Author: Barbara Arnold

Penn Waste Labor Day trash pick up

Trash service will be delayed 1 day due to the Labor Day holiday. This will affect trash service the week of September 2nd only. Those with Monday pick up will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, and so on through Saturday. Yard waste pick up will occur on Thursday during that week. All yard waste requests will need to be placed to the Borough office by noon on Wednesday.

Police Incident 5-31-19

A person acting suspicious was observed behind the Broad Street Elementary School. Their alleged conduct was sufficient enough to cause the Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School and the Broad Street Elementary School to be put on lockdown. Officers conducted a thorough search of the area, however, no one was located.

Upcoming Utility Work @ Marble and Norway Streets

We have been having ongoing issues with the sanitary sewer system in the area of Marble and Norway streets.  The problem has been due to high flow caused by above average precipitation over the last year causing high groundwater that leaks through cracks and breaks in sewer pipes.  In the last few weeks, we have diverted flow from the Eastern end of town away from the affected area, slowed down the pumping rate from our pump station in the area and flushed a line to remove partial grease blockages.  In the coming weeks we plan to perform repairs in the Alison Avenue Pump Station basin and on E. Marble Street between S. Norway and S. Filbert to fix the problem on a permanent basis. We appreciate your patience during these repairs.

Memorial Park Drive to be Closed May 1st

In partnership with Penn-Del Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, PA DCNR and the many private business, The Borough is hosting an Arbor Day of Service in Memorial Park. These groups of Volunteers and professional will be removing some of the trees that are not viable and pruning many others to allow them to flourish.
At this time we will be closing Memorial Park Drive from 7AM until 4PM. Due to the nature of this work and the amount of large construction vehicles that will be in the park for this, we feel closing the park is the safest route for all involved. Thank you for your understanding and patience with this situation to allow the volunteers and their crews to help keep the Park beautiful and vibrant.
Finally the Borough would like to thank all the participating agencies.

Penn-Del Chapter of the ISA
Bartlett Tree Experts
Good’s Tree Care, Inc
Tomlinson Bomberger
Snyder Tree Service
Wright Tree
Parkway Tree

Suez Update: April 16, 2019

Water Main Tie-In Project to Result in Temporary Service Interruption for 26 Mechanicsburg Customers


A water main connection project that is part of the company’s overall $5 million infrastructure replacement project in Mechanicsburg will result in a temporary water service interruption on April 17 for 26 customers on a portion of Alison Avenue and Allendale Road.  The work is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.  We encourage these customers to store water from a kitchen cold water faucet in clean, food grade containers in advance of this work for use on April 17 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  A rapid dialer system message was sent to each affected customer in follow-up to a written notice delivered to each customer’s door.  SUEZ thanks affected customers for their continued cooperation and patience as we enhance water system reliability to their area of Mechanicsburg through our ongoing $5 million infrastructure replacement project.

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