. Trash/Recycling..........6,7,8 · Smoke alarm batteries need to be changed at least twice a year. · Install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, outside every room that’s Pot Hole Hotline..............6 used for sleeping purposes and inside every room that’s used for sleeping purposes. · Keep smoke alarms clean by vacuuming over and around them regularly. News To Use...................12 (continued on page 4) 2 2010 Census - Important Dates Fall 2009 Recruitment begins for census takers needed for peak workload in 2010. March 2010 Complete Count Census Committee Seeks Volunteers Census questionnaires are mailed or From Mayor Brenner's Desk delivered to households. (continued from page 1) April 1, 2010 Compared to the statewide average response rate and final national response rate, Census Day York City’s response rate was lower in both categories. The statewide average response rate was 70 percent and the final national response rate was 67 percent. By April-July 2010 contrast, the County’s response rate was higher than both the statewide and national Census takers visit households that did not response rates. return a questionnnaire by mail. (source: http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/response/2000response.html) December 2010 As the Complete Count Census Committee begins its work, our goal is to partner with By law, Census Bureau delivers population organizations across the City and the County so that the 2010 Census reflects a more counts to President for apportionment. accurate snapshot of our community. March 2011 It’s our responsibility as a community to educate ourselves about the Census and why By law, Census Bureau completes delivery it’s important. The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is of redistricting data to states. mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. DidYou Know? Please keep in mind that in late March 2010, about 120 million U.S. households will receive their 2010 questionnaire in the mail. The questionnaire package will also contain The Census has a complete list of a privacy letter describing the confidentiality of census data and the protection of respondent’s privacy. The Census questionnaire is easy to fill out and requires only educational materials in English and about 10 minutes to complete. Spanish. For more information visit www.census.govclick on 2010 We are asking members of the community to please share information about the Census and then click on “materials” Census with neighbors, friends, co-workers and family members. We also encourage on the left hand side of the page. you to fill out the Census form when it arrives in the mail. A lot is at stake here for our The Census Bureau will mail or community. Let’s do our part to make the 2010 Census count of our community the deliver questionnaires to your house most accurate one in the history of the Census. in March 2010. We will mail a second form to households that do For more information please contact Pam Shellenberger, AICP, Chief County/Long- Range Planning at 771-9870 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex not respond to the initial Hoffman, City Planner, at 849-7005 or via e-mail at email@example.com . For questionnaire. more information about the 2010 Census visit www.census.gov or www.pacensus2010.org Households that still do not respond will be called or visited by a Census worker. (Census workers can be identified by a census badge and bag.) 3 A Message From the York City Bureau of Health Staff Keeping our community healthy during flu season is important. Everyone must do their part to "get protected" against the flu. The flu is more than just a bad cold. Influenza in children and adults can be very serious, causing fever, chills, headache, extreme tiredness and body aches. Two types of seasonal influenza vaccine will be available at flu clinics this year. First, the traditional "flu shot," given by injection, and approved for use among persons 6 months of age and older, including those who have chronic medical conditions and pregnant females at any stage of pregnancy. The other vaccine, just as effective against influenza, is FluMist, a flu vaccine that is sprayed into the nose rather than injected into the muscle. It is painless, tasteless and approved for healthy children 2 years of age and older and healthy adults up to 49 years of age, who are not pregnant. Children or adults who have certain chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or weakened immune systems should not receive FluMist, but should be vaccinated with the traditional flu shot. Pneumococcal vaccine will also be offered. This vaccine is strongly recommended for persons ages 65 or older who have not recei edv pneumoccocal vaccine before, and for persons ages 64 or younger if they have chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, diabetes or other chronic conditions. Please consult with your doctor to determine if you are eligible for this vaccine. IMPORTANT NOTE: These "seasonal" influenza vaccines