Welcome to Glen Rock Borough’s Website!
Here visitors can find important Borough information. You can also take a look at our rich history, view upcoming events, and become familiar with the current Council happenings.
It is your Council’s hope that you will use this website as your first stop for news and information about the Borough. It is our goal that this website will be a valuable resource to the community.
Glen Rock Mayor: Ronald McCullough, Jr.
See the “Upcoming Events” page for our Google calendar and more details of future events like:
1. September 20: the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society will hold part II of their “Turning Back the Pages of Time” picture show in the sanctuary of the Methodist Church located on the corner of New and Church Streets. The doors will open at 6:00pm with the slide show running from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The presentation will give the attendees an opportunity to see many unseen or seldom seen photographs of Glen Rock from the early 1900′s through the 1940′s with discussion about the pictures. The entrance and parking are to the rear of the church. The event is free to the public, but a free-will donation is encouraged. The Church will be holding their monthly spaghetti supper on Sept. 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 in the church basement. Treat yourself to dinner and then come upstairs for the FREE picture show.
2. On Saturday, September 27, the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society is sponsoring a showing of the movie “How To Marry A Millionaire” staring local actor Cameron Mitchell. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund the Cameron Mitchell Scholarship with special recognition for Helena Hartenstein, administered by the Southern York County School District Foundation. The event will be held in the sanctuary of Zion Lutheran Church - 49 Hanover St. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for people to meet relatives, see photos, memorabilia, and more. The movie will start at 7pm. Admission will be by donation.
3. On Sunday, October 5, the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society will hold their 2014 historic plaque dedication starting at 2:00 pm at the Glen Rock Fire Company - 17 Hanover Street. The Fire Company will also host an open house that day from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in conjunction with fire prevention week.
4. On Sunday, October 5, the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society will hold their fifth “Walk Around the Rock” program. The group will depart from the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company building at 3:00 pm with tour guides Jon Nicklow and John Hufnagel. The tour will travel around Hanover Street, Water Street, then onto Main Street and return back to the fire hall. Along the way you will learn what businesses existed in the downtown area along the tour route from the early beginning of the town up through the present. The walking history tour usually takes about 2 to 2½ hours. In case or rain, this event will be re-scheduled.
Residents: Your Borough needs your help! Please get involved to help our borough! Check out our “Help Wanted!” section under “Borough Government”!
The “Projects” page under “Borough Government” has been updated as of July 25th. Check for Church Street construction updates.
(Tips from our Police Chief)
- We are still having issues with house numbers being hard to read or missing. Please be sure emergency responders can find your address at night and during bad weather conditions. High visibility number kits are available at most local hardware stores.
- With the warm weather approaching, we start to see an increase in juvenile activity at night. Thefts from vehicles increase and we urge everyone to be sure their vehicles are locked.
- Door to door solicitation also increases this time of year. Some are legitimate, and some are not. Many Boroughs require registration and permits. Please report any suspicious persons to the police.
- Due to the very severe winter, the roadways are in bad shape. Pot holes, cinders and salt residue can make motorcycle and bicycle operation more dangerous. Please be aware of this until streets are swept and we get some heavy rain to wash debris away.
- We have seen an increase in telephone scams. If an offer sounds suspicious or too good to be true, it usually is. Report suspicious calls to the police.
- Texting while driving is rapidly surpassing drunk driving as a major cause of traffic accidents, especially with teen drivers. Please don’t text and drive.
Download the latest Glen Rock Borough Newsletter for Fall-Winter 2013 here. The next newsletter should be out in the Fall.
Note: Many local residents are serviced by the Glen Rock post office, and therefore have a Glen Rock address but actually do not live in Glen Rock Borough.
Residents of Shrewsbury, Codorus, or Springfield Townships should contact their respective municipality for their local government needs and questions.
Many thanks to Roger Butz for the header design at the top of the page!
Website designed and maintained by Doug Young, Glen Rock Borough Council.
For questions and comments about this website, contact the webmaster via e-mail: Webmaster@glenrockpa.org