Manager's Corner

Current News

Welcome, everyone, to Hampden's Website. Our purpose, of course, is to share with you news and information that is relevant and timely, so, if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see on this website, please feel free to send us an email.

s/ Keith B. Metts, Township Manager

Emergency Services

Hampden's Emergency Medical Services Department conducts an annual subscription drive to help partially finance operations. I encourage you to take advantage of the subscription offer. The EMS Department provides emergency medical coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week to residents and visitors of the Township and neighboring Shiremanstown and other communities through a mutual aide agreement. Subscribers also receive Advance Life Support service from Penn State Health Life Lion.

Annual Membership fee varies depending upon the number of individuals in the household.  The fee provides unlimited emergency calls for residents who require “medical necessity” transports to an emergency room.  For more details about the service and a Membership Enrollment Card, view links. EMS Subscription Brochure (View) Subscription Enrollment Card (View)

The Township EMS, founded in 1975, cost more than $1 million annually to operate and is staffed around-the-clock by paid professional EMTs who answer approximately 3,000 calls a year, according to William Cook, EMS Director.

As a reminder, Township ordinance requires that each residence in the Township be visibly marked with its street number. The purpose for this is to facilitate finding your home in case of an emergency. Our ambulance and all-volunteer fire company are asking that those address numbers be as large as possible and placed conspicuously so that precious seconds can be gained in an attempt to find you in your time of need.

A copy of the Family Preparedness Guide is available electronically by selecting this link.

In this continued time of uncertainty, be assured that Hampden Township has a detailed and frequently reviewed Emergency Operations Plan. The plan outlines specific procedures for Township officials to follow in order to protect lives and property. Because there are many different scenarios that may constitute an emergency, the Commissioners would like to remind residents that your best source of information will come from your local radio and/or television stations. Hampden Township and the South Central Task Force also provide emergency email alert notifications via email. Sign up for the service by clicking here. The Township recommends that you always have basic emergency essentials such as flashlights, radios,extra batteries, water and non-perishable food along with any prescribed medicines in your home.

Armitage Golf Club

Armitage Golf Club, routinely voted as “Simply The Best” public course, offers Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.

Each tee box sponsorship includes a bench, ball washer, hole layout, trash and recycling receptacles and, of course, a 12” x 17” sign with your company logo and name. Additionally, as a tee box sponsor, your company will be recognized on our website with a direct link to your website. This will encourage patrons who access our website to learn more about your business as well. Along with the attractive and highly visible advertising, your company will also receive 20 complimentary rounds of golf, excluding a cart, to be used each year of your sponsorship.

SEE OUR SEPARATE WEBSITE @ for additional information 

Yard Waste Recycling

The Yard Waste Facility is currently open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The facility will also be open the first and third Saturday of each month through the first Saturday of January 2022 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The facility is closed on holidays (including holiday weekends such as Saturday, July 3 due to the 4th of July) and during inclement weather.  For complete details on the Yard Waste Facility, click here


The Board of Commissioners would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the current Hampden Township real estate tax rate is .156 mills which means for a home assessed at $100,000 a resident would pay $15.60 a year in real estate taxes to the Township. The School District, County and Township are separate taxing bodies and the Township receives no tax revenue from the School District or County and there is no revenue sharing between them.


At its January 27, 2022 meeting, the Board of Commissioners took the following actions: 

Approve an additional proposal from Waters Edge with a cost not to exceed $2,650.00 to design a second slide flume at the Hampden Pool.

Approve, with conditions, the Final Land Development Plan for Panera Bread – Bakery Cafe’ 1550, located at 6391 Carlisle Pike.

Approve, with conditions, the Preliminary/Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan for Burick Center, located at 1920 Good Hope Road.

Approve, with conditions, the Preliminary/Final Subdivision Plan for Thomas Hartung  located at 826 Anthony Drive.

Approve, full-time, regular employment for Roxann Wood, Municipal Services Clerk, effective February 9, 2022, upon successful completion of a probationary period.

Accept the voluntary resignation of Pamela Quick, Police Civilian Support Staff II, effective January 10, 2022 and authorize advertisement to fill the vacancy.

Authorize advertisement to fill the vacant position of full-time Engineering Tech within the Public Works Department.

Approve a list of part-time seasonal employees for the Recreation Department.

Approve Pay Estimate No. 1 – Final to Mr. Rehab, LLC in the amount of $196,251.50 for work completed associated with the 2021 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project and Change Order No. 1 increasing the contract amount by $14,440.00 and Change Order No. 2 decreasing the contract amount by $17,853.50.

Approve purchase of a dual steer chassis, for use with the previously approved Hook Lift body, from Five Star International at a cost not to exceed $128,116.00 through Co-Stars Contract No. 025-005.

Approve purchase of a Ferris Zero Turn Mower for Armitage Golf Club from CADO, c/o Lawn and Golf Supply Co., Inc. through State Contract No. 4400020083 at a cost not to exceed $11,507.00.

Approve a professional services contract with American Fireworks for the July 9, 2022 fireworks display at a cost of $12,500.00 contingent upon Solicitor review and approval of contract terms and conditions.

Approve as surplus a list of defunct IT related equipment.

Approve Resolution No. 2022-06 authorizing disposition of certain records related to the Community Development Department as set forth in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Retention and Disposition Schedule for Records of Pennsylvania.

Approve the extension of the term for Contract No. 90-08-03-26, Hampden Pool Concession Stand, from April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023.

Approve extension of conditions deadline for the Hunter’s Glen Preliminary Subdivision and Land Development Plan from February 1, 2022 to August 1, 2022; required fee has been received.

Approve Street Cut Permit Application No. 2021-142 for repair of a utility line at 4907 Delbrook Road subject to staff review and approval (street was paved in 2021).

Approve an Adopt a Highway/Recreation Area agreement with Srinivas Pochiraju for Creekview South Park.

Approve the implementation of a Township Adopt-A-Trail or Flower Bed At Armitage Golf Club Agreement for community volunteer assistance.

Approve the warrants payable for the month of January 2022.

Approve the reorganizational meeting minutes for January 3, 2022.

Confirm the next Board of Commissioners meeting is to be held on Thursday, February  24, 2022.

Approve the execution of a tentative sales agreement with RLS Constrcution Group for the Township property located at 230 S. Sporting Hill Road.

Approve the purchase and installation of two (2) License Plate Readers at a cost not to exceed $42,893.42 from NDI Technologies, Inc., sole source provider of equipment already used by Hampden Township.

Accept the monthly report from Police Chief Junkin.

Accept the monthly report from the Public Works Director, Jeremy Miller.

Approve Resolution No. 2022-05 recognizing and congratulating Rick Flinn, III for his years of service as Fire Chief for the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company.

Approve to complete a review of existing Township ordinances to consider future amendments as needed or warranted.

Bill of Rights

The PA Tax Reform Act, passed as PA Act 50, concerned itself primarily with the ability of school districts to relax their reliance on real estate tax. However, the Tax Reform Act also gave you, the taxpayer, the entitlement to receive a written explanation of your rights with regard to the audit, appeal, enforcement, refund, and collection of all local taxes. Accordingly, the Hampden Township Board of Commissioners has adopted the Hampden Township Taxpayers' Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights covers topics such as municipal requests of information from you, the occurrence of a suspected tax over or underpayment, and the process to be followed during a tax appeal. If you ever have any questions about your rights as a taxpayer, a copy of the Bill of Rights is available at the Township office or, if you call the staff at 761-0119, we'll gladly mail you one — or you can download it from here on our Website.

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