are not intended to be protection against the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. However, vaccines to protect against H1N1 virus will most likely be available in mid-October or early November 2009. Children, young adults and pregnant women appear to be at highest risk for acquiring the H1N1 virus. Therefore, these high-risk populations will most likely be offered the H1N1 vaccine before healthy older adults. For more information call the York City Health Bureau at 849-2299. The York City Bureau of Health announces the flu shot schedule for the 2009 season. For more information call the York City Bureau of Health at 849-2299. All flu clinics listed below are free of charge unless otherwise noted. The following flu clinics are for York City Residents: The following flu clinics are sponsored by the York-Adams County Immunization Coalition and are open to all York City and York County residents: October 11th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 21st, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 309 S. George St. Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church 270 S Belvidere Ave. October 18th Drive-thru Flu Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 27th, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. Door of Salvation Church NOTE: There is a $25 fee for those not covered by Medicare 30 East Jackson Street for this drive-thru clinic October 29th, 9 to 11:30 a.m. & 1 to 3:30 p.m. Station 9 – Lincoln Fire Hall October 25th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 800 Roosevelt Ave. Drive-thru Flu Clinic Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farm Trail Road NOTE: There is a $25 fee for those not covered by Medicare for this drive-thru clinic November 5th, 9 to 11 am. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Crispus Attucks Association, Inc., 605 S. Duke St. 4 Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery Daylight Savings Time Ends November 1 (continued from page 1) daily admission fees call Matt Anstine at · As with any appliance, smoke alarms wear out. Replace the 843-7884, ext. 267. entire unit after 10 years or as recommended by the manufacturer. · Make sure you know where the local fire department, police station, and hospital are and post a list of emergency phone numbers near all the telephones in your home. · Organize and practice a family fire drill. TheYork City Department of Fire/Rescue Services offers free smoke detectors to City residents. Batteries also are available for smoke detectors.To obtain a free smoke detector or free batteries please call854-3921.Verification will be conducted by Fire Department personnel. Sidewalk Improvement Program Available for City Residents The City ofYork has partnered with Fulton Bank to provide City property owners with low-interest loans for the improvement ofsidewalks. Property owners are encouraged to utilize a low, monthly payment Home Equity Loan to repair their sidewalks. Interested property owners can contact any one of the four following Fulton Bank branches in theYork City area for more information: DowntownYork,(717) 771-4224; RichlandAve.,(717) 771-4322;South Queen St.,(717) 771-4319;South York Plaza, (717) 747-9962. The Sidewalk Improvement Program goals are to improve the existing City infrastructure, while promoting walkability and connectivity through- out the City ofYork. Increases in fuel costs have prompted many individuals to look for more efficient modes of transportation. Properly maintained sidewalks promote connectivity throughout the City and encourage people to visit and frequentYork City businesses and services. Citizens are encouraged to repair their sidewalks. However, all sidewalk repairs must be conducted in accordance with all Building Codes and require all applicable permits. Christmas Magic City of York Week December 13-19 "Christmas Magic -AFestival of Lights" will be open November 27 Christmas Magic through December 31, 2009and will be closed December 24th and 25th. The event will take place Mondays through Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rocky Ridge County Park and Saturdays and Sundays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Admission is $7 for adults, $6 Buy one admission for children ages 4 to 12, $6 for seniors ages 60 and older and the cost is get one free (of lesser or equal value) free for children under 4. with this coupon during York City Week City of York week will be held December 13-19. During this week, City December 13- December 19th residents can cut out the attached coupon and if they buy one admission they get one free. 5 York City Recreation & Parks 2009-2010 Bus Trips For more information call Jessica Hilt at854-0211 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Bus Trip Information – Comfortable coach transportation is provided by charter companies as listed with each date. No smoking is permitted and restroom facilities are available. Adetailed itinerary will be sent 2 weeks prior, (or before) each trip with all details andthe