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 Ceremony 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!
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.
The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority awarded Jonestown Borough with the HIGHEST RECYCLING RATE in 2019 for all of Lebanon County! Seen in the picture is Borough Representative Paul Bird accepting the 2018 recycling award.
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 2019 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mayor Joe Quairoli gave the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award to Swatara Township for their kind efforts in assisting the Borough with snow removal. When our lead maintenance employee was hospitalized by the intruder incident, Swatara Township offered to help with snow removal! Thank you very much for all your help! Supervisor Rick Kreitzer is seen in the picture accepting the award from Mayor Quairoli on behalf of Swatara Township.