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Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl. Pen Argyl Municipal Building is located at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Pen Argyl, a town of 3600 residents, is located in Northampton County, PA, and is near Routes 33 and 80 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Our community began in 1853 when Joseph Kellow discovered slate. Pen Argyl received its name from a Welsh word meaning "head" and from the Anglo-Saxon word "argylite" meaning slate rock. With the influx of quarrymen from Cornwall, England, the town began to grow and was incorporated in 1882 and became part of the area known as the Slate Belt. Currently there is still one slate quarry that is still in operation. The quarrymen and their families brought with them the baking of "pasties", a beef meat pie, which was the popular food to take to work in the quarries. Pasties can still be bought today at Mr. Pasties located in Pen Argyl. Today Pen Argyl is known for its historic Dentzel carousel which is housed at Weona Park. This carousel was purchased in 1923 and is one of the few remaining Dentzel carousels that has stationary wooden animals. The carousel is open for rides during the summer park season.

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    Announcing a Public/Private partnership to benefit our Carousel Restoration projects. Prints Galore and DKA Unlimited have generously offered to share a portion of their profits with the Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association’s Carousel Fund to continue to preserve and maintain our “Jewel of the Slate Belt”. You will be able to purchase items during the Spring Carnival this week, you will find them set up in the Carousel itself. You can also visit their store at 490 E. Main Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072, during business hours or click the link to order online!

    Parking for Carnival
    To insure the utmost safety of people attending the Lookout Fire Company Spring Festival, there will be not be any parking allowed on the “North Side” of the park (area with PAL Hall, Skate Park and Basketball court) during the Spring Festival at Weona Park. Please adhere to these restrictions or you may be towed. Parking will be allowed on the lot off S. Main street. The new construction of the Fire Station will be fenced off and no one will be allowed within the fence. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Lookout Fire Company Carnival
    Held at Weona Park, Rt 512, Pen Argyl, PA from 5/23/19-5/26/19. Hours: Thursday 6 P.M. - 10 P.M.; Friday, & Saturday 5 P.M. to 10 P.M; Sunday, 3 P.M. - 10 P.M. Thursday Ride Special $15 6 P.M to close. Entertainment nightly. Sunday wristbands $15 4 P.M - 8 P.M. RIDES * GAMES * FOOD * FUN* CASH BINGO

    Pen Argyl Borough presently has vacancies on the following Boards and Commission. If you are interested please submit a letter of intent to the Borough Manager. You must be a resident of the Borough and up to date with any monies owed to the Borough. Zoning Hearing Board –One (1) Vacancy • The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body, consisting of five regular members all of whom are residents of the Borough. Members are appointed by Council to serve 3-year terms. • The Board hears and decides appeals where it is alleged that the Zoning Office has erred in applying or interpreting regulations; Hears and makes decisions on special exceptions; authorizes variances from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance, as permitted by the Municipalities Planning Code. Disruptive Conduct Appeals Board- Vacancies are: Tenant, Alternate Tenant, Member of recognized community group Delegate and Alternate. This Board presides over any person aggrieved by any decision of a police officer or Building Official in regard to a disruptive conduct report or the revocation of a residential rental registration or residential rental license based upon the issuance of disruptive conduct reports. • The Disruptive Conduct Board of Appeals shall be a body of five members consisting of a Council person who shall serve as Chairperson, the Chief of Police or his/her designee; an owner, operator, responsible agent or manager of a residential rental unit(s) in the Borough of Pen Argyl; an occupant of a residential rental unit residing in the Borough of Pen Argyl; and a member of a community group recognized by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pen Argyl. Civil Service Commission- Three (3) Vacancies • The Commission has the power to prescribe, amend, and enforce rules and regulations governing police appointments and promotions. In addition, the Commissioners hold appeal hearings on disciplinary actions, when appropriate. • This Commission is presently dormant and does not have these powers as the Borough went to a Regional Police Force. However it is the opinion of the Solicitor that we continue its membership.

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