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November 22, 2017
Dear Steelton Residents, Community Leaders, and Business Owners:
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when we can slow down, sit back, and take a breather from our hectic lives with friends and family by our sides. More importantly, Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on the things for which we are grateful. In this spirit, I would like to take a minute and thank the many people that make me proud to be the Borough Manager of Steelton.
First, and foremost, thank you to the residents of Steelton. It is your continued belief and pride in Steelton that sees our community through anything. Steelton is defined by its resiliency and toughness. It is a resiliency that for 137 years has withstood economic downturns, a changing post-industrial economy, and the type of challenges that can only be met by people that are tough as steel. Thank you to the residents that continue to remain “Steelton Tough”; who are committed to Steelton as a town, a community, and an idea.
Thank you to the business owners that are taking a chance on Steelton and building our resurgence. This year saw the beginnings of new investment in Steelton by both large developers and small, independent businesses. Chariot Companies continues to move towards submitting official plans and having shovels in the ground for the Renaissance Row on Front Street Project; Firefly Dispensaries chose Steelton as its location for the area’s only medical cannabis dispensary (construction starting in two weeks), and a number of new, independent businesses including The Skate Shop at Rayzor Tattoos, Herbal Essentials, the Second Street Market, and C&C Barbecue opened their doors in 2017. These owners are investing in Steelton and its future as a place where bold, independent business thrives.
Thank you to the many leaders that are bringing back our community one day and one event at a time! Steelton is known as the town of: “Many Countries. One People.” The sheer breadth and diversity of those that are leading our community’s comeback is astounding.
This year, community members old and new and from all backgrounds dedicating countless hours to Steelton. From the Adopt-a-Block Sponsors to those who organized and hosted countless events, there are too many leaders to name that are bring back Steelton as a community. Below is just a small sample of the community events and actions that took place over the last year:
• The Inaugural Rod Brookin Summer Street League Organized by Dushawn Beecher
• The creation of a Community Garden by the African American Ministerial Alliance
• The Second Annual Steelton Community Day
• The Steelton-Highspire Community Partners Annual Back-to-School Block Party
• The Islamic Society of Greater Harrisburg Open House and Community Forum
• The ISGH Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway
• The Steelton-Highspire United Soccer Camp
• The Steelton-Highspire United Halloween Painted Pumpkin Contest
• Successful National Night Out Event
• Successful Steelton Skate Park Opening Day
• Successful Junior Police Academy
• Well-attended arts and science programs held weekly by the Dauphin County Library System in Borough Hall
• Continued success of the Steelton Community Cats Program and vaccine clinics
• Multiple Maria Fashionshare events benefitting the community
• Charitable events hosted by the Constables Association
• The First Annual Halloween Costume Parade
• The First Annual Steelton Community Development Foundation Christmas Dinner
• The First Annual Santa Claus Firetruck Run
• Continued growth of the Adopt-a-Block and Adopt-a-Park Programs
• Initiation of a Blue Ribbon Committee that meets to discuss community issues
• A successful dedication of Frank S. Brown Boulevard event
• A successful historical tour of baseball legend Rap Dixon’s home and resting place featuring Barbara Barksdale
• A successful dedication of the Frederick Douglass Municipal Building
• Many more examples than can fit in this letter!
The above list is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Every day, churches, social clubs, fraternal organizations, charitable organizations, and individuals are doing something special to strengthen our community and help others. Today, and every day, we are thankful for these leaders!
Steelton is making a comeback thanks to its residents, community leaders, and businesses. It is because of you we continue to stand strong through any challenge. We will only get stronger as our resurgence continues. - Doug Brown
Water/Sewer bill payments, ticket payments, and tax payments can be placed in the deposit boxes in the front and back of Borough Hall during this time.
Mayor Marcinko, Steelton Borough Council, and staff wish residents a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
Steelton Borough is excited to announce a program offered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) that helps cover the costs of repairing residential sewer/water line breaks.
What you need to know?
• Borough of Steelton residents will receive an introductory mailing to inform them about optional exterior sewer service line repair plans available through SLWA. Because we have a partnership with SLWA, the Borough of Steelton logo will appear on the mailings, which will clearly state that the program is optional and is administered by SLWA, not the Borough.
• The Exterior Water Service Line Coverage is available for $6.33 per month. SLWA will also offer Exterior Sewer Line Coverage for $7.33 per month and Interior Plumbing and Drainage System Coverage for $9.58 per month.
• SLWA plan holders have access to a Repair Hotline that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and repairs are performed by local, licensed and insured contractors.
• Borough of Steelton homeowners can learn more about these optional plans as well as SLWA by visiting the website www.slwofa.com or calling toll-free 1-866-922-9006.
• Founded in 2003, SLWA, together with its parent company HomeServe USA, has partnered with over 450 leading cities, municipalities and utilities to provide repair service plans that offer peace of mind and convenience. SLWA maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is recognized as a trusted source of utility line service plans and is endorsed by the National League of Cities (NLC).
At its October 16th meeting, Steelton Borough Council approved laying the draft 2018 General Fund and Sewer Fund Budgets out for public review. Residents are welcome to review the draft budgets right here or in person at Borough Hall during regular business hours.
Written by: Barbara Barksdale
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Area in Steelton, Swatara Township affected by propane leak cleared, residents allowed to return home
HARRISBURG, PA (July 29, 2017, 7:50 p.m.) – UGI Energy Services has successfully transferred the contents of a leaking propane tank that malfunctioned at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28 in Steelton. UGIES, Dauphin County HAZMAT and PP&L crews have conducted safety checks and tested air quality in the affected areas along Front and Second […]
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