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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

January - 2018 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

JANUARY 2018

 

BOROUGH COUNCIL REORGANIZES

            On Tuesday, January 3rd, Mayor Sabatine was sworn in for his 3rd term by Judge Craig Dally.  Mayor Sabatine then swore in Council Members:  Joseph Ledonne, Roberta Cowley and   newly elected Council Members Brian Gold Sr and Josephine Hildabrant for four year terms; and Councilwomen Janell Connolly and Tammy Kemp for two year terms. Also sworn in was Tax Collector Michael Zavacky.   Council elected the following officers:  Council President, Joseph LeDonne; Vice-President, Roberta Cowley and President Pro Tem, Janell Connolly.

 

JAN. 2nd COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

·         Leaf Collection (over 800 cubic yards)

·         Prepared trucks and spreaders for winter storms.

·         Maintenance and cleaning of Community Center.

·         Plow & Salting 12/9-12/10, 12/14, 12/15, 12/25

·         Meter checks

·         Installed clock at Weona Park

·         Installed light post at Wood & Hazen Avenues

 

ZONING OFFICE

            During December, the Zoning Officer completed 1 re-sale property inspection, 6 rental property inspections and issued 1 building permit.  Please note rental registration invoices will be going out in January 2018 and will be due in 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

            .  Contact information for the SBRPD is:  911 (Emergency), 610-759-8517 (Non-Emergency) and 610-759-8523 (Fax). 

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            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.  Accepted proposal for 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.

 

 

            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 Jan. 6th, 19th and February 2nd & 16th.   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. The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 1/17 at 6:30 P.M. Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.; 1/16Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner; 2/20The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  Books are available for checkout.

 

 

 

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

Tues., Jan. 16th – Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

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

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

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

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