COVID-19 Information & Resources

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 other business in person. 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 mbborough@comcast.net.

MEETINGS

All Borough Council, Committee of the Whole, and Planning Commission meetings will be held as Webex online meetings until state and federal guidance indicates that it is safe to have face to face gatherings of 10 or more people. The events page will be updated with information about how to join using a computer or calling in with a phone.

If you have questions about how to join meetings, or would prefer to share your comments via email or phone prior to the meeting, please contact the borough office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We are asking all attendees to mute themselves when they join and instead use the chat function to express any comments or questions you may have. We are asking you to do this to limit the feedback and background noises that can be distractions on these calls. The borough thanks you for your support as we make this change.

CANCELLED EVENTS

The Fireworks scheduled for July 2nd, 2020 have been cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone at the July 2021 event.

The 2020 Tour de Millersburg has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 race.

BUSINESS SUSPENSIONS

On March 19th, Governor Wolf ordered the mandatory closure of physical locations of all non-“life sustaining” businesses. This order closes the physical business locations, but does not prevent work from home (WFH) or telework. Starting on March 23rd, this order will be enforced. The enforcement measures could include citations, fines, and license suspensions. Restaurants may continue to offer take-out and delivery options at this time. The borough will continue to operate its  offices,  though the offices will  be closed  to the public. Please consult this updated list from March 25th of life-sustaining businesses if you have questions about your own industry. For other questions, please contact PA Department of Community Economic Development at 1.866.466.3972 or online at https://dced.pa.gov/ 

COVID-19 BUSINESS FUNDING

To help navigate through the financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Pennsylvania businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering loans to help offset the revenue lost. We recommend that you continue to routinely check back on the DCED COVID-19 Resources webpage as additional information is added.

SBA PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

An additional $310 billion has just been approved to extend the PPP through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Applications can be submitted today from participating program lenders and is on a first come, first served basis.

Eligibility includes:

  • Tribal businesses
  • 501(c)(19) veteran organizations
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, including religious organizations
  • Any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors, and self-employed persons)
  • Any business with NAICS Code beginning with 72 (Accommodations & Food Services) that has more than one physical location and employs less than 500 per location

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LENDERS

If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download a copy of the PPP borrower application form to see the information that will be requested from you when you apply with a lender. To find eligible PPP lenders near you, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website and type in your zip code

CHILDCARE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS

The Department of Human Services (DHS) released a new tool on the department’s website on March 27th that is designed to help essential workers connect with child-care providers that have been granted a waiver by the department’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to continue serving the families of essential personnel during the COVID-19 emergency.

TAXES

At this time, the Dauphin County Treasurer’s office will  not be sending any staff to the borough to collect taxes. If you need to pay taxes, please see the Treasurer’s website, email their office at treasurer@dauphininc.org, or call the office at (717) 780-6550.

The IRS has extended the deadline to file federal income taxes until July 15, 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. Additionally, any tax payments due on April 15th are now due on July 15th. There is no additional paperwork that needs to be submitted for this extension. If you need time beyond July 15th, please speak with a tax professional or go to IRS.gov to file a request for an extension.

The PA Department of Revenue has also extended the deadline to file personal income tax returns to July 15, 2020. For more information, please use this link to see the update from the department.

For all tax returns and payments, the Borough urges you to pay online or via mail.

RESTAURANTS

Governor Wolf has ordered that all restaurants and bars close their dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to do so, but eating and drinking inside restaurants and bars is temporarily prohibited. These businesses offering carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage should employ social distancing best practices and be aware of the Trump Administration’s guidance to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people. For more details on what measures Pennsylvania is taking, please see this update from Governor Wolf’s office.

DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY

The Borough of Millersburg is monitoring the coronavirus situation. Following advice from Dauphin County, the borough is under a disaster emergency declaration as of April 29th, 2020. This disaster emergency declaration will hold until it is no longer needed, based on a Borough Council vote on March 25th. At this time, the office is closed to the public, but we are available via phone and online to handle business.  Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and understanding. We will continue to follow state and county recommendations for how to proceed during this time. We encourage all residents to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines.

PARKING METERS

Parking  meter enforcement has been suspended until the Stay at Home order is lifted.

ELECTRONICS & COMPOST RECYCLING
Electronics Recycling hosted by Upper Paxton Township for May has been cancelled.  You may still call into the office to purchase a permit for the MYO park composting site.

ELECTIONS

Dauphin County is encouraging all voters to apply for Mail-In Ballots. FAQs are answered on the Dauphin  County Board of Elections website.  The Application for a Mail-In Ballot is here.

OTHER RESOURCES

 

Millersburg Borough  recognizes that the spread of COVID-19 impacts every one of our community members. If you believe that there is a resource that is appropriate for this page that is not on it,  please contact us.