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Portable:1. Using the up or down menu buttons on the front of the radio press until you see OpenSky 2. Once there, press the M button.3. The radio will then reboot back into OTP and then should look normal.
Mobile:1. Simply press the "C" preprogrammed button on the front of the control head and that will toggle the radio back and forth between OCF and OTP.2. You can go through the menu if you wish. It is the same as the portable other than you use the up / down and left / right arrows. Then when you obtain what you want, press the select button.
If the radio still does not connect to the network, the radio may be in need of repair. To determine if the radio is in need of repair, contact Brian Hamilton at 717.218.2908 for further help.
Cumberland County will cross patch the 800 MHz dispatch talk groups for Fire 1 and EMS Dispatch to the conventional Fire 1 and Med 10 legacy channels for monitoring purposes. Fire service and EMS personnel will still use their pagers and station monitor devices used in the old system for the receipt of dispatch information. The cross patch will enable users to monitor response of units from their stations and hear the communications until units start arriving on the scene. Operational talk groups may be assigned for the incident and these talk groups will not be able to be monitored on radio scanners.
Radio site failures – Occasional radio channels or sites could be lost without noticeable impact to the user and can be caused by acts of nature or normal maintenance requirements. All high profile sites have two or more channels (frequencies), and a loss of a single channel should not cause notice since each channel contains more than one voice slots. A single channel site or a complete radio site loss could reduce in building and some on street portable coverage. The radio system with its multiple site design provides overlaying mobile radio coverage in most of the county, usually from two or more sites, and VTAC operations can support portable use in a building.
Voice switch failure – The radio system incorporates redundant switches – one operating as a primary and the other as a hot standby. If the primary switch should fail, the back-up will take over operations and the system outage during the failover will last 15 – 30 seconds. If a full network failure should occur, four high profile sites will revert to local repeater operations (single site trunking). The communications center is provisioned for control stations pointed to these sites and will maintain operations on the primary dispatch talk groups of Police East, Police West, Fire and EMS dispatch.
A last resort option is the National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) mutual aid plan repeaters. This plan identifies five conventional 800 MHz radio channels (one hailing and four tactical channels) to be used nationwide for mutual aid purposes. The Commonwealth of PA installed the hailing and two of the tactical channels at their Resser’s Summit radio site south of New Cumberland. Cumberland County installed the two remaining tactical channels – one at South Mountain radio site and one at Three Square Hollow radio site. The combination of these sites provides mobile radio coverage to most of the County. While the intent of this plan is to provide common communications capabilities for disparate trunking technologies it could be used for a major network outage. All of Cumberland County Police, Fire, and EMS OpenSky radios are provisioned with the NPSPAC mutual aid plan and the training program provides information on how to access this mode in the radio.
You may limit your health care agent’s involvement in deciding your medical treatment so that your health care agent will speak for you only when you are unable to speak for yourself or you may give your health care agent the power to speak for you immediately. More...
Whether or not you are eligible for these programs will depend on your age, income and resources; your need for assistance; and the availability of funds. In some circumstances, these programs will supplement coverage you have through traditional sources.
Contact our agency for more information and/or an individual comprehensive assessment of your (or your loved one's) needs and eligibility.
All blank spaces, which appear at the top of the front page of each nomination petition, must be completed before signatures are obtained. Do not obtain signatures before the first legal day to circulate and file nomination petitions. Type or print the name of the candidate on the FRONT and BACK of the petition EXACTLY as the candidate wants it to appear on the ballot. Candidates who wish to use names other than a derivative of their legal name must execute a Name Change Request Form that is available at County Election office.
CASA volunteers also learn effective advocacy techniques for children, and are educated about specific topics ranging from child sexual abuse to early childhood development and adolescent behavior. Volunteer trainees also observe dependency court proceedings.
In addition to the pre-service training volunteers receive, they are also expected to complete 12 hours of in-service training annually.
The authority of the CASA volunteer to act on behalf of the child is based on the PA Juvenile Act (Title 42 Act PA C.S. Sec. 6301 et.seq.) and is delineated in the Court Order issued at the time a volunteer is assigned to advocate for a child or sibling group.
The CASA volunteer does not replace a caseworker on a case; he or she is an independent appointee of the court. The CASA volunteer can examine a child's case thoroughly, has knowledge of community resources, and can make recommendations to the court, independent of state agency restrictions.
