Manchester Borough is excited to announce our 150th Anniversary events! Please save the dates for these fun, festive and informative events honoring everything that makes Manchester such a wonderful place to live and do business.


Saturday, June 22: Local authors speaking on Manchester History, a discussion panel featuring historic photos and memories of long-time residents, and a video presentation on Musser’s Farm. This event will be held at Manchester Fire Hall. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, July 27: Manchester AA baseball game with games and treats for the kids at the Manchester Community Park, a Historic Walking Tour and, in the evening, a Classic Car Show at the Bobcat Creamery.

Saturday, August 10: Alumni Day at Northeastern with a performance by the Alumni Band and presentations on Northeastern School District (NESD). Northeastern York County History in Preservation (NeyChip) is helping to organize this event.

Saturday, August 24:  The Big Event!   Food Trucks, Vendor Tables, Games, Kids events, an Antique Appraisal Fair, Local History Showcase (Aug 25th as well), Live Entertainment, Honorable Guest Speakers and, if funds allow, Fireworks! It will be a blast!

Get Involved

Our core committee has been hard at work, but we need help from you! We need volunteers to help with events, musicians for the NESD Alumni band, and artifacts and photos we can borrow for the History Showcase. Local organizations and businesses are also welcome to set up displays.  To get involved, please use the following contacts:

General Volunteer/ More Information: Call 717-266-1022 or email

History Showcase and NESD History: Charles Stambaugh (}

Alumni Band: Jack Mackley (


Support The Effort

We are selling 4-ft tall street pole banners, a Manchester history book, and other commemorative

items to defray costs. Donations are also welcome and may be sent to the Borough Office, 225 S. Main Street, Manchester, PA 17345. Checks should be payable to Manchester Borough 150th Anniversary.



Welcome to Manchester” banners will be mounted on poles to commemorate the occasion.  They may be purchased by those interested in supporting this special occasion.


Come join us! Please contact the Borough office for additional information and meeting dates. (717 266-1022)


MUNICIPAL BEAUTIFICATION - The Council is pleased that leaf collection in Fall and street sweeping in Spring provide successful services for residents. Please check the web site and the sign at the borough office for scheduling. We also need your assistance to trim back the grass that is growing between the curb, sidewalks, and street in front of your house.  Please sweep up your grass clipping from the sidewalk and street. Those of you that have street trees in front of their house should remember to trim back the weeds in the area around the tree. Please contact the street tree committee before trimming any branches. It is amazing how that extra effort can improve the appearance of our community and your home. Everyone working together can make a difference.


POOLS - A zoning permit is required for installation of ALL pools regardless of whether it is a blow-up pool, above ground pool, or an in-ground pool if it is capable of containing more than twenty-four (24) inches of water. A pool must meet the set-back requirement from the property line. A fence is required to surround the pool. If the pool is an above ground pool above four feet in height, a fence is not required provided that all points of access to the pool is adequately protected by a self-closing, self-locking gate, or has a retractable ladder. All pools will need to be inspected by the Building Code Official under the Uniform Construction Code.
Recommendation: Contact the borough office BEFORE purchasing a pool for specific information.

- The York County Planning Commission has several programs for assisting home owners in maintaining their homes with repairs such as for heating systems, electrical work, plumbing, and new roofs. The programs provide for low interest deferred loan payments. You may contact Robin Doll with the Planning Commission at 771-9870 for information, or visit the website


YORK COUNTY WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM - Contact the York County Planning Commission at 771-9870 for information about this program for those that meet the income criteria. Services include attic and basement insulation, window and door weather stripping, etc. Inefficient or unsafe furnaces will be repaired or replaced. The work for those eligible is free of charge; no lien is filed against your property. This is available for renters and homeowners. It is worth while checking into this program to lower your energy bills and to provide a more comfortable home.


MANCHESTER HISTORY - Manchester Borough will recognize their 50th Anniversary in 2019. If you have photos or items from the past that could be shared for the event, it would be appreciated. We have formed a committee to prepare for the celebration and could use your talents. Please contact the office. A new website of historical interest for the northeastern York area has been established which specifically addresses Manchester Borough's history. Check out!It is quite nice and informative.



MAYOR PATRICIA WITT is actively serving the borough. She will perform marriages.


TAXCOLLECTOR - Kelly Neely is the tax collector. She is responsible for collecting taxes for the Borough, York County, and Northeastern School District. She may be reached at (717) 384-6478. Please see additional tax information on the link as noted on the Home Page.

BUILDING PERMITS - A permit is required to erect any manmade item, including a deck, patio, fence, shed, pond, or pool. Under the UCC, inspection may be required. Storm water regulations will also need to be addressed. Please contact the borough office for information.

STORM WATER - The Department of Environmental Protection has designated Manchester Borough as an MS4 municipality. As such, Manchester Borough is encouraged to inform its citizens concerning storm water runoff and the effects of pollutants on the water system. Rain by nature is important for replenishing drinking water supplies, recreation, and healthy wildlife habitats. It only becomes a problem when pollutants from our activities like car maintenance, lawn care, and dog walking are left on the ground for rain to wash away. Remember that whatever you put in your drain or on your streets affects our environment and health. "When it Rains, it Drains" publication is available for your perusal.


BOROUGH SIGN - You probably have noticed the digital sign in front of the municipal office. Hopefully, we'll be able to keep you better informed about borough and community events.

SCHOOLWILL BE IN SESSION - Be observant and cautious while driving. Please respect the crossing guards as they safely cross your children at the signaled intersections in the borough. They have a tough job dealing with traffic. And need your patience and cooperation in seeing the children arrive safely at school.

SUSQUEHANNALIONS CLUB - A special thanks is extended to members of the Lions Club and friends for weeding and beautifying The Park at the Square! Their volunteer organization reaches out to the community in many ways. The Park at the Square, from inception, was intended to be used by the community-at-large for all residents to come together in friendship. Thanks for helping to keep it thatway!

STREET TREE COMMISSION - Council has established a Street Tree Commission to oversee the installation and maintenance of trees along the streets in the borough. The committee members are Ken Cole, and Lorretta Simmons. If you have any concerns about a tree in front of your property, or before trimming a tree, please contact the office or a committee member.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS - Parking signs restricting parking during the hours of 7A.M. - 4 P.M. “when school is in session” have been installed in the vicinity of the High School on Hartman Street several blocks of High Street, and portions of Manchester Heights.
Two permits may be obtained per address if home owners need to park on the street in front of their house during the restricted hours. This is an enforceable ordinance. Permits may be obtained at the Borough Office at a cost of $2 per permit.




TOWN WATCHES - It has been suggested that a Town Watch program could be organized by members of the community. Interested individuals may contact the borough office if you would like to participate in this group


NORTHEASTERN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers are always needed to assist in planning and related activities for the safety and well being of our communities. For more information, please contact the Borough Office at 266-1022.