Susquehanna Township Eighth Ward

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Please join us for this year’s National Night Out, we look forward to seeing you there!
07/26/2021

Please join us for this year’s National Night Out, we look forward to seeing you there!

Please join us for this year’s National Night Out, we look forward to seeing you there!

Dear 8th Ward Resident,  I hope you are doing well and remaining healthy as we hopefully return to a sense of normalcy i...
05/18/2021
K9 Fund | Susquehanna PA

Dear 8th Ward Resident,
I hope you are doing well and remaining healthy as we hopefully return to a sense of normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Update
As a reminder every Pennsylvanian over the age of 12 is now eligible for a vaccine! Visit https://apps.health.pa.gov/pavaccineprovidermap/ to see the vaccination site nearest you. In an abundance of caution, the township building remains closed to visitors but the police vestibule is now open for folks to walk in. Township staff remains accessible and available to help residents via phone or email.

Primary Election Day
Primary Election Day is on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The 8th Ward polling place is at Thomas Holtzman Elementary School rear entrance facing Christian McNaughton Park. I will be voting in person but won't be present at the polls as I have been in prior years. I hope to return to my all-day posting during the General Election in November. For additional information on the candidates, please see Pennlive's 2021 Voter's Guide.

Township Updates
Like May, yard waste pickup will take place twice in June. Please see the calendar for scheduled yard waste pickup. Street sweeping will commence in June and will typically take place the day following trash pickup in your neighborhood. A schedule has been posted for street sweeping as well.

Susquehanna Township is engaged in a public/private partnership for a K-9 unit to support the efforts of the police department. If you're interested, please donate here: https://www.susquehannatwp.com/police-department/pages/k9-fund.

It remains my incredible honor to represent you as your commissioner. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity to be helpful and serve our community!

Justin Fleming
Susquehanna Township 8th Ward Commissioner
717-571-4063 (cell)
E-mail: [email protected]

Preparing for Susquehanna Township’s Next Generation of K-9 Officers!Click HERE to make a donation to the Susquehanna Township K-9 Fund.Make a Difference: Bring K-9 Officers Back to Susquehanna TownshipYou can make a difference in Susquehanna Township by donating to return K-9 “officers” to ou...

03/18/2021

Susquehanna Township's Stormwater Management Program is looking to develop new educational workshops and volunteer opportunities for residents. Please complete this quick survey to help provide feedback to Susquehanna Township!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WBKCRQW

Dear 8th Ward Resident, Penn Waste will not be collecting for Thursday or Friday due to inclement weather. They will all...
02/19/2021
Collection Update: Inclement Weather 2/19/21 - Routes Now Cancelled

Dear 8th Ward Resident,
Penn Waste will not be collecting for Thursday or Friday due to inclement weather. They will allow double the amount for collection next week.

https://mailchi.mp/pennwaste/collection-update-inclement-weather-21921-routes-now-cancelled?e=af742db37d

Friday, February 19, 2021 - Due to inclement weather and road conditions, Penn Waste Residential Routes are now cancelled for Friday. Due to this cancellation, we will collect double the allowed limit for any Thursday and Friday customers on your next regularly scheduled collection day. The safety o...

01/31/2021
Dear 8th Ward Resident, Some folks have been inquiring about the availability of vaccines. Here is the link from the PA ...
01/19/2021
COVID Vaccines in Pennsylvania

Dear 8th Ward Resident,
Some folks have been inquiring about the availability of vaccines. Here is the link from the PA Department of Health to get screened and schedule a vaccine.

https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/

Use this guide to see when you can get vaccinated and get more information on COVID protections in Pennsylvania.

01/11/2021

Dear 8th Ward Resident,
As we face our first winter dealing with COVID-19 I hope you and your families are staying safe by socially distancing, wearing masks, and continuing to wash your hands. Please see the following updates that I hope are helpful.

COVID-19 Update
The township municipal building remains closed to walk-in visitors until at least January 19 as case counts continue to rise. Township staff continues to serve the needs of residents by email and phone. If you have been in contact with a staff person and are waiting more than 72 hours for a response, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Statewide, as of noon on Jan. 9, more than 700,000 residents have tested positive for Coronavirus and 17,000+ have died. The current recovery rate is listed at 73%. In Dauphin County there are just over 15,000 cases including a recent announcement from the PA Department of Health that the first case of the COVID-19 variant was identified in someone from Dauphin County.

