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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.

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

03/11/2022

Penn Waste has advised us that, due to a medical emergency, the recyclables truck will be delayed until tomorrow. Regular trash pickup should be unaffected.

03/09/2022

Township Commissioners Meeting

03/09/2022

Township Stormwater Meeting

03/03/2022

March 2, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

02/17/2022

Swatara Fire-Rescue & Steelton Pa Fire Department have teamed up with the American Red Cross to conduct a Sound The Alarm Event. If you are interested in helping with this event please click the link below! All volunteer registration will be processed through the Red Cross, please do not contact the fire department to register.

Due to national Red Cross policy all volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=public_shift_listing&view_id=2&zip_code=17111

02/15/2022

***Last Call for Baseball Sign Ups***

This Wednesday February 16th is our last scheduled registration! We will be at the Penbrook Borough Municipal Building from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Don’t miss out on getting your son/daughter signed up to play baseball for us. Please share and pass the word along!

02/14/2022
02/10/2022

Township Commissioners Meeting - February 9, 2022

02/09/2022

Stormwater Meeting - February 9, 2022

02/08/2022

Real Estate Tax Collector
Posted on February 8, 2022
The new Real Estate Tax Collector for Swatara Township is Roy Afalava. His office is located at the Chambers Hill Fire Company, 6400A Chambers Hill Road. Telephone 717-832-4908. Established office hours are Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is a drop box located at his office. No cash will be accepted in person at the tax office, or in the drop box. NO REAL ESTATE TAX PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING.

02/07/2022

Schiavoni and McNaughton Parks have been reopened.

02/04/2022

McNaughton and Schiavoni Parks are being closed this morning due to the creek waters rising over the walking path. With creek levels expected to rise and below freezing temperatures this weekend, we will reevaluate conditions on Monday morning.

02/03/2022
02/02/2022
AARP has asked to remind everyone that you have to schedule a time in advance to arrange an appointment.  Walk-ins are n...
01/31/2022

AARP has asked to remind everyone that you have to schedule a time in advance to arrange an appointment. Walk-ins are not allowed. Thank you!

01/27/2022
01/25/2022

The 2022 Membership Drive for Community LifeTeam has been mailed and is out for delivery. We have been made aware that there are some errors in the delivery/recipients of our Membership Drive.

The brochure below outlines the communities that LifeTeam serves and are to receive a Membership Brochure. If you are not a resident of one of the communities listed in the brochure, LifeTeam is not soliciting membership.

Please DO NOT send payment for membership if you do not reside in one of the communities listed in the brochure. If you are interested in supporting your local EMS organization, please contact them directly and ask how you can support them.
If you have any questions about your Ambulance Membership, please contact our business office at 717-848-4740, Option 3. We will be happy for assist you with your questions.

We apologize for any confusion or concern this may cause.

01/25/2022
01/17/2022

From Penn Waste:

Good morning,

I am reaching out to you regarding today’s routes. We had anticipated that we would be able to run our routes today, with little issues due to the weather. After sending our crews out today, we found that many roads were not safe to travel on. We have already had at least 10 trucks stuck on roads this morning. In order to keep our employees safe, we are pulling back all routes and will operate on a holiday schedule for the remainder of this week. Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday, and so on through Saturday. We will be posting a similar message on our website, social media and sending to our email subscribers. We made every attempt to get routes running today, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with us. I hope you can understand. If you should have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Joel Washok
Market Development Representative

01/13/2022

Township Meeting - January 12, 2022

01/12/2022

Township Stormwater Authority Meeting - January 12, 2022

01/10/2022
01/10/2022

For those who may harbor concerns regarding the current spike in COVID cases, we are planning to Livestream this Wednesday's meetings on the page for your convenience. You are also welcome to attend in person should you prefer.

