Swatara Township

Swatara Township In 1799, just twenty-three years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a court order divided Lower Paxton Township into two equal parts.
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Swatara was the name chosen for the southern part of the area. The word is thought to be from an Iroquois Indian word meaning "Where we fed on eels." Swatara Township is comprised of 14.6 square miles, equivalent to 9,344 acres. An atlas of 1875 shows Churchville, New Benton, and Highland Village as population centers. Today we know them as Oberlin, Bressler, and Enhaut, respectively. Wheat and co

Swatara was the name chosen for the southern part of the area. The word is thought to be from an Iroquois Indian word meaning "Where we fed on eels." Swatara Township is comprised of 14.6 square miles, equivalent to 9,344 acres. An atlas of 1875 shows Churchville, New Benton, and Highland Village as population centers. Today we know them as Oberlin, Bressler, and Enhaut, respectively. Wheat and co

Operating as usual

06/03/2021

Funeral Services Update:
Services for Richard "Dick" Singer, will be held on Sat, June 12th at Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church in Oberlin, PA. Visitation will be held from 10am until 11am, at which time services will begin.

We sadly announce this morning's passing of former Commissioner Richard "Dick" Singer.  Arrangements are incomplete at t...
06/01/2021

We sadly announce this morning's passing of former Commissioner Richard "Dick" Singer. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be posted as we receive them.

We sadly announce this morning's passing of former Commissioner Richard "Dick" Singer. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be posted as we receive them.

05/26/2021

The Township Compost Facility will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.

05/19/2021

Municipal Office Closure – May 20, 2021

On Thursday, May 20, Swatara Township offices will be closed due to a water service disruption. SUEZ Water will be shutting off water service to the Municipal Building and several nearby businesses to complete repairs to an adjacent hydrant.

Police and Public Works services should remain largely unaffected, except for work inside the building.

05/19/2021

FYI:
Kinsley Construction has advised that they will be closing the road at the box culvert right before the intersection at Fiddlers Elbow Quarry tentatively starting Monday 5/24 in Lower Swatara. If all goes well, this closure will only last for 3-4 days and the road will be back open in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

05/18/2021
Swatara Township Stormwater Authority Online Payment System

Swatara Township Stormwater Authority Bills Mailed, Payment Available Online

Stormwater Authority bills were mailed May 18, to residents and businesses. Payments are due by July 20. Payment may be made online using the following link:

paywithcardx.com/bpl/swatarato1,pt=default_invoice

Online payment instructions will be on the billing statement. Cash will be accepted when making an in-person payment only. A drop box is also available outside in front of the municipal building for payment by check only.

Please call 717-564-2551 with questions or concerns regarding your stormwater fee. The mailing address is Swatara Township Stormwater Authority, 599 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17111. The Swatara Township Sewer Authority is no longer billing or receiving payments for the Swatara Township Stormwater fee.

05/17/2021
Thanks to the folks who came to help at Randolph Memorial Park on Sue Drive especially the volunteers from GIANT and the...
05/17/2021

Thanks to the folks who came to help at Randolph Memorial Park on Sue Drive especially the volunteers from GIANT and the folks who attended the Meet and Greet!

05/13/2021

On Saturday, May 15, between 9am and noon, there will be a maintenance, trash pick-up and Swatara Police Department Meet and Greet at Randolph Memorial Park on Sue Drive. We'll be joined by our friends from GIANT and our Township Recreation staff as they contribute their time toward sprucing up a park in the Township. Please feel free to stop by, say hello and help out if you are available.

Hot dogs and burgers will be available during the Meet and Greet around 11am!

Hope to see you there!

05/12/2021

Board of Commissioners And Stormwater Authority Meetings To Be Held In Person On May 12, 2021
POSTED ON: MAY 12, 2021

The Swatara Township Stormwater Authority meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Board of Commissioners meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Swatara Room of the Municipal Building. Masks and social distancing are required.

05/05/2021
05/04/2021

The Township Public Works Department will begin collecting storm damage debris ONLY beginning Monday May 10th.

What you need to know as a property owner:
1. To ensure your storm damage is collected, please call the Township and let staff know that you have storm damage. Please include name, address and phone number.
2. Storm Damage must be curbside to be collected beginning the morning of Monday May 10th. We will not follow the usual neighborhoods by weekday. Public Works personnel will collect all over the Township beginning Monday, May 10th.
3. Residents can also take storm damage to the Compost Facility, Monday-Friday 8am-3pm and Saturday 8am-2pm.
4. Storm damage includes: Trees, limbs and sticks less than 6’ in length. Small storm debris must be placed in brown paper yard waste bags. Paper bags are available at the Township building.
5. Storm damage does not include: Grass clippings, logs, tree trunks, stumps, construction lumber or garbage of any kind.

