Upcoming public meetings: 
  
Monthly Borough Council Meeting: Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Committee of the Whole: Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. 
Planning Commission Meeting: Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.
   



All meetings are open to the public. 

Please contact the Borough office if you require any accommodations or if you would like to be placed on the agenda to address the Borough Council or Planning Commission.
    
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Autumn Activities Scheduled

Several autumn activities have been scheduled in the Borough. 

The window painting contest will be Monday, Oct. 16. 

The Halloween Parade will be Wednesday, Oct. 18 with a rain date of the next night. 

Trick-or-Treat night will be Tuesday, Oct. 31. 

As always, we ask that drivers be extra cautious these days due to increased pedestrian traffic.


Millersburg Storm Sewer Project to Move Forward

 

Millersburg, PA – Aug. 31, 2017 – Millersburg Borough is pleased to announce that the State Street Storm Sewer Relocation Project will move forward.

Construction on the project received the green light when the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners approved a sub-recipient grant agreement with the Borough to fund the project at their Aug. 30 meeting.

The grant money was originally appropriated to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and channeled locally through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. The Dauphin County Department of Community and Economic Development coordinated the federal funding.

The bulk of the project will be paid from the CDBG-DR funds, which are tied to the flooding in 2011. The Borough, Upper Paxton Township and the Millersburg Area Authority have also pledged matching funds toward the project.

“We are pleased to partner with Dauphin County, Upper Paxton Township, and the Millersburg Area Authority and to move into the bid phase of the State Street Storm Sewer Relocation project,” said Borough Council President Chris Dietz. “Federal dollars through HUD’s CDBG Disaster Recovery program are crucial in helping us increase the capacity of the State Street storm sewer system and to mitigate flooding.”

The project will focus on replacing inadequate pipes, many of which are located under private property, with a larger pipe system located under public streets. The new pipe system will run from the 800 block of Union Street to an outfall adjacent to Chelton Avenue. There is other associated drainage work and repairs to water and sewer lines planned as well. The total project cost is estimated at approximately $1.2 million.

HRG Engineering, the lead engineering firm on the construction phase, will serve as project manager and will be requesting bids for the project in the very near future. The goal is to have work wrapped up by next fall at the latest. Brinjac Engineering performed the initial engineering and design work.

Once the project is completed, the main pipe will channel a stream that originates at Witmer’s Pond in Upper Paxton Township. Much of the impervious surface between Union Street and State Street (U.S. Route 209) will also drain into the pipe. After extensive engineering reviews, it was concluded that this new pipe will be able to handle a one percent chance flood event. This magnitude of flood used to be called a 100-year flood, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently revised the terminology.

During the 2011 floods, the existing system was overwhelmed, causing serious flooding in the area. The federal government awarded disaster recovery funds to Dauphin County, allowing for a number of such flood mitigation projects.

As the engineering work progressed, a portion of the downstream system collapsed. This forced the closure of Chelton Avenue. This project will replace that system and allow for the street to be reopened.

Millersburg Borough would like to thank the following entities for their support and work on this project: Upper Paxton Township, Millersburg Area Authority, Dauphin County Commissioners, Dauphin County Department of Community and Economic Development, HRG Engineering, and Brinjac Engineering. 



2017 Tax Exoneration Forms Available

The 2017 Occupation/Per Capita tax bills will be sent out on or about July 1, 2017. Anyone 18 years of age or older (by July 1, 2017) is responsible for paying the per capita tax portion of the bill. However, anyone age 18 or older (by July 1, 2017) who will have less than $3,000 in earned income for 2017 is not liable for the $250 occupation tax. This $3,000 limit does not include unearned income such as pensions, social security payments, dividends, etc.)

In order to qualify for the exemption, you must fill out a one-page application for exoneration. This form is available on line here and at the Millersburg Borough office during normal business hours. This form must be notarized in order for it to be processed. Notary services are typically available at the Borough office, though it is helpful to call ahead for an appointment. (717) 692-2389.







Electronics Recycling

Reminder that Dauphin County Recycling offers electronics recycling for Northern Dauphin County once per month. Anyone wishing to dispose of old electronics can drop them off at the Upper Paxton Township building at 506 Berrysburg Road, Millersburg. 

