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LEAF COLLECTION

Leaf collection will start the week of October 13th and end the week of December 15th, weather permitting.  

Monday - Maple Lane, Fairview Estates and North Cornwall

Wednesday - Karinchville, Toytown and Cornwall Center

Friday - Starners Development, Anthracite, Rexmont, Minersvillage and Burd Coleman

There will be no leaf pick up on November 28th.  Also, a reminder that there will be no leaf pick up in areas zoned Residential Forest.

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Attention Residents
Met-Ed is providing free water and ice to customers experiencing a power outage due to last night’s violent storm.  Met-Ed customers will be given up to 20lbs of ice and up to three gallons of water per day per household at the following Giant Food Stores: 
·        481 West Penn Avenue, Cleona
·        835 Bowman Street, Lebanon 
·        1278 Market Street, Elizabethtown
·        450 East Main Street, Middletown 

Met-Ed encourages all customers to report power outages, even if they think the neighbors have already done so.  Customers should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report outages or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com via their smartphone.   



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RECYCLING

Residents of Cornwall are asked to contract recycling services through one of the licensed haulers.  Recycle bins are available at the Borough Office at no charge.  Acceptable items include:  clear, green, and brown glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, steel cans, #1 through #7 plastic bottles ONLY, and newspaper.  Contact the Borough Office at 274-3436 with any questions.

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SR72 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

PENNDOT - DISTRICT 8

SR 0072 (QUENTIN ROAD) BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is in the preliminary engineering phase for the replacement of the SR 0072 (Quentin Road) bridge over Snitz Creek.  A single span bridge is proposed to replace the existing single span bridge.  SR 0072 alignment will remain the same as existing.  Quentin Road will maintain two lanes of traffic during two separate construction phases, however the North Cornwall Road/SR 0072 intersection will be closed during construction.  The start of construction is several years away, and will take approximately one year to complete.  Preliminary roadway plans for the project and the traffic control phases will be available for viewing at the Cornwall Borough Municipal Building and the West Cornwall Township Municipal Building during business hours beginning May, 2014 through June, 2014.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

John Bachman,  Senior Project Manager, PennDOT District 8-0 


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UPCOMING MEETINGS

October 27 at 7:00 p.m. - Board of Health

November 3 at 7:30 p.m. - Planning & Zoning Committee

November 10 at 7:00 p.m. - Borough Council
 
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History of Cornwall

 
 

Cornwall owes its being to Peter Grubb, a 19 year old immigrant who in 1737 came prospecting and discovered three hills of magnetic iron ore, purchased a total of 442.5 acres of land for $675.00, and established what was to become one of the world-renowned and most productive iron ore mining operations of all time. Following continuous operations for 236 years, during which time 110 million tons of iron ore were produced, along with 447,000 tons of copper, plus iron pyrite (fool’s gold), cobalt, and trace elements of silver and gold, the famous Cornwall Iron Ore Mines closed in 1973. Twenty-five common and 57 uncommon minerals were associated with the ore and attracted mineral collectors from around the world.

Grubb erected a furnace in 1742 to process the iron ore metal and named the furnace Cornwall – after his father’s birthplace in England.

Much appreciation and credit for the development of Cornwall rests with the Cornwall Ore Bank Co. (The Grubb, Coleman, Alden, Freeman and Buckingham families and descendants who were the shareholders) until 1894 and successor owners – Lackawanna Iron and Steel Co., and Bethlehem Steel Corporation, who developed and maintained town sites nearby the mines and furnaces during a period when transportation was limited to the horse and later the early automobile.

Cornwall became a borough on October 11, 1926 after having been a part of northern Lancaster County and, for a while of eastern Dauphin County as Cornwall Township. At the time it officially became a Borough, it was comprised of 6 widely separated villages. In 2002 it currently consists of 16 separate villages or developments with a total population of about 3,486. Cornwall Borough embraces 9.7 square miles in area (more than twice that of the City of Lebanon at 4.6 square miles and has about 1/10 the population as has the City). Cornwall maintains more than 50 miles of paved roads and streets. It is the largest borough geographically, in the continental United States. Cornwall is also larger in area than the City of Harrisburg – the Capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Cornwall’s heritage is completely that of a industrial complex which flourished for 236 years, generated by the world famous Open Pit Iron Ore Mine, and underground mine at Burd Coleman and another at Rexmont, iron furnaces at North Cornwall, Burd Coleman, and Anthracite Village, ore roasters at Anthracite, an iron ore Concentrator Plant at Rexmont, all of which were serviced by three railroads – Cornwall Railroad, Cornwall and Lebanon Railroad, and Cornwall Ore Bank Railroad. The former two railroads transported passengers, as well, with the Cornwall R.R. handling more than five million passengers during its operating years. All of the foregoing have disappeared, leaving only the original Charcoal Furnace (1742) standing intact as a museum, having ceased operations in 1883.

Cornwall’s industry produced cannon and munitions and iron products for all of the wars in which our Country was engaged from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam. It supplied the iron for rails and spikes necessary for the westward expansion and development of the United States and for its bridges and buildings. Cornwall played a vital role in the overall development and protection of our Country.

Sadly, the ethnic mix of industrious citizens has been replaced by a breed of newcomers who have, in just a few short years, succeeded in converting thriving industrial hub into a bedroom community which, through enacted zoning ordinance, has practically outlawed industry within its borders. Absent the 236 years of raw, basic industry, there would not have been a Cornwall.


    
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Borough of Cornwall
36 Burd Coleman Road
P.O. Box 667
Cornwall, PA 17016
Phone: 717-274-3436     Fax: 717-274-3496

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    
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