Towamencin officials have approved more restrictions on outdoor burning.
Leaves are no longer allowed in the fire but other yard waste remains OK. The township supervisors took action after a long series of discussions with state environmental regulators that started after a Towamencin resident complained about what their neighbor was burning. Harrisburg put the pressure on by withholding about $166,000 in state recycling grants from the township. That money is not included in the current township budget and Towamencin officials say the state can withold it without causing a problem for municipal finances. They also say that the township code enforcement department will do what it has to do for the enforcement of the additional restrictions.