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05/03/2021
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05/03/2021
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04/28/2021

(Update: We have been advised that the pup's owner was reached, and is understandably upset. We have no further information. Thank you to all who provided assistance and expressed concern.
We hope that the owner may find a measure of solace in your heartfelt concerns).

This is not our usual post, but our Public Works Department has notified us (and requested that we post) that a small Yorkie Terrier with a red harness style collar was found near 3722 Derry Street. Sadly, the dog is deceased. It is currently at the Humane Society and may be retrieved by the owner. If you are not the owner, but know the owner, please pass this information along.

Public Service Announcement for those looking for COVID Vaccination
04/27/2021

Public Service Announcement for those looking for COVID Vaccination

Public Service Announcement for those looking for COVID Vaccination

Thanks to all who helped out at Swatara Township's 8th Annual Earth Day Clean-up this past Saturday!
04/26/2021

Thanks to all who helped out at Swatara Township's 8th Annual Earth Day Clean-up this past Saturday!

Everyone is Welcome.  Plan to Join us. Please Share!Swatara Township 8th Annual Earth Day Clean-up Saturday, April 24, 2...
04/23/2021

Everyone is Welcome. Plan to Join us.
Please Share!

Swatara Township 8th Annual Earth Day Clean-up

Saturday, April 24, 2021 meeting at 29th and Paxton Street, behind McDonald's at 9:00am to 10:30am.

Lunch will be served by the Swatara Township Police Department at 11:00am at the Vanatta Park, 4800 Derry Street.
There will be a Clean-up at Vanatta Park from 10:30am until Noon.

Tools, Trashbags, Safety Vests and Gloves will be provided by Swatara Township.

*If you are doing a local neighborhood clean up in Swatara Township, you are invited to stop by for lunch. Please return Township tools and unused trash bags to the Vanatta Park location by Noon.

#swatarastrong
#EarthDay2021

Everyone is Welcome. Plan to Join us.
Please Share!

Swatara Township 8th Annual Earth Day Clean-up

Saturday, April 24, 2021 meeting at 29th and Paxton Street, behind McDonald's at 9:00am to 10:30am.

Lunch will be served by the Swatara Township Police Department at 11:00am at the Vanatta Park, 4800 Derry Street.
There will be a Clean-up at Vanatta Park from 10:30am until Noon.

Tools, Trashbags, Safety Vests and Gloves will be provided by Swatara Township.

*If you are doing a local neighborhood clean up in Swatara Township, you are invited to stop by for lunch. Please return Township tools and unused trash bags to the Vanatta Park location by Noon.

#swatarastrong
#EarthDay2021

NEWS POST: COME JOIN SWATARA PD FOR AN EARTH DAY CLEAN UP EVENT
04/21/2021
NEWS POST: COME JOIN SWATARA PD FOR AN EARTH DAY CLEAN UP EVENT

NEWS POST: COME JOIN SWATARA PD FOR AN EARTH DAY CLEAN UP EVENT

In honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22nd each year, Swatara Township Police will be participating in a clean up event this Saturday, April 24th from 9am to 12pm. The detail will take place along Paxton Street, the Harrisburg Area

04/16/2021

Just a reminder, Earth Day Clean Up is scheduled for April 24, at 29th and Paxton behind McDonalds at 9am. Another clean up will occur at Vanatta Park at 10:30. Swatara Police will be providing lunch to volunteers at 11am.

Additional details will be posted next week!

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04/12/2021
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Swatara Middle School Students and Staff worked with the Swatara Township Parks and Recreation Department on community p...
04/12/2021

Swatara Middle School Students and Staff worked with the Swatara Township Parks and Recreation Department on community park maintenance and beautification projects on Saturday at Horner Park and Clown Park. Special thanks to Randy Smith, Chad Huggins and Corporal Pokrop for directing the efforts!

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04/07/2021
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04/06/2021

There are 3 dates this year that the Compost Facility will be closed. Those are:

Monday, May 31st
Monday, July 5th
Monday, September 6th

Thank you.

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04/05/2021
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Saturday turned out to be a great day for distributing holiday treats to hundreds of folks.  Thanks to our friends at BE...
04/05/2021

Saturday turned out to be a great day for distributing holiday treats to hundreds of folks. Thanks to our friends at BELCO for their contributions to the day's events. Thank you all for coming!!!

(Stay tuned for more info about the winners of the coloring contest!)

04/02/2021

The Swatara Township Compost facility will be closed for the holiday weekend.

