Dillsburg Borough

York County, Pennsylvania

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Dillsburg is located at the convergence of Routes 15 and 74 in south-central Pennsylvania. This rural-flavored town is located on main highways with access to several metropolitan destinations.

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This makes the community a focal point for area agriculture products being moved to market. Dillsburg is a growing community, currently beginning a downtown revitalization and historic designation program.

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Dillsburg unites the surrounding region with its community activities such as: Farmers's Fair, PickleFest and the New Year's Eve Pickle Drop

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April Borough MeetingThe April 7, 2020 public Council meeting will take place as previously advertised. It will be the only meeting in April. The agenda of the meeting will deal with approving the payment of bills, extending the Declaration of Emergency and discussing any new items created by the Corona Virus Pandemic. Normal business will hopefully be conducted at our May 5th meeting, pending any new restrictions or public safety initiatives by the state or federal government. Borough staff will continue supporting the residents via phone and email. Stay Safe, Dillsburg Borough Council, Mayor and Staff
Office Close to PublicDue to the COVID-19 threat, the Dillsburg Borough office will be closed to the public until at least March 30, 2020. You may contact the Borough Office at 717-432-9969 or by email at dillsburg@dillsburg.com.
Northern York EMA Statement Please find the statement from Northern York Emergency Management on Covid-19 Northen York EMA Statement on COVID-19
Dillsburg Area Public Library Please find the Dillsburg Area Public Library's April Newsletter. April Newsletter
Dillsburg Mayor's Letter Please find a letter from the Mayor on Covid-19 to the Community Letter From Mayor
Dillsburg Senior Center's Newsletter March
Notice of Electrionc Recycling Suspended Please see the flyer for more informationFlyer
Debris Burning Tips Please see the flyer for more informationFlyer
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York County Commisioners Update: Coronavirus

Understanding that the Coronavirus is a topic of high interest, The York County Board of Commissioners wanted to take a moment to provide you a message that we will be sharing with our York County Community.


- There are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania at this time, and as a result the direct risk to our community remains low.
- Local Health Departments and Health Systems are monitoring this situation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
- All these organizations are following CDC recommendations for preparation, prevention, evaluation, and care precautions.
- York County has assembled and activated its emergency preparedness team.
- The County is in communication with local health care providers, including both WellSpan Health and UPMC.
- In the event of a locally diagnosed case, our local health care providers are adequately trained and equipped to care for patients with any type of communicable disease. We will continue to work closely with them and state health officials to provide the most current information we have.
- This is an evolving situation, so we expect guidance to change and the County will be evaluating that on a regular basis.

In regards to preventative measures…

- Avoid contacts with sick individuals
- The best prevention for coronavirus, the flu and colds, is to practice proper respiratory etiquette:
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing – either with a tissue or your inner elbow. Throw the tissue away.
- Wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- If you have flu-like symptoms, wear a mask before entering a hospital or medical office.
- The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from COVID-19.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect commonly touched items.
- If you have been to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea within the past 30 days, and you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms, we recommend you contact your healthcare provider before going to the doctor’s office or hospital.

We do have a link on the county website that directs you to the CDC and DOH websites for their most current information regarding the Coronavirus.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

We understand that this is an evolving situation, and we expect guidelines will need to be changed. The County, is committed to evaluating on a regular basis. And, will continue to collaborate with our partners at WellSpan Health and UPMC.

The York County Solid Waste Authority Postpones May 2 Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

The York County Solid Waste Authority has postponed its free residential household hazardous waste (HHW) collection program scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce person-to-person contact. Under Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order, residents should be traveling only for essential services: Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households. Residents who would normally bring their household hazardous waste to the Authority’s free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program may either hold onto their HHW until the pandemic has passed and we are able to reschedule a collection event, or they can dispose of their HHW in their regular garbage. Under state regulation, residential households are exempt from state hazardous waste regulations and may dispose of household hazardous waste in their regular garbage. Because York County uses waste to energy technology to manage municipal solid waste, waste is combusted at a high temperature in enclosed, environmentally controlled combustion units and emissions are managed via advanced emissions technology. The York County Solid Waste Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township; and owns and operates a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, a Residential Electronics Recycling Program, a Yard Waste Transfer Facility, an Ash Recycling and Processing Facility and an Education Center.

A Brief History Of Dillsburg

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful and historic Blue Ridge Mountains with South Mountain in its backyard, Dillsburg has been and is a good place to call "home".

At one time the settlement was known as Monaghan Settlement, at other times it was Dill's or Dills, Dillstown and even Dillston. Then, at its incorporation on April 9, 1833, it officially, and probably finally, became known as Dillsburg. It was named in honor of the chief of the earliest settlers, Matthew Dill, who located here about 1740. He came from the county of Monagahan, Ireland. In 1749 Matthew Dill became one of the court justices of York County and before this he had commanded a company against native Indian opposition. He died October 13, 1750 at the age of 52.

The exact date of the earliest settlement in or near Dillsburg is uncertain. It is noted, however, that Captain Matthew Dill's name appeared in the records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, as late as 1735. It should be noted that the lands within the present limits of York County were, at one time, a part of Chester County. They later became part of the new Lancaster County and finally in August 1749 York County was established "West of the Susquehanna" and was separated from Lancaster County.

One of the townships that was laid out before 1749 was Monahan (later Monaghan), including the area now comprising Dillsburg. Since the land west of the Susquehanna was purchased from the Indians in 1736 and, since it is recorded that preaching services were held locally as early as 1737, it may be concluded that the approximate date of settlement is between 1735 and 1740.

Records show that Thomas and Richard Penn, Esquires, and Proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania, granted to Captain Dill, for a sum of money, a tract of land containing 504 acres.

Information above was taken from the "Dillsburg 1983 Sesquicentennial" book.