Local municipal offices close to the public

FRANKLIN COUNTY—Washington Township and the Borough of Greencastle administrative offices will close to the public due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Washington Township will close effective 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

Staff will be working either in the offices or remotely and will be able to assist township residents via phone and email. All correspondence to the office or staff may be sent via mail or placed in the drop box located at the front of the municipal building, next to the door.

Township Manager Jeff Geesaman said meetings with staff will be conducted by appointment only.

Public meetings will continue to be held in person utilizing all state Department of Health safety guidelines.

The Washington Township Police Department office remains open for normal business and masks are required to enter the police department.

The Borough of Greencastle office is closed effective immediately and will remain closed until further notice.

All personnel will be working remotely or on modified schedules to maintain essential infrastructure, billing, permitting and related municipal services.

“Borough administrative functions will continue to the fullest extent possible with the understanding that delays may be possible,” said Assistant Borough Manager Emilee Little. “Permitting applications can be downloaded on our website at www.greencastlepa.gov and then mailed or deposited in the night repository for review. Utility billing payments can be mailed to the office or deposited in the night repository box. Online utility payments can be processed by calling the borough at 717-597-7143 during regular business hours. In short, our staff will avail themselves to the fullest extent possible to minimize impacts to operations.”

Specialty programs like the leaf collection program are on hold until further notice.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the borough at 717-597-7143 or email at office@greencastlepa.gov.

Should any public meetings be cancelled or rescheduled, the public will be notified via the borough website at www.greencastlepa.gov. “We will continue to provide support and service throughout these modified circumstances to the very best of our abilities,” Little said. “We ask that the community continue to practice social distancing, wear masks where required, and use proper handwashing techniques. The borough appreciates the patience and understanding of our community as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic.”