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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

***citizens observing illicit discharge during normal office hours should contact the Township immediately at (717) 939-9377.  Observances after hours should be reported immediately by phoning (717) 558-6900.

 

 

UPS PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION – UPDATE

 

The public information session for the proposed UPS facility on N. Union Street is still being held on Thursday, July 20th at the Lower Swatara Township Fire Company.

 

The information session begins at 6:00p.m. with a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed project. 

 

After the presentation, there will be a Q&A period.  UPS will be sponsoring light refreshments afterwards.  This time will also allow for some one on one Q&A as needed.

 

Please remember, this meeting is not required by code or ordinances and NO decisions will be made at this meeting.  Also, this is not a Board of Commissioners meeting.  UPS is making a public information session available at the request of the Board of Commissioners, to keep our residents informed of the proposed project.

 

Public Information Session

 

Date:                     July 20, 2017 (Thursday)

 

Time:                     6:00 p.m. (start) until about 7:30-8:00 p.m.

 

Location:              Lower Swatara Township Fire Company

                           1350 Fulling Mill Rd

                           Middletown, PA 17057

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC KI DISTRIBUTION:

For those in the 10 mile EPZ around Three Mile Island, the PA Department of Health will once again hold public KI distribution in Dauphin County. Below is the date and locations.

August 24, 2017 from 1400-1900

Middletown Boro Building located at 60 W Emaus St, Middletown Hummelstown Fire Station located at 249-251 East Main St, Hummelstown

As always you may also get KI anytime from the PA Dept of Health office located in Kline Plaza in Harrisburg or by calling 877-PA-Health

 

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP BOX AVAILABLE  

Lower Swatara Township Police have installed a prescription drug drop box for use by the public.  The secure drop box was received through a grant from CVS Health.

 

Prescription drug abuse has become an increasingly serious problem in our region.  Research has shown that unused prescription medications often find their way into the illicit market and are used for non-medical purposes. Providing citizens with a way to anonymously and safely discard their unused medications has proven to also be a step towards combating the current opioid epidemic.

 

The drop box will be available during normal business hours (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) in the lobby of the police station at 1499 Spring Garden Dr., Middletown, PA 17057.  While police officers will not accept drugs to be placed into the box, residents can contact the police to be given after-hours access to the drop box, by calling Dauphin County Department of Public Safety at 717-558-6900.

 

The following items are accepted in the drop box:

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription medications
  • Prescription patches
  • Prescription ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for pets

 

What is not acceptable:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ointments, lotions, liquids
  • Medications from businesses or clinics
  • Needles (Sharps) – Prefilled syringes WITHOUT needles are accepted
  • Thermometers

 

 

 

Residents,

Over the next few weeks, you may see this strange looking vehicle driving around the Township.

The Township has contracted thru our engineering company to have TransMap do a complete roadway survey of all Township streets.

This will generate a report on the condition of all of our streets, to facilitate multi-year budget planning for repairs. This project will also generate a "layer" for the Township's GIS system, so that all future road improvements can been electronically tracked.

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

SEASONAL EMPLOYEE

Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County is seeking an individual to perform a variety of indoor and outdoor maintenance work in the township parks and jobs within the Public Works department. Must have a valid PA driver’s license and be able to operate power equipment and use hand tools. The position will run from mid-April through September as needed. Applications must be submitted to the Township Manager at Lower Swatara Township,

1499 Spring Garden Drive Middletown, PA 17057.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

 

Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Public Safety Director.  This position is a civilian managerial position responsible for the administrative and operational functions for the Police Department, liaison to the Volunteer Fire Department and contracted EMS as well as the coordinator of all Emergency Preparedness functions for the Township.   Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree, ten years of experience in public safety including five years of supervisory/managerial experience.  Equivalent education and experience will be considered.  Must be a U.S. citizen with strong law enforcement experience including previous certification as a police officer, working knowledge of EMS, fire and emergency operations.

 

For a complete listing of the job description and responsibilities please click HERE

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

 

Frank E. Williamson, Jr.

Manager – Confidential

Lower Swatara Township

1499 Spring Garden Drive

Middletown, PA  17057

 

The position will remain open until filled.  First review deadline is Friday, June 23, 2017.

 

Lower Swatara Township reserves the right to accept or reject application.  Lower Swatara Township is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. 

 

  Door to Door Solicitation

 

Spring is here and so are door to door solicitors.  Lower Swatara Township requires permits for all person selling goods and services.  There are some exceptions for not-for-profit organizations.

If you have someone come to your door, ask to see their LST issued permit.  If they don’t have one, close your door and call the police department at 558-6900.

 

 

 

 

ROAD CLOSURES: 

 

Effective Immediately - Highland Street in Lower Swatara Township is closed in both directions at the bridge/culvert over Laurel Run. The cross streets are Route 441 to the south and Keckler Road in Swatara Township to the north. The roadway is compromised to the point that it will not safely support vehicles. THIS WILL BE A LONG-TERM CLOSURE. All properties on this road will remain accessible from the north.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 26

7 PM

Municipal Authority Meeting

July 27

7 PM

Planning Commission Meeting

 

 

Lower Swatara Township - 1499 Spring Garden Drive - Middletown, PA 17057 - (717) 939-9377 - (717) 939-5682 Fax

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