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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

January - 2020 - Newsletter





            On Tuesday, January 6th, Mayor Stephen Male was sworn in for his 1st term by Judge Craig Dally.  Mayor Male then swore in Council Members:  Charles Kandl Jr., Janell Connolly, Tammy Kemp and   newly elected Council Member John Apgar for four-year terms; and Councilman Scot Brumbaugh for a two-year term. Council elected the following officers:  Council President, Joseph LeDonne; Vice-President, Roberta Cowley and President Pro Tem, Janell Connolly.





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

·       Leaf Collection (over 700 cubic yards)

·       Maintenance and cleaning of Community Center.

·       Replaced 20 ceiling tiles in Community Center.

·       Trash pick-up at park and litter patrol on S. Main & Delabole Junction

·       Truck washes (2)

·       PA One Call (5)

·       Patched on N. Lobb. (test dig holes).

·       Pothole Patrol

·       Weekly Meter checks

·       Assisted with new stop light project.

·       Removed and stored holiday lights.

·       Winter Maintenance 12/11, 12/17 and 12/18.



            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:  1 building, 1 electrical, 1 plumbing and 1 mechanical.  Also completed; 4 rental property licensing registrations, 4 rental property inspections and 14 re-sale property inspections. The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at  



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



            In December the Lookout Fire Company responded to 15 calls.  They spent 318 hours on calls and logged an additional 194 hours on drills.  1/26/2020- Steins & Stems Fundraiser, purchase your tickets through any member of Lookout Fire Co. NO. 1.  or check out their Facebook page.



            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Well meters read.  Answered and marked 8 PA One Calls.  Accepted proposal for Chapter 94 reporting.



            Michael T. Zavacky, the office is located at 501 George Street, phone number 610-863-9487.  2020 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.



Pen Argyl Borough has renewed our contract with No Nonsense Neutering.  What this means to residents is if there is a colony of cats living near your home (and their left ear is NOT tipped), contact the Borough office for information about the trap neuter return program exclusively for feral cats (free vouchers provided with proof of I.D.).


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

Garbage/Recycling – Garbage collection is every Friday. Recycling will be on Jan. 17th & 31st and February 14th & 28th.   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.

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:

Blue Mountain Community Library- Adult volunteers needed.  1-20 Indoor Carnival for children ages 3-8 to celebrate Martin Luther King’s message of service and giving.  Fundraiser- 2/19- Café on Broadway. The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 1/15 at 6:30 P.M. Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.: 1/14 - The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See; 2/11 - Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.  Preschool story our begins 1/8 at 10:30 A.M. and continues each Wednesday.


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

Tues., Jan. 14th – Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

Tues., Jan. 28th – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

Mon., Feb. 3rd – Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M.

Mon., Feb.3rd – Municipal Authority Meeting, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Tues., Feb. 4th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.