2011 Gates Project
The City of York is pleased to announce a new public-private
initiative called the Gates Project. Gates is a broad-scale project
developed in response to requests from York City residents that the
city expand the York City Safety initiative piloted in 2007. The
2007 pilot program funded grant requests from neighborhood groups for
breezeway gates and street and porch lights. According to residents
and the York City Police Department, the gates were very effective in
deterring criminal behavior.
The new initiative, the Gates Project, is projected to help decrease
crime by paying for the fabrication and installation of up to 300
gates for breezeways in York City's west end. The city is working
with the Women's Giving Circle (WGC), a fund of the York County
Community Foundation, to help develop the program. WGC will provide
start-up funding and help develop additional partnerships and
coordination of the project. Kinsley Construction will be a key
partner in the Gates Project.
- How much will this cost the homeowner?
The gates will be provided and installed FREE OF CHARGE!
- Who will be installing the gates?
The breezeways will be measured and gates will be made by Kinsley. The York Builder's Association and Habitat for Humanity will be installing the gates.
- What will the gates look like?
The gates will be made of steel and will be around five feet tall. The picture above is a sample gate.
- Will the gates be locked?
Yes, the gates will be locked, however the homeowners on each side of the gate will be provided a key to the gate.
- Who will be performing maintenance on the gates?
For maintenance on the gates, contact the York City Police Department at 717-849-2254.