Councilwoman Keontay R. Hodge, Borough of Steelton

Councilwoman Keontay R. Hodge,  Borough of Steelton Keontay is one of Steelton's newly elected council members. Her goals are to promote transparency, build stronger bridges for a better Steelton.

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As President of The Steelton Community Development Foundation, I made the tough decision to cancel the 5th Annual Holida...
09/01/2020

As President of The Steelton Community Development Foundation, I made the tough decision to cancel the 5th Annual Holiday Dinner this year due to the pandemic.

The safety of the families we serve is more important to us as a Board. It’s disappointing to everyone as it’s something we look forward to hosting for the last 4 years.

I will call a SCDF board meeting soon to discuss with the board on a alternative way to still bless the families in our community, please stay tuned as updates will be forthcoming. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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07/16/2020
Borough of Steelton

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Borough Alert

Effective Friday, July 17 2020, Borough offices are closed to the Public.

Due to COVID-19 containment efforts and residents/employees traveling for summer vacations, the Borough Building will be closed to the Public until further notice. If you need to contact the staff directly please use the following email addresses or phone numbers:

Borough Manager 717-939-9842 ext 5030
Anne Shambaugh [email protected]

Director, Code Department 717-939-9842 ext 5020
Aaron Curry [email protected]

Sewer Billing 717-939-9842 ext 5012
Michele Powell [email protected]

Tax Collector 717-939-4304
Marianne Reider

Police Department 717-939-9842 ext 5017
Luz Pabon [email protected]

If you need to make a payment, please use the drop box at the rear of the building or use the on-line portal on the Borough’s website. If you are making a cash payment, please put the payment in an envelope and place it in the drop box with the following information: Department (codes, accounts payable, police, tax office); Name; address; phone number and type of payment. We will call the number listed if we have any questions. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

03/30/2020

On behalf of Chairman Matzie, please find attached a summary of policies put in place by the major wireless and cable companies in PA, as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The list offers a quick snapshot of steps each company has taken to assist their customers, including waiving fees and offering special plans for data, talk and text. For the most complete and up-to-date information, please visit each companies' website for details:

PA Wireless and Cable Provider COVID-19 Response
March 30, 2020
House Consumer Affairs Committee
Atlantic Broadband
Video Previews
Atlantic Broadband also announced an expansion of its video previews for customers. Starz/Encore, MSNBC and CNBC, EPIX, CNN, Fox News and Hallmark Channels—being made available to all video customers at no additional cost for a limited time.
Waiving of Terminations and Late Fees
In support of the FCC’s “Keep Americans Connected” initiative, Atlantic Broadband will not terminate service and will waive late fees for any residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Corporate Initiatives
The company last week announced that it would offer “Atlantic Broadband Internet Assist.” Available for a limited time to serviceable residents in Atlantic Broadband operating areas who are in financial need and who do not presently have internet from Atlantic Broadband. Offered free for 60 days with free installation and a free modem.
AT&T
Waiving Fees
As of march 13, 2020 and for the next 60 days, AT&T is waiving domestic wireless plan overcharges for voice, data, text for residential and small business customers “incurred due to economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.” No termination of wireless service for the next 60 days due to inability to pay. Waiving late fees for 60 days.
Relief and Support Efforts
Unlimited AT&T Home Internet. For qualifying limited income households, $10/month. Public safety partner with state and local governments through AT&T FirstNet to give First Responders connectivity for 9-1-1. Keeping WiFi Hot Spots open.
Prepaid Plans
AT&T launched a new pre-paid 2GB, $15/month plan. After 2GB, data is throttled, but not cut-off.

Retail Locations
Other than a handful of stores across the country remaining open to serve first responders, most retail locations are closed. Limiting number of customers allowed in the stores remaining open with reduced hours, closed on Sunday.
Corporate Initiatives
AT&T created a $10M Distance and Learning and Family Connections Fund: Purpose of the fund is to help parents, students and teachers tools they need for at home learning.
Armstrong Cable
Customer Service Options
Armstrong Cable encourages the use of their online and digital self-service platform, use of their online and call-center resources for payment, service requests and to add or delete services.
Blue Ridge Communications
Waiving Fees
Data cap fees are waived until June 1, 2020 for new and existing customers. Offering flexible payment options for customers “experiencing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus.”
Customer Service
New trouble shooting feature launched to assist customers who are experiencing technical issues. Partnered with 10 cable channels to offer free previews until April 30 or May 1st.
Corporate Initiatives
Learn From Home Initiative – providing 10 meg high speed internet connection, modem and Wi-Fi to customers at no charge for 60 Days.
COMCAST
Free Wi-Fi for Everyone
Wi-Fi Hot Spots available to anyone, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.
Data Plan Pause
Comcast is pausing data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge.
Late Fees and Terminations
No late fees or disconnects if customers contact Comcast and explain they are having difficulty paying their bill.
New content on X1 and Flex
Educational content available for all student grade levels through a partnership with Common Sense Media.
SPRINT/T-Mobile
Sprint
For Customers:
Unlimited data for 60 Days to customers with metered Plans. Offering 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers. Waiving per-minute toll charges for international long distance to US to CDC-defined Level 3 countries.
T-Mobile
For Customers:
T-Mobile launched a new pre-paid plan that includes $15/month, unlimited talk/text plus 2GB of data and $30/month pre-paid plan that includes unlimited talk/text plus 5GB of data.
Verizon
Signed the “Keep America Connected Pledge” Pledge (FCC)
Waiving overage charges and late fees.
Lifeline customers to receive two months of waived internet and voice service charges, along with new affordable internet options for low-income households.
Adding 15GB of high speed data for wireless consumer and small business customers.
Providing First Responders with priority preemption abilities for voice and data.
No data caps for consumer and small business Fios and DSL broadband internet plans.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 30, 2020View OnlineGov. Wolf and Sec. of Health Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Carbon, Cumber...
03/30/2020
Guide: Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2020
View Online

Gov. Wolf and Sec. of Health Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill Counties, Extend School Closures Indefinitely
Governor Wolf’s Amended Order
Secretary of Health’s Amended Order
Stay at Home Guidance

Harrisburg, PA – As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing the state total to 26 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.

