*** ANNOUNCEMENTS ***
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AG SECURITY PROPOSAL
June 24, 2020
The Township of Albany hereby gives public notice that it has received a proposal to modify an Agricultural Security Area within the Township of Albany, Berks County, Pennsylvania pursuant to the Agricultural Security Area Law 3 P.S. ' 901 et seq. The application showing those lands to be included in the Agricultural Security Area is available for inspection in the Township office by contacting the Township Secretary at 610-756-3973. Any local government unit encompassing or adjacent to the proposed area, or any landowner with lands adjacent or near the proposed are wishes such lands to be included or not included therein, may propose modifications of the proposed area in such form and manner as may be prescribed by Albany Township. Objections and requests to be included in the Agricultural Security Area must be submitted to the Albany Township Board of Supervisors within fifteen (15) days of the publications of this notice. After the fifteen (15) day period, the proposal and proposed modifications will be submitted to the Albany Township Planning Commission, and thereafter a public hearing may be held on the proposal, proposed modifications and recommendations of the planning Commission. Any questions or other comments should be directed to the Township Secretary, or submitted to the Township Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 6, 2020, commencing at 7:30 p.m.
PREMISES: 464 Mountain Road (21541800350404), 509 Mountain Road (21541800340863), Kist Hill Road (21541800630996), Mountain Road (21541800233106)
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - June 24, 2020
The upcoming 7/6/2020 Board of Supervisors meeting will resume as normal, commencing at 7:30pm at the Kempton Fire Company. All who attend are asked to wear a face mask and observe proper social distancing.
Although Berks County will be entering the Green Phase on June 26, the virus is still present and we encourage everyone to continue to follow proper safe practices to protect yourself and others and minimize spread. Visit the following websites regularly for accurate and up-to-date information for our community:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health
is charged with the Commonwealth’s response and is updating the situation status daily:
Berks County Department of Emergency Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Institutes of Health
SPOTTED LANTERNFLY UPDATE
The Spotted Lanternfly has arrived in Albany Township. The township is within the designated quarantine area. Residents are being asked to educate themselves and help to contain this damaging invasive pest. Here is a compilation of current informational flyers: Spotted Lanternfly Flyers
One of the most important things landowners can do to reduce Spotted Lanternfly infestation is to eliminate Ailanthus Trees ("Tree-Of-Heaven"). Be warned however that simply cutting down ailanthus trees is not a viable long-term approach as the trees are very vigorous stump & root sprouters. They also spread widely by seeds and grow quickly. Here is an informational flyer on how to identify and control ailanthus trees: Tree Of Heaven Flyer
More information can be found on the following websites:
Penn State Extension Spotted Lanternfly Website
PA Dept of Agriculture Spotted Lanternfly Website
WEEDS AND TALL GRASS
Reminder that Albany Township has a Weed Ordinance and all noxious weeds in residential areas and vacant lots should be maintained at no higher than 6” tall. Non-residential areas must be cut by June 15 and August 1 and within 10 days of the appearance of weed flowers. For more details, click here for Weed Ordinances.
RECYCLING PICKUP SUSPENDED
NO DROPOFF OF ANY MATERIALS at the township maintenance building. All recyclable materials may be dropped of at Cougle's Recycling at 1000 S 4th St in Hamburg.
Have you observed a township roadway hazard or pavement damage situation? To report, contact Roadmaster Ryan Rex at (484) 332-0791.