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Tick Bite Prevention

Individuals with exposure to wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter are at greatest risk of tick exposure. Residents can reduce the likelihood of a tick bite by:

  • walking in the center of trails and avoiding areas with high grass and leaf litter;
  • using EPA-approved insect repellents on exposed skin;
  • using products that contain 0.5% permethrin to pre-treat shoes, clothing, and gear;
  • wearing light-colored clothing, which will make it easier to see crawling ticks;
  • conducting full-body tick checks (including pets) after spending time in tick habitats;
  • bathing or showering within two hours after coming indoors; and
  • placing clothing worn outdoors in the dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks.

If an attached tick is found, it should be promptly removed using fine-tipped tweezers.
The tick should be grasped as close to the skin’s surface as possible and pulled upward with steady, even pressure.
CDC’s directions for tick removal can be found online.

Find the Tickborne Disease Dashboard and more information on tickborne diseases at the Department of Health’s website.​

2024-05-15T19:00:16+00:00May 15, 2024|

Adams County Draft 2025-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

                                      PUBLIC REVIEW & COMMENT PERIOD
The 30-day public review & comment period for the Adams County Draft FFY 2025-2028
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis
Report (AQCA) begins on Monday, May 13th, 2024. Comments will be accepted via phone,
mail, or email until 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 13th, 2024.

The TIP lists priority highway, bridge, safety, and enhancement projects for the period of
October 1, 2024 through September 30, 2028.

ACTPO will host two hybrid public information meetings to present and receive comments on
the Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis
Report (AQCA) on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 1pm and 6pm. Additional meetings and
comment period information may be found in the Public Notice.

To view the full Draft TIP document, including how to submit a comment and
the Public Notice visit:   https://adamscountypa.gov/TIP

2024-05-15T18:53:26+00:00May 15, 2024|

Warning to Oxford Township Residents

Recently we have seen a drastic increase in permit requests for home improvement projects from companies that are engaging in door-to-door solicitation for their services. Several companies have been travelling throughout the township knocking on doors and making sales pitches to our residents to engage them for various projects. Some of these companies have accumulated numerous less than favorable reviews of their services. We are encouraging all of our residents to perform their due diligence prior to signing anything with any contractor they encounter. Please take a few minutes to research the company you are signing with and make sure they are reputable to avoid potential problems with the services they are offering.

2024-04-01T13:16:40+00:00January 9, 2024|
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