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03/31/2021
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03/23/2021

Holiday Drive-Thru and Coloring Contest

Children grades K-5 who reside in Swatara Township or Paxtang Borough are invited to participate in a holiday drive-thru on Saturday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, at the former Rainbow Hills Swimming Pool, 4095 Swatara Drive. A holiday photo opportunity will be available at the municipal building. Print the holiday picture (link on the Township web page), color it, and bring it to the holiday drive-thru. Six lucky winners will receive a gift card. Coloring entries must be received by 11:00 a.m. on April 3, 2021.

As the weather is getting warmer and the grass is beginning to return to shades of green, you'll notice volunteers aroun...
03/23/2021

As the weather is getting warmer and the grass is beginning to return to shades of green, you'll notice volunteers around the Township giving their time to collect the trash that has settled in the grassy areas near the road. These trash collections are sponsored by the Township four times a year. If you haven't had the time to thank some of these nice volunteers, we're adding their names here:

Yp Acharya Abhi N Neupane Bhagirath Khatiwada GS Kopilash Udaya Acharya Nabin Acharya Jitendra Bk Bishwa Chhetri Kul Niroula yadu Subedi Cody Stoner, Jonathan Meck, Geri Wilson, Jameta Williams, KJ Johnson, Amani Johnson, Cindy Miller, Steven Wirt, Tom Hurst, Kevin Trafka, Greg Radosovec, Joshua Garisto, Sophia Garisto, Erin Woods, Bill Woods, Liam Woods, Laurie Henry, Nolan Henry-Malatestinic, Josh Campanaro, and Commisioners Shaela Ellis and Tom Connolly.

And Debra Noles, for litter pick up around Highland St. and Eisenhower Boulevard.

And a special thank you: Swatara Township Public Works and PennDOT for Right of Way pick-up.

If you happen to see litter being discarded along the road, or piled in some yard or parking lot, please consider contacting the Swatara PD or the Township Codes Office so that we can address the problem.

We'll soon be posting more information about volunteer opportunities to help collect trash and other information on Earth Day on the Township webpage, page and the Police Department social media outlet as well!

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599 Eisenhower Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA
17111

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Board of Commissioners: Thomas Connolly Richard Bouder Jeff Varner Christine Zubeck Shaela Ellis Manager: Jim Fosselman

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
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WHY Virtually? WHY NOT BOTH? WHERE are the instructions to join this Special Meeting? CANNOT find any location or instructions and your link doesn't go anywhere! Special Meeting Notice of the Board of Commissioners POSTED ON: FEBRUARY 19, 2021 - 2:15PM SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE The Board of Commissioners of Swatara Township will hold a special meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually, with instructions to join the meeting on the township’s website, www.swataratwp.com. The purpose of the meeting is to review the decision of President Judge John F. Cherry regarding Mushroom Hill LLC, and any other business that may come before the Board.
I was able to take my walk today at the Gerald Vanatta Memorial Park and was thankful to see that the walking path was free of ice and snow. Appreciated so much! Thank you.
Thanks to everyone who was involved in this massive effort to clear the roads of snow! 🤗
Registration for Swatara Paxtang Girls Softball Spring 2021 season is now OPEN. Please pass this on to any girls you know in Swatara Township and Paxtang! Register here - https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=swatarapaxtang. Scroll down and the link is on the right side. We have t-ball through 14U and we take beginners at ALL age levels.
Major tree cutting, land fill, grading, landscaping operation, will effect storm water into Spring creek and the Swatara Creek. Over two acres of trees gone. 4700 Lawntara St. #lowerpaxtontownship #SwataraTwp
"This sucks".... Guess the crew or contractor that was working Dec 22/23 thought this was funny... but how long are we going to have to see this? It's large letters, same red marker they used for their roadwork. Just looks like crap, right in front of our houses (700 block of Monroe). Most of us try to keep our homes and neighborhood looking good, but this is right in your face. Should we spray/paint over it and send somebody a bill?
Hey all you Highway guys stay safe out there as you'll be spending the next 48hrs in your plow trucks! I'll be helping out by staying off the roads.
What's going on from 63rd Street to Nyes Road on Derry Street. The conditions of that road, particularly west bound, have been awful for months. It has clearly been dug up and patched. It's way past time to complete the job.
Any idea if Trick or Treat is on for this year? When can we expect to know by?
Anyone missing this little guy? He is at the pool at East Harrisburg campground
Hi; I have a small evergreen tree to cut down. Is there somewhere I can take it to dump it?
A huge thank you to everyone in law enforcement. You are appreciated and we pray for you.🙏🇺🇸