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Welcome

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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  • Calendar Notice

    All meetings at Borough Hall unless otherwise noted. To obtain further information, please use the contact form above.

  • Tuesday 26th of January at 7:00 PM

    Borough Council Workshop


  • Sunday 31st of January at :

    UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE All MEETINGS WILL BE VIA ZOOM

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, and until further notice, all Borough meetings will be held via video and audio advanced communication using the ZOOM internet application technology and telephone option and will not be held in-person.

     The Zoom meeting link and password, or call-in information, for the meetings can be obtained by emailing the Borough Manager at manager@penargylborough.com no later than 4:00 P.M. on a day of a meeting. 

  • Tuesday 2nd of February at 7:00 PM

    Borough Council Meeting

    Council will be meeting by ZOOM   Please contact Borough office at 610-863-1822 for  more information.

Special Notices

  • NOTICES!

    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Community Involvment Opportunities
    Open Council Seat in Pen Argyl At their meeting on January 5, 2021, Pen Argyl Borough Council received and accepted with regret a letter of resignation from Councilwoman Roberta Cowley. At the January 26, 2021 Council workshop meeting, Council will be considering candidates to replace Ms. Cowley. Interested persons must be registered to vote, a resident of Pen Argyl for at least one (1) full year and be a resident of the Fourth Ward (Fourth Ward residents vote at Borough Hall). Letters of interest should be sent to: Pen Argyl Borough, 11 North Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Attn: Borough Manager or emailed to manager@penargylborough.com no later than January 22, 2021 at 12 Noon. Residents of the Fourth Ward interested in applying for the seat should attend the January 26, 2021 Council Workshop. The meeting is at 7:00 P.M. and will be held via ZOOM, please include your email address in your letter of intent so link can be sent to you. It is Council’s intent to appoint a new Councilperson from the Fourth Ward by the March 2, 2021 Council Meeting. Vacancies on various boards: Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association- One (1) Vacancy • The “Park Board” meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. One (1) vacancy is for a resident who is a member of a community organization promoting the Park. • The Board makes recommendations regarding the maintenance of and operation of the facilities located at Weona Park. Disruptive Conduct Appeals Board- Vacancies are: Alternate Owner, 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 regarding a disruptive conduct report or the revocation of a residential rental registration or residential rental license based upon the issuance of disruptive conduct reports. It meets as needed. • 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. If you have any questions, call the Borough office at 610-863-4119.


    100th Anniversary Weona Park Book
    Just in time for the Holidays! Purchase the 100th Anniversary History Book of Weona Park as a nostalgic present for a loved Pen Argyl resident. Loaded with tons of photographs and information and lovingly put together by Walt Cole. Please contact the author at 610-863-6472. Checks payable to Pen Argyl Park and Athletic Association. Mailing options available. 🎄🎁


    COVID 19 Information
    Please go to https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx for up to date info on COVID 19


    Pen Argyl Borough Council Meetings
    The Pen Argyl Borough is returning to limiting in-person meetings to emergencies only due to the COVID-19 Pandemic surge. Borough Council Meetings and Workshops scheduled at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA at 7:00 P.M. have been moved to a virtual platform until further notice. Individuals who would like to attend must call the Borough office 610-863-1822 by 4 P.M. the day of the meeting to be verified and they will be given the link and/or phone number.