Susquehanna Township School District administrators have announced that students are allowed back for in-person instruction on Jan. 25, though they continue to rely on data from the PA Department of Health to make decisions on returning to school.

Township Updates
The Susquehanna Township Commissioners have approved a 2021 fiscal year budget with no tax or fee increases. This year tested us with tremendous budgetary pressures due to the Coronavirus. Difficult personnel choices had to be made in an effort to save money. I commend township manager David Kratzer, finance officer Jill Lovett, and director of public safety Rob Martin for their daily fiscal stewardship in helping us achieve a balanced budget.

Christmas trees will be collected on Saturday, Jan. 16 so be sure to place your tree where your garbage is collected if you want it removed. Penn Waste has released its 2021 waste collection calendar.

If you hear fireworks being set off in your neighborhood, contact the township to report it. Any use of fireworks has to comply with the new township ordinance that was passed in August.

Fire/Public Safety Update - From Fire Marshal, Chief George Drees
Susquehanna Township Fire/Rescue Services would like to wish everyone a healthy, happy, and safe 2021. Susquehanna Township Firefighters responded to 1247 emergencies for 2020. Rescue Fire Company responded to 515 of those calls. This was down a little over 100 calls and we expect it is due to less employees in buildings or traveling due to COVID19. Of those calls 28 were working fires and 11 were accidents with entrapment. These numbers were attributed to lack of attention when driving and cooking.

Tips for the winter months:
Back into parking spaces because most parking lot accidents happen from trying to back out of a parking space. And if your car breaks down, it is easier to jump or tow.
Keep heating sources clear of combustibles and do not become distracted when cooking.
Never attempt to heat your home from a stove or kerosene heater. And if you heat with anything other than electric, you should have a smoke/carbon dioxide detector in your home.
Snow/Ice- take it easy when shoveling or driving. If you don't need to be out, stay in. Or shovel out your neighbor and fire hydrant.

Homeland Security starts at home. Our volunteers responded to hundreds of emergencies and non emergencies to assist our citizens. Please do your part in the pandemic as it pertains to your and our safety. We follow all the latest guidelines, rules and policies that are put out. We might not all like it, but we know we need to be safe so we can protect both you and our own families. Our members are anxiously waiting for our chance to be vaccinated.

2020 was a very long year. Frustrations and uncertainty regarding health, work, school, and finances seemed to be the norm. Please take an extra minute to breathe. Smiles can't be seen under a mask so please continue wearing a mask but take the time to greet someone that catches your eyes, it goes a long way. And we say prayers for our country, commonwealth and community, take a moment to think of your unpaid professional firefighters. They are still committed to your safety regardless of the pandemic.

As commissioner, I'd like to thank our police, volunteer firefighters and EMS workers who have continued to serve the public in the face of COVID-19. Their professionalism and preparedness has been second to none and they continue to answer the call to keep us safe. The same goes for healthcare professionals, those who work in the food supply chains, truckers, mechanics, warehouse workers and all other essential employees.

Finally, as we bid farewell to 2020 and look hopefully upon the promise of 2021, this was easily the most challenging year I've experienced personally and as an elected official. But, serving you all continues to bring me joy and I remain extremely privileged to do so. The township commissioners and key staff meet virtually to do business. Our meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. The Zoom link is always on the township homepage so feel free to tune in! Stay safe and be well.

Justin Fleming
Susquehanna Township 8th Ward Commissioner
717-571-4063 (cell)
E-mail: [email protected]

Dear 8th Ward resident, All Friday Penn Waste collection routes will be delayed one day due to New Years Day. https://ma...
12/29/2020
Collection Update: New Year's Day 2021

Dear 8th Ward resident,
All Friday Penn Waste collection routes will be delayed one day due to New Years Day.

https://mailchi.mp/pennwaste/collection-update-new-years-day-2021?e=af742db37d

New Year’s Day Collection Schedule: Friday, January 1st, 2021 Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, all residential Penn Waste routes will be delayed one (1) day. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. In order to ensure your waste and recyclables are collected, please place your material ...

