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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

Police Department suspends street sweeping parking enforcement.

UPDATED 8/27/2020:
New Article Posted

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. 

Borough closes parks equipment and structures.

On March 25, 2020, following our daily briefing on COVID-19, the Borough of Steelton in conjunction with the Steelton Police Department made the decision that ALL Borough parks and playgrounds, including equipment, play areas, basketball courts, picnic areas, and the skate park are CLOSED until further notice. In regards to the boat launch, the pavilion is closed, however the boat launch remains open for boaters.

Signs will be posted on each of the parks with this notification. This decision was made to protect residents, specifically children in the borough, from exposure to COVID-19. We are doing our best to ensure the safety and health of all borough residents.

This notice includes the following locations:

  • Bailey Street Park/East Side Park – Bailey Street between Ridge St & Frank S. Brown Blvd (Adams St)
  • East End Park – South 4th Street & P Street Mohn Street Park – South 3rd Street & Mohn Street
  • Municipal Park & Skate Park – North 3rd Alley & Franklin Street
  • Poplar Street Park – Between Walnut Street & Poplar Street
  • Reich Field – Reynders Street & Spruce Street
  • Ryan Mohn Memorial Park – Primrose Ave & Cottage Hill Lane
  • Veterans Park – North Front Street & Franklin
  • Street Boat Launch – Mumma Street & Charles Street, Highspire (PAVILION CLOSED, LAUNCH OPEN)

Steelton Borough Building Closed

Due to COVID-19 containment efforts, the Borough Building is closed with only a few administrative staff on-site.  The majority of staff are working remotely.  If you need to contact the staff directly please use the following email addresses or phone numbers:

Anne Shambaugh | Borough Manager
717-939-9842 ext 5030 |

Aaron Curry | Director, Code Department
717-939-9842 ext 5020 |

Michele Powell | Sewer Billing
717-939-9842 ext 5012 |

Marianne Reider | Tax Collector

Steelton Borough Donates $2,500 to Harrisburg Promise

Harrisburg Promise currently has over 50 Steelton-Highspire students from the seventh to tenth grades enrolled in this program. This is their fourth year. The Harrisburg Promise Program promises our students two years of their education at HACC if they graduate from high school, maintain a 2.5 GPA, commit to attending monthly sessions at HACC, and refrain from doing drugs.

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