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LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP

Administrative Office Hours: 

Monday thru Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

(717) 939-9377

***after hour sewer emergencies: (717) 558-6900

 

NOTICE:  MEMORIAL FIELD WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE YEAR IN ORDER TO ADDRESS SOME DRAINAGE ISSUES. 

 

 

ATTENTION

LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

 

STARTING OCTOBER 27, 2014  

• Please have your leaves out prior to the scheduled day.

• Once the trucks have moved through an area they may not return until the next scheduled pick up.

• If time and weather permit we may return to areas with heavy leaves as necessary.

 

Mondays                        Shopes Garden Area, Greenwood Hills, Woodridge

 

Wednesdays                   Bryn Gweld, Green Plains, Jednota Flats, Rosedale Areas, Twelve Oaks

 

Thursdays                      Longview Acres & Old Reliance Farms

 

This schedule will be followed each week through DECEMBER 5, 2014. 

 

Holidays and periods when leaves fall rapidly may cause temporary disruption in schedule.

 

LEAVES SHOULD BE CURBSIDE. IF YOU HAVE A STORM DRAIN ADJACENT TO YOUR PROPERTY, PLEASE TRY TO KEEP IT CLEARED.

 

LIMBS, BRANCHES, STICKS, GRASS CLIPPINGS, FLOWERS, OR MULCHED LEAVES WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.

 

“Senior Crime Prevention University”-- November 18

The Lower Swatara Township Community Policing Advisory Committee along with the Lower Swatara Township Police Department is pleased to present the PA Attorney General’s Office “Senior Crime Prevention University”.

 

The program will be presented at the Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners meeting room at the township building located at 1499 Spring Garden Drive, Middletown, PA on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30PM.

 

The Senior Crime Prevention University will cover topics that will make our senior citizens aware of the threat of fraud and scams used against our elder community. The presentation is 45-60 minutes in length and is free of charge.

 

POTASSIUM IODIDE DISTRIBUTION

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will use the Lower Swatara Township Municipal Building Board Room as a Regional Distribution Center for Potassium Iodide (also known by its chemical symbol of KI). The hours are from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There is no charge for the KI. Potassium Iodide is useful in limiting the amount of radioactive iodine absorbed by a person’s thyroid gland during an accident at a nuclear power plant. Radioactive Iodine is one of the components found in a gaseous release from a nuclear power plant during an accident. This KI distribution is a routine event by the Department of Health and does not indicate any existing or pending emergency.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO PHOENIX CONTACT, WHICH HELD A GRAND OPENING OF ITS NEWLY EXPANDED DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING FACILITY ON OCTOBER 3. 

 

Woody Waste Access Cards

Lower Swatara Township residents also have access to the Middletown Borough’s Woody Waste Center (110 Industrial Lane)  but must obtain a Woody Waste Access Card.  Cost of the card is $40, and it is valid for the calendar year in which it is purchased.  Access to the site is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Simply stop in at the Middletown Borough’s Finance Office (where utilities bills are paid) to obtain your card.  Please bring proper photo identification.

  

Frequently asked questions:

 

CAN I DROP OFF WOODY WASTE ANYTIME?

Yes, anytime of day is fine.

 

WHERE CAN I GET A WOODY WASTE ACCESS CARD?

Woody Waste Access Cards can be obtained from the Finance Office at the Middletown Borough Office during normal business hours with proper photo identification.

 

WILL SOMEONE LOAD THE WOODY WASTE FOR ME?

Woody Waste can be loaded during normal business hours by Borough employees. Please contact 717-948-3054 for loader use.

 

CAN I TAKE OTHER ITEMS AND TRASH TO THE WOODY WASTE FACILITY?

No, the Woody Waste facility is intended for normal yard waste. Citizens will be cited for illegal dumping of material other than approved yard waste.

 

WHO CAN I CONTACT WITH FURTHER QUESTIONS

Please contact the Middletown Borough Highway/Property Department at 717-948-3054 for further questions.

 

2014 TOWNSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE

 

"Door-to-Door" Solicitation

 

We would like to remind our residents that door-to-door solicitation ("transient retail business") does require a transient retail business license, which is issued by the Lower Swatara Police Department.  Any person approaching your home to conduct transient retail business should be able to produce a copy of this license/permit for your inspection.  If you have any questions, please contact the 

Lower Swatara Police Department at 939-0463. 

The following link will provide more specifics on the Township ordinance regulating this activity:  transient retail business

 

 

Mailbox Guidelines:

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CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE BEFORE INSTALLING THE MAILBOX TO ENSURE ITS CORRECT PLACEMENT AND HEIGHT AT THE STREET. GENERALLY, MAILBOXES ARE INSTALLED AT A HEIGHT OF 41 - 45 in. FROM THE ROAD SURFACE TO INSIDE FLOOR OF THE MAILBOX OR POINT OF MAIL ENTRY (LOCKED DESIGNS) AND ARE SET BACK 6 - 8 in. FROM FRONT FACE OF CURB OR ROAD EDGE TO THE MAILBOX DOOR.

*Please note that the Township is not responsible for mailboxes not in compliance with the above regulations.  If mailboxes are too close to the curb, they may be damaged by snow plows, street sweepers, and other large vehicles during leaf collection and any upcoming road construction.

 

General Questions?

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER 30

6 PM -- 8 PM

TRICK-OR-TREAT

 

NOVEMBER 4

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

TOWNSHIP OFFICES CLOSED

NOVEMBER 5

6 PM

RECREATION BOARD

NOVEMBER 5

6 PM

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MTG.

NOVEMBER 5

7 PM

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP MTG.

NOVEMBER 8

10 AM

WOODRIDGE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION MTG.

NOVEMBER 11

VETERANS' DAY

TOWNSHIP OFFICES CLOSED

NOVEMBER 12
6 PM

GREENWOOD HILLS HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION MTG.

NOVEMBER 18

6:30 PM

"SENIOR CRIME PREVENTION UNIVERSITY" PROGRAM

(PLESE SEE ARTICLE AT THE LEFT)

NOVEMBER 19

7 PM

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS LEGISLATIVE MTG.

NOVEMBER 20

2 PM - 7 PM

PA DEPT. OF HEALTH DISTRIBUTING

POTASSIUM IODIDE AT TWP. BLDG.

(PLEASE SEE ARTICLE AT THE LEFT)

NOVEMBER 24

7 PM

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MTG.

NOVEMBER 27, 28

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

TOWNSHIP OFFICES CLOSED

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