Dear 8th Ward resident, Please see the following photo with a message from Penn Waste. There will be no garbage collecti...
12/17/2020

Dear 8th Ward resident,
Please see the following photo with a message from Penn Waste. There will be no garbage collection tomorrow due to the snowstorm. They will collect double the volume for Wednesday and Thursday collection.

Dear 8th Ward Resident, Trash pickup will not occur on Thanksgiving Day and normal Thursday/Friday pickup will be delaye...
11/23/2020

Dear 8th Ward Resident,
Trash pickup will not occur on Thanksgiving Day and normal Thursday/Friday pickup will be delayed one day.

It’s critical that you make a plan to vote this year, no matter the means. Request your ballot early and if you are refr...
10/03/2020
Welcome to Dauphin County, PA

It’s critical that you make a plan to vote this year, no matter the means. Request your ballot early and if you are refraining from in-person voting, mail or drop off your ballot early. The deadline to register to vote is October 19.

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If you’re looking for a great lunch or dinner option today, Rescue Fire Company is having its annual Chicken Bar B Que! ...
09/26/2020

If you’re looking for a great lunch or dinner option today, Rescue Fire Company is having its annual Chicken Bar B Que! The meal consists of a Half Chicken, Baked Potato, Baked Beans and a Roll. Please support our volunteer firefighters who do so much for us every day!

I’m sending this as a reminder to 8th Ward residents to join me in a virtual meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. to receive upda...
06/04/2020

I’m sending this as a reminder to 8th Ward residents to join me in a virtual meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. to receive updates on the township, or have questions answered about township operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Township manager David Kratzer and Director of Public Safety Rob Martin will join me and I hope to see you then!

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/524393453

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
- One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,524393453#

Access Code: 524-393-453

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/524393453

06/03/2020
Susquehanna Township - Dauphin County, PA

This will be a weekly feature through a collaboration with the police force and our recreation department. Please be sure to tune in every week!

Welcome to the new Virtual Fitness Program for kids ages 3-12!!! This program is a joint effort between @Susquehanna Township Police and Parks and Recreation Departments. We hope you enjoy them each Wednesday throughout the summer!🏃🏃‍♀️

Post some photos of kids enjoying it or even a video if you would like below in the comments. 👇

Prizes for participants will be awarded!!!🏆🎽🏅

Get ready to feel like WINNERS!🎊

FREE LUNCHES FOR KIDS!!!!Even though our programs are closed for the summer, we are happy to provide lunches FREE to kid...
06/03/2020
Free Summer Lunch Program for Kids Ages 18 and younger! | Susquehanna PA

FREE LUNCHES FOR KIDS!!!!

Even though our programs are closed for the summer, we are happy to provide lunches FREE to kids 18 years and younger!

We will be handing out meals on MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS beginning Monday, June 15 and ending Wednesday, July 29.

Sites for meals: Edgemont Park, Veterans Park, Stabler Field and Susq Twp Middle School.

Go to our website for full details! Help us spread the word!

https://www.susquehannatwp.com/parks-recreation/pages/free-summer-lunch-program-kids-ages-18-and-younger

Susquehanna Township Parks & Recreation Department is proud to host 4 sites this summer for distributing FREE lunches to kids in our area!Our Summer Programs had to be cancelled this year - but we're still bringing you lunch!

05/31/2020

Dear 8th Ward Resident,

I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy. Please see the following updates as we continue grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Election Day
Primary Election Day is on Tuesday, June 2 at Thomas Holtzman Elementary School, 1910 Linglestown Road. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please note, this polling location will also serve 2nd Ward voters, as it moves from Pheasant Hills due to the increased risk of the virus to senior citizens and a lack of poll workers during this primary election year.

8th Ward Residents Forum
Election Day is one of my favorite days of the year and in prior years I remained there all day to see and engage with 8th Ward residents. However, in accordance with social distancing recommendations, I will not be at polling place in person and I chose to vote by mail. That said, I am holding a virtual forum for 8th ward residents on Friday, June 5 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This will provide us the opportunity to connect and I will be joined by Township Manager David Kratzer and Director of Public Safety Rob Martin. The meeting instructions are below and I look forward to seeing everyone! Of course, if you can't attend I am available by phone, email or through social media to provide assistance.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/524393453
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
- One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,524393453#
Access Code: 524-393-453

Township Updates
In compliance with the current COVID-19 emergency declaration, the township municipal building and police department remains closed to the public through Friday, June 5. Township staff remains available, on a rotating schedule, to handle the concerns of residents. Police are always available day or night. The commissioners will soon make an assessment as to whether or not we should extend the closure.

