Fishers – members of the weasel family, which includes skunks and wolverines – are back in a big way in Pennsylvania. Their return is a product of both in-state reintroductions and range expansion by fishers in West Virginia and possibly from New York. This denizen of the North most likely returned from extirpation in Pennsylvania initially by coming from the south. Its foothold in Pennsylvania was further strengthened when 190 fishers were released in the mid- and late-1990s in three areas across the state’s northern tier in reintroductions involving the Game Commission, Pennsylvania State University and Frostburg State University. They are aggressive and dangerous to family pets and should not be approached.
The following documents have been added to the Village Information Tab.
Hearings and Appeals Committee – Fines and Liens
Pennsylvania Planned Community Act
§ 5315 Lien for Assessments
On Thursday August 28, 2014 I was informed at 4:10pm via email that we had a barrel leaking a substance at the canoe launch area. When I got home from work at 5pm I took a drive down and I called our local Emergency Coordinator Bobby Milligan. He informed me he was on his way to work, and he will contact Greg Pjar the fire chief. He also was going to dispatch our local fire companies to investigate the substance. Sudeburg Fire Company was the first on scene. Greg Pjar who also works for the PA Emergency Management Agency was on scene by 5:30pm. Greg had placed a call to the Department of Environmental Services Emergency Response Team and they were on Scene by 7pm. The barrel was removed by a company from Hamlin PA late Thursday evening and the substance will be tested to determine what was in the container. NO ONE WAS EVER IN ANY DANGER. I want to Thank everyone for your cooperation in this matter to allow the proper authorities clean up this environmental hazard.
Jim Morgan, SVPOA President
There is a hazardous spill down at the creek at the canoe launch area. The fire companies have been called, PA Emergency Management Response Team and the DEP Emergency Response Team have been called.
All residents are prohibited from going into that area until the emergency is handled and the emergency teams investigate and clean it up.
The Swatara Village Board of Directors and McNulty Carpet have completed our settlement of the defective carpet. McNulty Carpet on Rte. 183 in Schuylkill Haven installed our new carpet on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. The Board of Directors would recommend this company to our residents for their flooring needs.