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Parking Enforcement During Smart Meter Installation, 11/6 through 11/12

From Wednesday, November 6 through Friday, November 15, metered parking in the short-term areas (silver meters) will NOT be enforced while the new smart meters are installed. So, if you park at a silver meter, you do not need to pay during that time.

If you park at a gold meter, you must still feed the meter. This only applies to silver meters. You also must still obey the “No Parking” signage in the area on the designated days and times.

We will share more information about the smart meters and how they work soon. Stay tuned!

Alternative Trick or Treat Events

There are some indoor Trick or Treat events happening in and around the Borough today for those looking for a little Halloween fun!

Create-A-Palooza, 11 East High Street
Painting & a Movie from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Make sure to register by 3 to claim your spot!

Carlisle First Church of God, 705 Glendale Street
Trunk or Treat Event from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Activities will be inside

Lighthouse Church of God, 810 Cavalry Road
Trunk or Treat Event being held inside the church tonight.

New Life Community Church – Carlisle, 64 East North Street
Parking Lot Pit Stop: They will be giving away kids’ bikes, hot dogs, candy, and there will be games! In the event of rain, the event moves inside. Enter through the Bedford Street entrance and follow the signs for the Great Room.

Stuart Community Center, 415 Franklin Street
Resonate Community Church will be holding a Halloween Event from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Carlisle Sports Emporium, 29 South Middlesex Road
Bibleway Hibner Memorial COGIC is hosting a skate party from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. There is a $2 admission charge, but skate rentals are free! Candy will be given to those 17 and under.

FEMA Open House on Flood Rate Insurance Maps

FEMA will be hosting an open house for Cumberland County residents and stakeholders to review and discuss the Preliminary Flood Rate Insurance Maps (FIRMS).

Staff from FEMA will be present to discuss the map preparation process, insurance implications, and explain how residents can appeal new floodplain boundaries that they believe may be incorrect. County Planning staff will also be on hand to assist residents in viewing FIRM maps and the location of floodplain boundaries for specific properties.

The meeting will be a open house style and residents can stop by at any time between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM to meet with FEMA and County staff to speak specifically about their properties. Insurance specialists will also be on hand to discuss flood insurance implications of the new maps. Note that the formal public appeal period will not start until the spring of 2020, so residents will have plenty of time to determine if they want to appeal the draft maps and if so prepare necessary studies.

The open house will be held on the evening of November 6, 2019. Residents can arrive any time between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The open house will be located at 310 Allen Road (Conference Room B).

Fall Hydrant Flushing

From Sunday, October 20, 2019 through Saturday, October 26, 2019  (weather permitting), the Carlisle Water Resources Department will conduct fire hydrant testing and flushing.  This work involves the routine testing, maintenance and inspection of Carlisle’s fire hydrant system, which helps maintain water quality and system reliability.

Hydrants will be flushed between the hours of 7 PM and 5 AM to keep disruption of the water system and traffic concerns to a minimum. The semiannual flushing is necessary to maintain high water quality in the distribution system and to test fire hydrants for proper function.

During this time, water customers may experience a slight discoloration of their tap water, which should subside.  Should you experience discolored water, you can flush your service lateral by allowing your service to flow for a short duration of 5 to 10 minutes.  Although we hope to keep these occurrences to a minimum, they are unavoidable.

Milling & Paving Set to Begin Week of October 7


Tuesday, October 8: Mill Lincoln and G Streets
Wednesday, October 9: Mill Orange Street and Mooreland Avenue
Thursday, October 10: Mill West Street and Penrose Place
Friday, October 11: Finish milling Penrose Place, Pave Lincoln and G Streets
Monday, October 14: Pave Orange Street and Mooreland Avenue
Tuesday, October 15: Pave West Street and Penrose Place

Milling and paving will begin Monday, October 7, as part of the Borough’s Street Improvement Program. Because the milling and paving phases of the project cannot be combined, there will be a period of time when the milled road is reopened to traffic. Motorists and pedestrians will need to use extra caution when traversing manhole lids, water & gas valve lid boxes, driveway ramps, curb cuts, and storm inlets because there features will temporarily be sticking up higher than the road surface. We will work with the contractor to minimize the time the road stays in this condition.

