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We're Looking for a Roadmaster

West Donegal Township is seeking a Roadmaster who will assume responsiblity of the Township Road Department. You must work well with a team approach and be responsive to residents of the Township. Work in a previous position or related job situation is desirable. A CDL license is mandatory.  A full benefit package is part of the position. For a job description, click here. Provide your resume in writig or via email to Eugene Oldham, Township Manager, West Donegal Township, One Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown, PA  17022 of goldham@wdtwp.com or pick up an application at the Township Municipal Building. Resumes/applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on March 13. Call 367-7178 with questions.

It's Actually Begun - Newville Road Bridge!!

The construction of Newville Road Bridge has been going on as much as weather has allowed over the winter months. The construction currently consists of installation of the footers, abutments and piers. Click here for the photos of the work in progress as of March 2015. Stay tuned to this website as we will be periodically be updating everyone on the construction progress.

Rain Barrel Sale & Seminar

Interested in utilizing free water for your lawn or flowers? Purchase a rain barrel from the Elizabethtown Area Water Authority (EAWA) prior to April 20, 2015 for a discounted price of $80 (retail price $169). Interested in learning about rain barrels, rain gardens, native plants, and more? Register for a free seminar on May 2, 2015 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am hosted by EAWA at 211 W. Hummelstown Street, Elizabethtown. To learn more contact Michele Powl at EAWA at 367-7448 or mpowl@etown-water.com or visit their website at www.etown-water.com.

Board of Supervisors' Meeting

The next Board of Supervisors' workshop meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 13  at 7:00 pm. It is open to the public and we encourage all interested parties to attend.

On-Lot Septic Disposal Mandatory Pumping

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a 3-year mandatory septic pumping requirement for all residents within West Donegal Township that have an on-lot disposal septic system. If your property has an on-lot septic system, sand mound or holding tank, we ask that you check out the guidelines of this new program by going to the Zoning  & Planning tab found at the top of this page.

Township Times

West Donegal Township would like to thank Cooper Printing for their services in the publising of the Township Times. The Township will be publishing two editions per year - spring/summer & fall/winter.  Click here to download the spring/summer 2015 edition. The newsletter is one tool we use to update/inform the residents of what is happening in the Township. If you or someone you knows did not receive one in the mail, please contact Wendy at the Township office.

Welcome to West Donegal Township

Settled in 1719 and incorporated in 1838 ,West Donegal Township is named after County Donegal in Ireland. Located west and south of Elizabethtown, in Lancaster County, West Donegal Township comprises an area of 15.6 square miles in land size.

Governed by a five member Board of Supervisors the 2010 census indicates the Township has 8260 residents. The Township is part of the Elizabethtown Area School District with the Rheems Elementary School located in the Township.

Located within the Township is the Village of Rheems and the 1400 acre campus of Masonic Village. Masonic Village with a population of 1700 residents provides retirement homes and other health care facilities as well as recreation opportunities for the community.

A variety of housing types and areas are available to prospective residents. They range from agricultural, in the many farmsteads, to single and duplex units, apartments and condominiums. One unique residential opportunity, and first open space development in the Township, has preliminary approval and the first phase developed. The residential development with varied residential units will provide concentrated residential homes on smaller lots with a park and open space to be enjoyed by the residents. A trail system in the open space areas will connect to a future trail system providing access to trails at Masonic Village and into Elizabethtown. Wildlife view areas will be provided along the trail system for the enjoyment of the residents.

The northwest corner of the Township provides the area of the Conewago Industrial Park. This industrial park, developed over the last 25 – 30 years, is the home of a variety of businesses including American Air Filter, Dupont – Pioneer, Crowe Transportation, Penn Tank Truck Wash, Walker Sales, Western Power Sports, Seedway, Tarantin, DAS, Angleboard, ModSpace, and the latest Nordstrom. Additional areas of the Conewago Industrial Park are yet to be developed and available.

A number of other businesses are found throughout the Township providing services and employment to residents of the Township and individuals from the region. The wide range of businesses and housing provides a varied opportunity allowing residents to live, work and play within the Township.

Located between Harrisburg and Lancaster, West Donegal Township provides residents employment and recreation opportunities with additional amenities in the larger cities.