01/07/2022

From Penn Waste:

Good morning,

As you all are aware, we had some inclement weather overnight. With the current restrictions on the state roads/highways, we cannot operate an empty commercial vehicle on the roadway until the ban is lifted, probably sometime later this morning. We were making every attempt to run this morning, but for the safety of our employees, we are going to postpone todays collection until Saturday. We are planning on running any routes that are normally scheduled for today on Saturday January 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

As for municipalities that have Christmas Tree Collection scheduled for tomorrow, we will have to push this collection back one week, to Saturday January 15th, in order to make sure the waste gets off the street. If you should have any questions on any this, please feel free to reach out to me. It has been a hectic week, and I appreciate everyone’s understanding.

Thank you,

Joel Washok
Market Development Representative

01/04/2022

Township Meeting - January 3, 2021

12/14/2021

The Swatara Township Public Works Department is scaling back leaf collection to prepare for winter operations. We will continue to collect leaves for the next few weeks without the forecast of snowfall. Once there is a forecast for snowfall, we will no longer collect leaves. After that time we will only collect leaves that are in brown composting bags placed curbside. We also plan on deploying street sweepers to the neighborhoods for one more pass this year. An announcement will be made at a later date when leaf collection is stopped for the year.

If you missed last night's public meeting, you missed out on stories of Valor, Heroism, Merit, Team Achievement, Communi...
12/09/2021

If you missed last night's public meeting, you missed out on stories of Valor, Heroism, Merit, Team Achievement, Community Service and so much more.

More pics from the tree lighting!  Folks gathering in front of the building for snacks and hot chocolate, Santa receivin...
12/07/2021

More pics from the tree lighting! Folks gathering in front of the building for snacks and hot chocolate, Santa receiving photo and candy assistance from the Police Department, and our two bike raffle winners!

Many thanks and blessed holidays to all.  And a special thanks to all who attended and all the staff who work to make th...
12/07/2021

Many thanks and blessed holidays to all. And a special thanks to all who attended and all the staff who work to make this event special for all who join us.

Please be on the lookout for “Ace”. He was last seen in Bressler, near Cibort Park.Thank you!(Good news:  Dog was found!...
12/03/2021

Please be on the lookout for “Ace”. He was last seen in Bressler, near Cibort Park.
Thank you!
(Good news: Dog was found! Thanks!)

11/23/2021

Just a reminder, as noted on the Township webpage, the municipal offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/22/2021

From Penn Waste:

Thanksgiving Holiday Collection Schedule: Thursday November 25th, 2021
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, all Residential Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one (1) day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. All collections on Monday (11/22), Tuesday (11/23), and Wednesday (11/24) will be collected on their regularly scheduled day.

11/22/2021

Additional info on the surveying work:

Spruce and West Drive and Ridge Avenue have been determined to require total reconstruction. In addition, the neighborhood streets noted above are going to be impacted by the PennDOT US 322 & Chambers Hill Road Intersection Project. PennDOT is proposing roadway reconfigurations at the SR 322 (Paxton Street)/ SR 3006 (Chambers Hill Road) / S 82nd Street/SR 2019 (Grayson Road) / Hilton Street intersection; the Grayson Road / Milroy Road intersection; and the SR 322 /Witmer Road intersection. PennDOT's project will force all west bound traffic from 82nd Street and the neighboring streets to West Drive to exit to Chambers Hill Road via Spruce, Ridge and West Drive. Only east bound right turns will be allowed from 82nd Street according the current PennDOT design. It is anticipated that traffic will increase significantly on Spruce Drive, Ridge Avenue, and West Drive due to the proposed roadway reconfigurations. These Township roads were not designed for this anticipated increase in traffic. PennDOT's schedule has final design being completed in 2022 with construction starting in 2022-23. Due to PennDOT's schedule, the Township has increased the priority of this roadway improvement project and designated the work to be performed in the 2022-23 paving season to prepare for the impact from PennDOT's project.

Our engineer will be scheduling a meeting in the future for the public to ask questions.

