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

  • Borough Seeking Quotes (Revised)
    Pen Argyl Borough is seeking quotations for the repainting of the Town Hall sign on the front of Borough Hall approximately 30 feet from ground. The project will include: • Scaping and sanding of all debris. • Clean the substrate of all surface contaminants. • Applying two (2) coats of Sherwin Williams Pro-Cyrl paint with primer to the background of the sign. Color to be white. • Apply two (2) coats of Sherwin Williams Sher-Cyrl paint with primer to the letters “TOWN HALL 1908”. Color to be green. The Borough encourages all contractors to visit the site prior to providing a quote. Please submit total cost including all labor and materials, as well as proof of similar work experience to Borough of Pen Argyl, C/O Robin Zmoda, 11 N Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072 by Friday, November 23, 2018 at Noon. Contractor must provide Borough with proof of insurance. If you have any questions, please contact the Borough Manager at 610-863-1822.


    Community Alerts
    Community ALERTS SIGN UP TO RECEIVE COMMUNITY ALERTS!!! Residents of Plainfield Township, Wind Gap Borough and Pen Argyl Borough can now receive important, official information directly from the Slate Belt Regional Police Department through Nixle. Messages will be delivered by email, SMS text message, and over the web. Information can be received online and through email. Residents can receive messages by phone as part of their text messaging plan- otherwise standard text message rates apply. The system is simple to use and provides an easy sign-up process. Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. Nixle is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering geographically targeted information to residents. Citizen questions about Nixle and its capabilities can be answered through our Frequently Asked Questions page found at www.nixle.com/consumer-faqs/. Should you need additional assistance, Nixle provides free citizens support. Email any questions to support@nixle.com. To sign up go to: http://slatebeltpd.psatstwp.org/community-alerts/


    Trick or Treat
    Pen Argyl Borough's Trick or Treat will be held rain or shine on October 31, 2018 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.


    Leaf collection
    Leaf collection will begin 10/29/2018- 11/16/2018, there will be no collection the week of 11/20, collection resumes on 11/26 and will end 12/07. Please note leaves will not be picked up if they have sticks, acorns or animal feces in the piles. These materials can cause malfunctions with the machinery and become dangerous to our employees. Avoid putting leaves out 2 days before rain or foul weather, especially in the hilly areas of the Borough. During storms leaf piles can clog storm basins and cause water damage to streets and private property. Whenever possible, park away from leaf piles so the workers can maneuver the equipment and clean up more thoroughly. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the scheduling of the leaf pick-up, please call the Public Works Office at 610-863-9249, leave your name, address and brief message, your call will be return at the earliest possible convenience.


    Slate Belt Rising
    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 sreider@caclv.org for more information. Check out the program information on the web page. http://www.caclv.org/