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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

 


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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  SUMMER SWIMMING SAFETY
 
In light of recent tragic incidents involving swimming pools the Swatara Township Police Department offers the following safety tips as provided by the American Red Cross:
  • Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Completely surround your pool with a 4-feet high fence or barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate. Place a safety cover on the pool or hot tub when not in use and remove any ladders or steps used for access. Consider installing a pool alarm that goes off if anyone enters the pool.
  • Keep children under active supervision at all times. Stay in arm’s reach of young kids. Designate a responsible person to watch the water when people are in the pool—never allow anyone to swim alone. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
  • Ensure everyone in the home knows how to swim well by enrolling them in age-appropriate water orientation and learn-to-swim courses from the Red Cross.
  • Keep your pool or hot tub water clean and clear. Maintain proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration. Regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases.
  • Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as “no diving,” “stay away from drain covers,” “swim with a buddy” and “walk please.”
  • Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies by having appropriate safety equipment and taking water safety, first aid and CPR courses from the Red Cross.
  • The Swatara Township Police Department is hopeful that this message will serve the two-fold purpose of raising awareness of the importance of practicing water safety and that all community members will take these steps to ensure that water safety is a priority.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAUPHIN COUNTY WEST NILE VIRUS CONTROL PROGRAM 
 

The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program is 100% funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and is run out of the Dauphin County Conservation District (DCCD) through an agreement with the DCCD Board of Directors and the PA DEP.

 Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM)

The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program is a mosquito control program based on sound entomological data to reduce the likelihood of human acquisition of mosquito-borne disease. We rely upon integrated mosquito management to target pesticide applications to specific habitats at specific times to reduce target mosquito populations.  The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program primarily relies upon biological control products to reduce larval mosquito populations and therefore reducing the threat of human sickness resulting from a West Nile Virus infected mosquito.  Our surveillance protocols focus on the mosquito species most often involved in the West Nile Virus cycle, Culex pipiens and Culex restuans.  We also monitor nuisance mosquito populations within Dauphin County focusing primarily on floodwater mosquito species like Aedes vexans, Ochlerotatus trivittatus, and Psorophora ferox.  To learn more about mosquito surveillance in Dauphin County click here.  In the last few years the Dauphin County mosquito control staff has been responding to citizen complaints about the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus, a relatively new mosquito species in Pennsylvania.  To learn more about the Asian Tiger Mosquito in Dauphin County click here.

  West Nile Virus

Our main goal is the surveillance and control of West Nile Virus within Dauphin County.  To learn more about West Nile Virus please follow this link.

  Mosquito Concerns

If you have a mosquito concern in Dauphin County please contact us at 717-921-8100 or complete this web form.

  Dead Birds

If you have found a dead crow, blue jay, hawk, eagle or owl, and would like to have it tested for the presence of West Nile Virus. Please follow the following directions:

1.        Please check the bird for any signs of trauma (hit by a car, flew into a window etc.). If the bird has traumatic injury it is not suitable for testing.

2.       The bird must have died within the last 12-24 hrs.

3.       The bird must be free from any insects.

4.       Please double bag the bird in plastic bags (plastic grocery bags work fine), and place it in a cool dry place that is inaccessible to insects and other animals.

5.       Call 717-921-8100

 

 

 

  SUMMER SWIMMING SAFETY
 
In light of recent tragic incidents involving swimming pools the Swatara Township Police Department offers the following safety tips as provided by the American Red Cross:
  • Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Completely surround your pool with a 4-feet high fence or barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate. Place a safety cover on the pool or hot tub when not in use and remove any ladders or steps used for access. Consider installing a pool alarm that goes off if anyone enters the pool.
  • Keep children under active supervision at all times. Stay in arm’s reach of young kids. Designate a responsible person to watch the water when people are in the pool—never allow anyone to swim alone. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
  • Ensure everyone in the home knows how to swim well by enrolling them in age-appropriate water orientation and learn-to-swim courses from the Red Cross.
  • Keep your pool or hot tub water clean and clear. Maintain proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration. Regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases.
  • Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as “no diving,” “stay away from drain covers,” “swim with a buddy” and “walk please.”
  • Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies by having appropriate safety equipment and taking water safety, first aid and CPR courses from the Red Cross.
  • The Swatara Township Police Department is hopeful that this message will serve the two-fold purpose of raising awareness of the importance of practicing water safety and that all community members will take these steps to ensure that water safety is a priority.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAUPHIN COUNTY WEST NILE VIRUS CONTROL PROGRAM 
 

The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program is 100% funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and is run out of the Dauphin County Conservation District (DCCD) through an agreement with the DCCD Board of Directors and the PA DEP.

 Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM)

The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program is a mosquito control program based on sound entomological data to reduce the likelihood of human acquisition of mosquito-borne disease. We rely upon integrated mosquito management to target pesticide applications to specific habitats at specific times to reduce target mosquito populations.  The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program primarily relies upon biological control products to reduce larval mosquito populations and therefore reducing the threat of human sickness resulting from a West Nile Virus infected mosquito.  Our surveillance protocols focus on the mosquito species most often involved in the West Nile Virus cycle, Culex pipiens and Culex restuans.  We also monitor nuisance mosquito populations within Dauphin County focusing primarily on floodwater mosquito species like Aedes vexans, Ochlerotatus trivittatus, and Psorophora ferox.  To learn more about mosquito surveillance in Dauphin County click here.  In the last few years the Dauphin County mosquito control staff has been responding to citizen complaints about the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus, a relatively new mosquito species in Pennsylvania.  To learn more about the Asian Tiger Mosquito in Dauphin County click here.

  West Nile Virus

Our main goal is the surveillance and control of West Nile Virus within Dauphin County.  To learn more about West Nile Virus please follow this link.

  Mosquito Concerns

If you have a mosquito concern in Dauphin County please contact us at 717-921-8100 or complete this web form.

  Dead Birds

If you have found a dead crow, blue jay, hawk, eagle or owl, and would like to have it tested for the presence of West Nile Virus. Please follow the following directions:

1.        Please check the bird for any signs of trauma (hit by a car, flew into a window etc.). If the bird has traumatic injury it is not suitable for testing.

2.       The bird must have died within the last 12-24 hrs.

3.       The bird must be free from any insects.

4.       Please double bag the bird in plastic bags (plastic grocery bags work fine), and place it in a cool dry place that is inaccessible to insects and other animals.

5.       Call 717-921-8100

 

 

 

 
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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

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