However, the CASA volunteer does provide crucial background information that assists attorneys in presenting their cases. It is important to remember that CASA volunteers do not represent a child's wishes in court. Rather, they speak to the child's best interests.
School staff reporting chronic truancy of a youngster will most likely have told the parents they are planning to make the report. We never disclose or confirm confidential referral sources.
Social Security Disability, or SSD, is similar to the SSA benefit in that a person must pay into the system to earn enough work credits. However, due to a long term disability, the person is unable to continue to work. In order to obtain SSD a person must apply for the benefit through Social Security. Many people are declined the first time they request SSD and may appeal the decision. Although it is not required, consulting an attorney may improve the appeal success and timeliness.
SSI is Supplemental Security Income. This program is for people who are low income and are age 65 or older or are unable to work due to disability. To apply for this program, a person must contact Social Security. It is important to note that unlike SSA and SSD, where a person has paid into the program and the benefit is an entitlement, SSI is a program that has income and resource limitations and is not an entitlement. Failure to stay within the eligibility requirements will result in a reduction or termination from the program. Social Security Web Site
The Housing Choice Voucher program, commonly referred to as Section 8, offers a similar subsidy as the above mentioned subsidized housing complexes. However, a person is issued a Housing Choice Voucher under this program. That person must find a landlord in the community or a housing complex which is willing to accept the voucher. When a person with the Housing Choice Voucher wishes to move, they can take the voucher, and therefore the subsidy, with them.
For more information on either of these programs, contact the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities or the Cumberland Link. Cumberland County Housing Authority
If a person has more needs, such as assistance with personal care, there may be resources available to help offset the costs associated with these services. Essentially, there are two major programs that may assist a person with such needs:For those 60 years of age or older, Cumberland County Aging and Community Services can provide Options services to meet needs. There may be a waiting list for Options services.The other possibility for getting services mentioned above is under the Medical Assistance Waiver program. There are a number of Waiver programs designed for various consumers who require Nursing Home Level of Care but opt to remain in the community. Contact the Link for more information on the various Waiver Programs.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)....717.234.5390 or [toll-free] 888.930.4589Narcotics Anonymous (NA).....717.233.3733Al Anon/Alateen..........................717.257.1033 or [toll-free] 877.501.1205
Or find this information online... (see our web page)
Crisis InterventionHoly Spirit Hospital.............................717.763.2222Carlisle Regional Medical Center...717.243.6005All other areas.....................................800.350.HELP
Common Ground (Harrisburg)........888.237.8984
Roxbury (Shippensburg)..................800.648.4673 More...
2. Your child will be evaluated in six areas of development: cognitive, speech, gross motor, fine motor, social / emotional, and self help.
3. If your child is eligible for service, the Service Coordinator and therapists will work with you to develop a plan which will help your child meet their individual needs.
4. The evaluation process and planning must occur within 45 calendar days from first date of contact.
If your child is aged three years through school age, call the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and press zero at prompt.
All services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to the family. The family is a very important part of the team to help make all decisions about their child's services and plan.
Since IDD Services are voluntary, it is imperative the individual or their parent / legal guardian make the referral, not the school, doctor, or any other outside organization or person.
Ask for Intake.
For residents with limited or no private insurance coverage, no eligibility for Medical Assistance / HealthChoices, and no other resources to pay for mental health services, the County Mental Health Program Office funds local agencies to provide behavioral health services. The County Program also pays for selected specialized services that typical private insurance and HealthChoices do not cover. Priority is given to persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
Then contact either The Stevens Center in Carlisle at 717.243.6033 (x225 or x234) or Holy Spirit Behavioral Health Center in Camp Hill at 717.763.2219 and ask for intake.
If you believe there is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
If the behavior is not immediately dangerous, call Crisis Intervention at 866.350.4357.
Many insurance companies now also maintain websites with similar information available.
You will be required to complete additional paperwork at time of fingerprinting or you can complete, print and bring this Fingerprint Form with you. Fingerprint Additional Information
Office of Vital Statistics, Division of Vital Records101 South Mercer Street P.O. Box 1528New Castle, PA 16101 In all other circumstances, you must petition the Court.
