• Pink Patch Project

    West Hempfield Township Police Department Goes Pink for October

    During the month of October, Officers will be wearing pink patches on their uniforms in order to promote awareness about Breast Cancer. They also will be raising money by selling our pink patches for $10 and T-shirts for $20. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health.  The T-shirt order form can be downloaded from the link below or picked up at the West Hempfield Township Police Department, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am 4:30 pm.  The deadline for ordering T-shirts is September 18, 2020.  (Anticipated delivery date is October 5, 2020.)  Patches are currently available at the West Hempfield Township Police Department.

    Any questions please call:  717-285-5191

    Pink patch Flyer
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  • Parks Have Reopened


    Effective Immediately

    All parks within the Borough are now open to the public for use.



    Mountville Borough – Update – June 10, 2020

  • Yard Waste: Tags

    Yard Waste Update:

    Effective July 1, 2020:

    GREEN yard waste tags will be REQUIRED on all yard waste bags. Tags can be purchased in person at the Mountville Borough office during normal business hours at a cost of $1.25 per tag. Bags continue to be available at the rear of the building.

    Grass clippings are not permitted in brown yard waste bags.  Clippings should be placed with your regular trash.



     Message update: Monday, June 8, 2020


  • Update: Bulk Item Collection


    • Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, bulk item collection will resume on the normal schedule.
    • Residents can place two bulk items at the curb on your regularly scheduled collection day (which is Friday for Mountville Borough) beginning on Friday, June 5.
    • A bulk item can include small furniture, carpet, or a mattress/box spring.

    An over-sized item tag (which costs $15.00) will be required in order for an item to be picked up.  Please contact the Mountville Borough office (717-285-5547 or info@mountville borough.com) to find out how to secure a tag for any item you would like to have picked up.

    As bulk collection resumes, collection times could be later than normal.  Your patience, cooperation, and understanding during this time will be greatly appreciated.


     Message update: Monday, June 1, 2020


  • Yard Waste – Grass Clippings

    Effective Immediately and Until Further Notice:

    Waste Management has notified the Borough they will NO LONGER pickup yard waste bags containing ANY grass clippings.

    All grass clippings should be placed in regular trash bags.

    Yard waste bags are to used strictly for non-grass yard debris.


    Effective Date:  May 14, 2020




  • Update: Summer Lawn Concerts

    John Hess, Director of the Mountville Summer Concert Series, just released the following:

    The 2020 season for the Mountville Lawn Concerts will not be held this summer due to unsettled health concerns and guidance received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This would have been the 26th season of the concerts.   We hope to continue the series again in the summer of 2021.

    Thanks again for all of your support.





  • Stop This Invader!

    What is Lycorma delicatula and why should you care?

    Lycorma delicatula, commonly known as the Spotted Lanternfly, is a new invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. The Spotted Lanternfly presents a significant threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries, which collectively are worth nearly $18 billion to the state’s economy.

    (Images courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)

    How can you help?

    REPORT spotted lanternfly sightings at extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call  1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359).

    DESTROY all life stages that you find. Make sure you are not moving any life stage of spotted lanternfly when traveling within or out of the quarantine zone. Check your car and outdoor equipment before traveling.

    SHARE your knowledge with friends, family, and neighbors.

    For additional information and resources about the Spotted Lanternfly visit:


  • Mountville Borough Planning Commission Vacancy

    Mountville Borough is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following open position:

    Mountville Borough Planning Commission

    Borough residency of one (1) year required.  For additional details and/or information on how to apply, please contact the Mountville Borough Office at (717) 285-5547.

  • Borough Council Meeting Cancelled

    The February 11, 2019 meeting of the Mountville Borough Council has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    The next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, February 25,  2019 at 7:00 PM in the Borough Hall.

  • Taxpayer Information



    Any person who resides in either Lancaster County or the Octorara Area School District in Chester County during any part of a given year and who received either earned income or net profits during that year is REQUIRED to file a Local Earned Income & Net Profits Tax Return with the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau – or “LCTCB” – for that year.  There are no exceptions to the requirement.  Thus, you must file a return even if you filed quarterly returns for the year, your employer withheld the tax from your paycheck, and even if you do not owe any tax.  Generally, the tax return is due on or before the April 15 following the year being reported in the return.  Very importantly, you must file an annual tax return even if you do not receive a tax return form or other notice from LCTCB.

