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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

February - 2018 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

FEBRUARY 2018

FEB 6th COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

            In the past month, the PWD did maintenance on equipment, Borough property and streets.

·         Repaired frozen water line at Park

·         Maintained & repaired trucks and spreaders for winter storms.

·         Maintenance and cleaning of Community Center.

·         Plowing, salting & shoveling 12/30, 1/04, 1/08, 1/16 & 1/17.

·         Reported streetlight outages, repaired outages and various street signs.

·         Meter checks.

·         Pothole patching.

·         Removed & stored holiday lighting.

·         Assisted wastewater treatment plant with backhoe.

 

ZONING OFFICE

In the past month, the Zoning/Code Office completed 1 re-sale property inspection, 1 commercial inspection, 5 rental property inspections, issued 1 building permit, 1 electrical permit and processed 48 rental registrations.  Please note rental registration invoices went out in January 2018 and are due by end of February. If you do not register your rental you will be cited and fined.  The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com  

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

             In December the Regional Police responded to 485 calls for service, 135 in the Borough of Pen Argyl.   Contact information for the SBRPD is:  911 (Emergency), 610-759-8517 (Non-Emergency) and 610-759-8523 (Fax). 

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            In January the Lookout Fire Company responded to 11 calls.  They spent 306 hours on calls and logged an additional 120 hours on drills.  Lookout Fire Company has a website: www.lookoutfireco.com .  

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

The Borough wanted to recognize the Wastewater Treatment employees whose commitment to the Borough means they must work under all kinds of weather conditions and are on call 24/7, 365 days a year so we all can enjoy the comforts of indoor plumbing. Extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on a plant and its processes. A big thank you to the treatment plant operators!!!

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all are in compliance.    Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Well meters read.  Answered and marked 13 PA One Calls.  Completed the Chapter 94 reporting.

 

 

TAX COLLECTOR

            Michael T. Zavacky, the office is located at 501 George Street, phone number 610-863-9487.  2018 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.

 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, COUNTY –WIDE HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM

            Program may be able to provide low-income owner-occupants of a single-family residences with a zero interest, partially—forgivable, deferred payment loan up to $25,000.00 in home improvements in some cases.  Pen Argyl is a priority area! Interested applicants can call CACLV at 610-691-5620, M-F 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.  to speak to a staff member for more information.

 

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

Garbage/Recycling – Recycling will be on February 16th and March 2nd, 16th & 30th .   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.

Snow removal – Residents are reminded that they are not to shovel or blow snow into the street.  Also, residents are asked to shovel snow or ice away from any fire hydrant.  Sidewalks should be cleared of snow and /or ice within 24 hours of the snow or ice ceasing to fall.

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, and sidewalk or at Weona Park between the hours of 11 P.M. and 6 A.M.

Dog LicensesResidents are reminded to renew their dog licenses.  ANNUAL LICENSES ARE VALID FROM JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31.  State Law requires all dogs over 3 months of age to be licensed, owners of unlicensed dogs are subject to fines up to $300.00.Licenses are valid for the county in which the owner resides. For additional dog license information, please contact the County Revenue Office at
610-829-6186, option 6.  Or to apply online go to:   http://www.padoglicense.com/

Blue Mountain Community Library- Board Game Bonanza, 3/1 (1-3 P.M.).  Reservations are required; space is limited, call the library manager for more information Food Drive for St. Elizabeth’s Ministry (2/1-3/10).  Book Club -2/20Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner; 3/20 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown; 4/17 The Promise of Pierson Orchard by Kate Brandes (We will have a special luncheon with the author on April 26!).  Book group meetings begin at 6:30 PM.  The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 1/17 at 6:30 P.M.

 

 

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

Tues., Feb 20th – Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

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

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

Mon., Mar 5th – Sewer Committee, 5:30 P.M.

Tues., Mar. 6th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.