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The Township Administrative Office has hours on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (or by appointment) with the exception of holidays, business meetings, seminars, and severe weather conditions.
Q: Which fireworks are Pennsylvania residents now allowed to purchase and use?Consumers can now purchase and use “Class C” or “consumer-grade” fireworks that include firecrackers, RomanCandles, bottle rockets, and similar fireworks that contain a maximum of 50 milligrams of explosive material. Theexpansion includes those fireworks that were previously only available to out-of-state residents.“Display fireworks,” which are classified as including salutes that contain more than two grains or 130 milligrams ofexplosive materials, and professional-grade aerial shells containing more than 60 grams of pyrotechnic compositions,are still only to be used by professionals with a permit from the municipality where the display will take place.
Q: Who can purchase fireworks?Anyone 18 years of age or older can purchase them.
Q: What are the restrictions on where they can be used?They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the propertyowner.They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure, whether or not a person is actually present.They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or anotherdrug.Also, it is recommended that you check with your local municipality, as you may also be subject to applicable localordinances.
Q: Where can the fireworks be purchased?They can be purchased at any licensed facility, including temporary ones. The licenses are issued by thePennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Examples of temporary facilities include tents or other structures found inparking lots. These temporary structures can sell fireworks between the dates of June 15-July 8, and December 21-January 2 each year.
Drumore Park has 2 pavilions available for reservation - the Eshleman pavilion, which is located on the left side of the park, and the Douts pavilion, which is located on the right side of the park. Please contact the Roads/Park Department @ 717-548-2660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation. Reservations will be posted on the Drumore Park Reservation calendar located on this website. The Township implemented a fee of $50.00 to reserve a pavilion.This fee is due at least 3 days prior to your reservation.
PA DEP Residential Open Burning Fact Sheet
The Township Roads and Park Department current schedule is Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of holidays.
Drumore Township assesses taxes on real estate. The current tax millage rate is .8459 (for a property with a base assessment of $100,000 the base tax would be approximately $8.46). Each property owner is mailed a municipal tax bill by March 1 of each year. If your taxes are in escrow with your Mortgage Company or Bank, it is your responsibility to forward a copy to them for payment. If you do not receive a bill, it is also your responsibility to contact our Municipal Tax Collector, Linda Martin, @ 717-548-2392 to receive a copy of your bill.
If there is an address change, or you have a question concerning your assessment, please call the Lancaster County Assessment Office at 717-299-8381. The County's current tax millage rate is 2.911.
Self-employed individuals are required to make estimated quarterly payments for earned income taxes due. Annual tax returns are required to be submitted to the LCTCB by April 15.
The Solanco School District assesses taxes on real estate on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year basis. The 2017-2018 tax millage rate is 12.8109 (for a property with a base assessment of $100,000 the base tax would be $1281.09). Tax notices are mailed to property owners on or about July 1st of each year. The taxes are collected by the Solanco School District. If you have any questions, call 717-786-8401. Unpaid taxes are turned over to Portnoff Law Associates for collection.
PROPOSED 2018-2019 MILLAGE RATE –10.4590•MILLAGE RATE REDUCTION OF 2.35 MILLS FROM 2017-2018•MILLAGE RATE NOT FINALIZED UNTIL JUNE 4, 2018 MEETING