    It is also STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that any person who resides in either Lancaster County or the Octorara Area School District in Chester County during any part of a particular year – but who did not receive earned income or net profits during that year – also file an annual return noting “no income” IF the taxpayer was required to file an annual return for the year preceding the year in which no income was earned.  That information will provide LCTCB with notice that interest, penalties, fines, and collection costs (late fee) should not be assessed against the taxpayer.

    Quarterly Tax Return and Payment Requirement

    In addition to the annual tax return filing requirement, any person who is otherwise required to file an annual return and who is either self-employed or does not have the tax withheld from his or her paycheck must file quarterly tax returns and make quarterly estimated tax payments.  However, the quarterly return filing requirement does not apply to individuals with an annual income of less than $50,000.  A person who is required to file on a quarterly basis shall file quarterly returns and make quarterly tax payments 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.  For 2017 a quarterly tax payment is due on April 15, July 15, and October 15 of 2017 and January 15, 2018.

    If you have additional questions about quarterly filing and quarterly estimated tax payments, please consult the LCTCB Earned Income and Net Profits Tax Regulations posted at www.lctcb.org and also your professional advisors.

    Consequences for Failure to File

    If you are required to file an annual or quarterly tax return and you either fail to do so or the tax return is postmarked after the due date, you will be subject to interest and penalties for any tax you failed to pay by the due date AND a $25 late fee to cover the costs incurred by LCTCB in identifying, pursuing, notifying you of, and processing your late return.

    Extension of Time to File an Annual Tax Return

    LCTCB grants annual tax return filing extensions if LCTCB receives an extension request on or before the original due date for the return.

    You can make an extension request by submitting any of the following to LCTCB on a timely basis: (1) a copy of your extension request to either the Internal Revenue Service or the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for the tax year at issue; (2) a copy of documentation establishing the IRS or Department granted you an extension for the tax year at issue; or (3) marking the “Extension request” box under “Check all that apply” on the LCTCB annual return form for the tax year at issue with an “X” and returning the marked form to LCTCB with the necessary information to identify you.

    Very importantly, filing an extension request does not extend the time to pay any tax due.  In that respect, LCTCB follows the practice of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  61 Pa. Code § 117.14(a).  Accordingly, if you file an extension request, you must include with the request an estimated payment equal to what you believe you will owe for the tax year at issue.  All such payments must be made based on reasonable estimates.  Guidance as to what constitutes a reasonable estimate can be found in LCTCB Earned Income and Net Profits Tax Regulation Section 404.

    If you file an untimely extension request, make an untimely payment of estimated tax, or make a timely payment of estimated tax based on an unreasonable estimate of tax liability, you will be subject to interest and penalties for any tax you failed to pay by the due date AND a $25 late fee to cover the costs incurred by LCTCB in addressing your particular circumstances.

    General Information

    Depending on the method used to file your return the previous year, you will receive either a printed return and instructions or a postcard reminder to file your return for the new tax year.  Failure to receive a tax return or other notification by mail does not relieve you of your obligation to file an annual return.

    You are encouraged to file your return electronically by using LCTCB eFiling available through the website at www.lctcb.org.  Successfully completing a return online will give you an instant confirmation number that your return has been submitted and that you can use as a reference in future communication with LCTCB.  If payment is due, you must also complete the payment step in the online process or you will be charged interest, penalty, and a late payment fee.

    If you mail a paper return using the USPS, you are encouraged to keep a copy of your signed return.  Failure of the USPS to deliver your return may result in a late filing fee charge to you.

    If you use a tax preparer please note that most preparers do not mail the local tax return for you, mailing the return is your responsibility.  If the preparer tells you that your local return was filed electronically, be sure to request a copy of the confirmation form for your records.

    If you use TurboTax or other tax preparation software please note that while these programs can include a PA State tax return, they DO NO INCLUDE PA LOCAL TAX RETURNS.  Your local return will need to be prepared outside of these software packages.  Again, we encourage you to file your return electronically by using LCTCB eFiling available through the website at www.lctcb.org.

    Additional information on who must file, how to file, and where to file your Local Earned Income Tax Return is available at the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau website – www.lctcb.org.

    LCTCB is a non-profit, independent organization established by the school districts and municipalities of Lancaster County to collect local earned income taxes.  LCTCB is not a part of the Lancaster County government offices.  The Lancaster County government offices will not be able to assist you with the filing of your local earned income tax return.