NOTICE: Route 441 (just north of Spring Garden Drive) over the ramp from the northbound Airport Connector to PA 283 eastbound will have road work performed starting March 18, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by September 20, 2013. The bridge is sufficiently wide to allow two way traffic using a lane and the shoulder. The lanes will still be narrow (10 feet) but both north and southbound traffic on Route 441 will remain open.
Lower Swatara Township has received many phone calls relating to the odor coming from the surrounding farm lands. The Township does not regulate agricultural procedures. There are laws that must be adhered to by the operators of agricultural establishments. These laws are enforced by state and county agencies. Examples of enforceable regulations relating to the spread of manure are setbacks from property lines, wells, sinkholes and watersheds. Commercial establishments such as animal storage facilities and manure storage facilities must obey to odor management regulations. Residential farmers are exempt from odor regulations. Should you feel there are violations of the law, you may contact one of the following agencies:
Department of Agriculture Nutrient Management 717-346-3223
Department of Environmental Protection 717-705-4709 (Jeff Minsky)
Dauphin County Conservation District 717-921-8100 (Larry Baum) for setback complaints