Through the combined efforts of the Jonestown Borough Council and the Jonestown Park, Rec & Events Committee, it is their vision to create a community in which our residents can take pride in their town and their park. Annual events such as the Block Party, the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and many others are planned as a way for our friends and neighbors to enjoy the fellowship of each other and to enjoy the great opportunities that small town living can offer. Jonestown boasts a 65 acre community park; walking, running and biking along the Rails to Trails; water activities on the Swatara Creek; and the Jonestown Tour which boasts a walking trail with many historic structures – some that even date back to the 1700’s!
TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT
Earlier this year, a new detailed flood study was performed on the Swatara Creek and the Little Swatara Creek. The new flood study, combined with better topographic mapping data to delineate the flood boundaries, has resulted in changes in the location of the flood hazard boundaries. In some locations there may be a decrease in the flood hazard boundary and in other locations there is an increase. You can preview the changes at http://arcg.is/0yjCSi
Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) flood insurance is available for eligible property owners. Information about eligibility, coverage, and premiums can be found in FEMAs Preferred Risk Policy fact sheet using this link: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1490888520317-9bc86c84a606d2721a6cbbf2a0b026ef/09_prp_508_apr2017.pdf
Please note that flood insurance is still available to those who are not located in the floodplain.
THANK YOU MAYOR SELLERS!
The Jonestown Borough Council would to thank Mayor Vince Sellers for his tireless service to our community but as some of you may already know, he has decided to follow an exciting, new path which we hope will be as fulfilling as the one he has presided over in the past two years in our community. We wish him the best of luck on this new adventure and we would like to thank him for all that he has done for Jonestown! While we are saddened to see Mayor Sellers leave Jonestown, we are equally excited for what these future endeavors will bring for him! Good luck, Mayor Sellers, and thank you!!
STORM DAMAGE INFORMATION
For those of you that have experienced damage from the recent storms and would like to report it, you may submit your information to your municipality or you may submit it directly to (LCDES) Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services by calling 717-675-1380 (a voicemail system where you can leave your information) or by going to httpd://helpdesk.lcdes.org. Please be prepared to submit the following information: name, address, phone number, a brief description of the damages and the approximate cost.
However, you are encouraged to take any actions necessary to restore your property using your own means. Take pictures of the damage first so it can be used to help with the damage assessments.
The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority has awarded six Lebanon County municipalities for outstanding recycling achievements during 2017. Mayor Sellers, third from the right, accepted the eco-friendly award made of bamboo and recycled glass on behalf of the Jonestown Community.
The figures below are based on actual tons of materials recycled and landfilled for each of these municipalities.
West Lebanon Township 78%
North Lebanon Township 63%
Jonestown Borough 60%
North Londonderry Township 54%
Union Township 54%
Not only is recycling good for the environment but it’s good for your wallet too! I recycle at home and I have been able to cut my garbage bill in half AND I only have my garbage picked up every other week! Don’t forget, there are recycling containers available at the Borough Office.
Remember: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Keep up the good work, Jonestown!
THE 2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR HAS BEEN AWARDED TO SUZANNE DUBECK!
A great amount of time and effort goes into preparing a grant and because of Suzanne’s willingness to help her community and take lead on this project, the Jonestown Park has been awarded a grant totaling $43,500 to pave our park trails. This will also allow the park to add handicap parking along the trail and a wheelchair pad by the bandstand. Please join us in thanking Suzanne and congratulating her as the Jonestown 2017 Volunteer of the Year!