It may be necessary to prohibit parking in the area at various times during the work. Please follow all signs and traffic control measures and personnel during the work.

Here is the schedule, weather permitting:

Monday, October 7: Mill Lincoln and G Streets
Tuesday, October 8: Mill Orange Street and Mooreland Avenue
Wednesday, October 9: Mill West Street and Penrose Place; Begin paving Lincoln and G Streets
Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11: Continue Paving Orange Street, Mooreland Avenue, West Street, and Penrose Place
Monday, October 14 & Tuesday, October 15: Continue/Complete paving if necessary



Carlisle Springs Road to Undergo Final Restoration

Final restoration of Carlisle Springs Road from North Hanover Street to E Street is tentatively scheduled to begin this week!

Base paving on the eastern side should begin on Thursday, September 19. Once that is completed crews will be milling, paving, and striping the road. The road will remain open, but look for single lane closures on the road during the work.

The goal is to have the road restored before the beginning of the Fall Carlisle event, which begins on October 2. Thank you for your patience during the work on this road.

The annual Corvette Parade rolls into downtown Carlisle this Saturday and there are street closures from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Road Closures (No Parking begins on these roads late Saturday afternoon):

  • I Street south to Carlisle Springs Road
  • Carlisle Springs Road from I Street to North Hanover Street
  • Hanover Street from Carlisle Springs Road to South Street
  • High Street from Bedford Street to West Street
  • Pitt Street from Louther Street to Pomfret Street
  • East Pomfret Street to Eagles lot

Additionally, there will be No Parking between North and Penn Streets on Hanover Street.

Microsurfacing Set to Begin Week of August 12

Microsurfacing is scheduled to begin next week on several Borough roads as part of our annual Street Improvement Project. Microsurfacing is an application of a liquid asphalt/stone aggregate mixture coating over the road to extend its useful life. Microsurfacing cures quickly, allowing the roads to open to traffic much faster than with traditional paving.

Day 1:
Cherry Street from Route 74 to Southern end
Armstrong Road from Meeting House to Donegal
Northfield Drive

Day 2:
Glendale Street from Pomfret to south of South Street
West Pomfret from Ritner to Belvedere

Day 3:
Hill Place
Craig Lane

No Parking signs will be posted in advance of the work. We expect that access will be disrupted for no more than one day on any particular street.

Cooling Stations

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from noon today until 8:00 PM Saturday. A Heat Advisory remains in effect from 8:00 PM Saturday to 8:00 PM Sunday. Heat index values may reach as high as 113 on Saturday. For tips on dealing with extreme heat, visit

The Carlisle Borough Police Department, 240 Lincoln Street, will be available as a cooling shelter today through Sunday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM. The Salvation Army of Carlisle, PA serves as a cooling station when the temperature is above 90 and their security office is open.

The current hours for 20 East Pomfret Street are Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (possibly later if there is demand) and Sunday from 9:45 PM to 8:00 PM.

Additionally, the half-price admission discount to the Carlisle Community Pool has been extended through Sunday.


New 4-Way Stop Sign to be Installed at South College & Walnut Streets

Last night, Borough Council authorized the Borough solicitor to draft and advertise an ordinance amending Borough Code to establish a 4-way stop for the intersection at South College Street and Walnut Street.

This new stop sign is the perfect example of how residents can make a difference in the Borough! Two residents approached the Borough with concerns about the safety of this intersection. Borough staff conducted traffic studies and implemented various traffic control measures in an attempt to slow down traffic and improve sight distance. These initial measures did not significantly improve safety at the intersection. After discussions with staff at Workshop Meetings, Borough Council ultimately authorized staff to submit a request to PennDOT for the 4-way stop, which was approved.

On Tuesday, June 11, PennDOT will install new stop signs with an “All Way” plaque on them. They will also install temporary flashers on the stop signs, as well as “Stop Ahead” signs to alert drivers during the first 30-60 days of the signs being installed.

Thank you to those residents who reached out with their safety concerns!