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Beginning on Friday, May 18th, SR 562 will be closed from Manatawny Road to approximately 200′ west of Trumbore Lane for replacement of the bridge over Manatawny Creek. Spotts Mill Road will also be closed to through traffic in that location but can be accessed from the other end. The closure will last approximately 6 months. A detour will be posted for the duration of the road closure. Work will consist of complete removal of the existing bridge and reconstruction of a new bridge in the same location. There will be some slope work on the east end of the project to lay the rock slope back to give better site visibility when heading west approaching the bridge. There will be minimal paving at each end of the bridge to tie the new structure into the existing paving. The Detour will follow Old Airport Road to SR 662. Passenger vehicles, motorcycles and light trucks will be able to turn right on SR 662. Trucks will turn left on SR 662, go down to SR 422 and turn around to come back up SR 662 to get back on SR 562 in Yellowhouse. Blacksmith Road Closure – Detour for Bridge Replacement

Beginning January 4th, Eagle Disposal will be collecting the Recylable materials you place by the curb. If you haven’t already, you should be receiving the flyer below which will give you important information and a calendar indicating the collection dates. Collection will continue to be on Wednesday, with the exception of those weeks in which a Holiday falls on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday as indicated on the calendar. Placement should be either the night before collection or by 6AM, with the exception of SR 422, Ben Franklin Hwy, SR 562 and SR 662 which should be placed the night before as collection takes place earlier than other areas of the Township. Please be sure to secure your materials to prevent spillage and/or blowing around the community. Should your bin become knocked over or materials blow out of your container please be courtious to your neighbors and pick up those materials. If you personally see materials being dropped by the collector or glass being broken on the roadway please let us know immediately. We hope for a smooth transition and ask for your patience during this time.

You will be seeing these destructive bugs on your property in the spring and throughout the summer and fall. They may look pretty; however, they are destructive and the State as well as the USDA are working diligently to eradicate them. Your help is needed. Keep in mind there is no need to take photographs of the bugs you find or call the Dept of Ag., just kill what you can, use neem oil as recommended below by the Penn State Extension; and, scrape any egg masses from trees, rocks, or other stationary items into a bag with some alcohol and place in your trash. Questions may be answered through the PA Dept. of Agriculture at

To kill SLF with a contact spray, Penn State Extension is currently recommending Neem Oil. Neem Oil is an oil based product derived from a plant. Research at Penn State has shown that Neem Oil effectively kills SLF, if used according to the label. Neem is a biorational insecticide and considered the least toxic and most effective option at this time.

In Pennsylvania, pesticide regulations require that an insecticide be used only on sites listed on the label of the product. For example, if you want to spray to kill SLF on an ornamental tree, the insecticide you use must list ornamental trees as an allowed site on the label. You may find other insecticides labelled for use on ornamental trees to be effective. Penn State extension is currently conducting experiments to test the efficacy of several additional insecticides.

If you have further questions regarding products that will kill the SLF, please contact the Berks County Penn State Extension at 610-378-1327, and speak to a Master Gardener. Dog Licenses required in PA – The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be canvassing Berks in April to ensure License & Current Rabies Vaccine.

As part of national Radon Action Month in January, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds residents that radon – a colorless, odorless, and radioactive gas — is a known human carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Radon occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. Due to its geology, Pennsylvania is prone to high radon levels, and has been detected in all 67 counties, with about 40 percent of homes having levels above national safety standards.

Winter is an ideal time to test, because doors and windows are generally closed, producing the most conservative results. High levels of radon tend to be found in basements, but the gas can be found anywhere in the home. Simple radon test kits are inexpensive and available at home improvement and hardware stores.

Amity Township has Radon testers available for use by Township residents. These units are calibrated prior to each use and left in your home for seven (7) days to ascertain if there is radon and record the level. There is a $200 security deposit to use the unit; and, we also ask for a copy of your driver’s license. Upon return of the unit, we return your check and shred your license copy. Should you be interested in using one of these units, please call Kathie Benson at the Township, (610) 689-6000, ext. 221. Be advised, there is currently a waiting list.