11/03/2021

Francis Cadden Parkway

We are planning on repairing an inlet, boom mowing and street sweeping Francis Cadden Parkway next Thursday the 11th. We’ll be closing Francis Cadden Parkway from 9am until around noon.

11/03/2021
www.projects.penndot.gov

Work Begins This Week on Resurfacing Project on Chambers Hill Road in Swatara Township, Dauphin County
Contractor to install ADA curb ramps at intersections

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that work is set to begin this week on a 3.66-mile resurfacing project on Chambers Hill Road (Route 3006) in Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

This project includes milling and resurfacing the existing roadway, base repair, ADA curb ramp updates, pavement markings and signs on Chambers Hill Road from JPL Wick Drive to Ridge Avenue.

Weather permitting, the contractor will begin constructing new ADA curb ramps at the Chambers Hill Road intersections with JPL Wick Drive and Penhar Drive on Thursday, November 4.

Work will be performed between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Lane restrictions will be in place during work hours with flaggers providing traffic control. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Milling and paving is anticipated to start next spring. The project is expected to be completed by September 8, 2022.

Pennsy Supply, Inc., of Harrisburg is the prime contractor on this $1,526,350 project.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties at www.penndot.gov/District8.

Information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D8Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.

Address

599 Eisenhower Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA
17111

General information

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

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(717) 564-2551

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Today we teamed up with the American Red Cross and Steelton Pa Fire Department for a “Sound the Alarm Event”. Volunteers canvased areas of Steelton and Swatara Township to install smoke alarms and provide fire safety tips. 54 smoke alarms were installed in 33 homes! Dauphin County, PA
Thank you to the new tax collector. It was exactly one week from the time I put my tax bill in my mailbox till I received my paid receipt. Pretty impressive for a newbie! 💵
STAY SAFE OUT THERE HIGHWAY!
If the leaf pickup is around Chambers Hill 12/10 Friday, would appreciate leaf pickup on 6500 and 6511 Chambers Hill road by Strites road. Thank you very much.
Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center/HCPAC is hosting a Trunk or Treat community event on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 3 PM to 5 PM on our campus, located at 1000 South Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown. Our Trunk or Treat event is FREE to the community and will include games, activities, trick or treating, music and a vehicle decoration contest. The Trunk or Treat will be held RAIN OR SHINE as the event will be moved inside in the event of rain.
Officers remain at the scene at the East Park Gardens Residential apartments.
CALLING ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 5th - 12th!! We are excited to announce the following upcoming auditions at Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center (HCPAC). Performers do not need to prepare anything to audition and, as always, EVERY STUDENT that auditions at HCPAC will be cast in the production they audition for. Please complete and print the participation form here: https://thehcpac.org/.../HCPAC-Participation-Form... and bring it along to the audition. Online registration must be completed prior to the first rehearsal: https://thehcpac.org/online-registration/. Needs based scholarships are available. Get ready to seize the day!! Questions? Email [email protected].
We’re here until 9PM at Vanatta Park in Swatara Township! Free fun and giveaways - come join the party! #nationalnightout2021
Tree over the trail at McNaughton Park
I am a very concerned citizen of Swatara township and speak for (some) of my neighbors and businesses in my area. This is a picture of a big sink hole in my front yard caused by major flooding coming from the railroad area behind my home and washing away the soil. The block behind my home has no sewers at all so all the water runs down hill through my yard and my neighbors yards every time there is heavy rain. I have sent flood pictures to the township of all the problems and so far have been ignored. There needs to be something done to correct this problem. We have to pay a run off water tax every year but the run off water that is coming from somewhere else is damaging our properties. Furthermore, Derry Street is a high traffic area and traffic needs to be diverted to avoid the flooding everytime there is heavy rain. Thank you for listening. 😢
Lawnton Elementary PTO is holding a food truck festival. Please consider joining us! https://fb.me/e/8cL3mTi5m