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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

June - 2016 - Newsletter

 

 SUMMERTIME IN PEN ARGYL

                       

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERTS

On five (5) Sunday evenings, free concerts will be held at the Park’s Band Shell. Refreshments will be available for purchase.  Concerts begin at 6:00 P.M.

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for this year’s concerts:  Gary Lee's Brown Daub Kia-ThatFamilyGuy.com, Barry Isett & Associates, Ruggiero Funeral Home, Gaffney Parsons Family Funeral Homes, Friends of Weona Park,  MC2, Cascario’s Beer Distributors, Forza Sports, Slate Belt Floor & Wall Covering, Cuono’s Barber Stylist and Reto’s Barber Shop.   ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!

 

CAROUSEL & MINIATURE GOLF

Our National Historical Registered Carousel and Golf Course will be open Wednesday-Friday evenings 3 P.M.-9 P.M; Saturday and Sundays 12 Noon – 9 P.M., weather permitting.  Carousel Rides are $1.   A round of golf is $5 per person. Please note the first 9 holes of Weona Park Golf is handicap accessible. 

 

YOGA

Mondays and Thursdays at the Weona Park Community Center at 6 P.M.  Please contact Janelle Connolly at 484-707-5961 or http://www.namastefit.org

 

SLATE BELT MINI FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Saturday,  July 16th from 11A.M. till 7 P.M.  Tickets are $15 for Adults (Ages 13 year and Older) $10 Children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by The Lookout Fire Co. & Lukie's Fall Festival. Visit Lookout’s facebook page for event info. Tickets are available at Eventbrite search: Slate Belt Mini Food Truck Festival

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SLATE BELT REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Now that it’s summer, the Slate Belt Regional Police Department wants to remind everyone to not keep valuables inside of your vehicles.  With the nice weather, we like to roll down the windows and …cruise.   When we make a quick stop, oftentimes we leave our windows open and inadvertently leave our cell phone, wallet or purse inside our cars.  Many times, we drive home, park the family car and forget to roll up the windows.  The next morning, anything left in the car could be gone! Although we know that 99.9% of people wouldn’t dare take anything from an unlocked car, there are still a few out there that would.  Please help us “harden the target” and take your valuables with you, roll up your car windows and lock your doors! 

 

PEN ARGYL PRIDE

12 Ways to improve your neighborhood-right now!

ü  Report crime promptly –police need to know if there is a problem on your block.

ü  Report nuisances and other noncriminal problems promptly; contact the Zoning/Code Office at 610-863-1821.

ü  Take away the opportunity for crime-be vigilant about personal property.

ü  Make it a point to get to know the youth on your block and greet them by name.

ü  Introduce yourself to your neighbors on your block; make a list and share names and phone numbers.  Don’t blame society if you have not reach out to your neighbors.

ü  Make a list of the landlords or contact the Zoning Code Office if there is an issue with a rental.

ü  Turn your porch light on every night.

ü  If able, take a walk around the block; take a moment to chat with your neighbors.

ü  Drive slowly on neighborhood streets.  By driving slowly you discourage speeders down your street; they might get caught behind you!

ü  Pick up litter near your home, even if you did not put it there.  Encourage others by example.

ü  Stay where you are; stable neighborhoods build commitment to the community.

ü  Become involved, volunteer, go to Council Meetings; all ways to get to know your small town leaders and your neighbors!



PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

June 7, 2016

 

MAY COUNCIL MEETING

·        Approved ordering 25 picnic tables for the new pavilion at Weona Park.

·        Agreed to move forward with Municipal Authority’s refinancing of bonds.

·        Approved repair of sewer lateral on 751 Pen Argyl Street.

·        2015 Audits completed and accepted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

·        Prepped and cleaned park and stands for Memorial Day Celebration.

·        Cleaned park and stands after Celebration.

·        Weekly lawn maintenance at park and Borough Hall.

·        Street sweeping.

·        Pothole patrol throughout the Borough.

·        Equipment and signage maintenance.

·        Meter checks.

·        Installed 20’ drainage pipe at north side of park.

·        C Street construction will begin in June.

 

ZONING/CODE DEPARTMENT

During the past month, the Zoning/Code Office completed the following inspections; 3 building, 1 commercial, 2 re-sale and 9 rental.  The following permits were issued;  3 building, 2 plumbing, 1 mechanical, 1 sidewalk,1 demolition, 1 dumpster,  1 yard sale and 1 electrical. The office also processed 12 rental registrations.   Citations will be sent out in June for those landlords who have not registered for 2016.  The Zoning/Code Officer, can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com 

 

SLATE BELT REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

             The Department has a prescription drug “Take-Back “box at their 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth, Pa office (Plainfield Township Municipal Building).  Contact information for the SBRPD is:  911 (Emergency), 610-759-8517 (Non-Emergency) and 610-759-8523 (Fax).  In May the department responded to 658 calls for service, 165 of them were in Pen Argyl.

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

In March the department responded to 5 alarms.  Total man hours on calls were 196, for training 215.  Lookout Fire Company 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. Centrifuge project is ongoing.  Annual Form 43 renewal completed.  Manholes damaged by PennDOT replaced.  Digester blower repaired. Answered and marked 32 PA One Calls. 

 

TAX COLLECTOR

            Michael T. Zavacky, the office is located at 501 George Street, phone number 610-863-9487.  From June 1st on the office hours are by appointment only.   Any person with disabilities, please call ahead for special arrangements.

 

 

 

PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (NPP)

The Slate Belt Community Partnership with the Community Action League of the Lehigh Valley will be applying for a NPP which is a tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects which improve distressed areas. The program is developed around a community strategic plan and collaborations with partners and long term business relationships.  On Monday, June 27th at 6:00 P.M. at the Bangor Bee Hive, there will be a public meeting to review and for the public to comment on the Community Revitalization Plan created by the Slate Belt Community Partnership and it is your chance to be a part of moving the Slate Belt in a positive direction. 

 

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

Thanks to the SBCOG!!!!! The Slate Belt now has a new Animal Control Officer to deal with stray dogs and feral cat issues.  Please call the non-emergency number to the Regional Police at 610-759-8517 or the Borough office at 610-863-4119 to have the ACO dispatched.

 

ITEMS OF NOTE: 

Community Yard Sales

Free, no permit Community Yard Sales ----- September 16th -18th.

Borough Newsletter- The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting.  It can be found at the Borough Hall, Blue Mt. Community Library, PNC Bank, the Post Office, On the Spot Cleaners, Marcon Shoemaker, Cuono’s Barber Shop, Reto’s Barber Shop, Mr. Pasties,  Pen Argyl Pizza, Emmy Lou’s, The Slate Pub, Elvern Farms and The Lunchroom.  It can also be found on our website at www.penaryglborough.com .   You can receive the newsletter online by going to our website and requesting it. While on the web site make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!!!!!

Garbage/Recycling – Recycling will be on June 10th & 24th as well as July 8th & 22nd. Due to July 4th holiday; garbage pickup will be on Sat., July 9th. The Borough Hall now has recycling stickers for your recycling containers.  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. 

Curfew – Minors are reminded that Pen Argyl has a curfew.  Minors under the age of 18 are not to be on any public street, alley, and sidewalk or at Weona Park between the hours of 11 P.M. and 6 A.M.