balance due on your account. A$10 deposit will hold your seat except Trip D which is $20 deposit. NO REFUNDS issued if participant cancels35 days prior to trip, however, a substitute replacement can be made. Tip to bus driver is not included in quoted fees. EARLY REGISTRATION IS ADVISED DUE TO ORDER OF TICKETS, ESPECIALLY TRIPD REFERRING TO FOOD RESERVATION. Trip C – Peddler’s Village 47th Annual Apple Festival – New Hope, PA Sunday, November 8 – 8:00-7:30 p.m. More than 70 unique specialty stores and restaurants will be decorated for fall and are connected by walkways, one shop to thenext creating this small village. Some well-known name outlets are within walking distance too, such as Coach Handbags, Orvis, to name a few. On route to all, pass the apple cider (just made in the old fashioned press), apple dumplings, apple pie, apple fritters, apple turnover (fresh made at the bakery that a.m.)...enticing your taste buds! Live music and entertainment are enjoyed in the center courtyard. On the lawn, crafters are selling one of a kind handcrafted clothing, handbags, jewelry, baskets, soaps, dried flowers, etc. Greeters will give us the festival brochure with map of shops and discount coupons for purchases. FEE: $28/$31 Bailey Coach Trip D – Tea & Luncheon/Christkindlemarkt/Tour of Lights – Bethlehem Friday, December 4 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Trip replaces St.Albans Home Tour/National Cathedral, Washington, DC- Will Return 2010) Join this elegant Tea Party and Luncheon at Jean Elizabeth’s Lavender Lace Tea Room. Special amenities include appetizers, fresh fruit salads, finger sandwiches, scones/breads w/strawberry butter, jam, and Devonshire cream, assorted desserts, main entrée and variety of teas. We will spend approximately 2 hours being served from silver trays in our private quarters, seated at table rounds of 6and enjoying the vintage decor. On to our outdoor Christkindlemarkt event held under giant heated tents reminiscent of the German Markets in Europe that featured craftsmen and the sale of holiday items kicking-off the holiday season. Artists and craftsmen from across the country offer a unique selection of items for holiday décor and gifts. Plan a snack at the “markt” before boarding the bus for the tour of theBethlehem holiday lights. Bethlehem was “christened” and given its name on Christmas Eve, 1741 by the Moravians…this and more we will learn about with our costumed step-on escort. Tips to driver & escort extra Deadline: November 6 State entree choice upon registration - Crab Quiche or Chicken Salad Edible Shell FEE:$74/$77– Bailey Coach /Tea Party/Christkindlmarkt Ticket/Evening Tour Trip E – Holiday Home Tour Odessa, Delaware Saturday, December 5 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The historic town of Odessa, dating back to 1817, offers a walking tour of private homes and public buildings decorated for theholidays. The Firehouse too is a stop for good home cooked food such sandwiches, soups, desserts, and beverages….plus a great holiday show of handcrafted items and the sale of fresh greens. The decorations inside and out of all properties on this self-guided walking tour will be decorated as in Williamsburg…using fresh fruits and greens. Demonstrations of how to make these fruit fancied embellishments will be offered twice that day, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tour approximately 20 properties from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with candlelight tour beginning 4 to 9 p.m. This destination does not have any commercial shops, restaurants and businesses. We will depart at 6 p.m. and arrive inYork at 8 p.m. FEE: $48/$51 Red Lion Bus (Queensgate Pick-up) & tour ticket (continued on page 10) 6 Winter Curbside Collections York City refuse customers are asked to make special efforts during winter’s harsh weather to properly prepare all items placed for collection. Trash collection in good weather is a tough job. Wind, rain, lightning, snow and ice present many additonal challenges for collection crews, often resulting in frostbite, sprains and similar injuries, or even worse. What you can do to help … · Place all trash in securely tied, heavy-duty (max: 32-gallon and 40 pounds) trash bags or in trash cans with tight fitting lids. (Tie trash bags that are placed inside trash cans to reduce the Photo: courtesy of Penn Waste, Inc. potential of litter.) · Consider using dark trash bags for refuse (max: 32-gallon and 40 pounds) so that they are visible against snow. · Clear a path to all items placed for collection. · In case of wind, if a recycling container is only partially filled, consider holding those few recyclables until next week’s recycling collection. · Do not place unscheduled large-items or any additional trash that exceeds the regular bag limit. Theses will not be collected. · Be sure all items are placed at the pick-up point by 6 a.m. the day of collection. Crews begin at 6 a.m. and will not returnfor items that are set out late. 2009 Holiday Collection Schedule