This event is held the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. until noon. The next event is August 12, 2017.

If you cannot make it to this event, electronics may also be taken to the Dauphin County Recycling Center at 1625 South Cameron Street in Harrisburg.  

Under the Commonwealth's 2010 Covered Device Recycling Act, electronic devices may not be removed with regular municipal trash service. Items such as televisions, computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, printers, audio equipment, and electronic tablets must be properly disposed of due to health and environmental concerns. More information about this law is posted on DEP's website


Reinventing PA Boroughs

http://boroughs.org/videoplayer.php?link=About%20PSAB&video=PSAB-2016Episode6

Millersburg Borough Council President Chris Dietz was one of three panelists on Inside Pennsylvania Boroughs -- Reinventing PA Boroughs in December. Inside Pennsylvania Boroughs is a series sponsored by the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) and broadcast on PCN TV. President Dietz discussed several local initiatives intended to improve Millersburg. 

To watch the half hour show, click this link or the photo above.



2017 Budget Notice

The Borough Council adopted the three budgets for 2017. General Fund spending funds operational costs for the Borough. Liquid Fuels, also known as "Highway Aid," represents revenue from taxes on gasoline. These funds may only be spent on specific items related to street maintenance and repair. The Capital Improvement budget includes spending on new assets for the Borough. Click the links below for the final versions of these budgets. 





Tourism Brochure

The 2017 tourism brochure is now available. Click here to download it.

Please note that the date of the Fireworks is incorrect. The Fireworks will be held July 3 with a rain date of July 14.




Christmas Display Donations

Millersburg Borough and the Millersburg Lions Club wish to thank everyone who has supported the annual Christmas display over the years as well as Millersburg Area Working Together (MAWT for hosting the tree lighting ceremony). The Lions raise funds to pay the bills associated with the display. Donations are accepted throughout the year. 

Donations envelopes are available at many local businesses and at the Borough Office. Donations can be mailed in or dropped off at the Borough Office.

If you do not have an envelope, but wish to contribute toward this local tradition, donations can be mailed to: Millersburg Lions Club, PO Box 201, Millersburg, PA 17061 or drop it off at the Borough office. The Lions can also accept donations via PayPal on their website.



Landlord-Tenant Reporting

Millersburg Borough Ordinance No. 2-05 requires that all landlord/property owners who lease/rent any 
property within the Borough of Millersburg provide to the Borough the address of such rental or leased 
property and the names and other information as required on this form of the tenants of such rented or leased 
units. All reports required under Section 5 of Millersburg Borough Ordinance No. 2-05 shall be made within 
ten (10) days of a change of occupancy to include the unit becoming vacant. A complete copy of the 
ordinance is available here.

Copies of the Landlord Report Form are available at the Borough Office during normal business hours.
You can also download a copy here and remit to the address, email or fax listed on the form.




Boating Ordinance Information

The Borough Council has passed the boating ordinance. If you have a boat and/or dock in the water, please stop in to the borough office to register them. There is no fee to register the boat or dock.



                                                          2017 Dog License application

State law requires that all dogs older than three months be licensed and licenses may be purchased from the Dauphin County Treasurer's Office. Licensing allows lost dogs to be easily returned to their owners, reducing the cost to the municipality. Click on the link above to license your dog for 2016. Licensing services are also available at Lehman's Hardware in Millersburg, Kratzer's Hardware in Elizabethville and Hornung's True Value in Halifax. 

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Dog Enforcement oversees licensing. Click here for more information.




NOTARY SERVICES

Public Notary services are available at the Millersburg Borough office during normal business hours.

The cost is $5 per notarization and the fee is waived for borough residents as a service to the community. 

Appointments are recommended but not required. 

Contact the Borough Secretary at 717-692-2389.



Millersburg, Pennsylvania Borough Statistics at a glance:

Geographic Area - 0.8 sq. Miles
 2000 Actual Population - 2,562
2010 Actual Population - 2,557
2000 Median Age - 38.8 years
2000 Male Population Percentage 45.9%
2010
Male Population Percentage 47.5%
2000 Female Population Percentage 54.1%
2010 Female Population Percentage 52.5%
2000 Median Travel Time to Work - 26 min.
2000 Median Household Income - $34,970