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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter

July - 2021 - Newsletter

 

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

JULY 2021

 

JULY 6th COUNCIL MEETING

·       Approved Handicap Parking Application for 309 Pen Argyl Street.

·       Approved LSA Grant Agreement with Slate Belt Regional Police Department (SBRPD).

·       Appointed Borough Manager to review SBRPD’s lease agreement with Plainfield Township.

·       Approved the YMCA Special Event Application for a 5K in September.

·       Conditionally approved subdivisions located at 409-411 N Schanck Avenue and 409-411 W. Mountain Avenue.

·       Agreed to send letter opposing SB597 requiring the creation and publication of asset management plans, Public Utility Commission enforcement expansion, and potential exposures to cybersecurity breaches for wastewater treatment plants.

·       Adopted Borough Property Memorial Policy.

·       Agreed to remain a part of the Community Development Block Grant Program for the federal fiscal years 2022-2024.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

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

 

ZONING/CODE DEPARTMENT

In June, the following permits were issued:  1 electrical, 1 sidewalk, 2 yard sale, 1 fence and 1 driveway.   Also completed; 13 residential re-sale property inspections, 1 commercial rental property inspection, 9 rental inspections and processed 55 rental registrations. Landlords are reminded to contact the Zoning Officer to schedule inspection of rental properties to comply with the Licensing of Rental Properties Ordinance. Violators can be fined.  The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com  

 

SLATE BELT REGIONAL POLICE

Contact information for the SBRPD is:  911 (Emergency), 610-759-8517 (Non-Emergency) and 610-759-8523 (Fax).  In May officers responded to 474 calls for service, with 142 in Pen Argyl. 

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            In June, the Lookout Fire Company responded to 16 calls.  They spent 348 hours on calls and logged an additional 185 hours on drills.  Lookout Fire Company’s website: www.lookoutfireco.com or check out their Facebook page.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly, and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Monitoring reports and lab results are compiled and submitted as required.  Equipment, plant, and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 32 PA One Calls. 2 UV bulbs replaced.  Centrifuge, conveyor, and gearbox issues resolved. Balances calibrated.  Annual Form 43 process completed.   EQ tanks cleaned. Well meters read.

 

TAX COLLECTOR

            Real Estate and Per Capita payments will no longer be received in person at 501 George Street,

Pen Argyl, PA, please utilize black drop off box located at same location. If receipts are needed, please have both parts of bill enclosed in the drop off box. You can also mail your payments to: Pen Argyl Tax Collector, 501 George Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Please call 610-863-9487 if you have any questions. 

 

FERAL CAT PROGRAM

            This is just a reminder that the Borough has continued their contract with No Nonsense Neutering.  If there is a colony of cats living near your home (and their left ear is NOT tipped), contact the Borough office at 610-863-4119 for information about the trap neuter return program exclusively for feral cats. Free vouchers provided with proof of residency.  

 

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REMINDER

 The Borough would like to encourage those living in the Borough to have pride in their lawns, sidewalks, and curb lines by keeping their lawns and park strips (those strips of grass between the sidewalk and roadway) mowed and the curb line and sidewalks free of weeds. 

 

BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

            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 .   You can receive the newsletter by email by contacting: manager@penargylborough.com and requesting it.  You will need to provide your name, address, and email contact.  You can also find us on Facebook.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!     ITEMS OF INTEREST!

 

Summer Sounds at Weona Park: 7/18 Philadelphia Funk, 8/1 Desire and 8/15 Inch and the Echoes.  All concerts start 6 P.M.

Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on July 16th & 30th, as well as August 13th & 27th.  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.

Blue Mountain Community Library-Check library website for summer hours and curbside service.  Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in library parking lot: 7/13 - The Book of Lost Names, by Kristin Harmel. 7/20 Board meeting at 6:30 P.M. Fundraisers & events: Sundaes in the Park during Weona Park Summer Sounds:  7/18, 8/1, 8/15.   www.facebook.com/bmclpenargyl

Free Yard Sale Dates- September 17-19.  No permit needed.

 

 

CALENDAR

Please continue to check with the Borough office, website, newsletter email and facebook as to the status of Borough meetings.

 

Tues., July 13th – Park Board Meeting, Community Center CANCELLED

Thurs., July 15th – Planning Commission, Borough Hall, 7 P.M. (If needed)

Tues., July 27th – Borough Council Workshop, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.

Tues., August 3rd – Borough Council Meeting, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.