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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

January - 2023 - Newsletter








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



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

610 759-8523 (Fax). In November officers responded to 353 calls for service, with 117 in Pen Argyl.



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 mechanical & 1 zoning.  Also completed; 1commercial rental property inspection, 3 residential rental and 4 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 12 calls.  They spent 217 hours on drills and 225 hours on calls.  The Borough thanks our dedicated volunteers.  Lookout Fire Company has a website: .   Follow their face book page for fundraiser events




            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 9 PA One Calls.  Back up batteries installed on generators at plant and west end transfer switches.  Generator fuel tanks topped off. Well meters read. 



            Borough Newsletter- The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting.  It can be found at the Borough Hall or on our website at .   You can receive the newsletter by email by contacting: and requesting it.  You will need to provide your name, address and email contact.  You can also find us on Facebook.



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.




Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on Jan. 13th & 27th, as well as February 10th & 24th. 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- Mr. Pastie Fundraiser. Help support the library and a local business! Tickets are $7 and will be available to purchase from 1/16 – 2/11, for beef with onion, beef with no onion, chicken and veggie pasties. Tickets must be redeemed at Mr. Pastie between 3/1 and 5/31. Weis receipts from Bangor, Brodheadsville, Mt. Pocono, Marshalls Creek, Stroudsburg, and Tannersville are accepted by library. In return Weis Markets awards the library with a 1% monetary donation of total submitted receipts. Book Group meets at 6:30 P.M:  1/10- The Wedding Veil, Kristy Woodson Harvey; 2/14- The Tobacco Wives, Adele Myers; and Mad Honey, Jodi Picoult will resume in the spring. Visit their web site   



Mon. Jan. 9th – Municipal Authority, 5 P.M, Borough Hall

Weds., Jan. 11th – Park Board Meeting, 7 P.M., Borough Hall

Thurs., Jan 12th – Planning Commission, 7 P.M., Fire Station Social Hall

Thurs., Jan. 19th – Zoning Hearing Board, 7 P.M., Borough Hall

Tues., Jan 31st – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M., Borough Hall

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