Penn Waste observes onlySIX (6) MAJOR HOLIDAYSin a calendar year: (Jan) New Year’s Day (Sept) Labor Day (May) Memorial Day (Nov) Thanksgiving Day (July) July 4th (Dec) Christmas Day When a holiday falls on a WEEKEND,Saturday or Sunday, there will beNO CHANGE to collections. When a holiday falls on ANYWEEKDAY,Monday thru Friday, ALLcollections (city-wide) that fall ON orAFTERthe holiday will be on a 1-day delay, beginning with the holiday and continuing throughout the remainder of the affected week. Basic Guidelines For York City Customers • All items must be placed at designated collection point prior to 6:00 AM the day of collection. • Do not place items out until after 5:00 PM the evening prior to collection. • Trash bags and trash cans should not exceed 32 gallons and 40 pounds (No cans, contractor bags allowed. • Use only containers that are manufactured for the purpose of refuse storage. (No baskets, boxes, crates, barrels, etc. Unautho rized containers may be disposed of as illegally placed items and no refund will be given per City Ordinance, Article 951.04 (1)(14). • Place up to six (6) trash bags or trash cans for each Residential 1 or Commercial 1 unit. • Large household items must be scheduled (7-10 days) in advance. (see page 8) • For any items excluded from the regular curbside collection program, customers must dispose of those items by private arrange- ment. • For specific questions, contact the City of York at 849-2245, weekdays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. How To Report A Pot Hole To report a pot hole call the hot line at 717-849-2228 or send an e-mail to the FYI Line by visiting www.yorkcity.org for any street problems - pot holes, inlets clogged, signs, snow removal or sweeping. Please give exact location (street name, block). This is a 24-hour service that is a recording and is checked daily for messages, OR if you wish to speak with someone call 717-849-2320 between 7:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 7 Recycling Is Required By Both State and Local Laws Recycling in York City has been the law since 1989 and is mandated by both state law, Act 101 and by local ordinance, Article 952. ALL residents, businesses and other commercial properties who do not currently recycle should begin immediately. Non-compliance may result in fines of up to $600. For more information contact the Environmental Bureau at 849-2245. Photo: courtesy of Penn Waste Commercial/institutional establishments wanting recycling buckets for an in-house recycling program may contact the City’s Public Works office at 849-2245 to get discounted pricing on quantities of buckets. Recycling buckets are a great way to implement the deskside recycling in offices and common-use areas like near the photocopier, in teh lunchroom and meeting rooms. Curbside Customers Should Recycle All These Items: • High grade office paper, tablet paper, etc. • Junkmail, magazines • Newspaper and advertisement inserts • Empty paperboard boxes (product boxes from cereal, tissues, shoes, pop tarts, etc.) Did You Know? • Empty paper rolls from paper towels and toilet tissue • Metal food and beverage cans (aluminum, steel and bi-metal; no lids, foil, pie tins, For each ton of hangers or scrap metal) recyclables collected • Glass food and beverage bottles/jars (no drinking glasses or ceramic mugs; no mirrors, from York City curbside window panes or light bulbs) customers, the City • Plastic #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 bottles (neck must be smaller than its bottom; no saves $56 in disposal lids, bowls, dessert cups, utensils, bags, plastic wrap, etc. fees. Please do your part and recycle! Free!!! Bin Giveaway The City will hold a recycling container giveaway on Thursday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.on the square downtown (George/ Market streets). City curbside customers only will be able to obtain one recycling bin or bucket (limit 1 container per household) with proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or a utility bill. Mandatory Commercial Recycling Reports Commercial and institutional properties within York City are required to complete and return an Annual Commercial Recycling Report by January 15th each year. All non-residential establishments are required by Act 101 and local Ordinance, Article 952 to recycle (at a minimum) the following items: 1. High grade office paper 2. Corrugated cardboard 3. Metal food and beverage containers 4. Glass food and beverage containers 5. Plastic #1 and #2 bottles All commercial/instutional establishments using the City's curbside collection service must recycle ALL the additional designated recyclables that are included in the curbside program. If your establishment is not currently recycling, you should take steps to begin immediately. Commercial establishments include, but are not limited to, offices, daycares, churches, civic groups, retail, restaurants and schools. If you are unsure if this applies to you or if you did not receive an annual recycling report form by the end of November, please contact the Public Works office at 849-2245. 