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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

January - 2017 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

JANUARY 2017

 

 

JANUARY 3rd COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS

            During the month of December 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 January. 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 December the following permits were issued:  1 building, 3 electrical, 1 sidewalk, 1 fence and 1 zoning.  Also completed;  1 building inspection, 2 rental property licensing registrations,  11 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 December the Lookout Fire Company responded to 10 calls.  They spent 258 hours on calls and logged an additional 198 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 2 PA One Calls.  Well meters read.

 

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.

 

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 Jan. 6th & 20th , as well as  February 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.

Pen Argyl Borough PWD would like to offer this advice to those who must travel during winter storms-

Carry a winter emergency travel kit. Listen to weather and travel advisories, and if you don’t have to         travel in bad weather, don’t. Keep your gas tank at least half full. Slow down and increase following distance.

Avoid sudden stops and starts. Beware of roads that may look wet, but are actually frozen, often referred to as “black ice.” Use extra caution on bridges and ramps where ice can often form without warning. Carry a cell phone. Do not use cruise control while driving on snow-covered roads. State law requires you to turn on your headlights when your wipers are on. Use your low beams in bad weather, especially in cases of heavy or blowing snow. Remove ice and snow from windows, mirrors and all vehicle lights as often as needed.

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.

Families First Snow Ball Dinner Dance--1/21/2017—Weona Park Community Center—more information @ 610-863-9095 Ext 1387 or jones.frank@penargylsd.org 

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.     Please call Animal Control Officer Ann Henn at 484-239-7072 for animal issues and concerns.

Blue Mountain Community Library- Food Drive for Benders Church 1/16- 2/28. Therapy dog Quincy will be at storytime on 1/18 and 1/26. The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 1/18 at

6:30 P.M. Adult book discussion group selections: 1/17 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult;

1/21 – 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., Jan 19th –Planning Commission, 7 P.M.

Tues., Jan 17th -Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

Tues., Jan 31st – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

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

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

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