Beginning on March 30th, 2020 at 8 p.m. Dauphin County will be under a Stay At Home order. This order is explained in detail in this document. Millersburg Borough will NOT be offering notary services, accepting permit payments, or doing other business in person while this order is in place. Any payments or forms that need to submitted should be put in the Millersburg Authority dropbox after being clearly labelled as for the borough. The Borough will be conducting business via phone and email. The phone number is 717-692-2389 and the email address for Borough Manager Kayla Buker is email@example.com.
Millersburg Borough updates and key information can be found here. If the link does not work, go to millersburgpa.org/documents/covid-19
The FBI has indicated that there is a rising number of fraud schemes centered around COVID-19 testing and the stimulus checks that have begun to go out. When in doubt, please consult the FBI Coronavirus page, CDC Coronavirus page, and the PA Department of Health Coronavirus page.
The 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival, the 2020 Tour de Millersburg, and the 2020 Fireworks have been cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 events.
The Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade have been cancelled. There will be a cemetery service on May 25th, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery. At 10 a.m., MC Ed Schlegel will read the names of the deceased veterans. Oak Hill Cemetery is a large area and attendees are asked to follow all COVID-19 guidelines (social distancing, masks, etc.) while attending.
PennDOT District 8-0 has provided documents for the bridge replacement of S.R. 0147, Section 017 (Market Street over Shippens Run) which can be found here. If the link does not work, please copy and paste this address into your browser: http://millersburgpa.org/documents/penndot-project-plans/
The Dauphin County Commissioners have shared the following key agencies and contact information for our community as we are going through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It can be accessed as a PDF here.
Millersburg is a railroad town and a river town whose location has historically afforded it many economic and cultural opportunities. At one point in time much of the locally mined coal flowed through Millersburg on its way to market. The Lykens Valley Railroad connected the mines to the Wiconisco Canal and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Present Day MYO Park is located where coal was transferred to canal boats or coal cars. The remnants of the canal have been transformed into a natural area and trail. Another preserved form of bygone transportation to grace the Millersburg riverfront is the oldest active wooden stern wheel ferryboat in the country. In 2006 the Ferry Boat system joined the Millersburg’s Queen Anne style passenger railroad station on the National Historic Register.
The Millersburg Borough Council is looking to fill a number of vacancies that are critical to the effective functioning of the Borough Government. The following vacancies exist and the Borough Council welcomes applicants for all positions.
Borough Council Member – One vacancy for a two-year term. Council members must be registered voters of and have lived in Millersburg Borough for at least one year prior to appointment. Elected members of a school board or trustees of a charter school are not eligible to serve on Council.
Zoning Hearing Board Member – One vacancy for a two-year term and one vacancy for a three-year term. Zoning Hearing Board members must be residents of the Borough and not hold any other elected or appointed positions in the Borough. The Zoning Hearing Board hears appeals to decisions rendered by the Borough Zoning Administrator.
Vacancy Board Chair – One vacancy for a one-year term. The Vacancy Board chair must be a registered voter residing in the Borough.
If you are interested in serving your community, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Borough Secretary-Treasurer Ann Jackson by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Letters can be dropped off or mailed to 101 West Street, Millersburg, PA 17061 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Council intends to make appointments at their regular meeting that evening.
NOTICE OF 2020 MEETINGS
Millersburg Borough Council will hold its Reorganization Meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00PM. The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers, make other necessary appointments and conduct any other business.
All regular Borough Council meetings for 2020 will be held the second Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00PM, with the exception of the November meeting, which will be held November 10. All Committee meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00PM, with the exception of the November meeting, which will be held November 24. There will be no Committee meetings in December.
The Millersburg Planning Commission will meet on the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:00PM. There will be no meeting in January.
COVID-19 UPDATE: All meetings will be held via Webex until the Dauphin County is permitted to resume in person meetings. The link to join via an internet browser and a call-in phone number will be posted with each upcoming event. If you have any concerns about joining or wish to comment, please call the borough at 717-692-2389 or email email@example.com
All meetings will be held in Council Chambers located at 101 West Street in Millersburg. If a person with a disability wishes to attend a Millersburg Borough public meeting and requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate, please call (717) 692-2389 in advance of the meeting to discuss how the Borough may best accommodate your needs.
The 2020 Millersburg Tourism Brochure is now available. Please click here for more information and to download a copy. We hope to see you here.
Exoneration Forms Available
Exoneration Forms for 2019 occupation taxes are now available. Forms can be picked up at the Borough office and an electronic version is posted here. This form must be notarized. Notary service is available at the Borough Office.
Millersburg residents should be aware that the Census Bureau will be resuming Update/Leave operations in the borough the week of May 11th. This program is designed to ensure that households that might otherwise be unable to receive mail will still be counted in the Census. Information about what the Census is and how it helps Millersburg can be found here and here.
Millersburg Borough Council President Chris Dietz was one of three panelists on Inside Pennsylvania Boroughs – Reinventing PA Boroughs in December, 2017 and again in June, 2018 to discuss Travel and Tourism in Pennsylvania. Inside Pennsylvania Boroughs is a series sponsored by the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) and broadcast on PCN TV.
Millersburg Borough was featured on an episode of Exploring PA Boroughs. The show highlighted our public spaces, events, and local attractions. Exploring Pennsylvania Boroughs is a series sponsored by the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) and broadcast on PCN TV.