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Reminder: Open Burning prohibited within the borough.

Steelton Borough would like to remind its residents and community members about the existing ordinance prohibiting open burning within the borough. The provisions outlined in § 48-1 of the Steelton Borough municipal code clearly state that building fires or burning wastepaper, pasteboard boxes, and other waste material, except for outdoor cooking, are considered a nuisance and strictly prohibited.

Recent weather conditions, characterized by abnormally dry weather and record-low rainfall, have created a heightened risk of wildfires in the region. The combination of dry conditions and the potential for thunderstorms and lightning strikes poses a substantial threat to the safety and well-being of our community.

Additionally, the impact of smoke from extensive wildfires in Canada is being felt across the northeast, including the Harrisburg region. The resulting poor air quality, due to tiny particles in the smoke, poses a danger, especially for individuals with chronic lung or heart conditions.

Steelton Borough urges all residents, businesses, and stakeholders to be aware of and comply with the prohibition on open burning. This includes refraining from building fires or burning any form of waste material on streets, alleys, highways, vacant lands, public places, or private property, except for outdoor cooking purposes.

The borough’s commitment to public safety and environmental preservation requires the cooperation and support of everyone in the community. It is vital that we take necessary measures to prevent wildfires, protect our environment, and maintain good air quality standards.

Resignation Keontay R. Hodge / Vacancy Announcement

On December 7th Councilwoman Keontay R. Hodge submitted her resignation of Council. At the December 19th Council Meeting, Borough Council formally accepted Councilwoman Hodge’s resignation.

Steelton Borough Council and staff would like to thank Ms. Hodge for her years of service to the Borough. Ms. Hodge, elected to two terms, served as a Councilwoman for the Borough of Steelton from 2016-2022.

With Ms. Hodge’s resignation, Steelton Borough Council must appoint a new member to fill her vacancy until December 31st, 2023, which is the end of Ms. Hodge’s elected term.

Council is seeking letters of interest and resumes for consideration of appointment of the remainder of Councilwoman Hodge’s term. Submissions will be accepted by e-mail to Submissions will also be accepted by hand delivery, in a sealed envelope labeled “Attention Borough Manager, Council Vacancy,” to the third floor offices at Steelton Borough’s Administrative Office located on 123 N Front Street. All submissions must include your full legal name, address, and at least one method of contact in either the form of a phone number or e-mail address, preferably both. Applicants must meet all legal requirements and qualifications needed to hold this office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Council will accept hand-delivered letters of interest and resumes until 3:00pm on December 30th, 2022 and by e-mail until January 2nd, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Council anticipates reviewing submissions and taking action at either the Jan 3rd, 2023 or Jan 17th, 2023 Council Meeting.

Steelton Swears in New Mayor, Council Members, and Tax Collector

On Monday January 3rd the Steelton Borough swore in their newly elected officials.

Mayor Elect Cierra Dent was sworn in by Judge Sonya Marie McKnight, Council Elect Willie Slade was sworn in by Judge Edward M. Marsico, Jr., re-elected council member Natashia Woods was sworn in by Judge Sonya Marie McKnight, re-elected council member Brian Proctor was sworn in by Judge Edward M. Marsico, Jr., and Tax Collector elect Mary J. Carricato was sworn in by Judge Edward M. Marsico, Jr..

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Street Sweeping Ticketing

Originally Posted at on 7/27/2020.

Ticketing for street sweeping violations in the Borough of Steelton began today, Monday, July 27th, 2020, and will continue until the end of November. Please be aware of all posted street signs when parking your vehicle. Please contact Chief Minium for any questions or concerns at or 717-439-5882

Gov. Wolf Calls for Universal Masking

uring a COVID-19 press briefing today Governor Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf stressed the need to intensify all measures to help stop the spread of the virus.

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Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Extend Stay-at-Home Orders to Seven Additional Counties

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon and Somerset counties, bringing the state total to 33 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020, and will continue until April 30.

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Police Department suspends street sweeping parking enforcement.

UPDATED 8/27/2020:
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Due to COVID-19 health concerns, street sweeping in the Borough of Steelton will NOT be enforced beginning April 1st. The warnings issued today were in error and the Steelton Borough Police Department WILL NOT be enforcing street sweeping violations until further notice. We apologize for any confusion this may cause. Please disregard any warning you may have received and remember that all other parking/safety violations will be enforced.