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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter

October - 2019 - Newsletter

 

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

OCTOBER 2019

 

OCTOBER 1st    COUNCIL MEETING

·       Passed Ordinance #704 to refund the 2018 note and incur debt in order to take advantage of currently available interest rates and save at least $284,263.00.

·       Approved leasing “Weonamore” park land for Bonfire and Pep Rally to Pen Argyl Area School District.

·       Approved Trick or Treat to be held on October 31, 2019, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Rain or shine.

·       Agreed to apply for a PA Small Water and Sewer Grant for repairs and replacement of sanitary mains in the East Babbitt and Moyer Avenues area.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

            In the past month, the PWD did maintenance on equipment, Borough property and streets.

·       Maintained & repaired trucks, prepped mowers and tractors.

·       Daily maintenance and or cleaning of park properties and buildings.

·       Weekly lawn maintenance on Borough properties.

·       Pot hole patrols.

·       Basin cleanings & storm washouts.

·       Meter checks and coin collection.

·       Cleaned rain gutters on various park buildings.

·       Did property and lawn maintenance at new fire station.

·       Began demolition, brush cutting and tree trimming and removal at proposed dog park area.

·       Repaired and/or replaced various signs in Borough.

·       Sidewalk demolition and prep for violation repair.

·       Assisted in the roll out of the new handicap signage law.

·       Repaired/replaced flag pole issues at Borough Hall.

 

ZONING OFFICE

In the past month, the Zoning/Code Office completed 7 re-sale property inspections, 8 rental property inspections, issued 1 building permit, 1 electrical permit and 1 sidewalk permit.   The office also processed 6 rental registrations and 7 zoning permits.  The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

             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. Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com.

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

               For more information on Lookout Fire Company please email info@lookoutfireco.com or call 610-863-4121.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all are complying with regulations. Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed. Pumping Stations, EQ tanks cleaned.  Answered and marked 8 PA One Calls.

 

TAX COLLECTOR

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

 

 

LANDLORD RESPONSIBILITY

            It is the responsibility for all landlords to get property inspected prior to a new tenant moving into the property and to update the tenant registration form.  If you are in arrears with any Borough fees you will not get a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) to occupy the building. 

 

MOVING PERMIT REMINDER

             If you are moving into, within or out of the Borough it is essential for you to come to the Borough Office and obtain a moving permit. The cost for the permit is $1.  This includes any individual moving in with a roommate or with a family member.  This permit is necessary for school enrollment and per capita taxes.  Upon obtaining a permit you will receive a welcome packet with important Borough information.  If you are moving out of the Borough, you must obtain a moving permit, or you will continue to be billed for the per capita tax.

 

SLATE BELT RISING

            Slate Belt Rising (SBR) is a neighborhood revitalization initiative designed to integrate and capitalize on the substantial assets of the individual Slate Belt communities. For more information check out www.slatebeltrising.org.

 

            Borough Newsletter- The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting. It can be found on our website at www.penargylborough.com and 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 October 11th & 25th and November 8th & 22nd.  Garbage Pickup will be delayed to November 30th due to Thanksgiving Holiday.  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.  Mark your calendars for Creatures of the Night, 10/8 5 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at Grand Central Education Center.  WM’s community line is 1-888-373-2917 for any hauling or odor issues and concerns.  DEP hotline for odor concerns is 1-866-255-5158. Check out:  https://recycleoftenrecycleright.com/resources/for-home to learn more about recycling. 

Blue Mountain Community Library- Slate Pub Fundraiser, Noon to closing on 10/22.   Book Club:  10/15 Educated by Tara Westover and 11/19 Bean Town Girls by Jane Healey.  Book group meetings begin at 6:30 P.M.  9/4 at 10:30 A.M. will be first story time of the fall.  Preschool Storytime every Wed., at 10:30 A.M. The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 10/16 at 6:30 P.M. Please go to:  https://www.bmcl.org for more information.

Trick or Treat- Thursday 10/31 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. rain or shine.

Leaf Collection-Will begin weather permitting on 10/28-11/22 and then resume on 12/2-12/13.

 

 

CALENDAR (All meetings are at Borough Hall unless noted.)

Tues., Oct. 15th Park Board Meeting, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.

Thurs., Oct. 17th – Planning Commission, Borough Hall, 7 P.M. (if needed)

Tues., Oct. 29th – Borough Workshop, 7 P.M.

Mon., Nov. 4th – Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M.  (if needed)

Mon., Nov. 4th – Municipal Authority Meeting, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Tues., Nov. 5th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.

Tues., Nov. 12th– Budget Workshop, 7 P.M.

Tues., Nov. 26th –Special Meeting for Tentative Budget Adoption and Workshop, 7 P.M.

Tues., Dec. 10th – Final Budget Adoption and Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.