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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

July - 2022 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

JULY 2022

 

JULY 5th COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

·       Building checks.

·       Cleaned & painted inside of golf shack.

·       Equipment maintenance.

·       Bobcat hydraulic repairs.

·       Grounds maintenance.

·       Golf course repairs.

·       PA One Call (7).

·       Troubleshot various streetlight issues.

·       Replaced stop signs, street signs and moved handicap signage.

·       Weekly meter check.

·       Weekly lawn maintenance.

·       Catch basin cleanings.  

·       Street sweeping use at Vine & E. Plainfield.

·       Test digs and infiltration studies at G & W.

·       Roadside vegetation control.

·       Pothole patrol (4 different days).

·       Curb line cleanings.

·       Repainted and oiled slate welcome sign at Weona Park.

 

ZONING OFFICE

  If you have not registered your rental you will be cited and fined. If you have any outstanding bills to the Borough your rental license will not be issued or may be revoked.  In June the office processed 1 zoning, 1 dumpster, 1 mechanical and 2 yard sale permits.  Also completed; 5 residential rental property inspections, 6 residential and 1 commercial re-sale property inspections and processed 2 rental registrations. 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).  SBRPD responded to 107 calls for service in Pen Argyl in June.

 

NIXLE NOTIFICATIONS

            Sign up for Nixle alerts for up-to-date relevant information from the Borough, public safety departments.   https://local.nixle.com/zipcode/18072/  

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            Follow them on Facebook to participate in great raffles and support a great organization. You can join and be a part of their team, just go to  http://lookoutfireco.com/downloads/  to apply.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly, and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant, and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 17 PA One Calls.  Responded to resident concerns. DEP inspection, no violations.  Annual calibrations for lab balances.

 

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. 

 

FERAL CAT PROGRAM

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 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 15th & 29th as well as August 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.

Weona Park Summer Sounds - 7/10 – Large Flowerheads, 7/24 – Philadelphia Funk Authority, 8/7 – Moss Henry & the Bryophytes & 8/21 – Desire. All shows start at 6 P.M. and are held rain or shine. 

Blue Mountain Community Library - The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 7/19 at 6:30 P.M.  Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.at the library, 9/13 –   The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki; 10/11 – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles and 11/8 – West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.   From 6/1 – 8/31each visit to the library will earn you a coupon for a chance to win a $5 Book Nook gift certificate. Drawings will be held three times during the summer and is open to patrons of all ages. The summer program is for children entering preschool through third grade. The programs will begin at 10:30 A.M., rain or shine. Registration begins on 5/15 and is required for each session. Please call the library at 610-863-3029. Schedule & Themes:  Happy Birthday, USA! 7/13 (Plainfield Municipal Building) – 1st Responders (Slate Belt Regional PD); 7/27 (Plainfield Municipal Building)- Outdoor Fun: 8/10 (Lookout Fire Co.) – 1st Responders (Fire Company); 8/24 (Weona Park) - Money, Money, Money.  Weona Park Summer Sounds, Sundaes in the Park:  7/10 (the Large Flowerheads) & 7/24 (Philadelphia Funk Authority).

Weona Park Pool Pal Donation Link:

https://penargylborough.com/PABAdmin/images/Pool_Pals_Donation_form_rev_E.pdf

 

 

 

CALENDAR (PLEASE CHECK LOCATION OF MEETINGS)

Tues., July 26th – Borough Council Workshop, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.

Mon., Aug 1st – Sewer Committee, Borough Hall, 4:30 P.M.  (if needed)

Mon., Aug 1st – Municipal Authority Meeting, Borough Hall, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Mon., Aug. 1st – Weona Park Pool Pals, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.

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

Wed., Aug. 10th – Park Board Meeting, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.