HAINES TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!

The Haines Township Supervisors are seeking your opinion on accepting bids and moving ahead with renovations to the current township building. The bids received were considerably higher than anticipated coming in at approximately $400,000. Current funds on hand will be used. No funds will be borrowed.

Renovations to include:

  • Renovate and expand the current office/meeting room to separate the office from the meeting room. This will increase security for the personal information and records handled by the township and both water authorities.
  • Create a fire-rated separation wall from the shop.
  • Relocate the public entrance, upgrade the service window/area and add an awning
  • New exterior doors and windows
  • New floor coverings
  • Upgraded HVAC system
  • Upgraded electric system
  • Upgrade and add two required ADA bathroom
  • Create a secure fire-resistant records room
  • Create a janitor’s closet
  • Create a common work/conference area that will serve as a workspace for the Roadmaster, Sewage Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer, and provide a second area to host simultaneous meetings should the meeting room already be in use.
  • Create required ADA parking area
  • Upgrade building exterior including partial building facade, cleaning, and painting remaining structure
  • Create a road crew locker area
  • Create a kitchenette area

Please email your opinions or suggestions to hainestownship@verizon.net by January 31, 2023.

Snow Removal Reminder

Haines Township Code

§ 71-14. Removal of snow, ice and other obstructions.

A. Responsibility of owner or occupier of property. It shall be the duty of the owners or occupiers of properties, as hereinafter provided, and the owners of unoccupied lots along whose premises sidewalks have been laid, or may hereafter be laid under the authority of the township, to cause said paved sidewalks along their respective properties to be cleared to the width of said sidewalk of snow, ice and other obstruction within 24 hours after the same shall have ceased to fall, in the case of snow, or shall have occurred, in the case of ice or other obstruction, provided that the owner shall be responsible for conforming to the provisions of this section in the case of unoccupied property or property occupied by him or a property containing more than one dwelling or business unit and the occupant shall be responsible therefor in the case of property containing a single dwelling or business unit.

B. Responsibility of owners of multiple-family dwellings and apartments. It shall be the duty of all owners of multiple-family dwellings or apartments to cause sidewalks leading from said buildings to the streets, parking lots or other sidewalks located along the respective property to be cleared of snow, ice and other obstructions within 24 hours after the same shall have ceased to fall, in the case of snow, or shall have occurred, in the case of ice or other obstruction.

C. Further responsibilities of owners of multiple-family dwellings and apartments. It shall be the duty of all owners of properties containing apartments or multiple-family dwellings to cause dedicated paved streets along the respective properties to be cleared of snow, ice and other obstruction within 24 hours after the same shall have ceased to fall, in the case of snow, or shall have occurred, in the case of ice or other obstruction, which duty shall continue until said streets shall have been accepted as public rights-of-way of the township.

D. This section shall be enforced by action brought before a District Justice in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. Any person who violates or permits the violation of this section shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues, or is permitted to continue, shall constitute a separate offense. Each section of this section that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.

New Township Hours

NEW TOWNSHIP OFFICE HOURS: – Effective 06/15/2022

MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30AM – 3:30PM

ANY CHANGES TO DAILY HOURS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR AND ON THE BULLETIN BOARD OUTSIDE TOWNSHIP OFFICE.

2022 Centre County West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control season

The 2022 Centre County West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control season has begun. The Surveillance and Control Program is managed by the County Planning & Community Development Office and is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Due to the recent discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in PA and its potentially devastating effect on wild and domestic birds, the Centre County Surveillance and Control Program will not be accepting dead birds for testing. Dead bird reports can be forwarded to the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136 or to pcgwildlifehealth@pa.gov

Residents are urged to eliminate sources of standing water such as unused swimming pools, stagnant ornamental ponds, poorly functioning roof gutters and especially used tires. Between May and the end of September, adult mosquito trapping will be periodically conducted within our municipality. Questions or concerns, please contact the County at 814-355-6791 and for more information​ see the PA Dept. of Health website at www.westnile.state.pa.gov