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PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS
MARCH COUNCIL MEETING
During the month of February the Public Works Department performed scheduled maintenance tasks and completed all requested tasks.
Please note rental registrations were sent 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 February the following permit was issued: 1 electrical. Also completed; 220 rental property licensing registrations, 3 rental property inspections and 6 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 email@example.com
LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY
In February the Lookout Fire Company responded to 12 calls. They spent 296 hours on calls and logged an additional 213 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. Centrifuge issues resolved. Sludge Bids are advertised.
SLATE BELT RISING
Slate Belt Rising is looking for volunteers for committees that will assist the program to implement a community revitalization plan in the Boroughs of Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, Bangor and Portland. Please contact Stephen Reider at 484-523-0900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Check out the program information on the web page. http://www.caclv.org/
NEW ORDINANCE-QUALITY OF LIFE
The Borough Council has adopted a quality of life ordinance in response to resident concerns regarding lack of maintenance of properties, improper storage of trash and rubbish, storage of inoperable/non- registered vehicles and accumulation of snow and ice contributing to the deterioration of property values and general disorder in a community. Recognizing these are community problems, the purpose of this Ordinance is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Borough by helping to create a clean environment for the citizens of Pen Argyl. You can see the entire ordinance inline at: http://www.ecode360.com/documents/PE0464/source/LF938670.pdf
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ITEMS OF INTEREST!
Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday. Recycling will be on March 17th & 31st, as well as April 14th & 28th. 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.
Park hours – All sections of the park are now closed at dusk.
Dog Licenses– Residents 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- The library is upgrading and automating our computer/circulation system and will be closed mid-March. To find out when we are reopening, check the website (bmcl.org) or call the library. Therapy dog Quincy will be at storytime on 3/22 and 3/23.
The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 3/15 at 6:30 P.M. Adult book discussion group selections: 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 P.M. Books are available for checkout. Save the date: 3/29 (5:00-8:00 PM) Wendy’s fundraiser:
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., March 16th –Planning Commission, 7 P.M. (if needed)
Tues., March 21st -Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.
Tues., March 28th – Borough Council Special Meeting & Workshop, 7 P.M.
Mon., April 3rd – Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M.
Mon., April 3rd - Municipal Authority, 5 P.M (if needed)
Tues., April 4th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.