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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter

October - 2021 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

OCTOBER 2021

 

HALLOWEEN WILL BE OCTOBER 31, 2020 FROM 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. RAIN OR SHINE. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL CDC GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY.

·         LEAF COLLECTION WILL BEGIN WEEK OF 10/25. WEATHER PERMITTING, COLLECTION WILL CONTINUE      UNTIL 12/10, EXCEPT FOR WEEK OF 11/22 IN ORDER TO INSTALL HOLIDAY LIGHTING

 

OCTOBER 5th COUNCIL MEETING

·       Appointed Wind Gap Ambulance Corps, Inc. as the Borough’s Basic Life Support Service provider.

·       Agreed to reach out to Harrisburg legislators over concerns of Pennsylvania’s Land use laws.

·       Authorized Solicitor to attend Plainfield Planning Commission meetings regarding the CRG Development at 905 W. Pennsylvania Avenue until further notice.

·       Adopted Ordinance #714 regulating the installation of small wireless facilities and establishing the fees for permitting.

·       Agreed to allow the Weona Park Pool Pals to utilize the Pen Argyl Park & Athletic Association’s 501(c)3 status for fundraising. Guidance policies will follow.

·       Agreed to allow Congresswoman Susan Wild to utilize the Municipal Building Social Hall for outreach to residents.

·       Agreed to close S. Robinson Avenue on 11/13/21 for a Holiday Vendor Market.

·       Agreed to hold Annual Holiday Party on 12/3/21.

·       Agreed to hold Tree Lighting on 12/1/21.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

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

 

ZONING/CODE DEPARTMENT

In September, the following permits were issued: 1 roof, 1 shed, 1 fence and 1 residential alteration. Also completed; 10 residential re-sale property inspections and 8 rental inspections. Code enforcement issued 2 quality of life tickets and 8 warnings regarding property maintenance violations. Landlords are reminded to contact the Zoning Officer to schedule inspection of rental properties to comply with the Licensing of Rental Properties Ordinance. Violators may be fined. The Zoning Officer phone number is 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 August officers responded to 413 calls for service, with 143 in Pen Argyl.

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            Lookout Fire Company’s website: www.lookoutfireco.com or check out their Facebook page. In September, volunteers responded to 17 calls and spent 186 hours on drills and 315 on calls. Lookout is always looking to grow their volunteer family, contact them if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. http://lookoutfireco.com/downloads/

 

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 completed. Answered and marked 18 PA One Calls. Well meters read. Annual flow meter calibration. Equalization tanks cleaned (2). Pumps repaired. SBR blowers serviced. Scheduled maintenance on UV system.

 

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.

 

STORMWATER REMINDER

            When winterizing your pool, please be reminded, it is illegal to discharge chlorinated swimming pool water or pool water that contains biocides or other chemicals to the storm drain system.

 

BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

            Borough Newsletter- The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting. It is 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!

 

Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday. Recycling will be on October 8th & 22nd as well as November 5th & 19th. 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.

E-Cycling Event-WM Landfill, 901 W Pennsylvanian Ave., 11/6 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. See web page and Facebook for more information on procedures and costs.

Blue Mountain Community Library- Check library website for hours and curbside service. Mask mandatory. Silent Auction 10/4-10/30, items on displayed in library and on Facebook page. Book Discussion Group-2nd Tuesday of month at 6:00 P.M. in library parking lot:  10/12-The Rent Collector, by Camron Wright and 11/9- The Social Graces, by Renee Rosen. 10/19 Board meeting at 6:30 P.M. Preschool Storytime, Weona Park Pavilion, 10/13 & 10/27, & 11/10 at 10:30 A.M. Register by Monday before program. 610-863-3029. www.facebook.com/bmclpenargyl

New Bench! Pen Argyl would like to express its thanks for the generous anonymous donation of a new bench at Weona Bark Park! Contact the Borough office if you would like to donate a matching bench.

 

CALENDAR

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

Tues., Oct. 12th – Park Board Meeting, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.

Tues., Oct. 26th – Borough Council Workshop, New Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Tues., Nov. 8th – Borough Council Meeting, New Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Wed., Nov. 10th ‒ Budget Workshop, New Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Tues., Nov. 30th ‒ Tentative Budget Adoption and Council Workshop, New Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Wed., Dec. 15th ‒ Budget Adoption and Borough Council Meeting, New Fire Station, 7 P.M.