8 Large Item Guidelines Large Item Collection York City curbside customers may schedule up to five (5) Christmas Tree Collection household furniture/appliance items each week as needed by This year, City employees will collect Christmas trees calling 843-1240, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to during regular business hours, from Monday, January 4th 3:30 p.m. through Friday, January 15th. Customers are reminded to place trees at their designated pick-up points by 6 a.m. Acceptable Items (common examples) Trees must be bare, with no decorations (ornaments, Appliances (washer, dryer, fridge, stove), Carpet (cut/tied in rolls lights, tinsel), no bags and no tree stands. After two 4’ maximum length), Furniture, Mattresses, Boxsprings, Bed weeks of special collections any remaining trees will be Frames, Televisions, Lawnmowers (gasoline/oil must be re- collected as normal trash by Penn Waste crews and each moved), Passenger Tires (on rim only), Toilets, Sinks, Computer tree will replace one bag of trash in the normal bag/can Monitors/CPU’s/Keyboards/Printers, Miscellaneous Household limit. Items (speaker, typewriter, record player). Non-acceptable Items (common examples) Useful Web Sites Hazardous Waste Items, Chemicals/Stains/Liquids, Automobile City of York www.yorkcity.org Parts and Batteries, Propane Tanks, Brick/Cement/Rock items, Penn Waste www.pennwaste.com Roofing Shingles, Garage Doors, Pool Tables (except child’s size), York County Solid Waste Authority www.ycswa.com Organs/Pianos, Copiers. Yard Waste Guidelines Yard Waste Drop-Off Site *** DO NOT MIX GRASS W ITH YARD WASTE *** Unless otherwise publicized, the yard waste facility at Memorial Stadium is open on the first Saturday of each month from Yard waste consists of vegetative material, such as leaves, weeds, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting (usually April – December). flowers, hedge trimmings, and the like. (Grass clippings should However, in the case of a holiday, the schedule may vary. (No person remain on lawns or should be placed in the regular trash.) shall dispose of any material, except during posted hours of operation! Violators will be prosecuted as per Ordinance #952.) Yard Waste is collected curbside March 1 – December 15 and must be properly prepared using these three options: Upcoming Dates/Yard Waste Site 1) Authorized Yellow Yard Waste Cans (Limit to 40 lbs); The yard waste site will be open (weather permitting) from 2) Biodegradable Kraft Paper Bags (Limit to 40 lbs; 32 gallons); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates (closed January-March): and 3) Bundle Brush with twine (do not use wire) (Maximum 40 lbs and Saturday, November 7 3’ x 3’ bundles; Individual brush/banches must be less than 4” Saturday, December 5 diameter). Final Curbside Yardwaste Collections *** DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS *** Final curbside yard waste collections by Penn Waste will be Monday, December 14th in the Monday/Thursday refuse district Authorized Yard Waste Cans and Bags are available at the Public and Tuesday, December 15th in the Tuesday/Friday refuse Works Office, One Marketway West, 3rd fl. BAGS (only) are district. available at City Hall, 50 West King Street. Other biodegradable paper leaf bags may be used and are usually available at stores like Loose Leaf Vacuuming Wal-Mart and Target. Call ahead for availability. Vacuuming of loose fall leaves typically begins mid-to-late October and continues into mid-December, as weather permits. Piles of loose Curbside customers may lease up to three (3) yard waste cans per leaves only should be raked into the gutter area about 6” from the household, $10 per can. The City reserves the right to confiscate curb. Customers should not mix anything with leaf piles (no brush, any authorized containers that are used other than for yard waste or branches or other debris). Mixed piles will not be collected. For that are found outside York City limits. No Refunds will be given. additional information call the City Highway Bureau at 849-2320. 9 Human Relations Commission Seeks Nominations For York City Human Relations Awards Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 York City Human Relations Awards. The deadline is October 19, 2009. The awards are presented during the annual Dr. Frederick D. Holliday Equal Opportunity Conference and Luncheon Awards Ceremony. For a copy of the nomination form call the Human Relations Commission at 846-2926, visit the York City Human Relations Commission located at 1 Market Way West, 3rd floor or download a form at www.yorkcity.org Nomination forms may be faxed to (717) 845-4853. The Dr. Frederick D. Holliday Equal Opportunity Conference and LuncheonAwards Ceremony is scheduled to take place October 27th, 2009 at 9 a.m. at the Yorktowne Hotel, located at 48 E. Market St. The event, which is hosted by the York City Human Relations Commission, is held in honor of the late Dr. Holliday, former