An individual who is 18 years of age or older and is licensed to hunt, trap, or fish, or who has been issued a permit relating to hunting dogs, may apply for a Sportsman’s Permit by submitting a completed application along with the required fee to the County Treasurer’s Office. The permit shall be issued immediately and be valid for a period of five years from the date of issue for any “legal firearm,” when carried in conjunction with a valid hunting, fur taking or fishing license, or permit relating to hunting dogs. The issuance of a Sportsman's Firearm Permit allows the individual to carry a firearm if such persons are actually hunting, taking furbearers or fishing, or are going to the places where they desire to hunt, take furbearers or fish, or returning from such places.
A Service Request Form is available on the Sheriff's Office website.
In addition, you may view the list of properties on this website.
The property will be sold by an auctioneer.
The following MDJ's perform weddings:
Brewbaker Day Martin Dougherty ClementBeckley
The following MDJ's do not perform weddings:
District Court 09-3-04 (Hampden and Silver Spring townships) - Vacant / Senior MDJ CorrealFegleyCohick
If you are involved in a dispute over a landlord/tenant issue, the time frame for hearings and appeals is different from those addressed in this pamphlet. You may also be brought before a district judge to answer a summary offense charge or a motor vehicle violation. The proceedings are similar but each has specific rules not covered in this pamphlet.
Non-traffic summary offenses include disorderly conduct, underage drinking, harassment, criminal mischief and first offense shoplifting.
In certain circumstances, a police officer may arrest someone, take him/her into custody and then before a magisterial district judge (formerly called a district justice). In that case, a hearing can be requested. The hearing may be held immediately or at a later time, for which the magisterial district judge may require security to guarantee that person’s appearance. A citation will still be prepared and given to that person.
The instructions on the citation must be followed. Generally, if you receive a citation, you must within 10 days either plead guilty and pay the fine, or plead not guilty and request a hearing. If you fail to respond to the citation as instructed, you can be arrested and brought to court and, in cases involving traffic citations, your license may be suspended.
The constable will return the warrant and the security money to the magisterial district judge, who will then send out a notice of the date and time of the hearing to you and the police if a not-guilty plea has been made. If you do not pay the security money to the constable, you can be arrested and taken before the magisterial district judge.
At the hearing, the police officer and other witnesses for the prosecution will testify, then you or your attorney may ask questions of the police or others who testify against you. You can then produce your own witnesses and testify yourself if you wish to do so. The police or district attorney can question you or any of your witnesses. The police can then introduce any additional evidence to contradict or disprove what you or your witnesses said. Finally, each side is given the opportunity to make any concluding statements or arguments to the magisterial district judge.
The magisterial district judge will then decide the case. If you are found not guilty, all security you posted will be returned to you. If you are found guilty, the security will go toward paying the amount of the fine and costs.
You must appeal within 30 days of the guilty finding or plea of guilt by filing a form obtained from the Clerk of Courts (Summary Appeal form and instructions - provided by the Clerk of Courts). When the case is tried in common pleas court, you will have a completely new trial.
The police generally do not have the right to appeal if you are found not guilty by the magisterial district judge.
If you want further advice about handling a summary charge, you should contact a lawyer. The immediate aid of a lawyer is advisable whenever a person is charged with a traffic summary offense. A conviction may result in the assignment of points or a suspension/ revocation of a driver’s license. A conviction on a driver’s record may also affect a driver’s insurance rates. The aid of an attorney is also warranted in many cases involving non-traffic summary offenses.
This material has been developed to inform and not to advise. The District Court and its staff are NOT permitted to give legal advice, so please do not ask. It is based on Pennsylvania law. The statements are general. IF IN DOUBT CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY.
Brewbaker Day Martin Cohick ClementBeckley
District Court 09-3-04 (Hampden and Silver Spring townships) - Vacant / Senior MDJ CorrealFegleyDougherty
Earned Income/Local Services Tax
Local Services Tax
Act 7 of 2007 amended the Local Tax Enabling Act, Act 511 of 1965, to permitmunicipalities and school district to impose, on persons employed within the jurisdiction,a combined Local Services Tax (LST) of up to a maximum of $52 a year. Municipalitiesmust use funds from an LST for police, fire or emergency services; road construction ormaintenance; or the reduction of property taxes. Additionally, municipalities must use atleast 25% of the revenues for emergency services. This limitation does not apply to theschool district. The situs for the LST is the actual location where the individual taxpayerworks. No person should pay more that $52 a year, regardless of the number of politicaljurisdictions in which they worked during that year. Contact the taxing municipality andschool district where you work to find out if they have adopted the LST.
