2020 Census

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Every 10 years, the @uscensusbureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. Learn more about the importance of #2020Census and how to participate: 2020census.gov.

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It is important for EVERY person in EVERY household to be counted to ensure Greenfield Township will receive the money we need to be able to serve you for the next 10 years. The amount of money Greenfield Township receives from PennDOT for road maintenance is based on the number of people who are counted in our municipality in the Census. Also, your census answers are protected by law and cannot be shared with anyone.

Bedford Street: Winter Weather Parking Restrictions

Blair County maintains Bedford Street and Everett Road (CR101).  The County’s has updated Ordinance 1-98 with County Ordinance 1-2019.  In summary, once the County declares winter weather parking restrictions, special parking is required on Bedford Street between Polecat Hollow Road and Oakdale RoadAll motor vehicles shall be parked on the east side (same side as the post office) of the street beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the evening, and the west side (same side as the library) of the street beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the morning.  When a vehicle is in violation of the County ordinance, the vehicle can be towed, as well as fined.  The County will announce and cancel the winter weather parking restriction by texting, radio, television, County website, or other available media.  Click here Blair County Ordinance 1-2019 Winter Weather Parking Restrictions – County Road 101 for more details.

Trick or Treat date change

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors heard the concerns from local parents about changing the Trick or Treat night due to the heavy rains anticipated for October 31st. Trick or Treat in Greenfield Township has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Police Chief Ron Sharkey is asking parents to use extra caution while trick or treating. Saturday evenings tend to be high traffic times. Make sure everyone has a flashlight or glow sticks to be clearly visible to drivers. If you will be trick or treating along Bedford Street, please find a good place to park your car and walk on the sidewalks instead of driving to each home and blocking the traffic.

No Change for Trick or Treat

You may have heard that Hollidaysburg, Duncansville, Antis, and Tyrone have changed Trick or Treat from October 31st to November 2nd due to the anticipated rains. Greenfield Township, as well as many other municipalities, is not changing the day. We feel it is not safe for kids to be out on a Saturday evening when there are more cars traveling on the roadways.

Fireworks FAQs

The Fourth of July is fast approaching. Below are some frequently asked questions about fireworks.

Which fireworks are Pennsylvania residents now allowed to purchase and use?
Residents 18 and older may purchase and use “Class C” or “consumer-grade” fireworks with a maximum of 50 milligrams of explosive material. Examples include firecrackers, Roman candles, and bottle rockets. They are also known as 1.4G fireworks.

What are the restrictions on where they can be used?
Act 43 of 2017 places the following restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks. They may not be:

  • discharge within 150 feet of any occupied structure;
  • ignited or discharged on public or private property without the express permission of the property owner;
  • discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building;
  • discharged toward a motor vehicle or building; or
  • discharged by a person under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug

The Department of Agriculture licensing has additional information on PA state fireworks law. Click on the link for more information: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Business_Industry/fireworks

You can, also, find safety tips for your family at https://www.celebratesafely.org/safety-tips

Grass Clippings and Motorcycles: A Major Safety Threat

Grass clipping pose a hazard to motorcyclist safety.

As the weather warms up, you may be cutting your grass more frequently. However, if the grass clippings are left on the road, they can pose a hazard to some vehicles, particularly motorcycles.

Grass, and grass clippings, are about 85% water. It doesn’t matter if grass or lawn clippings are wet or dry if your mower blows them into the streets, experts say they can be a danger to motorcyclists. You may have never thought about it, but grass clippings can act like a sheet of ice in the middle of summer. As well, it can cause drainage and sewage problems.

You can cut the grass so that the discharge chute is aimed back at the yard. If you don’t want the clippings in your yard, simple rake them up. You won’t be able to keep every single blade of grass in your yard, but that’s understandable.

Grass clippings can be used as animal feed, compost, mulch, raised gardening beds, and recycling.