superintendent of the School District of the City of York. The Commission honors people in theYork community for their work in promoting diversity, equality and non-violence. The Human Relations award winners come from all corners of the Above: Dr. Frederick Holliday community. The Commission also selects a senior high school student from York City that exemplifies high academics, commitment to school and community activities and community service for the Lewis Atwater III Memorial Youth Award. The Commission also presents the Commis- sioner James McDonald Memorial County Award which honors individuals who promote diversity, equality and non-violence throughout the County. In conjunction with the Dr. Frederick D. Holliday Memorial Luncheon, The York City Human Relations Commission hosts anannual Equal Opportunity Conference. Workshops are usually broken down into four areas of interest: employment; housing; community issues; and youth. Topics covered in the past include "best business practices in diversity - a case study" in employment, predatory lending, terrorism awareness and protection, and athletics and cultural conflict in youth. We Built It! Now Let’s Play! What To Do With Old The summer of 2009 has been very exciting for the BOP (Bring Recycling Containers on Play) Committee. In May we rebuilt Lincoln Park which now can accommodate over 100 children and families. In If you want to dispose of an old August we had our 2nd Annual Day of Play and Dedication at worn-out recycling container, either the park. Over 250 children and families attended the fun-filled place it in a trash bag with regular event. In September we held a “Family Friendly First Friday,” trash (OR) tape a large note on the including a scavenger hunt with Downtown Inc. to promote the container saying something like importance of families playing together. The summer has certainly been a showcase of successes for the “PLEASE THROW THIS BOP initiative, which includes the following community members, neighbors, volunteers and sponsors - CONTAINER IN TRASH”. A Fulton Bank; the York City School District; the YMCA of York County; Susan Byrnes Health Education Penn Waste trash crew will Center; WellSpan/York Hospital; SecureCorps, an AmeriCorps program at the United Way of York dispose of the container for you. County; York City Parks and Recreation; York City Health Bureau; and Faith United Church of Christ. Due to space constraints, apart- ment buildings with 5 or more units While we are still working to finish the last bit of funding for Lincoln Park, we are also looking to the future. use small green recycling buckets Our goal is to build a new playground each year in York City parks. Allen Park, located at the intersection of instead of the larger bins. Hay and North Tremont streets, is the next park scheduled to be renovated in the fall of 2010. Emmy Sasala, an employee of the Susan Byrnes Health Education Center will be chairing the 2009-2010 BOP Committee as the process to renovate the park moves forward. Families and businesses in the East End neighborhood will be askedto be part of the planning process, starting with a community meeting to be held in October. For more information about BOP and how you can get involved call 849-2287 or visit www.yorkcity.org For a list of resources on preventing childhood obesity visitwww.yorkcity.org 10 Trick or Treating Oct. 31 The City of York announces that Trick or Treating is scheduled for October 31,6 p.m. to 8 p.m. TheYork City Police Department Crime Prevention unit reminds everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween. Remember that tricks may be part of a fun Halloween if they don't harm other people or their property. Throwing eggs, breakingor stealing decorations are all acts of criminal mischief. Help keep your neighborhood safe this Halloween. For a list of Halloween safetytips visit www.yorkcity.org For Halloween Fun with McGruff visitwww.mcgruff.orgFor more information call Jackie Marrero, crime prevention coordinator at 849-2216. York City Recreation & Parks 2009-2010 Bus Trips For more information call Jessica Hilt at854-0211 or send an e-mail email@example.com Trip F – Candlelight Home Tour/ Shopping - Frederick, Maryland Sunday, December 6 - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Historic Frederick Candlelight tour is one of our new stops! This city was established in 1745 and offers over 100 specialty shops, 30 restaurants and a candlelight walking tour of 6 omes decorated for the holiday season. The tour is held from 12 to 4, and those attending will be able to shop and dine prior to and following the tour. This will give each participant an opportunity to explore this beautifulhistoricdestination. FEE: $49/$52–Bailey Coach and tour ticket Trip G –“ADay on Your Own” New York City Saturday, December 12 - 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. NewYork City is at it’s finest during the holiday season! Spend eight hours doing what you enjoy most…whether it be the theatre, shopping or sightseeing…your