The order now includes these 26 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
To care for a family member or pet in another household
Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
Travel required by law enforcement or court order
Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.
The following operations are exempt:

Life-sustaining business activities
Health care or medical services providers
Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks
Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders
News media
Law enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefighters
The federal government
Religious institutions
Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.

International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.

The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days.

At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.

Read Governor Wolf’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Governor Wolf’s amended order here or view on Scribd.

Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s amended order here or view on Scribd.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndsay Kensinger, [email protected]

All Pennsylvanians have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives. Here are resources to help you do your part.

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03/30/2020

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United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 are making it easier for Pennsylvanians to connect to resources to help households struggling with a loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak.

📱 In addition to calling PA 211, Pennsylvanians can now text PACOVID to 898-211 to opt into a text message campaign with links to vetted sources of factual information.

👉 For more information, visit www.uwp.org/211gethelp.

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03/30/2020

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📣IMPORTANT UPDATE: Status of Claims Processing

If you opened your claim between March 15 and March 21: We are working quickly to mail a PIN to you so you can file for benefits starting Sunday, March 29, 2020. If you do not receive your PIN by Saturday, March 28, please remember that you may file any day through Friday, April 3, 2020. If you do not receive your PIN in time for you to file by April 3, we will make accommodations for filing and will update these instructions, accordingly.

If you opened your claim between March 22 and March 28: Your first day to file will be Sunday, April 5, 2020. We will update these instructions, accordingly, as we monitor our progress with mail processing.

For All New Claims: Mailing PINs is a top priority, so you may not have received your financial determination yet. When you do receive your financial determination and if you detect an error, you may file an appeal at that time. We are processing all documents as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience during this evolving situation.

For Reopened Claims: If you reopened your claim since March 13, 2020, you may try filing your biweekly claims and receive a message that your claim is not active. Please try again each day. We are working to get claims reactivated as quickly as possible. If your filing window expires (after Friday) and you still could not successfully file, we will make any older weeks available for filing once we reactivate your claim.

Get the latest news and updates on our website at
https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/Pages/Important-Information.aspx

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03/30/2020

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Federal CARES Update
The federal CARES Act will provide unemployment benefits to the self-employed and gig workers; provide additional weeks of benefits for those exhausting unemployment compensation; and will increase the total weekly amount paid for claimants. We will update our website, www.uc.pa.gov, with instructions on accessing these benefits as we receive guidance from the federal government. Please check our site regularly for updated instructions and to find FAQs about unemployment compensation.

🔹For Self-employed:
The federal CARES Act will provide unemployment benefits to the self-employed, gig workers, and other individuals who previously were not eligible for unemployment. Special instructions will be provided to these individuals. At this time, you should NOT file a claim through the existing online system or phone number if you are not currently eligible for unemployment.

For the latest updates, visit https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

03/16/2020

Good evening,

The SHSD will be providing grab n' go breakfast and lunches to all children under the age of 18 in Steelton Borough. The meals will be available at the following locations between 10:30 and 11:30 am every weekday until school resumes:

Memorial Park Concession Stand - Lumber Street

East End Park - South 4 and P Streets

Mt. Zion Church - Second and Locust Streets

New Primitive Baptist Church - Second and Mohn Streets

Please let everyone know the children will receive a lunch as well as breakfast for the next morning every day. Please note the bags will need be to refrigerated due to the milk included. Public Works will pick up the meals and take them to the above locations prior to 10:30 am.

03/15/2020

#FYI Steelton Borough Council will NOT meet tomorrow at 6:30pm!!

03/13/2020

If the potential school closures have you concerned about your child not being able to eat breakfast or lunch let me know. I will help. A box of cereal, gallon of milk, bread, pb&j... PM me, and all requests will be kept confidential.

Or if you’re immunocompromised, I can run some errands, drop off stuff for you, etc. Just let me know.

P.S. If you’re ever worried about how you’re going to feed your child, please contact me.

*I stole this from a friend, who stole from a friend , so I can't take credit.
This is the least we can do as a community ❤️

02/25/2020

I have boxes of brand new toys (never opened) and boxes of slightly used toys that the Steelton Community Development Foundation would like to donate to some programs any suggestions?

#4AnnualScdf
01/03/2020

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12/22/2019
Borough of Steelton

#SCDF

Starting at 5:30pm. Ham/Turkey Dinner, Gift Givaways, Raffles, Music, and pictures with Santa Claus.

Going on today!!
12/21/2019

Going on today!!

We’re getting ready!!!
12/21/2019

We’re getting ready!!!

10/31/2019

Please Join us at 11AM today for the official groundbreaking for the New Townhouses on Frank S. Brown Blvd.


*Due to the weather the event has been moved to Steelton Borough's Council Chambers

Address

123 N Front St
Harrisburg, PA
17113

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