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Winter Stormwater Pollution Prevention - MS4 Corner:  With colder wintertime temperatures come unique pollution concerns.  During most of the year, stormwter runoff is conveyed through the township via the municipal stoorm sewer system (MS4).  However during winter months when precipitation is limited to snowfall, winter pollutants can accumulat in snow banks.  Once the snow starts to melt, all the grime, grit, dirt, road salt, and other pollutants are washed into the MS4 and discharged into local waterways.

By following the tips below and making smart decisions while battling the ice and snow this season, you can help reduce the amount of potential wintertime pollution sources and help protect our local watershed.
Dispose of shoveled snow in vegetated areas
Never dump shoveled snow into streets or streams.  The more snow melt that can be absorbed by plants or sink into the ground, the less water will run off carrying pollutants into streams.

Apply salt sparingly / Consider alternative salting methods
Road salt can be harmful to plants, aquatic life and drinking water supplies.  Salt alternatives like potassium acetate (KA) and calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) can be used to de-ice sidewalks and driveways and are less damaging to vegetation and the environment.  If you do apply salt, shovel first and apply as little as possible.

Resist the urge to rinse that garage floor
While it may be tempting to take out the hose and wash the gray sludge and salt off your car and out of your garage on a mild winter day - please reconsider!  Residue left from road salt, oil, gas, and other road pollutants drips from your car and ends up on the garage floor.  Hosing the garage floor will send those pollutants into the nearest storm drain and eventually into a local waterway.

Take your car to a commercial car wash - a clean car means a cleaner garage!

Pick up after your pets
Animal waste can be a significant source of harmful bacteria and disease.  Picking up pet waste is just as important in the wintertime as it is in the warmer months.  What my be hidden by snow now, will reemerge in the the spring.
Cumberland County Tax Bureau - Individual EIT Tax Return Filings with Payments:  For individual tax payers with a balance due on their annual return, there are several options for quicker processing of your tax payments.  Since the bulk of returns are received right at the tax season deadline, there may be a delay in processing of these payments.  these options are offered to help taxpayers and advise them of other filing options.

The CCTB encourages taxpayers to file their individual returns online.  Staff members are available to assist in this process.  If the taxpayer files online and has a balance due to the Bureau and selects the pay by check method, a coupon is produced and must be included with the payment.  Once that payment and coupon is received at the office, it is processed ahead of other payments because the system has verified the accuracy of the return.

Self-employed persons who reasonably expect to earn net profits in excess of $12,000.00 are required under Act 32 to file quarterly estimated payments.  Those returns are mailed each year to taxpayers of record and many individuals are sending these payments through the online filing system.  If you are self-employed and were not aware of this requirement or have not received a paper return, please contact us so we can assist you through this process.

The CCTB starts receiving returns in January at a much slower pace with the bulk of mail received from mid-March to the end of April.  The earlier the return is filed, the better in terms of the processing queue.

Our lobby counter area is open the same hours as the office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  We also offer additional hours during tax week and that schedule is available in early April on our website or by calling the office.  Taxpayers can drop off their return and paymednt during these times.

CCTB staff will prepare your current year return with an appointment during these hours.  That preparation service is available at no cost tot he taxpayer.
Reduce Stormwater:  Cost-share for native gardens/reduce stormwater.  Click here for more information.
Special Needs Form:  The Township is in the process of updating its emergency management plan.  Please let yus know of any special needs or special medical conditions that you or someone in your home may have.  You can help our police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel find you quickly in case of an evacuation, power outage, disaster or other emergency.  Click here to download the form.

All information is kept confidential and will be kept on file by the Office of Emergency Management.  If any of this information changes throughout th eyear, please notify us as soon as possible.
DEP Reminds Pool Owners to Handle Waste Water Responsibly Harrisburg, PA:  In an effort to help protect stream health and aquatic life, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would like to remind private and public pool owners, as well as pool management companies, how to properly close their swimming pools for the season.

Discharged pool water and waters containing chlorine or other chemicals can be detrimental to aquatic life if not handled responsibly. It is extremely important that these waters are handled correctly. Pool waters must not be discharged to any storm sewer or land in which a storm sewer is accessible. Runoff can cause fish kills and unsafe aquatic conditions.

“Pool owners and professional pool cleaners need to dispose of old water appropriately and conscientiously,” said Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Most of all, we need to make sure the wastewater is going into the sanitary sewer, where it may be allowed – and not into our storm sewers where it could harm aquatic life.”

When draining a swimming pool this year, make sure to protect Pennsylvania by following these tips:

·         Pool water may be disposed of through the sanitary sewer system ONLY with municipal permission.

·         Never dispose of pool water through a storm sewer, which will discharge to a stream.

·         If lowering the water level of the pool, let it drain to a lawn to prevent it from running off into a storm sewer.

·         If a sanitary sewer system is not available, water may be used for irrigation if it does not run off the property or into a storm sewer.

The discharge of swimming pool water to any waters of the commonwealth without a permit is a violation of the Clean Streams Law. Property owners and pool companies that violate this law may be prosecuted and penalized for damages.

Attention:  New IRS Email Scam:  The IRS has received numerous reports from taxpayers who have opened an email that looks like it is from the IRS with a notice attached.  The notice is a fake CP2000 for tax year 2015.  If you receive an email that look slike it is from the IRS, do not responsd and do not open the attachment.  Forward the email to phishing@irs.gov then delete it.

As a reminder, all tax notices from the IRS are mailed to taxpayers through the U.S. Postal Service.  They are never sent as part of an email to taxpayers.

For additional information, please visit the following IRs link https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-and-security-summit-partners-warn-of-fake-tax-bill-emails.
NewsletterThe Fall Winter Newsletter is now available.  Click here to download.

Act 44 Compliance

2016 Act 44 Disclosure - RJ Hall

2016 Act 44 Disclosure - Principal Advisors

2015 Act 44 Disclosure - Principal 

North Middleton Township, 2051 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  717.243.8550    Codes Department:  717.243.5639     Fax:  717.243.1135