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Swatara Township Office Building

 

The Municipal Building is open
Monday through Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

599 Eisenhower Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-564-2551

 

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GRASS CLIPPINGS AND STORMWATER
 
When mowing your yard, make certain that you do not blow grass clippings into the street.  When mowing, make the first few passes with the lawnmower blowing the grass clippings into the lawn not the street.  If there are grass clippings on the street or sidewalk, use a broom or leaf blower to blow them back into the lawn.  Do not use a hose to wash them into the street or storm drains.  You should mow your lawn when the grass is dry, to avoid clumping.  Set the mower cutting height up to 2 to 2.5 inches to hide clippings better, and make a healthier lawn.  Try to remove only one-third of grass length per mowing.  If the grass is very overgrown, mow twice: first at a high setting, then wait a few days and mow lower.  Mow every five to seven days in the spring.  (Every two weeks may be enough in the summer.)  Sharpen mower blades twice a year.  Keep your grass clippings on the lawn and not in the street or gutter. Remember, when you leave your grass clippings on the lawn, you add free fertilizer to your lawn.  According to the U.S. EPA, leaving your grass clippings on the lawn doesn't cause thatch buildup.  Grass clippings are about 90 percent water, so they decompose very quickly.  Leaving your grass clippings on the lawn can reduce your lawn's annual fertilizer needs, reduce your fertilizer costs and reduce water pollution.  More information on stormwater best management practices is available at the Stormwater PA website http://www.stormwaterpa.org/.
 
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 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AND MAP
 
Notice is hereby given by the Board of Commissioners of Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, that the Board of Commissioners will consider a proposed Ordinance for adoption at the regularly scheduled public meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Swatara Township on July 6, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Swatara Township Municipal Building, at 599 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111. The title of the proposed Ordinance is:
 
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SWATARA, PENNSYLVANIA, BY REPLACING IN ITS ENTIRETY CHAPTER 65 THEREOF, ENTITLED “REAPPORTIONMENT,” AND PROVIDING FOR THE REALIGNMENT AND REAPPORTIONMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP INTO NINE VOTING WARDS, PROVIDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE NEWLY CREATED WARDS, PROVIDING FOR A SCHEDULE OF ELECTIONS FOR THE COMMISSIONERS, PROVIDING FOR THE RETENTION OF EXISTING OFFICES OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWNSHIP PRESENTLY SERVING IN OFFICE, AND PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION.
 
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TRUCK DRIVER/LABORER 

Experienced dump truck operator/laborer.  CDL Class B license required.  Apply SwataraTownship, 599 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA17111, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Township is an EEO employer. Deadline for applications is Friday, July 8, 2016. 

   


CRIME SURVEY
The Police Department has posted a crime survey on their website.  Both fear of crime and police misconduct have a corrosive effect on individuals and entire communities.  This issue is of great concern to the Swatara Township Police Department.  By taking part in this survey you will be providing the Police Department with valuable information about how safe or unsafe you feel in your community, your interaction with police officers, and other aspects of quality of life.  The survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time.  Please click on the link to complete the survey.   https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9An355OcVIfxFxH  
 
 

 

 
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SWATARA TOWNSHIP TAX COLLECTOR

Hours:  Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Telephone:  717-564-6155


MONTHLY MEETINGS

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC MEETING RULES AND REGULATIONS

First and second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

PLANNING COMMISSION

First Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

SWATARA TOWNSHIP AUTHORITY

Third Wednesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

GOLDEN HEARTS

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 1:00 p.m.

 

All meetings are held at the Swatara Township Municipal Building, 599 Eisenhower Boulevard