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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

December - 2017 - Newsletter

 

On behalf of the Mayor and Borough Council we thank the following for their contributions to the Community Holiday Party:  Crayola, Cascario Beverages, Lafayette Bank, Weis Markets, Just Born, Lookout Fire Company, Roy Layton and BJ Toys.

 

NOVEMBER 28th SPECIAL MEETING

 

Ø Tentatively adopted the 2018 Budget with no tax increase, waived the garbage fee for 2018 and kept sewer rates the same.

Ø Approved Resolution 2017-11 for the Borough to take ownership of S. Robinson Ave. from PennDOT.

Ø Awarded the Carousel Face Project to Titan Industrial Services, Inc., in the amount of $53,500.00.

Ø Agreed to purchase cylinders and valves for Lookout Fire Company in the amount of $25,172.00.

 

DECEMBER COUNCIL MEETING

 

v  Approved the Year 2018 Budget with no tax increase:

Sewer Fund - $1,911,400.00                    General Fund - $1,775,650.00             State Fund - $388,196.00

Garbage Fund - $431,850.00           Reserve Fund - $3,237,350.00

 

v  Approved the Tax Structure:

Real Estate Tax Millage – 11.00Mills      Per Capita - $5.00              Local Services Tax (LST) - $52.00

Real Estate Transfer Tax – 1% - Shared Equally with School District

Earned Income Tax – 1% - Shared Equally with School District

Sewer Rental Fee - $96.00 Minimum Quarterly Charge per Unit/10,000 Gallons

Garbage Fee – WAIVED FOR 2018

v  Approved streetlight request for 704 Middletown Road.

v  Appointed Berkheimer Associates as Collector of the Local Services Tax and Keystone Collection Group as Collector of the Earned Income Tax for the Year 2018.

v  Adopted Ordinance #697 to amend the Slate Belt Regional Charter Agreement in regards to cost sharing.

v  Awarded the Bid for Borough Hall Renovations.  General Construction to Weiss Construction, Inc.- $51,160.00; Plumbing to Spotts Brothers, Inc.-$9,200.00; Electrical to Spotts Brothers- $29,670.00 and Heating Construction $28,950.00.

v  Accepted the resignation of Kerry Achenbach, laborer at Wastewater Treatment Plant.

v  Agreed to place advertisement seeking an employee at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

            During the month of November, the Public Works Department performed maintenance on equipment, at the park, Borough property, parking meters, traffic signs and lights. 

v  Did leaf collection throughout the Borough and Park.

v  Removed and repaired clock at park.

v  Completed Savercool Ave patch and Myrtle Ave. paving.

v  Inspected and installed Christmas Lights.

v  Prepared equipment for winter maintenance

A big thank you to our Public Works crew (Steve, Mark, Denny, Austin and Jimmy) who did an exemplary job with the leaf collection! The Borough appreciates all your hard work!

 

 

ZONING DEPARTMENT

In November the following permits were issued: 2 building, 1 sidewalk, 2 yard sale and 1 zoning permit. Also the following inspections were completed:  7 re-sale property and 5 rental property.  There were 5 rental registrations processed.  Landlords are also reminded of the Rental Licensing Ordinance requiring inspections and registration of all rental properties in the Borough. In January rental registration invoices will be mailed for 2018.  Failure to register rental properties will result in fines.  The Zoning/ Code Office, can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com

 

SLATE BELT REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

            SBRPD answered 183 calls in Pen Argyl during November.  All officers have been trained in the procedures for the S.T.A.R. program and have begun referring people to Recovery Revolution to assist in getting services to those with addiction issues.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT 

The WWTP is fully compliant with all regulations.  During November routine maintenance on equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  UV system cleaned and serviced. Updated engineer on policies and procedures.  Received and completed 13 PA one call requests.

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            Lookout Fire Company’s volunteers provide top-notch fire protection for the residents of Pen Argyl and surrounding communities.  But did you know they also sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt, a Memorial Day Celebration, a Labor Day Parade and celebration, a can food drive for the Salvation Army and provide transportation for Santa for the Borough’s Holiday Party!  A big thank you to our volunteers!

 

SLATE BELT RISING

Slate Belt Rising would like to remind homeowners and commercial property/business owners that they are currently accepting applications for both residential and commercial facade grants! Projects are being lined up with work to begin in Spring! If you or someone you know may be interested please go to http://www.slatebeltrising.org  for applications and additional information."

 

BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

            The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting.  It can be found at the Borough Hall, on our website: www.penargylborough.com  and on our Facebook Page.  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!!!!!

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Borough offices will be closed Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st.  From Dec. 26th through the 29th please call Borough Hall prior to arrival to insure personnel will be available to assist you, 610-863-4119.

Park hours – All sections of the park are now closed at dusk.

Curfew – Minors are reminded that Pen Argyl has a curfew.  Minors under the age of 18 are not to be on any public street, alley, sidewalk or at Weona Park between the hours of 11 P.M. and 6 A.M.

Blue Mountain Community Library-visit their website:  http://wwwbmcl.org for the latest news!

 

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

Tues., Jan. 2nd – Borough Reorganization and Council Meeting, 7 P.M.

Tues., Jan 2nd – Zoning Hearing – 7:30 P.M.

Mon., Jan. 8th − Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M. and Authority Meeting, 5:30 P.M.

Tues., Jan. 16th – Park Board, 7 P.M.

Thur.,  Jan. 18th − Planning Commission, 7 P.M. (if needed)

Tues., Jan. 30th   – Council Workshop, 7 P.M.