The Quarryville Authority has renewed its search for an additional water source after two test wells came up dry.
The wells, both drilled on Solanco Fair Association property, did not produce enough water to justify their development, said authority chairman John Chase.
Jerome H. Rhoads Inc. is asking Quarryville's zoning hearing board to approve construction of a truck garage and a paved or stone storage area.
The request is for a portion of the 7.1 acres the company owns at 223 E. State St.
Work on Quarryville's most ambitious street project of the year began in mid-June and will continue through the end of July.
The work began on the block of 2nd St. between S. Hess St. and S. Church St. That includes new water and sewer lines, reclaiming the street, installing new curbs, and paving.
Quarryville officials will ask the borough's zoning hearing board for permission to put a programmable LED sign near the entrance to Memorial Park, Park Ave. and S. Lime St.
If approved and erected, the sign would display events scheduled for that park as well as for Huffnagle Park and other community programs. It would not be used for business advertising or to promote events that are not community-oriented.
Should there be fluoride in water? Quarryville authority to decide if decades-long program will continue
Later this month, members of the Quarryville Borough Authority will vote to either continue adding fluoride to the water system or discontinue the practice. "We're in the initial stages of removing the fluoride treatment from the system," said authority chairman John Chase. "[Borough] council has indicated they're opposed to it and, on and off over the years, the borough has investigated getting rid of the treatment."
A longtime Quarryville employee has been chosen to be the borough's next manager.
Scott Peiffer was appointed to the post by unanimous vote during the borough's public council meeting on Monday night, June 3.
Two incumbents lost their bids for reelection in the Tuesday, May 21, primary election, according to unofficial results posted by the county board of elections.
Eden Supervisor Randon J. Kylar lost his bid for the Republican nomination to challenger Lawrence M. Stoltzfus. Stoltzfus received 119 votes to Klar's 58.
Decisions by zoning hearing boards in neighboring municipalities will allow establishment of a new cemetery and permit an owner to keep a driving horse on a residentially-zoned property.
On Tuesday, April 9, Providence Township's zoning hearing board voted to permit Elam J. Esch to establish a cemetery at 111 Pennsy Rd.
On Monday, March 25, Quarryville Borough's board agreed to allow a driving horse on a residential property on W. State St.
Both votes were unanimous.
A man from Delaware has been charged with assaulting another man last month and a woman from Kirkwood has been charged with conspiring in the assault, Quarryville Borough Police said last week.
It is, borough officials say, one of the most dangerous intersections in Quarryville.
There are several problems with the intersection of Lime St. and E. State St., borough manager and former police chief Ken Work said last week. One is the shear volume of traffic using the intersection.
When he was growing up, Jay C. Groff Jr. wanted to get out of Quarryville.
Groff, who was raised on S. Hess St., left the community after graduating from Quarryville High School in 1940 and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Some people have been planning summer activities since the first week in January. Others are waiting until spring is closer.
Those with firm schedules have been reserving space in five Southern End municipal parks, local officials said recently.
Cash found in TownsEdge Shopping Village last November has been turned over to the person who discovered it.
"We gave it back to the finder," Quarryville Police Chief Clark Bearinger said last week of the $600 discovered on November 17.
Quarryville police are waiting for a ruling from the state treasurer's office to determine what will become of cash found and turned in late last year.
"If it was identifiable property like a Rolex watch, it would go to the state and be listed in their unclaimed property. But I'm not sure what they will say about cash," Quarryville Police Chief Clark Bearinger said last week.
The cash was found in the area of the TownsEdge Shopping Village on November 19 and turned over to police.
Police wanted to return the money promptly.
That hasn't been possible.
Landlords and tenants in Quarryville are subject to new regulations. At their Monday night, January 7, public meeting, members of Quarryville's borough council approved additions to the community's property maintenance code. The amendment makes it easier for the borough to use the code for rental properties.
"The maintenance code does not lend itself well to rental property," said borough manager Ken Work, "and some of those properties are not as well taken care of as owner-occupied homes."
The amendment went into effect immediately.
As Lancaster County's wettest year on record drew to a close, the Quarryville Borough Authority was stepping up its search for more water.
The authority, which took over Quarryville's water system in 2017, began searching for another well site early last year. Until 2017, the authority had just operated the region's sewage treatment system and the borough operated the water system.
"It was our agenda to seek a secondary water source," authority chairman John Chase said. To do that, the authority has begun prospecting for another well site. The new well, when brought on line, will supplement the authority's existing well on N. Church St.
Rebuilding one of Second Street's three blocks will be Quarryville Borough's major project in 2019.
"We will reconstruct the street and install new curbing," Borough Manager Ken Work said last week. Once the work is done, property owners will have to install new sidewalks.
An Army veteran who grew up in Quarryville and a sixth grader will be the featured speakers at the community's annual Memorial Day commemoration.
Smith Middle School student Raif Groves will be giving his second speech at the annual event. In 2017, he delivered a speech that had earned him a prize at the Cocalico speech competition.
Quarryville was around for 101 years before it became a borough. That came in 1892, when it was officially established, separating it from Eden Township.
Now the borough is preparing for a low-key celebration of its 125th anniversary as a separate municipality.
"We started thinking about this in February," borough manager Ken Work said last week. "We thought it would be a neat thing to hold a little commemoration."
The celebration will be held on Monday evening, December 4.
Aaron Haun wanted to become a police officer in a small town in Lancaster County.
Quarryville Borough needed to hire an additional cop.
The two goals came together on February 6 when Haun, 26, was sworn in as Quarryville's fourth full-time police officer. He started work the following day.
"I grew up in Lancaster County and lived in Drumore for a while," Haun said. "I like small towns and the idea of working in one."
He, his wife, their son, and his step-daughter live in the county.
Haun is also a member of a U.S. Army Reserve unit based in West Chester.
He joins patrol officers Cheryl Thompson and Charles Grimasuckas and school resources officer Chris Dilworth. Police Chief Ken Work also serves as the borough manager. The police department also has several part-time officers.
When she finally steps down from her part-time position in Quarryville's borough office, Diane Hastings will remain on call in case her replacement has questions.
Her replacement, Valeria Keene, is also on call when her replacement as Bart Township's secretary-treasurer has questions about the job.
Hastings has been working part-time at the borough for several years. She works several days a week, except when the quarter water and sewer bills are being compiled and mailed. Then she can work five or more days at a time.
Three weeks ago they graced living rooms across the Southern End.
Decked out with tinsel and ornaments, lit from top to bottom, evergreens sheltered presents waiting for Christmas day.
Last Friday, 159 of them returned to nature, stripped of decoration and chipped into mulch, waiting to be spread along Eden Township's section of the Low Grade Rail Trail.
Crews from Quarryville Borough and Eden Township took just over an hour to grind the trees up and truck the chips to the trail parking lot along Bushong Rd.
They will be back early in February to recycle the trees that are now piling up in the parking lot of the SECA Pool on Memorial Drive.
New poles topped by old lights were supposed to be in place on Memorial Park's lower field before softball season got underway.
It didn't happen.
PPL was going to erect new ones at no charge.
That's not going to happen, either.
Quarryville Borough's new mayor swore in two fire police officers Thursday night, February 4.
Although he's served in borough positions for more than 30 years, this was John Chase's first official act as mayor.
Appointed earlier this month, he replaces Joy Kemper, who has been the borough's mayor for the past six years.
In a hearing that lasted just under 20 minutes, Quarryville Borough's zoning hearing board approved a special exception and two variances that will allow Quarryville Fire Company to add on to its E. State St. station.