Dillsburg Borough

York County, Pennsylvania


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.



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.



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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On October 27th, 2020 Carroll Township decided to reschedule Trick-or-Treat to Saturday, October 31st. To try and lessen the confusion and continue to work with the surrounding municipalities, Dillsburg Borough has also rescheduled Trick-or-Treat. It will now be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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New Polling LocationNew polling place location for in person voting for the Dillsburg Borough will be at New Hope Ministries, 99 West Church Street. Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
PUBLIC NOTICE - Meeting October 28, 2020Virtual Public Meeting to be held at 10:00 am on October 28, 2020, during the regularly scheduled YCSWC Management Committee meeting. Please go to this page for full details: YORK COUNTY REGIONAL CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTANT REDUCTION PLAN
October Senior Center Please find the Senior Center's October newsletter attached.October 2020 Newsletter
Reopening York County Please find information on how York County will be reopening.Reopening York County
Request for Proposals - Borough SolicitorDillsburg Borough is putting out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the position of Borough Solicitor. See link below for details:Solicitor RFP
2020 Census Census 2020 invitations have been mailed. We are hopeful that the residents will take a few minutes to complete their 2020 census online. The census provides vital information for you and your community. It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools and emergency services. Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.
In Pennsylvania, everyone counts. Participate and help protect the federal funding we receive for transportation, education, community development, business loans and more
Deadline to respond has been extended to 10/31/2020, but don’t wait. Respond today.
Office Closed to PublicDue to the COVID-19 threat, the Dillsburg Borough office will be closed to the public until further notice. You may contact the Borough Office at 717-432-9969 or by email at dillsburg@dillsburg.com.
Dillsburg Library Newsletter Please find the Dillsburg Library's latest Newsletter attachedNovember Newsletter
Saturday Operations and Electronics Recycling at the York County Resource Recovery Center to Resume May 2, 2020.
The York County Solid Waste Authority has reinstated residential and commercial waste hauler account holder deliveries to the York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC) on Saturdays beginning May 2, 2020. Residents may deliver waste to the RRC M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Commercial waste haulers who are account holders may deliver waste to the RRC on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon and M-F from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through September 11, 2020.
Residents may also begin delivering electronics to the facility on Saturday, May 2 and every Saturday thereafter from 8 a.m. to noon and on weekdays M-F starting Monday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Electronics must be a separate delivery from the delivery of waste in order to participate in the free residential electronics recycling program.
The Authority recognizes that garbage volumes increase in the spring due to yard waste clean-ups and spring cleaning in general, and we are reopening Saturday operations and all services including our free residential electronics recycling program to offer residents an environmentally responsible way to manage their waste. Please be advised that we strongly encourage residents to consider holding on to their materials and staying safe at home until the Governor lifts the Stay at Home order for York County. Anyone visiting the RRC must wear a mask or face covering to gain access to the site and once onsite, must maintain social distancing by staying at least 6 Ft. apart from others on site..
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Resolution 2020-5 Per Resolution 2020-5, Dillsburg Borough will waive any fee or penalty associated with the late payment of a real estate, per capita and occupation tax bill if the tax is paid in full by December 31, 2020.00

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.

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.

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