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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

January - 2021 - Borough Council Meeting








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



Please note rental registration invoices will be going out in January. 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 December the following permits were issued:  2 zoning.  Also completed; 1commercial rental property inspection and 10 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  



            In December the Lookout Fire Company responded to 8 calls.  In 2020 the fire company responded to a total of 126 calls for the year.  The Borough thanks our dedicated volunteers.  Lookout Fire Company has a website: .  



            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 3 PA One Calls.  Screenings and grit dumpsters emptied.  Motive pump repaired and returned.  Utility pump fail, temporarily repaired, part ordered.  Plant drain seal failure, removed and taken for repair. 



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Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on Jan. 15th & 29th, as well as February 12th & 26th. 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 would like to offer this advice to those who must travel during winter storms-

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.

Dog LicensesResidents are reminded to renew their dog licenses. Licenses can be purchased at or by contacting Northampton County at 610-829-6186, option 6.

Blue Mountain Community Library- Show your LOVE for your library and bid on a Valentine’s Day basket! Call to make a bid from 1/11 through 2/6.  12:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M. Book Group will resume in the spring.  Virtual preschool storytime and craft, posted on library Facebook page, call for your craft packet! (610) 863-3029




Due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, and until further notice, all Borough meetings will be held via video and audio advanced communication using the ZOOM internet application technology and telephone option and will not be held in-person.


The Zoom meeting link and password or call-in information for the meetings can be obtained by emailing the Borough Manager at no later than 4:00 P.M. on a day of a meeting. 


Tues., Jan 12th– Park Board Meeting, 7 P.M.

Mon. Jan. 18th – Municipal Authority, 5 P.M

Thurs., Jan 21st – Planning Commission, 7 P.M.

Thurs., Jan 26th – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

Mon., Feb 1st Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M. (if needed)

Mon., Feb 1st – Municipal Authority, 5 P.M (if needed)

Tues., Feb 2nd – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.