I. The March Bill
A. You will receive at this time a Personal Tax Notice which will include the following:
1. County Per Capita Tax
2. Municipal Per Capita Tax
3. Occupation Tax if you reside in Lower Allen Township, Lower Frankford Township, Newburg, Newville or Shippensburg Borough. This list of municipalities may change at any time.
B. If you own real estate, you will also receive a separate Real Estate Tax Bill which includes the following:
1. County Real Estate Tax
2. Municipal Real Estate Tax
II. The July Bill
A. You will receive at this time a Personal Tax Notice which may include the following:
1. School District Per Capita Tax
2. School District Residency Tax
B. If you own real estate, you will also receive a separate Real Estate Tax Bill which will show the amount of tax owed to your school district.
Please follow the links to see a Tax Collector List and a Millage Rate page.
You will be informed of all charges and fees before you authorize the payment. You may calculate the exact fee online at https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_feec.jsp
When a consumer uses the service, two line items will appear on their card bill. One is for the tax and costs owed to the Tax Claim Bureau and the other are for the convenience fee charged by Official Payments.
NOTE: Items 1 thru 4 of the above are required for UPI certification.After the clerk has verified the information, a bar code sticker will be placed on the document tocertify the UPI. If the clerk cannot certify the UPI, a rejection notice, with reason for rejection, will beattached to the document and returned to the person/agency by the Recorder of Deeds.
New Development Examples
Example “A” – Greenacre Development – 100 Lots . Developer owns a 100 acretract and is subdividing it into 100 one acre lots. Developer files a single subdivision plan for all100 lots, files a $1,000,000 development mortgage, and files a Declaration of HomeownersAssociation, all before infrastructure or other construction is started, and before any lot isconveyed. What are the UPI number(s)?The single UPI number for the original tract goes on each instrument. The plan has notyet been “activated” because no work has begun nor deed recorded. (53 P.S. §10513(b)) Inaddition, the UPI staff will create a new reference parcel number for the Homeowners Associationthat the Developer will have to put on the Declaration of Homeowners Association. It isrecommended that the Developer contact the UPI staff in advance, so that this number can becreated and placed on the Declaration prior to its submission for certification.
Example “B” – Greenacre Development – First Deed. Same as Example “A” exceptdeveloper now presents the first deed for the first lot. What UPI number should the developerinclude on the instrument?“Part of” and the original parcel number. The Tax Mapping office will then activate theplan, and assign a UPI to each of the 100 lots on the plan. The new UPI for the individual lot willbe written on the deed by the UPI Staff and certified. In the alternative, the developer maycontact the UPI Staff in advance and request activation of the plan in order to obtain the UPInumbers for the new lots. The request must be in writing and will activate the plan forassessment purposes.
Example “C” – Greenacre Development – Construction. Same as Example “A”except developer undertakes construction of infrastructure and six weeks later presents the firstdeed for the first lot. What UPI number is affixed to the instrument?The plan should have been “activated” by the construction activity. A UPI will have been,or will be, issued for each new lot. The developer should contact the UPI Staff, ascertain the newUPI number for the lot to be conveyed, and show that on the deed.
Example “D” – Greenacre Development – Amended Declaration. Same asExamples “B” and “C” except that after the plan has been activated the developer records anamended Declaration of Homeowners Association. What UPI number(s) is/are to be affixed tothe instrument?A Homeowners Association or Condominium Association will have its own “referenceparcel” UPI number. This single reference parcel UPI number is to be shown on all documentsconcerning the Homeowners Association or Condominium Association. Currently, title searchersmust search not only the lot owner, but also the Homeowners Association to ascertain anyamendments to the Declaration, etc., which may effect the new owner’s interest. UPI will notchange this.
Example “E” – Greenacre Development – Deed Restrictions. Same as Example “D”except instead of forming a planned community with a Homeowners Association (or acondominium) the developer simply creates 100 fee simple lots, records deed restrictions withthe original plan, and after the plan has been activated, desires to amend the restrictions. WhatUPI number(s) is/are to be affixed to the instrument?All 100 UPI numbers must be included and certified on the amendment. A fee of $10.00per UPI number ($1,000.00) will be due.* * *
Example “F” – Blackacre Development – Phase 1. Developer owns a 100 acre tractand is subdividing it into 100 one acre lots. Developer files a phase 1 subdivision plan for 20 lots,files a $1,000,000 development mortgage, and files a Declaration of Homeowners Association, allbefore infrastructure or other construction is started, and before any lot is conveyed. What arethe UPI number(s)?Same example as New Development Example “A.” The plan is not yet activated, andtherefore the original tract’s UPI number is placed on the phase 1 subdivision plan and mortgage.The Developer should contact the UPI staff and obtain a new “reference parcel” number for theDeclaration of Homeowners Association.
