SHIREMANSTOWN BOROUGH

est. 1874

Covid-19 Updates

At the May 11, 2020 meeting of the Borough Council, Resolution 2-2020 was passed unanimously to provide real property tax relief for the payment of Borough taxes due to the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency. The penalty rate of 10% has been waived for the period beginning July 1, 2020, through and including October 31, 2020, providing the full amount of the Borough real property tax due at face amount is paid in full.
Proclamation 2020-2

BOROUGH OF SHIREMANSTOWN

Amended PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY and notice of restricted areas

April 7, 2020

WHEREAS a novel coronavirus (now known as “COVID-19”) emerged in Wuhan, China, began infecting humans in December 2019, and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) have declared COVID-19 a “public health emergency of international concern,” and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary has declared that COVID-19 creates a public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued an Order regarding the closure of all businesses that are not life-sustaining in response to "COVID - 19"; and

WHEREAS, on March 30, 2020, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued a stay at home Order for Commonwealth residents, with limited exceptions; and

WHEREAS, as of this date, additional confirmed and/or presumed positive cases of COVID-19 are being reported in the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a disease-causing severe symptoms or loss of life and therefore it is critical to prepare for and to implement measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the congregation of any group of people on public property, in any public building and on borough streets in the Borough of Shiremanstown increases the risk of spreading COVID-19; and.

WHEREAS, after consultation with Borough Council President John Getz, substantial and reasonable concerns exist for increasing the risk of spreading COVID-19 in the Borough of Shiremanstown by holding and appearing at any public meeting in the Borough of Shiremanstown.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Borough Code, including § 10A06 entitled “General Powers of Mayor”, as a result of COVID-19,

I do hereby issue this Amended Proclamation as of the date set forth below confirming the continued existence of a disaster and state of emergency throughout the Borough of Shiremanstown, and hereby proclaim as follows:

The Borough of Shiremanstown public property comprised of Memorial Park and Manor Park are hereby deemed Restricted Areas closed to the public, excepting only members of the Shiremanstown Borough Police Department, fire and emergency personnel and borough employees under the direction and supervision of the Shiremanstown Borough Police Department; and

The Borough of Shiremanstown public property and building known as “Borough Hall” on Park Lane in the Borough of Shiremanstown is hereby deemed a Restricted Area. Only members of the Shiremanstown Borough Police Department, fire and emergency personnel, an elected official and borough employees under the direction and supervision of the Shiremanstown Borough Police Department may enter Borough Hall. Any previously advertised or scheduled meeting and new public meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Shiremanstown, the Borough of Shiremanstown Planning Commission and the Borough of Shiremanstown Zoning Hearing Board or other agency at any Borough owned property and/or building is hereby postponed and continued through April 30, 2020; and

Borough agencies, employees, residents, guests and others using the public streets and sidewalks of the Borough of Shiremanstown are encouraged to practice physical distancing and to avoid events which create a congregation of people; and

Borough residents are encouraged to use all necessary protective methods to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as suggested by Federal and State health agencies.

Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Proclamation shall be enforced by the Shiremanstown Borough Police Department. Any person violating this Proclamation of emergency and restrictions on entering a Restricted Area commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) and costs or to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.

GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Borough, this seventh day of April 2020.

TAMMIE G. DAILEY

Mayor

Due to the Corona Virus, Advanced Waste Disposal will suspend all bulk collections effective Monday, April 6th.

In compliance with federal and state guidelines for preventing the spread of Covid-19, Shiremanstown Borough Playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice. Outdoor spaces do remain open; however, groups or gatherings of ten or more are prohibited.

The Borough is encouraging citizens to remain active and get outdoors in a responsible manner while maintaining a healthy distance from others.

Stay healthy, stay safe and thank you for your co-operation.

