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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter

November - 2017 - November 2017 Newsletter






§  Agreed to public hearing for a proposed zoning map amendment reclassifying property along the east side of Railroad Avenue from (IE) Extractive Manufacturing to (R-7.8) Medium-Density Residential.

§  Agreed to hold future Trick or Treat nights on Halloween (October 31) during the hours of

      5 P.M. to 7 P.M. with no rain date.

§  Agreed to move forward with streetlight for the intersection of Hazen and Birch Avenues.



Leaf collection will continue through11/17/17, there will be no collection the week of 11/20, collection resumes on 11/27 and will end 12/08.  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.

            During the month of October the Public Works Department performed scheduled maintenance tasks and completed all requested tasks.   

§  Maintained and repaired vehicles and equipment

§  Grounds maintenance of park, Borough Hall and rain garden

§  Building maintenance, steam cleaning hamburger stand and pavilions.

§  Winterized park

§  Roofing shingles replaced on front of community center

§  Catch basin cleaning and storm washouts

§  Litter patrol

§  Weekly meter checks and repairs

§  Installed new library and discover downtown signs on RT 512

§  Banner removal

§  Leaf collection



If you have a complaint about a property in the Borough you can now go to or come to the Borough office and fill it out and return to the Borough Office.  All complaints are handled with discretion.  Anonymous complaints will not be investigated. In October, the following permits were issued:  1 building, 2 yard sale, 1 mechanical and 1 electrical.  Also completed; 5 rental property licensing registrations, 12 residential rental inspections and 7 re-sale property inspections.  The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at 



               Lookout Fire Company has a website:  and facebook page.



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            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all are in compliance.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.   Excavated and repaired valves. Repaired pumps and blowers.  Engineering transition meeting.  Answered and marked 14 PA One Calls. 



            Pen Argyl Borough is looking for volunteers to assist in the planning of an event to be held at Weona Park on June 9, 2018 in conjunction with the Slate Belt Rising Mini Marathon Event.  Please contact Robin Zmoda at 610-863-1822 if you would like to a part of an amazing event.



            The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting.  It can be found at the Borough Hall or on our website at .   You can receive the newsletter by email by contacting: and requesting it.  You will need to provide your name, address and email contact.  While on the web site make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!!!!!





Pen Argyl Borough Offices will be closed Thursday, November 23rd & Friday November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday. Recycling will be on November 10th.  Garbage and recycling will be collected on November 25th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. December Recycling will be on the 1st  and 15th.  Recycling and Garbage will be on December 30th due to Christmas 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.

Animal Control OfficerChristine Mammi can be reached at 610-217-7025

Blue Mountain Community Library- Fund raisers: Silent auction at the library, winners announced 11/18; Wendy’s fundraiser: 12/6 (5-8 PM); through November and December, for a $5 donation, you may hang an ornament on the library Christmas tree in honor or memory of a person or pet. Adult book discussion group selections:  11/21 – The Night Bird by Brian Freeman; no meeting in December; 1/16 – Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner; 2/20– The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Book group meetings begin at 6:30 P.M. Books are available for checkout. The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 11/15 at 6:30 P.M.


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


Tues., Nov. 14th – Special Meeting & Budget Workshop, 7 P.M.

Tues., Nov. 28th – Tentative Budget Adoption & Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

  Mon., Dec. 4th – Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M.

Mon., Dec. 4th − Municipal Authority, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Tues. Dec. 12th – Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment, 6 P.M.

Tues. Dec. 12th – Final Budget Adoption & Council Meeting, 7 P.M.