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Welcome to Dickinson Township

Dickinson Township is located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Its history revolves around farms, the schools, churches, mills, stores, blacksmith shops and the businesses that supplied them as well as the industries of the mountains which developed the natural resources of wood, iron ore, sand, clay and phosphorous.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Supervisors of Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, of its intent to conduct a public hearing during its regularly scheduled meeting to be held on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room, Dickinson Township Municipal Building, 219 Mountain View Road, Mt Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the below entitled and summarized ordinance.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN by the Board of its intent to consider and to vote upon enactment of the proposed ordinance during its regularly scheduled meeting that follows the conclusion of the public hearing, or at another public meeting at said location and time not less than seven nor more than 60 days following publication of this Notice.

The title of the proposed ordinance is:

The proposed ordinance provides for the Township’s participation in the PSATS Unemployment Compensation Group Trust for the purpose of pooling resources and jointly leverage buying power to develop and maintain unemployment compensation insurance coverage for the Township at a reasonable cost.

The full text of the proposed ordinance may be examined, or copies obtained at cost, at the Office of the Dickinson Township Secretary, 219 Mountain View Road, Mt Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, during regular business hours, or by clicking HERE. In addition, a copy of the proposed ordinance has been filed with the newspaper publishing this notice.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Supervisors of Dickinson Township,Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, of its intent to continue to conduct public hearings, at the times and place stated below, on the conditional use application of Goodman North American Partnership Holdings, LLC, for a distribution center to be located at the northwestern quadrant of the Exit 44 (Allen Road) interchange of Interstate 81 within the Business Industrial District:

Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015

Both hearings are to begin immediately upon the conclusion of the business meeting of the Board of Supervisors, which business meeting begins at 5:30 pm, and will conclude at 9:00 pm.

The hearings will be held at the Dickinson Township Offices,219 Mountain View Road, Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania.

PLEASE NOTE: The February 16, 2015 Public Hearing has been cancelled.


The Dickinson Township Park & Recreation Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on their advisory board. Members organize community events, help shape the recreation plans of the township, make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on operating and capital budget needs for recreation, and enhance recreation opportunities for residents.

Applicants are expected to have an interest in developing and supporting township parks and recreational facilities. Formal education in the field in not necessary. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of five years.

Please email the Township Manager, Laura Portillo, at with a short letter of intent and a resume if interested. Any questions may also be directed to the Manager.


To review the draft Zoning and Saldo Ordinances, click HERE.

CDs of the draft ordinances are available at the Township office for $3.00 each.
Paper copies are available for 0.25 cents per page ($80.50 for Zoning, $24.50 for Saldo)

Want to review other township’s zoning ordinances? Click on one of the links below:

West Pennsboro Township

Penn Township

Southampton Township

Shippensburg Township

South Newton Township

CD copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available at the Township building.
2012 Audit Report

2011 Audit Report

Upcoming Meetings/Events

February 2 - Board of Supervisors
February 11 - Planning Commission
February 16 - Board of Supervisors
February 19 - Family Skate Night
February 23 - Park & Recreation
February 24 - Municipal Authority
March 2 - Board of Supervisors
March 11 - Planning Commission
March 16 - Board of Supervisors
March 23 - Park & Recreation

Dickinson Township

219 Mountain View Road
Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Ph. (717) 486-7424
Fax (717) 486-8412

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 am to 3:30 pm

PA State Police

1538 Commerce Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17015


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January 1 - New Year's Day
April 3 - Good Friday
May 19 - Primary Election Day
May 25 - Memorial Day
July 3 - Independence Day
September 7 - Labor Day
November 3 - Election Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
November 27 - Black Friday
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day