Waste Management Notice – Memorial Day Holiday

Due to Memorial Day, Tuesday waste pickup occurring on or after the holiday for your residence will be provided one day late.

Here are some steps you can take to prepare for your service:

  • Please ensure your containers are available for collection.
  • Keep your container accessible. Parked vehicles and other obstacles may prevent us from servicing your container.

Thank you for being a valued Waste Management customer. We appreciate the opportunity to be your environmental service and solutions partner. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Waste Management

Recycling Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Batteries

We are all encouraged to recycle as much as possible.  If you have compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) or batteries, check with the following businesses to see what their current policies are and if there are any fees associated with the service:

  • Batteries + Bulbs
  • Dauphin County Recycling Center
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes

Annual Lions Club Carnival CANCELLED

For the safety of our community and loved ones the 59th Annual Lions Club Carnival has been canceled for the summer of 2020, due to Covid-19 virus.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021 at the 60th Annual Lions Club Carnival!

Stay safe as you help family, friends, and neighbors throughout this unprecedented time.

Thanks for your support,
The Middle Paxton Lions Club

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2020 Brush Site Availability and Permit Application

The “2020 Brush Site Permit” application is available below.  Please complete the requested information, sign and return with payment to the Township Office.  Payment accepted is cash or check (payable to “Middle Paxton Township”).  Please include a copy of your driver’s license.  A photo of your license from your cell phone can be emailed to LMegonnellMPT@comcast.net if you are unable to obtain a copy of your license.  Once your application and payment is received, a copy of the permit will be mailed to you or made available for pick up at the Township’s drop box.  Please indicate your preference for receiving your finalized permit:

__________ Mail                             __________ Drop box pick-up

Please note the following changes for the Brush Site:

  1. The brush site will be open on Saturdays ONLY from 9 AM – 12 NOON.
  2. Township staff will be checking that you have purchased a permit so be sure to have your permit with you.
  3. Until further notice, face masks are required and social distancing must be practiced.

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

2020 Brush Site Permit Application

 

Comcast Extends COVID-19 Response Policies

The following was received from Comcast:

COMCAST EXTENDS COMPREHENSIVE COVID-19 RESPONSE POLICIES TO JUNE 30

Continues Commitment to No Disconnects or Late Fees, Keeping Business and Outdoor Xfinity WiFi Hotspots Open Nationally for Free, Giving Customers Unlimited Data, and 60 Days of Free Access for Low-Income Families through Internet Essentials

 

– April 27, 2020 – As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced today it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis. Originally announced on March 13, Comcast made the following commitments that will now be extended into the summer:

• No Disconnects and Waiving Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, or Xfinity Voice service, and we will waive late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams are available to offer flexible payment options or help find other solutions.

• Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.

• Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans to give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.

• Internet Essentials: Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. We are extending our offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.

“These extended measures will continue to keep Americans safe and ensure that households are equipped for students to learn and stay informed at home as the nation copes with this unprecedented disruption to our daily lives,” said Dave Watson, Comcast Cable Chief Executive Officer. “Our services have never been more important, and we’re doing everything we can to keep people connected to the internet.”

For more information and updates from Comcast related to Coronavirus, visit: http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/

Waste Management Update

As a result of the Federal and State Declarations of Emergency, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” workforce and is focusing on performing essential services during this unprecedented emergency.  Municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed “essential” and will continue; however, effective Monday, March 30th, Waste Management is temporarily suspending bulk collection pickups.  Bulk collection includes furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.  When these restrictions ease and Waste Management’s work force returns to normal levels, these services will restart.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding!

Information Regarding Township Facilities, Meetings and Business Needs

ALL Township offices, park buildings, and recreation facilities are closed to the public and all public meetings are cancelled until March 30, 2020.  At that time the Township officials will re-evaluate and re-assess the situation with the guidance of Federal and State officials.

The Township office is still accepting permit applications and documents.  These can be emailed to middlepaxtontwp@comcast.net or placed in the Township drop box which is located to the right of the entrance doors at 10 Elizabeth Avenue.  Those wishing to drop off large sets of plans/submissions are asked to contact the office at 717-921-8128 or the Township Manager at 717-943-5131 to make arrangements.

Building inspections can be scheduled as normal through Light-Heigel & Associates.

Thank-you for your continued patience and understanding as together we navigate this unprecedented situation.

Waste Management Call Center Closing Down

Effective March 18th, Waste Management has temporarily closed their residential call centers.  For the most up-to-date service information, please visit wm.com/alerts

Press Release – Coronavirus – Covid-19

Please review the attached press release which addresses the current limited operations of Middle Paxton Township.  Township parks include Hagy Park, Fishing Creek Community Center and Ibberson Park.  Please direct all questions or concerns to the Township office @ (717) 921-8128 or (717) 943-5131.

Thank-you!

COVID-19 Letter

MUNICIPAL OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC!

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 THE MIDDLE PAXTON TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.   ALL TOWNSHIP BUSINESS WILL BE HANDLED VIA PHONE (717-921-8128) AND EMAIL (MIDDLEPAXTONTWP@COMCAST.NET).   FOR ZONING QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ED FISHER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.   APPLICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE CAN BE PLACED IN THE TOWNSHIP DROP-OFF MAILBOX WHICH IS LOCATED TO THE RIGHT OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CONTACT JULIE SEEDS, TOWNSHIP MANAGER

@ 717-943-5131.

 

YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING IS APPRECIATED!  TOWNSHIP STAFF WILL DO THEIR BEST TO KEEP THE IMPACTS TO TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS TO A MINIMUM  DURING THIS TIME.  

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.

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.