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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

February - 2017 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

FEBRUARY 2017

 

FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS

            During the month of January the Public Works Department performed scheduled maintenance tasks and completed all requested tasks.   

 

ZONING/CODE DEPARTMENT

Please note rental registration invoices will be going out in February. If you do not register your rental you will be cited and fined. If you have any outstanding bills to the Borough your rental license may be revoked.

In January the following permits were issued:  1 building, 1 dumpster and 1 zoning.  Also completed; 3 rental property licensing registrations, 9 rental property inspections and 4 re-sale property inspections. Landlords are reminded to contact the Zoning Officer to register rental properties and to schedule inspection of rental properties to comply with the Licensing of Rental Properties Ordinance. Violators can be fined.  The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com  

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            In January the Lookout Fire Company responded to 8 calls.  They spent 201 hours on calls and logged an additional 194 hours on drills.  Lookout Fire Company has a website: www.lookoutfireco.com .  

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all are in compliance.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 9 PA One Calls.  Back flow preventers recertified.  Centrifuge issues continue.  AEMR forwarded to DRBC.  SBR 2 pump replaced with spare.

 


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY HOUSING WIDE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

            The program may be able to provide low-income owner occupants of single family residences with a zero-interest, partially forgivable, deferred payment loan program for up to $20,000.00 in home improvements.  Interested applicants can call CACLV @ 610-691-5620 to speak to program staff.

 

SLATE BELT RISING

            Pen Argyl Borough along with the communities of Portland, Bangor and Wind Gap has been granted the first multi-municipal neighborhood partnership program in Pennsylvania.  This program will build on the successes of the Slate Belt Community Partnership.  Please keep checking back for more information on this new program and ways you can get involved in your community.                                   

 

BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

            Borough Newsletter- The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting.  It can be found at the Borough Hall or on our website at www.penaryglborough.com .   You can receive the newsletter by email by contacting: manager@penargylborough.com and requesting it.  You will need to provide your name, address and email contact.  While on the web site make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!!!!!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!     ITEMS OF INTEREST!

 

Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on February 17th, as well as March 3rd & 17th.   Garbage/recycling containers are to be placed on the resident’s property at the curb line and are not to be placed before 2 P.M. on the day before pickup.

Snow removal – Residents are reminded that they are not to shovel or blow snow into the street.  Also, residents are asked to shovel snow away from any fire hydrant.

Park hours – All sections of the park are now closed at dusk.

Dog LicensesResidents are reminded to renew their dog licenses. Licenses can be purchased at http://www.padoglicense.com or by going to the County Courthouse in Easton, PA.     

Blue Mountain Community Library- Food Drive for Benders Church through 2/28. The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 2/15 at 6:30 P.M. Adult book discussion group selections:  2/21 – Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall; 3/21 – The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti; 4/18 – What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman; 5/16 – Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom Book group meetings begin at 6:30 PM.  Books are available for checkout. Save the date: 4/7-3rd annual antiques appraisal/silent auction event; 5/ 2-luncheon with author Kate Moretti; 6/16- winery fundraiser.

 

 

CALENDAR (All meeting are at Borough Hall unless noted.)

 

Thurs., Feb. 16th –Planning Commission, 7 P.M.

Tues., Feb. 21st -Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

Tues., Feb. 28th – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

Mon., Mar. 6th – Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M.

Mon., Mar. 6th - Municipal Authority, 5 P.M (if needed)

Tues., Mar.  7th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.