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8
Sep

Trick or Treat Scheduled for MONDAY, October 31st, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Trick or Treat night will be held on Monday, October 31st from 6pm – 8pm

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • The recommended date and time for Trick or Treat is done for the safety of those participating and does not prohibit or prevent residents from conducting Trick or Treat activities on other dates or times. 
  • This recommended date and time will not be changed, altered or be cancelled, for any reason.
  • Participation in Trick or Treat is voluntary and as such participants should make decisions based on their personal comfort level after considering all factors, including the possibility of inclement weather
  • The Township does not enforce compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and will not as they relate to trick or treat events.

Parents can help make sure this Halloween will be a safe one by following these tips:

  • Costumes should be bright and reflective and not drag on the ground; masks should allow for unobstructed vision and kid’s shoes should fit their feet.
  • Make sure young children are accompanied by an adult, even if it’s not you.
  • Pack a flashlight in the candy bag for use while walking after dark.
  • Stay away from houses that are dark.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic using the flashlight for safety.
  • A cell phone should be handy to call 911 in case of emergency.
  • Inspect all candy. Although tampering is rare, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • As a homeowner, it is your duty to make sure the yard is clear of anything that could be a tripping hazard (i.e. hoses, ladders, flower pots, dog toys, unlit steps).
  • Jack O’Lanterns should be lit by battery-powered flame, not a candle, to prevent a costume, bag, or decoration from catching fire.
  • Lock your dog or cats up in a room where they can’t see the trick-or-treaters. And don’t forget, chocolate can be deadly to pets.  Make sure kids don’t try to feed your family pet a treat!

Consider these neighborly reminders…

  • Knock or Ring one time and one time only: If no one answers, move on to the next house.
  • Lights off? Don’t Ring Doorbell or Knock: By simply turning off the outside lights, you will alert trick-or-treaters to skip your house and go on to the next.  As an option, consider leaving a bowl of candy by the front door.
6
Sep

Board of Supervisors Seek Residents Interested In Appointment To Vacancy Board

The East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors is accepting letters of interest from eligible Township residents who would like to be considered for appointment to an open position on the Township Vacancy Board and complete a term to expire December 31, 2022.

The Vacancy Board is a one-year position appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  The Vacancy Board consists of the Board of Supervisors and one elector of the township, who shall act as Chairman of the Vacancy Board. The purpose of this position, as set forth by the Second Class Township Code, is to decide upon a replacement Supervisor should a Supervisor position become vacant and the remaining Board members are unable to reach a decision to fill the position.

Interested Township residents who have lived in the Township for more than one year and who are registered to vote in East Donegal Township are invited to submit a letter of interest to be considered for the opening. Letters should be submitted to the East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors, 190 Rock Point Road, Marietta PA 17547 or via email to jeff@eastdonegaltwp.com . Please include with your submission your name and contact email and phone number. All letters must be received by the Board for consideration by Friday, September 30, 2022.

1
Sep

Labor Day Holiday Week Trash/Recycling Pickup

Reminder – Due to the Labor Day holiday, trash/recycling collection will be delayed by one day.

  • Tuesday collection (September 6th) will be collected on Wednesday (September 7th)
  • Wednesday collection (September 7th) will be collected on Thursday (September 8th)

As always, please place your trash and recycling materials curbside the night prior to collection.