day will be a memorable one! Arrival approximately 11:15 a.m. with drop-off at Macy’s, and second, near Rockefeller Center. Amap of the city will be provided. Return promptly 7 p.m. with pick-up at Macy’s only. There willbe one stop to and one from New York on the Turnpike. FEE: $55/$58 Bailey Coach Any of these trips would make a nice gift for anAnniversary, Birthday or the upcoming Holiday Season… We can furnish gift certificates!Call ahead to order - 854-0211 firstname.lastname@example.org Voni B. Grimes Gym Open Gym Upcoming Trips for 2010 Free To City Residents 125 East College Avenue, York PA 17403 Trip H – Philadelphia Flower Show & Reading Market Terminal Contact: Dave Brown, 717-849-2238 “Passport to the World” Wednesday, March 3, 2010 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open Gym will begin on Monday, October 19, 2009 Trip I – 77th Year Celebrating Garden Week in Virginia Hours are as follows - Grand Homes & Gardens of Historic Alexandria Mondays, 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. Walking Tour in OldeAlexandria/Shops/ Dining on Own Tuesday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Trip J – Garden Tour & Shopping in Historic Frederick, MD Saturday, May 17 - 9 a.m. to 7:30 Open Gym is FREE to city residents. Activi- Call ahead to order - email@example.com ties consist of pick up basketball and open weight room. 11 Homebuyer Workshops Housing Alliance of York The Housing Alliance of York offers first-time homebuyer’s workshops, foreclosure counsel- ing and more. For more information call the Housing Alliance of York at 854-1541 or visit www.HousingAllianceofYork.com Promote Reading and Support Literacy Participate In The Buck A Book Reading Program The kick off of the 2010 BuckABook® Reading Program is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the York Galleria Mall. The event will include storytellers and free books.York County students and individuals win prizes and help someone to learn to read by participating in BuckABook ® Reading Program. BuckABook® Reading Program is an annualYork County Literacy Council fundraiser in its seventeenth year. BuckABook® week is January 19-25 when students read books and seek pledges from family and friends. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Call Rita Hewitt at (717) 845-8719. York City Park Facility Rules and Regulations Observed At All Locations The following actions are prohibited at all recreational facilities: NO Smoking of any Kind NOAlcoholic Beverages NO Weapons of any Kind NOAbusive Language NO Fighting NO Candles NO Gambling Youth must be supervised at all times. York City has an established set curfew for our youth under the age of 18. Curfew has been set for 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., per York City OrdinanceArticle 737 – Minors Curfew. For more information about ALL EVENTS MUST END AND BUILDING BE VACATED NO LATER THAN park facility rules and 11:00 P.M. regulations call the York City Recreation and Parks Loud music is to be kept at a minimum, per York City OrdinanceArticle 714 – Noise Bureau at 854-1587 or visit www.yorkcity.org York City Fire and York City police Departments are subject to conduct “on the spot” inspections at any time. City of York PRSRT STD 50 West King Street US POSTAGE York, PA 17405 PAID YORK PA PERMIT NO 96 ***ecrwss*** POSTAL CUSTOMER PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER News To Use October 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recycling Bin Giveaway on the square downtown (George/Market streets). For more information call 849-2245 City curbside customers only will be able to obtain one recycling bin or one recycling bucket (limit 1 container per household)with proof of residency, such as a driver's license or a utility bill. October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trick or Treating in York City Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yard Waste Site Will Be Open (weather permitting). Site is closed from January to March. Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 City Offices Closed In Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday September 1 No refuse collections on Thursday, November 26th. ALL collections for Thursday and Friday are delayed by (1) day. For this holiday week only, Thursday collections bump to Friday and Friday collections bump to Saturday. Saturday, December 5 Yard Waste Site Will Be Open (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Jan. - Mar.) Friday, December 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light Up Night Continental Square For more information call 849-2217. Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 City Offices Closed Thursday, December 31, 6 p.m. to midnight New Years' Eve Revolution, Downtown York City For more information call 849-2217. January 15th Mandatory Commercial Recycling Reports Commercial and institutional properties within York City are required to complete and return an Annual Commercial Recycling Report by January 15th each year.