The Board of Commissioners continues to meet virtually for regular meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month and workshop meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month. During our last regular meeting, we made the difficult decision to cancel the township's summer recreation program and our rationale is explained here. Dauphin County is currently in the "yellow phase" of pandemic recovery and all township parks and pavilions will remain closed until we reach the "green phase."

Our Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter was just published with a cover story about the township and public safety buildings converting to solar power. This is not only a prudent decision from an environmental perspective, but it makes economic sense as well.

School District Update
As the school year comes to a close, I want to commend the students, parents, teachers, staff and administration of the Susquehanna Township School District for making the necessary arrangements and continuing to ensure our children receive an education during the quarantine - and the parents and guardians who are working with their children. Additionally, I am thankful to the teachers and administrators for putting a plan in place to educate our children by virtual means and for proactively assessing options for the fall. I also commend school district personnel as well as staff and volunteers with the Hanna Education Foundation and Hanna's Pantry who have continued to provide families with school lunches and additional food from the pantry for those in need.

I congratulate the Susquehanna Township Class of 2020 who have endured the most challenging of years. While this unwanted situation has been forced upon them, the grace and dignity with this class has handled themselves is commendable. This experience will undoubtedly shape these students for many years to come and hopefully many are able to draw strength from this circumstance.

Finally, in my limited travels over the past few months, I have been heartened to see the Susquehanna Township community rally together, and especially individual residents take the pandemic seriously and act accordingly through the wearing of masks and social distancing. It remains my honor to serve as your commissioner particularly during this time when tough decisions need to be made. This pandemic has certainly challenged us and tested our resolve as Americans. I pray for the families of the 100,000 people who have perished, including many in our own community. We have no choice but to persevere and I believe that together we can.

Justin Fleming
Susquehanna Township 8th Ward Commissioner
717-571-4063 (cell)
E-mail: [email protected]

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For those residents of Windsor Farms or those close please consider liking the Windor Farms Happening group on facebook to find out about events happening in the neighborhood
You're invited to play, have fun and help support Susquehanna township's young people
Susquehanna township youth football and cheer has youth flag football visit www.stmfa.com/onlinereg
Greetings, Justin. I trust with the recent issuance of a NWS advisory for our area for Thursday and Thursday evening, the township would consider rescheduling trick or treat night as many other municipalities already have. I understand the township changed the date earlier this year and I apologize for not having the historical context as to why it was changed. Regardless of the date chosen, the safety of the children in the township should be a top priority. Your emergency responders will attest to increased risk of injury during times of inclimate weather - decreased visibility, increased breaking time, standing water, etc. I would hope parents would make wise decisions and not take their children out in adverse conditions. However, without the township rescheduling, parents will consider taking their children to another municipality so they can enjoy trick or treating. Trick or treat night should be a celebrated evening within our own communities. Not facilitating a rescheduled date only drives residents to other municipalities so the children can enjoy this annual event. I trust the township will consider a rescheduled date. Respectfully, Bob Stakem
We need your help. Susquehanna Township youth football and cheer is hosting 2nd round CFA youth football playoff games at Roscoe Warner Stadium at Susquehanna Township high school this Sunday. Please visit https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2514681/false#/invitation and select a 2 hour time slot to help our program. We would be so grateful for you to volunteer some of your time this Sunday.
Who should be contacted about the big potholes in the plaza where Mr. Deli is located (near Thomas Holtzman Elementary School). Those potholes are getting larger.
Good Morning! We need our community's help with events this weekend! All we need is an hour of your time for a good cause, our kids. We are hosting the Smurf Bowl this Saturday, 10/28/2017, from 9am - 2pm and we are hosting the 1st round of play-offs on Sunday. There are a ton of spots to sign up for, if you can help, please go to www.stmfa.com/concession to choose your spot. Thank you
How does someone know what ward they live in? We are moving into the township this week. Beaucrest St
Free youth football camp for kids age 8 and older being held in Susquehanna township June 12-15 from 6pm-8pm. Registration is needed to attend. Visit http://www.stmfa.com/REAL #RollTribe #STronger please share