Example “G” – Blackacre Development – Second Mortgage. Same as NewDevelopment Example “F” except after the plan is “activated” by Tax Mapping due to constructionactivity occurring on site, the developer obtains a supplemental mortgage for $1,500,000 that isto be a lien on the developer’s entire property. What are the UPI number(s)?The instrument must have at least 21 UPI numbers, to wit: The residual 80 acre tract UPInumber, plus the numbers for all of the first 20 lots. In addition to the 21 lot and residual tractUPI numbers, the mortgage must set forth the “reference parcel” UPI number for any associationif any portion of the tract is identified by the association’s UPI number, and if applicable, the UPInumber for any other open space or amenity lot.
Example “H” – Blackacre Development – First Deed then Second Mortgage. Sameas New Development Example “G” except that the plan is “activated” by Tax Mapping due to thefirst lot conveyance having occurred, and then the developer obtains a supplemental mortgagefor $1,500,000 which is to be a lien on the developer’s entire property. What are the UPInumber(s)?The instrument must have at least 20 UPI numbers, to wit: The residual 80 acre tract UPInumber, plus the numbers for all of the remaining 19 Phase 1 lots. In addition to the 20 lot andresidual tract UPI numbers, the mortgage must set forth the “reference parcel” UPI number forany association if any portion of the tract is identified by the association’s UPI number, and ifapplicable, the UPI number for any other open space or amenity lot.
Example “I” – Blackacre Development – Perimeter Description. A plan is activatedas in Example “G.” The developer desires to place the $1,500,000 mortgage on the entireoriginal tract. May he use the original 100 acre perimeter description, or must he use 20individual lot descriptions plus a description for the residual 80 acre tract?If the plan which sets forth the 20 lots and the residual tract also contains the perimetersurvey, then the mortgage may be described by the perimeter description. In addition to the 21lot UPI numbers (20 lots plus one residual tract), the mortgage must set forth the UPI number forany open space or amenity lot still owned by Developer.
Example “J” – Blackacre Development – Phase 2. Same as New DevelopmentExample “F” except that the developer has now conveyed half of the Phase 1 lots, and records aPhase 2 subdivision plan for lots 21-40, together with a $2,000,0000 infrastructure mortgage andan amendment of the Homeowner’s Association declaration submitting the Phase 2 lots to theassociation. What UPI number(s) should be affixed to the instruments?The Final Phase 2 Subdivision Plan and the $2,000,000 mortgage will have the residual 80acre UPI number. (If the mortgage is to cover any of the remaining lots in Phase 1, those UPInumbers must be added.) The amendment of the Homeowners Association declaration will carryonly the UPI number for the Association, and a “Part of” UPI number for the 80 acre formerresidual tract because Phase 2 (20 acres for lots 21-40) will now be added to the HomeownersAssociation parcel.* * *
Example “K” – Whiteacre Development – Open Space Deed. Two years after adevelopment is begun, the developer conveys open space area to the Association. What UPInumber(s) should be affixed to the deed?There should be a UPI number assigned to the open space lot or lots, and it should be the“reference parcel” number for the Homeowners Association. With subsequent phases, andmultiple open space, storm water detention area, amenity, or other such parcels, there may bemultiple reference parcel numbers. The drafter of the deed should contact the Tax Mappingdepartment in advance of preparing the deed and submitting it for recording. If an open spacelot had been given a parcel number other than the “reference parcel” number for theHomeowners Association, then that prior number for the open space lot will be eliminated andthe “reference parcel” number for the Homeowners Association allocated also to the open spacelot being conveyed to the Association. Therefore, the Developer must either have establishedthat the “reference parcel” number for the Homeowners Association will be used, and place thatnumber on the deed for the open space lot, or the Developer will place the prior UPI number onthe deed, and will be required to change that number when the deed is presented forcertification.
Example “L” – Whiteacre Development – Deed of Dedication. Two years after thedevelopment is begun, the developer prepares a deed of dedication for the road. What UPInumber(s) should be affixed to the deed?Deeds of dedication have been excepted from the definition of instruments requiring aUPI. UPI numbers are not needed for public road right-of-way areas.