CORONAVIRUS AND DISPOSAL SERVICES


Advanced Disposal Services as your municipal solid waste contractor, will continue to collect waste and recycling as scheduled for your municipalities. should there be a positive test result for coronavirus with one or more of our employees, we would be forced to quarantine our staff and cease operations for our service area for some period of time until normal operations could be resumed. Communication during these situations would be ongoing daily should this situation occur. if the situation does happen, our management team will meet with you to discuss recovery efforts, timeframes or different options for recovery of the material in your municipality.


Unfortunately, the predictability of this virus is only speculation at this time, yet new cases occur daily throughout the state. as stated above, we will constantly communicate with you with any updates that we have regarding service interruptions or cancellations.


Important Update


2020 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Notice


To make sure we are taking the right actions to protect the health and safety of our employees, the hazardous waste contractor’s employees, and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic, the household hazardous waste disposal event originally scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been canceled. Furthermore, we have temporarily suspended registration for the remaining three events planned in 2020 to allow time for guidelines and recommendations to further play out.

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Welcome to Shiremanstown Borough

Shiremanstown is a small community located twelve miles east of Carlisle and five miles west of Harrisburg. It derives its name from Daniel Shireman (1753-1810), one of the early Shiremanstown is a small community located twelve miles east of Carlisle and five miles west of Harrisburg. It derives its name from Daniel Shireman (1753-1810), one of the early landowners and settlers of the land that made up most of the town. landowners and settlers of the land that made up most of the town.

Greetings

My name is Tammie Dailey and I have been serving as the Mayor of Shiremanstown since April 2016.  Prior to being appointed Mayor, I had served on the Borough Council for over 10 years.  I have had the pleasure of living in the Borough since November 2002 with my husband Ed.  Shiremanstown is a great place to live, providing its residents with a small town feel while being close to shopping, outstanding restaurants and world-class healthcare facilities.  We are a part of the Mechanicsburg School District which provides our children with an excellent education.  We also have access to several superb private schools in the area.  Public transportation adds to the overall appeal of our centralized location, providing transportation to Harrisburg and other locations.

Economic Development                                                                                                                                               

Shiremanstown is a small town that welcomes businesses to be a part of our community.  We are in the process of introducing two-hour parking limitations in front of a few of our businesses to help make it easier for their clients to find parking in the borough.

Discover Shiremanstown-  walk through town and take time to appreciate our Memorial and Manor Parks.  Enjoy all that the Borough of Shiremanstown has to offer.  I am convinced that one day you will be just as proud as we are to live here.

Vision                                                                                                                                                              

My vision for Shiremanstown has always been to make it a place where families want to live, raise their children and retire.  We are served by the Mechanicsburg School District and have many opportunities for post-secondary education, including Penn State Capital Campus, Harrisburg Area Community College, Central Pennsylvania College and Dickinson School of Law to name a few.

We are fortunate to have several outstanding medical facilities close by, including Pinnacle Health System, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and Holy Spirit Hospital.  They offer full emergency and surgical capabilities, private rooms, and rehabilitation services.

Our borough is home to four churches to meet the spiritual needs of our residents: Bible Baptist Church, First Church of God, Saint John’s Lutheran Church and United Methodist Church, all of whom open their doors and their hearts to those who seek a place to worship.

The Shiremanstown Historical Society (“SHS”) is an active group in our town.  They provide us with a wealth of history while making our town a more beautiful place to live.  Last year SHS was able to collect donations from local businesses and not-for-profit groups and use those donations to purchase the Christmas wreaths that adorned the lamp posts in the Borough this past holiday season.  They are hoping to collect more donations this year to add more wreaths for the next Christmas season.  SHS did not stop with wreaths; they have also purchased flags and a solar powered town clock that will be placed in front of our fire house.  Please check their website for a listing of events.

We have a great Parks and Recreation Department that plans and sponsors numerous Borough events, including our Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Night in the Park, a Borough picnic at Manor Park (with free hotdogs), our Halloween Party and our Christmas Tree Lighting.  These events provide Borough residents the opportunity to get together and to make new friends.

The Borough, SHS and the Parks and Recreation Department are always looking for people to assist with community activities.  Please consider becoming a volunteer.  Your time and effort will go a long way to keeping our Borough a great place to live.