2020 Spring Summer Newsletter Articles

It’s that time again!  Please submit your articles for the 2020 Spring/Summer Newsletter by close of business Friday, January 31, 2020.  Please try to keep your articles short and to the point.  We will do our best to include everyone but reserve the right to edit for space.    The Township has many informational articles that need to be published and they will take precedence.  Please include pictures if available! 

In addition, please send all articles to both the Township email address: middlepaxtontwp@comcast.net and to Linda Megonnell email address: LMegonnellMPT@comcast.net

Change in Municipal Office Hours Effective January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Township Municipal Office hours will be as follows:

Monday – 8:30 – 4:30

Tuesday – 8:30 – 4:30

Wednesday – 8:30 – 12:30

Thursday – 8:30 – 4:30

Friday – CLOSED

Voicemail is available for urgent messages.  After hours, emergencies only should be reported to the Township Manager, Julie Seeds, at (717) 943-5131.

2020 Census – Hiring Census Takers

The 2020 Census is a constitutional mandate to count everyone where they live in the United States every ten years. It will take place on April 1, 2020. The data collected by the census determines the number of seats each state has in the US House of Representatives. It is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. For the 2020 census every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. The census is hiring thousands of individuals from every community to assist in getting a complete and accurate count. These are temporary, full, and part-time jobs as census takers, going out in the community where they live to collect census data. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020.

Potato Valley Road Bridge Project

Deblin Inc. has informed the Township they will be closing the Potato Valley Road Bridge on October 14, 2019 to begin the bridge replacement and road realignment project.  The western entrance to Potato Valley Road will be closed to through traffic from October 14, 2019 through completion, which is June 2020.  Detour signs are in place. 

Please inform your delivery drivers that you receive services from of this temporary detour.  The contractor will notify the transportation department for Central Dauphin along with all Emergency Services and the State Police; Waste Management has already been notified. 

Please understand this is a work construction area and due to safety concerns will be off-limits to all who are not involved in the project.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while the bridge is being replaced and the road realigned at the approaches to the bridge.  

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Township Office (717) 921-8128.