Owners of Campmeeting properties automatically become members of the Mt Gretna Campmeeting Association Inc . As such, we are subject to the Association's rules and regulations and beneficiary of its many services.
We elect our neighbors to be on the Board of Managers. They volunteer their time to listen to us, and together with the other Managers on the Board, to maintain our services (police, water, sewer, disposal, etc.), and to formulate plans, rules, and regulations for the common good.
Charter and By-Laws
The Charter states the legal purpose, scope, and structure of the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Association, Inc.
The By-Laws specify the rules and regulations of how the corporation will conduct its business.
Rules and Regulations
To maintain a safe and desirable community, the following Rules and Regulations, applicable to property owners, their tenants and guests, were revised and adopted by the Board of Managers on April 18, 2023:
Rules and Regulations Highlights for Visitors, Guests, and Renters
The Campmeeting has prepared a brief summary with highlights of the rules and regulations to serve as a guide for guests and home renters in the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting grounds: Renter Highlights
Recent Changes to Rules and Regulations
On April 19, 2022, the Board of Managers adopted changeds to Rule 4, the Trash Rule.
On October 18, 2022, the Board of Managers adopted changes to Rule 17, the Quiet Hours and Quiet Season Rule.
On November 15, 2022, the Board of Managers adopted changes to Rule 16, the Tree Rule.
On January 17, 2023, the Board of Managers adopted changes to the Procedure for Amending Rules and Regulations.
On March 27, 2023, the Board of Managers adopted changes to Rule 16, the Tree Rule, and to Part B. of Procedures for Violations, Penalties, Variances and Appeals.
According to Rule #17 in our Rules & Regulations handbook, all residents within the borders of the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting are expected to maintain "Quiet Hours" all day Sunday, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday. In addition, quiet hours are in effect all day beginning July 15th and going through August 31st every summer for our "Quiet Season".
"High decible power tools, such as saws and leaf blowers, and manual work, such as framing and roofing, are prohibited. Moderate noise created by indoor work is acceptable. Painting and landscaping are permitted." (Rule & Regulations Handbook, excerpt from Rule #17)
This section is under construction; not all MGCA policies are present. Click on the name of the policy to view and/or download it.
Buildings & Grounds Committee
Property Ownership Committee
The Board of Managers will periodically post proposed changes to the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, and policies on the website for MGCA Member comment. Member comments are welcome and appreciated.
The Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Association's Rules & Regulations state in Rule #10 that, "When building, remodeling, or renovating their properties, MGCA Members must obtain all required building permits and comply with all applicable building codes as mandated by West Cornwall Township ..."
The Building & Grounds Committee developed an information sheet to serve as a guide to MGCA Members who may wonder when they do and do not need a building permit. It can be viewed at the following link.
If you still have any questions about the building permit process, please feel free to contact the Superintendent of Grounds through the "Contact Us" tab.
The building permit application can be requested from our office or downloaded from the following link. The form can be filled and submitted with attachments via e-mail, or printed, filled out, and mailed to our office.
The Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Association’s Rules & Regulations state in Rule #16 that, “Prior to removing any tree, MGCA Members must submit a Tree Removal Permit for approval by the Board of Managers. Members must submit a tree evaluation from a certified arborist or a certified forester as part of the tree removal permit application if the tree shows any signs of life. An evaluation by a certified arborist or certified forester will not be necessary for a dead tree as determined by the MGCA Tree Committee Chair or their designee.” To read Rule #16 in its entirety, refer to the Rules & Regulations handbook.
The Tree Removal Permit can be requested from our office or downloaded from the following link. The form can be filled and submitted with attachments via email, or printed, filled out, and mailed to our office.
The Campmeeting has also prepared a list of certified arborists and tree removal companies that you may want to consult.