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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter

February - 2019 - Newsletter

 

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

FEBRUARY 2019

 

FEBRUARY 5th COUNCIL MEETING

§  Blue Mountain Community Library presented their yearly report to Council.

§  Approved sale of 1985 International for $6,000.00.

§  Approved Change Orders 1 and 2 for Lookout Fire Station Project.

§  Approved purchase of spare PLC for WWTP.

§  Approved quote from Kappe to repair UV processor at WWTP.

§  Turned over year 2018 delinquent Per Capita Taxes to Berkheimer for collection.

§  Turned over year 2018 delinquent Real Estate Taxes to the county for collection.

§  Agreed to appoint Pibbles & Paws as Animal Control Officer in the Borough.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

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

ZONING/CODE DEPARTMENT

Please note rental registration invoices went out February 1st. If you do not register your rental, you will be cited and fined. If you have any outstanding bills to the Borough your rental license may be revoked.

In January the following permits were issued:  1 building and 1 electrical permit.  Also completed; 35 rental property licensing registrations, 7 rental property inspections and 7 re-sale property inspections. Landlords are reminded to contact the Zoning Officer to register rental properties and 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 DEPARTMENT

            In January officers responded to 587 calls for service, with 241 in Pen Argyl.  The Harlem Rockets basketball game to raise money for the D.A.R.E. program will be held on 2/15 at Pen Argyl High School.

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            In January the Lookout Fire Company responded to 4 calls.  They spent 128 hours on calls and logged an additional 185 hours on drills.  Lookout Fire Company has a website: www.lookoutfireco.com .  

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all are complying.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 6 PA One Calls.  UV system inspected.  Yearly back flow testing.  Chapter 94 completed and submitted.  Utility line repaired.  BVA generator failed, repaired. 

TAX COLLECTOR

            Michael T. Zavacky, the office is located at 501 George Street, phone number 610-863-9487.  2019 office hours will be Thursdays and Fridays, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. and Saturdays 9 A.M.-Noon through May 31st, after that by appointment only.   Any person with disabilities, please call ahead for special arrangements.

 

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.

 

BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

            Borough Newsletter- 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 www.penaryglborough.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.  While on the web site make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!!!!!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!     ITEMS OF INTEREST!

Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on February 15th, as well as March 1st, 15th & 29th.  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.

Pen Argyl Borough PWD’s winter driving tips-

Carry a winter emergency travel kit. Listen to weather and travel advisories, and if you don’t have to travel in bad weather, don’t. Keep your gas tank at least half full. Slow down and increase following distance.

Avoid sudden stops and starts. Beware of roads that may look wet, but are frozen, often referred to as “black ice.” Use extra caution on bridges and ramps where ice can often form without warning. Carry a cell phone. Do not use cruise control while driving on snow-covered roads. State law requires you to turn on your headlights when your wipers are on. Use your low beams in bad weather, especially in cases of heavy or blowing snow. Remove ice and snow from windows, mirrors and all vehicle lights as often as needed.

Snow removal – Residents are reminded that they are not to shovel or blow snow into the street.  Also, residents are asked to shovel snow away from any fire hydrant.

Families First Snow Ball Dinner Dance—2/23/2019—Weona Park Community Center—more information @ 610-863-9095 Ext 1387 or jones.frank@penargylsd.org 

Dog LicensesResidents are reminded to renew their dog licenses. Licenses can be purchased at http://www.padoglicense.com or by going to the County Courthouse in Easton, PA.

Blue Mountain Community Library- Food Drive for Benders Church through 2/15. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Storytime * Crafts * 3/2 at 10:30 A.M.  to 11:30 A.M.   Luncheon and talk with author Maryann McFadden, 4/25 at GUMC, 404 E. Mountain Avenue. Tickets $10 go on sale 3/18.  The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 2/20 at 6:30 P.M. Adult book discussion group selection: 2/18 – The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife by Maryann McFadden. Book group meetings begin at 6:30 P.M. Fundraiser at Café on Broadway, 21 S. Broadway, Wind Gap, on 2/21, 11 A.M.-7 P.M.

 

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

 

Tues., Feb. 19th –Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

Thurs., Feb. 21st –Planning Commission, 7 P.M. (if needed)

Tues., Feb. 26th – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

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

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

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