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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

July - 2020 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

JULY 2020

 

PLEASE CHECK EMAIL BLAST, WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGES FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.  STAY SAFE PEN ARGYL

 

JULY 2020 COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

·       Building checks.

·       Backflow inspections.

·       Replaced motor on sprinkler compressor. 

·       Equipment maintenance.

·       Weekly lawn maintenance on Borough properties.

·       Assisted with Slate Belt Rising Gardens.

·       Inspected signal poles.

·       Catch basin cleanings.

·       PA One Call (20).

·       Litter patrol.

·       Pothole patrol

·       Trim trees around signs.

 

ZONING OFFICE

In June the following permits were issued:  2 residential building, 4 zoning, 2 electrical and 1 mechanical.  Also processed: 10 rental property licensing registrations, 1 residential rental inspection and 8 re-sale property inspections. The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com  PERMITTING AND INSPECTIONS ARE NOW ALLOWED.  THERE IS STILL NO FACE TO FACE INTERACTIONS, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. PLEASE NOTE ALL CDC GUIDELINES WILL BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED.

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            In June the Lookout Fire Company responded to 11 calls.  They spent 218 hours on calls and logged an additional 210 hours on drills.  Lookout’s Cookout will be held 7/10 & 7/11 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the new Fire Station.  Movie night 7/11 at dusk in grass field next to fire station.  The Sportsman Drawing and Meat Raffle will be held on August 1, 2020, purchase your tickets through any member of Lookout Fire Co. No. 1. www.lookoutfireco.com  or check out their Facebook page.

 

FERAL CAT PROGRAM

PROGRAM WILL RESUME AUGUST 1, 2020.


WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Completed 71 PA One Calls. Lateral repairs (2).  Equalization tanks, UV and pumping stations cleaned.  Well meters read. 

 

TAX COLLECTOR

            Real Estate and Per Capita payments will no longer be received in person at 501 George Street, Pen Argyl, PA, please utilize black drop off box located at same location. If receipts are needed, please have both parts of bill enclosed in the drop off box. You can also mail your payments to: Pen Argyl Tax Collector, 501 George Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Please call 610-863-9487 if you have any questions.  The Borough Council has extended the base pay time period.  No penalties will be added to tax bills until after July 31, 2020. 

 

BUILDING PERMITS  

            The Borough of Pen Argyl requires building permits to construct or alter a structure, construct an addition to an existing structure (this includes decks), demolish or move a structure and install or alter any equipment which is regulated by the building code (i.e.: heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical service).  Ordinary repairs do not require a permit (new gutters, painting, replacement of windows if not altering original opening.) Ordinary repairs DO NOT INCLUDE: cutting away of any walls, removal, replacement, re-enforcement of any structural beam or loadbearing support, the removal or change of required means of egress, addition to, alteration of or replacement or relocation of any water supply, sewer, drainage, gas, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring and mechanical equipment. The permit process is designed to ensure that the erection, repair, removal, demolition, or change of occupancy of a building be accomplished in compliance with the building code.

 

            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!

Garbage/Recycling - Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on July 17th & 31st and August 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.

Yard Sales- July 10th-July 12th.

Blue Mountain Community Library- The library is open for curbside service only. Hours are Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M.– 12:00 noon, plus Mondays and Thursdays from

6:00 P.M.  – 8:00 pm. Call library for more details or check their website:   https://www.bmcl.org 

 

REMOTE MEETINGS

CALENDAR

Essential meetings are being held remotely. 

 

Please contact the Borough Office or web site www.penargylborough.com to sign up for newsletter and/or check Borough’s Facebook page for updates on meetings and links to attend.